Those 2018 Acura TLX engines are mated to one of two sophisticated transmissions.
- For the four-cylinder, an 8-speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) with torque converter comes standard — two clutches keep the next gear up or down preloaded for seamless power delivery.
- For V6 models, you’ll find a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Both utilize a wide array of gear ratios to deliver pitch-perfect performance, whether you’re maneuvering at low-speed around Columbus or cruising on the highway, and both come with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters for direct control.
As you ride, 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension reduce torque steer and minimize steering wheel vibration. Each system is mounted on a separate sub-frame connected to the body with hydraulic mounts to improve ride comfort, and Amplitude Reactive Dampers feature dual springs to handle anything from smaller road irregularities to larger body movements.
The Integrated Dynamics System can cycle between NORMAL, ECONOMY, SPORT, and SPORT+ according to your changing whims and wants. Agile Handling Assist comes as standard to eliminate oversteer and understeer.