#PRODUCTWATCH: THE ALL-NEW 2015 ACURA TLX
I recently had the pleasure of driving the 2015 ACURA TLX. Elegant, sleek and sporty, this affordable beauty features super-handling all-wheel drive for an extra-smooth ride. Operating at 206 hp @ 6800 rpm, I felt fully in-control of the road and felt like a more confident Driver. Just this past week I had to do quite a bit of highway driving and in one instance, it saved me completely.
It was late at night and my friend lived quite a distance away. All it took was one wrong turn, to lead to another before I found myself lost somewhere in the farm fields of King City. Trust me, it’s actually quite petrifying for a City Driver not to have a streetlight in sight for miles. Acura‘s super-smart and easy to use navigation system had me literally in and out of the woods, back to the City in no time. I also couldn’t have done it without those trusty automatic headlights which ensured I had clear sight when I completely was uncertain where I was headed.
Let’s be honest, nobody wants to be on the Don Valley Parkway during these Pan Am Games with those HOV Lanes and that navigation system had me zipping through highways and local routes, arriving to my destinations at a reasonable time.
What I truly love about the TLX is its intuitiveness and user-friendliness. Non-intrusive flashing lights are concerned for my safety every time another car is getting close in front or to the side. The keyless ignition and push-button shift (verus a traditional stick) certainly are an asset, the latter a bit daunting at first I’ll admit. I did get the hang of it quickly though. And what did we do before rear-view cameras existed? Parallel Parking is a breeze now!
The TLX‘s power-Moonroof was no-fuss, adding greatly to the driving experience especially considering how wonderful the weather’s been. The touchscreen navigation panel had me adjusting temperatures and fan speed quickly with the touch of a finger. The leather seats were super-comfy and spacious and I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to leave the car at times!
The engine idle stop option when pressing the breaks for a duration does admittedly take a bit of getting used to and it was a bit frustrating not being able to get my Android phone to connect via Bluetooth nor USB to listen to my tunes, but rest assured SIRIUS XM and the TLX‘s seven-speaker system more than ably kept me entertained!
Learn more about that TLX here!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)