2024 Acura TLX Honda’s commitment to going all-electric by 2040 includes the launch of the Acura electric SUV in 2024 as the 2024 Acura TLX model year.
This week American Honda outlined its sales target through 2040, during which it aims to have 100% of its vehicle sales comprised of battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles.
A press release from American Honda mentions the development of two “upcoming large-sized EV models using GM Ultium batteries”, one for the Honda brand and the other for Acura.
Both will be introduced to the North American market as model year 2024 vehicles.
According to The Drive, 2024 Acura TLX has confirmed that the Acura EV model will not only use GM’s Ultium batteries, but will also be manufactured by GM, likely at its Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee.
This is the same factory that will build Cadillac’s upcoming Lyriq electric SUV.
- Body style: Sedan
- MSRP: From $38,900
- Horsepower: 272 to 355 hp
- Bore: 3.4″
- Cargo volume: 13.5 ft³
- Compression ratio: 9.8
2024 Acura TLX Review
The 2024 Acura TLX is a premium compact sedan that competes with a variety of potential competitors, including the BMW 3 Series, Genesis G70, Lexus IS, Audi A4, Volvo S60 and Kia Stinger.
With a standard 272 horsepower turbocharged 4 cylinder engine and all-wheel drive (AWD) available, the TLX has plenty of performance for every type of driving scenario – and added grip if your road is slippery.
Technically, Acura calls its AWD system Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) which, we admit, sounds like something Sonic the Hedgehog might fit into its daily driver.
The good news is that despite the name of the male racer, this system delivers, ahem, super handling and delivers the TLX’s quiet and excellent balance.
Fresh from a total redesign for the 2021 model year, we expect nothing more than minor changes to the 2024 Acura TLX color and trim options.
With an aggressive base price and a strong lineup of standard features, the TLX represents surprising value among similar-sized luxury sedans. Equipped with every TLX is a 10.2-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, synthetic leather seating surfaces, heated mirrors, heated front seats, Wi-Fi and a moonroof. A full range of active safety features and driver assistance are also standard fare.
A note of caution: The infotainment system is controlled via the touchpad and has a definite learning curve.
Some of its rival luxury sedans also provide more rear legroom than you’ll get on the TLX, though we think there’s plenty of room for adults – as long as everyone in them isn’t a starting center in the NBA.
To up the Acura TLX’s game significantly, you might want to consider the Type S with a standard 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that sends 355 horsepower to all four wheels thanks to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
It’s a fast and very fun luxury sports sedan that also comes with stronger Brembo brakes, a sportier suspension setup, and sleek 20-inch alloy wheels.
After several years of fading into the background against so many strong competitors, this latest generation of TLX is sure to get the spotlight.
New Honda e: Architecture EV Platform
Following the Ultium-powered EV, Honda plans to develop additional EV models using their own EV platform called e:Architecture. Honda hopes to launch the e:Architecture EV model in the second half of the 2020s, first in North America then to other global markets.
2024 Acura TLX Price
Look for the standard front-wheel drive (FWD) version of the Acura TLX 2024 starting at around $38,000.
With an impressive list of standard comfort and safety features, it’s a solid deal compared to rival sedans from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volvo and Infiniti.
At this level, the powertrain consists of a 272-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder coupled to a 10-speed automatic. If you plan to add all-wheel drive (AWD), budget for paying around $2,200 extra.
Unfortunately, the added power and speed of the V6-motivated TLX Type S demands a sizeable price spike.
While we love the added vibrancy of this engine, the starting price tag of around $53,000 could have Acura buyers opting to stick with the much cheaper 4-cylinder turbo.