• 2018 Acura TLX Sneak Peek Review: More Than Just a Pretty New Face?


    The 2018 Acura TLX isn’t all new but it has been significantly updated for 2018. The biggest change is it now shares the brand’s new face. Gone is the bird’s beak replaced by a larger and more prominent grill and Acura logo.

    The car’s hood has also been revised with a larger more sculpted surface. Overall, the new redesign of the car follows Acura’s more sporty design language and brand philosophy.

    If you recall the Acura’s original mission statement was Precision Crafted Performance. Acura has brought this philosophy back to the brand’s core DNA with cars like the new NSX, MDX and now this refreshed TLX.

    I recently had the chance to drive and review the new  2018 Acura TLX along the shores of the Ohio River Indiana.

    Please keep in mind that Acura allowed me to get a sneak peek at the car before it hits the Acura dealerships in June. However there is a caveat, I cannot disclose pricing and driving impressions until May 18. So while I can’t tell you how the new refreshed car drives, I can certainly show you the 2018 Acura TLX looks and let you know about everything else about the 2018 Acura TLX in this TFL sneakpeek review.

    Please check it out below and let me know what you think of Acura’s new design language in the comments below.


    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica is a publisher, columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channels on YouTube.

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    5 thoughts on “2018 Acura TLX Sneak Peek Review: More Than Just a Pretty New Face?

    1. Very strange at the beginning of the article you (host) said 3 liter engine. The 2017 had a 3.5 liter. Im thinking the big secret may be that they fit the 3.0 hybrid from the MDX in the TLX for 2018. Am I right? Why did the host say 3 liter engine?

    2. I think it’s very reminiscent of the 2003 3.2 CL from every angle I like this alot I didn’t see paddle shifters witch would add to the excitement but they did a great job I still think they need a integra / rsx replacement, and I disagree with Roman nobody wants to see a sport hybrid set up on any car except on the tesla. all it needs is a great vtec set up like the old days but Roman what a great review you did a great job.

    3. I like the new look. It’s just enough to massage the current styling for this car. Can’t wait to check it out at the dealer!

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