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Acura’s 2016 TLX sets new sports sedan expectations

available luxury features includes one- touch turn signals and power windows, power driver and front passenger seats, GPS-linked automatic climate control, color multi-information display with turn- by-turn guidance, LED accent lighting, HD radio, Pandora and Aha integration, and HDMI and USB connectivity. Who needs to go to the office with all these communications features? For all its power and pep, the TLX sips

renowned Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction. A lofty price, indeed. But for the rest of us, the premium


Japanese auto brand still remains a symbol of quality, dependability and clear country-club status. Even at around $40,000.

Imagine picking up the rest of your

foursome in Acura’s sleek, 2016 TLX, a unique blend of sports-car athleticism and luxury-sedan refinement. The 2016 incarnation comes on the heels of a highly successful 2015 model that garnered U.S. News & World Report honors for “Best Car for the Money,” as well as the “Best Value” award from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in the Best New/Redesigned Car in the $40,000-$50,000 category. “The success of TLX in its initial year

on the market has been instrumental in Acura’s resurgence as a luxury sedan manufacturer,” says Jon Ikeda, vice president of Acura. “The unique combination of proportion, prestige and performance is a hallmark of all Acura vehicles, from the gateway ILX luxury sedan to the MDX three-row luxury SUV and, of course, the upcoming next- generation NSX supercar.” Locally, the TLX and other haute Acura models are readily available at

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cottsdale still is abuzz after the record-setting $1.2 million sale of the first 2017 Acura NSX super sports car at the

Acura North Scottsdale, Acura of Peoria and Acura of Tempe. You and your discerning friends will

appreciate the TLX and its compelling blend of sports-sedan vigor and red- carpet luxury. On the performance side, TLX models are powered by two high- output, direct-injected i-VTEC engines that deliver between 206 and 290 horsepower; two advanced transmissions, including a dual-clutch transmission with torque converter; and the latest iterations of Acura precision-handling technologies. In short, the TLX drives like a racecar. Inside, the TLX’s spacious five-

passenger cabin is designed and engineered to provide a high degree of comfort and technological sophistication while supporting its exhilarating driving experience. High-end premium elements include a soft-touch, one-piece instrument panel upper cover, alloy and wood-grain design accents, and available Milano leather seat trim. You will also enjoy the next

generation of AcuraLink, the carmaker’s information connection system, offering owners a broad range of cloud-based and embedded convenience, connectivity and available security features. All TLX models come equipped with Siri Eyes Free technology that, when paired with a compatible iPhone, allows the driver to use the features of Siri with familiar voice commands. Additional standard and

fuel, with an estimated 21 mpg in the city to 35 mpg on the highway, depending on model. Pricing ranges from a base MSRP of $32,000 for the TLX 2.4L to $44,800 for the TLX 3.5L SH-AWD with Advance Package. Of course, pricing varies by model and selected features. Your trip to the club will never be the

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Acura North Scottsdale 7007 E. Chauncey Lane, Phoenix 480-538-4600

Acura Peoria 9190 W. Bell Road, Peoria 623-385-1478

Acura of Tempe 7800 S. Autoplex Loop, Tempe 480-344-5800




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