“This sedan’s steering reminds me that Acura and Honda have always been capable of mastering this integral bond between car and driver. The TLX’s wheel itself is perfectly sized and its action nicely weighted, with crisp turn-in and plenty of communication about what the tires are up to. Overall, the TLX moves with a lightness reminiscent of the brand’s older, more celebrated products. It’s easy, pleasant and rewarding to drive.
I’ve always liked Acura’s torque-vectoring all-wheel drive and it really helps increase the TLX’s agility on winding roads. Even in the Normal drive setting, the TLX doesn’t mind being hustled through a series of switchbacks in the canyons north of Los Angeles, and if you turn that huge Dynamic Mode knob to the right, you’ll put the TLX in Sport, where the powertrain livens up a bit. (Also, the TLX-going-mega-fast graphic it displays on the infotainment screen is kind of rad, if a bit gimmicky.) Honestly, though, I’d stay out of Sport mode most of the time. The 10-speed automatic can occasionally be dimwitted here, either holding gears too long or not shifting quickly enough, and the steering wheel-mounted paddles don’t offer quick responses.”
— Steven Ewing, Roadshow by CNET