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Acura Updates the 2024 TLX with Styling Tweaks, More Tech, and New Standard Features

The 2024 Acura TLX is updated with a new grille, larger screens, and enhanced driver assistance features.

  • The main design changes are found in the front grille and the wheels.

  • Additional AcuraWatch safety features and larger display screens are included.

  • The mechanical elements remain unchanged from last year.

Acura has just unveiled the revised 2024 TLX sedan, a model that receives a host of small changes in order to stay fresh for a few more years.

Unusually for a mid-cycle refresh, the exterior appearance of the 2024 TLX is mostly unchanged, except for the wheels and the front grille, which does away with the black plastic surround of the 2023 model. In addition, the new grille also includes the radar sensor entirely behind the brand logo.

This doesn’t mean that nothing has changed, however, since the automaker focussed its efforts on the interior and its tech features. Indeed, the new TLX comes standard with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen that is 20% larger than the screen offered previously.

2024 Acura TLX A-Spec | Photo: Acura

Similar to the screen found in the current MDX, it also includes the same software, which means Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available wirelessly, and Amazon Alexa makes its first appearance in the TLX. A wireless charging pad is also included as standard.

Another addition to the list of standard equipment is a second 12.3-inch digital display that replaces the instrument cluster. This fully configurable unit allows the driver to select between various information pages, including a unique Sport+ display that is exclusive to the more dynamic Type S version.

Speaking of the Type S, it now comes standard with an HD surround view camera, and a 10.5-inch colour head-up display that can supplement the digital instrument cluster by providing information directly in the driver’s line of sight.

2024 Acura TLX Type S | Photo: Acura

The AcuraWatch suite of driver assistance features is also upgraded for 2024, with a new single-lens camera and a new radar sensor, both of which have seen their field of view widened significantly, making them able to detect obstacles sooner.

In a similar vein, the blind-spot monitoring system can now detect vehicles from further away, thus alerting the driver earlier in case they try to change lanes while another car is coming up from behind.

The 2024 Acura TLX also receives a rear seat belt reminder system that lets the driver know if a rear passenger is not properly buckled in.

2024 Acura TLX Type S | Photo: Acura

In addition to the new wheel designs mentioned previously, the 2024 TLX also offers two new paint colours as well as a gloss black rear spoiler and round dual exhaust finishers on the A-Spec model.

The TLX A-Spec also sees a number of changes that aim to make its cabin quieter out on the road, such as thicker carpets, new front fender liners, wheel insulators, acoustic glass in the front doors, additional sound-proofing in the doors and B-Pillars, as well as an enhanced version of the Active Sound Control system.

2024 Acura TLX Type S | Photo: Acura

Mechanically, the 2024 Acura TLX remains unchanged, with the A-Spec variant being powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 272 horsepower to the Super Handling All-wheel drive system via a 10-speed automatic transmission. The top-of-the-line Type S model retains its 3.0L twin-turbo V6 that puts out 355 horsepower through a sport-tuned version of the 10-speed transmission. To be noted, the 2024 Type S benefits from faster throttle response in Sport+ mode.

Acura has yet to announce the price and Canadian specifications of the 2024 TLX, but the base MSRP is expected to be quite a bit higher than in 2023 since the previous base model was abandoned, leaving the A-Spec as the new entry point. This will inevitably push the price further up, but it also accounts for most of the new standard features listed above.

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