Congrats!! I hope your experience with your new TLX is as enjoyable and troublefree as mine
Welcome to the Forum! Glad to see your first post is a positive one!I drove the 4 and it didn't have enough power for me. The V6 was super fast and sounded great! I just drove it home from the dealership so far but I am loving it. The iPhone integration is great. Lots of toys to play with inside
The only thing I am not thrilled with is how long the transmission takes to downshift when you step on it, but in Sport+ mode it holds the gear you select so that's pretty nice. That great engine makes up for any transmission reservations.
I have the graystone interior with Bellanova white exterior and also like the way the lighter color emphasizes space. When I first got my V6 TLX, I missed the "growl" of the 3.7 liter coming from the TL, but have to say that now that the TLX has a nice engine sound. I disabled the ANC (automatic noise cancellation) and that may also help bring out some of that nice VTEC engine soundtrack.Thanks! I got black with light grey interior. This is the first time I've had a light interior in a car but I like it, and I think it should be cooler in the hot California summer days.
Drove it to work this morning and didn't mind the traffic at all. The integration with the iPhone, Siri, and Pandora is really nice. With the interior, features, and that glorious engine, this car is a joy. Still getting used to that wacky 9-speed transmission and the different modes, but maybe there will be future software updates to improve its behavior.
Thanks HAx5. Thankfully I don't have idle auto-stop; I got the base package, which had everything I wanted. Could you give me a link to that video?Great buy! I am still getting used to the 9 speed, and the evil Auto idle stop. Lost of posts here on transmission, mostly relating the 8 speed aggrevations. There is also great video on how the 9 speed works and its quirks.
Enjoy the drive!
I came from a 2014 TL SH-AWD also. (It was just too heavy on the gas for an Acura, so I jumped over to a 2015 TLX.)I have the graystone interior with Bellanova white exterior and also like the way the lighter color emphasizes space. When I first got my V6 TLX, I missed the "growl" of the 3.7 liter coming from the TL, but have to say that now that the TLX has a nice engine sound. I disabled the ANC (automatic noise cancellation) and that may also help bring out some of that nice VTEC engine soundtrack.
Congrats on the TLX!
Here's a pic of my TLX the first morning it was in my drivewaySo do you just keep the TLX in Sport + mode or is that not really practical?
Welcome to the forum!
Post up some pics when you get the chance.
Figuring it out is fun part!Here's a pic of my TLX the first morning it was in my driveway
Sport+ mode does hold the gear you select, but it is kind of a pain to be shifting through 9 speeds all the time. I wouldn't mind the other modes so much except for the fact that it takes too long to gear down when you step on it, and it is too eager to go back to auto "D" mode from a gear you select. So I tend to use Normal and Sport a lot, but still figuring out what works best.
I agree 100% about the TL seats being better - you're right about the side bolsters. As far as handling - the OEM tires on the TLX are for cost control and fuel economy. I put Michelin A/S 3's on my TLX the same day I picked it up and I think the TLX chassis is dramatically better handling curves than TL SH when it has better tires.I came from a 2014 TL SH-AWD also. (It was just too heavy on the gas for an Acura, so I jumped over to a 2015 TLX.)
Yeah, the 3.7 engine was pretty sweet. I like the seats in the TL AWD better than the TLX for sure. The 8 speed TLX's transmission is a little smoother, but the 9 speed is ok. (I have an early TLX model that has to have the transmission inspected - possibly replaced.)
The TL AWD had better grip, but that comes at the expense of weight and fuel consumption. I find I can break traction on my V6 FWD TLX very easily, and these have the Bridgestones (rather than the Eagles). But with less rolling resistance, it has way better fuel economy.
The TLX is much quieter than any other car I've owned, and the brake hold makes commuting much more stress free. The ride is less firm, but that's good and bad.
All in all, I like the TLX better... if they just carried over the more aggressive seats (side bolsters) from the TL I would consider it fantastic.