2015 Acura TLX vs 2014 Acura TL

2015 Acura TLX (Prototype pictures - actual TLX may vary)

2015 Acura TLX (Prototype pictured )

TLX vs TL: What’s The Difference?

If you’re on the lookout for a luxury sedan in Atlanta, chances are you’ve come across the 2014 Acura TL and caught wind of the upcoming 2015 Acura TLX. Both are midsized luxury sedans that are worth your time. While the top-quality TL sports well-rounded performance that comes in at an affordable price, the smaller, refined TLX is a strong pinch hitter. They sound pretty similar, so what’s the difference between the 2015 TLX vs 2014 TL? Read on to find out.

The 2014 Acura TL has solid rapport with Atlanta drivers. The 2014 TL’s strong reliability has made it a consistent top-seller. In addition, strong performance, safety ratings, and fuel economy make the TL very desirable. The 2014 TL’s biggest standout it’s entry-level affordability, which offers Atlanta drivers a great value.

The 2015 Acura TLX is an all-new Acura model set to replace the outgoing TL. Built on the same wheel-base, the TLX resembles the TL, but features more compact exterior dimensions and new style. After listening to what Atlanta drivers want from their luxury sedan, Acura has crafted one in response: the 2015 TLX. The TLX is poised to deliver excellent mileage, Acura’s distinct performance capabilities, and cutting-edge technology.


 Comfort/Convenience/Tech Overview

Both the 2015 TLX and 2014 TL provide accommodating interiors. The TL is luxuriously sporty with tons of standard premium amenities that boost value. The TLX’s modern interior will showcase Acura’s newest vision with ample interior comforts and state-of-the-art technology. Here are some of the standard and available features:

2015 Acura TLX

  • Acura’s new Jewel Eye LED headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 7-inch touchscreen display will be home to available 3D-view navigation functions, satellite traffic, and smartphone application services.
  • Siri Eyes Free voice command compatibility
  • ELS Studio premium audio
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Pandora compatibility
  • Voice recognition
  • GPS-linked climate control
  • AcuraLink Next Generation
  • AcuraLink real-time traffic
  • Keyless access
  • Remote engine start
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • 10-way adjustable driver’s seat with memory
  • Heated and cooled front seats

2014 Acura TL

  • Automatic xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated eight-way power-adjustable front seats, with driver’s power lumbar adjustment and memory settings
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Auxiliary jack



Performance and MPG Overview

The 2015 TLX offers drivers a new driving experience. The TLX’s new steering technology provides an instinctively responsive drive. The 2014 TL’s sporty handling is also satisfactory. The TL grips the road while absorbing bumps and remaining impressively quiet. Both are agile and sport vigor, which will certainly please driving enthusiasts.

2015 Acura TLX

  • Standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 206-hp and is paired to a new eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Available 3.5-liter V6 engine makes 290-hp and is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Expected fuel economy is around 28 mpg combined (four-cylinder) and 25 mpg combined (V6)*
  • Available new Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), and Agile Handling assist improve handling
  • Motion-adaptive electronic power steering
  • Integrated dynamics system with four driving modes: Econ, Normal, Sport, and Sport+

2014 Acura TL

  • 3.5-liter V6 engine makes 280-hp and 254 lb-ft of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard
  • 0 to 60 mph in a 6.4 seconds
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy sits at 20/29/23 mpg city/highway/combined**
  • Available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) improves cornering ability
  • TL with SH-AWD gets a 3.7-liter V6 good for 305-hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 3.7-liter V6 is rated at 18/26/21 mpg**
  • 0 to 60 mph in a quick 7.5 seconds (SH-AWD with manual transmission)
  • 3.7-liter offers available six-speed manual with which the TL returns 17/25/20 mpg**


Safety Overview

In every Acura vehicle, safety is a top priority. Acura uses advanced safety technology including active and passive safety features to provide a comprehensive protection, prevention, and accident mitigation system. The 2015 TLX and 2014 TL come equipped with peace of mind.

2015 Acura TLX

  • Acura’s comprehensive safety system
  • Multiview rear camera
  • Camera and radar systems provide premium features like low-speed automatic braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control

2014 Acura TL

  • Anti-lock disc brakes
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle stability assist
  • Traction control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Sophisticated six-airbag system
  • Occupant position detection system
  • LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children
  • Child safety auto-reverse feature for possible window obstructions


Dealership Overview, Why Buy, Service & Parts

Check out the 2014 Acura TL for yourself and be one of the first to test drive the 2015 Acura TLX. Stop by Acura Carland to speak with our Acura experts. We have an extensive inventory of new Acuras and used vehicles that won’t disappoint!


*The 2015 Acura TLX has not yet been rated by the EPA for fuel economy estimations. These numbers will vary based on personal driving habits, vehicle maintenance, and other external factors.


**EPA-estimated city/highway/combined driving fuel economy ratings are for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage will vary based on personal driving habits, vehicle maintenance, and other external factors.