The High-Performance Engines of the 2018 Acura TLX

The 2018 Acura TLX possesses two state-of-the-art engines and a variety of complex performance systems, and it drives like nothing you’ve experienced before. Looking the part with aggressive new front grille, sleeker headlights, and aerodynamic profile, it’s a luxury sedan that feels fast even when resting at standstill, and it’s one that attracts more than a fleeting glance as you sprint across the roads of Westerville and Worthington. Here’s what separates it from the common lot.

2018 Acura TLX Performance Highlights

2.4L Inline-4 Engine

Even the standard engine is anything but, delivering up to 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque to enliven your ride with eager athleticism.

3.5L V6 Engine

Draws on up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque for thrilling acceleration and commanding cruising, all while Variable Cylinder Management optimizes efficiency.


P-AWS stands for Precision All-Wheel Steer, and it’s the first production system able to adjust toe angles independently. Expect groundbreaking maneuverability, control, and stability.


Engine power is continuously focused to match current weight distribution, traction, and driver input for a blend of all-weather safety and track-like performance.

A Philosophy of Pioneering Performance

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.

2018 Acura TLX performance features


Experience the 2018 Acura TLX First-Hand at Acura Columbus

Whether you want to arrange a test drive or talk through financing options, the team here at Acura Columbus is ready and waiting to be of assistance – don’t hesitate to contact us today, or just visit our dealership at 4340 Dublin Granville Rd. in Dublin, OH.

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Acura Columbus
4340 Dublin Granville Rd.
Dublin, OH, 43017 United States
Acura Columbus 40.1003601, -83.1075543.