Acura TLX MPG
Our Jenkintown, Abington, and Lower Southampton Township drivers don’t just want a car that’s fun to drive—it should also have a competitive fuel economy. As you’ll see in this Acura TLX MPG review from Sussman Acura, that’s exactly what you’ll get from this performance sedan.
In fact, the 2019 Acura TLX can get an EPA-estimated 23 MPG city/33 MPG highway1 on select models. Below, we’ll break down the three powertrain options and each one’s fuel economy. That way, you’ll know what to expect from each model.
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3.5L i-VTEC® V6 with SH-AWD®
No matter what vehicle you drive, an all-wheel drivetrain will typically offer lower fuel economy than two-wheel drive. This is in part because the engine needs to send power to all four wheels, not just two. Additionally, the all-wheel drive system adds more weight to the vehicle.
That said, Acura TLX models with SH-AWD® (Superior Handling All-Wheel Drive™) get an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/29 MPG highway.1
SH-AWD® is great, because it offers exceptional handling across slippery surfaces and around bends in the road. Though when you’re cruising down a straight highway, you don’t need that extra traction. That’s why, in conditions like this, the system conserves fuel by sending up to 90 percent of its power to the front wheels.
Idle stop provides an additional fuel economy boost to all-wheel drive models. This feature turns the engine off when you come to a full stop, so you’re not using fuel while waiting for the light to turn green. The engine smoothly restarts when you take your foot off the brake, so it’s ready to go when you are.
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3.5L i-VTEC® V6 with P-AWS®
You’ll get a little more mileage out of each tank if you opt for a front-wheel drive model. When equipped with the 3.5L i-VTEC® V6—which is what you’ll find in the above powertrain, too—the Acura TLX gets an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/31 MPG highway.1
This innovative engine features Variable Cylinder Management™ to use less fuel on the highway. When you’re coasting at a smooth 60 miles per hour, it can run on three out of the six cylinders. As soon as you accelerate again, all six cylinders fire to provide the power you need. The best part: you won’t even notice this happening.
Even without an all-wheel drivetrain, this Acura TLX model still provides remarkable handling. That’s because it uses a unique Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) system. When cornering, braking, or changing lanes, this system can adjust the angle of the rear wheels to help you maneuver more easily.
On top of all these features, the 3.5L i-VTEC® V6 generates an impressive 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.
2.4L Inline-4 with P-AWS®
The Acura TLX with the best fuel economy is the base model, which comes with a 2.4L inline-4 engine. This model achieves an EPA-estimated 23 MPG city/33 MPG highway.1 It also provides a generous amount of power with 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque.
This motor is crafted with a lightweight aluminum block, which decreases engine weight to improve fuel economy. It also uses direct fuel injection, a method that is both more efficient and more powerful than its multi-port counterparts.
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If you want to test out the Variable Cylinder Management™ or any of these other efficient features, head to Sussman Acura. We’re proud to be the go-to Acura dealer for Jenkintown, Abington, and Lower Southampton Township. Contact us today to schedule your test drive!
1 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.