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Well I went to the Acura dealer today to test drive the TLX i4. They did not have the i4 with the Tech package so
the only i4 available to test drive was the base model.

The car was Crystal Black Pearl with Espresso interior.
Fit and finish on the car seemed very good to me and the color combination was very nice looking.
Seats were comfortable and I like the dash layout though I am sure it would take me a little while to
get used to all the technology especially with the tech package. I thought the ride and comfort was
very good and the it is a very quiet and comfortable ride. The car handles well and overall I really liked it.
The only thing I am not sure of is the 4 cylinder engine, I think I am going to have to try the V6 with tech
package before making any kind of decision.

I hope to get back up to the dealer next week to try out the 6 cylinder version and also test drive
an Accord coupe with the V6.
 

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Well I went to the Acura dealer today to test drive the TLX i4. They did not have the i4 with the Tech package so
the only i4 available to test drive was the base model.

The car was Crystal Black Pearl with Espresso interior.
Fit and finish on the car seemed very good to me and the color combination was very nice looking.
Seats were comfortable and I like the dash layout though I am sure it would take me a little while to
get used to all the technology especially with the tech package. I thought the ride and comfort was
very good and the it is a very quiet and comfortable ride. The car handles well and overall I really liked it.
The only thing I am not sure of is the 4 cylinder engine, I think I am going to have to try the V6 with tech
package before making any kind of decision.

I hope to get back up to the dealer next week to try out the 6 cylinder version and also test drive
an Accord coupe with the V6.
Excellent. You have to explore your options to know you got the right car for you.
 

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From the Accord you mean? They are very different cars, especially the coupe. I would suggest driving them both and then deciding. It's the only way of really knowing if it's worth the extra money to you.
 

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From the Accord you mean? They are very different cars, especially the coupe. I would suggest driving them both and then deciding. It's the only way of really knowing if it's worth the extra money to you.
You are 100% right. Very different cars and features, that is why I hope to get out and test drive an Accord this week.
 

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You are 100% right. Very different cars and features, that is why I hope to get out and test drive an Accord this week.
Totally agree. And this is coming from a guy (me) who really, really liked the new V6 Touring Accord, didn't initially like the production version of the TLX at all, then spent 3 weeks agonizing over which TLX to choose, test drove I4 and V6 configurations back to back 3 times and finally settled on the I4 Tech :)
 

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Totally agree. And this is coming from a guy (me) who really, really liked the new V6 Touring Accord, didn't initially like the production version of the TLX at all, then spent 3 weeks agonizing over which TLX to choose, test drove I4 and V6 configurations back to back 3 times and finally settled on the I4 Tech :)
I think I am going to add the Accord V6 sedan to my test drive list also.
It's not a bad looking car either, different from TLX but definitely worth a look.
 

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As for the TLX, yes, compare the i4 to the V6. I think the i4 compares very favorably. In fact I preferred the i4 to the V6 because of ride feel, handling, etc.

Also, I think the Tech package is a must get. It offers so much, in so many different areas, for a very reasonable price.

Good luck with your decision.
 

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I found myself is a situation where I had to quickly sell my 2014 V6 Honda Accord V6 Touring when I quit my job. I didn't expect to find another in 5 weeks and went out today to buy another Accord. I really like my Accord, first one I ever owned of the 17 Honda/Acuras I have owned in my life.

I walked out of the dealership today with a I4 Acura TLX standard. I went i4 because I'm going to be driving 70 miles a day for work now and didnt want to spend over $30 grand. I decided to go check it out before heading to the Honda dealership.

Have no doubt, they are almost exactly the same car with the usual higher quality parts in the TLX over the Accord. As expected, the Acura is quieter, has better all around parts in the same place. It handles better (even though I did have the 19" Honda HPF rims on the accord), feels sturdier. But it felt like a luxury Accord and I say that in a good way. Being "better" then a model that has won Car & Drivers 10 best like 25+ times says a lot. This is the reason I loved the TLX. Just remember, it pretty much *is* the same platform. Very much the same as my 02 TL Type S was an accord and my 04 Acura MDX was near exactly identical as my 05 Honda Pilot.

I always found it funny that mags can rag on a TL while calling the Accord the best in its class.
 

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I have a 2014 Honda Accord EX-L I4 Sedan, and we just got the 2015 I4 Tech TLX.

The main difference I have noticed is the actual size of the car. The Accord is lot bigger and roomier compared to the TLX. Accord comes with CVT while the TLX has a 8 Speed DCT. Luckily, I haven't had any problems with the TLX transmission yet so it is smooth as butter. The TLX is a lot quieter than the Accord. The ELS that comes with the Tech Package is amazing compared to the upgraded EX-L sound system in the Honda Accord.

TLX is a lot stiffer when it comes to the suspension setup which I love.

Overall, I think the Accord is a car for long drives and hauling luggage, while the TLX is just pure FUN! Good luck =)
 

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As an Accord owner I agree with blackcl. My Accord has 110k miles and is an '09. It had road noise and the stock suspension was mushy. I've since modded both and it's a very different car! The steering is great as is the V6 and 5-speed AT. It's been exceptionally reliable.

I recently test drove a '16 i4 TLX. The TLX is as much fun to drive but in a different way. It says, "So, you think an i4 is slow? Hit me up buddy." In Sport mode it's very swift, maneuverable, total fun and ideal for high-speed freeways in Dallas. Good cornering. I want one! The reliability factor is an unknown but it doesn't scare me. Won't sell/trade the Accord.
 

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I recently test drove a '16 i4 TLX. The TLX is as much fun to drive but in a different way. It says, "So, you think an i4 is slow? Hit me up buddy." In Sport mode it's very swift, maneuverable, total fun and ideal for high-speed freeways in Dallas. Good cornering. I want one! The reliability factor is an unknown but it doesn't scare me. Won't sell/trade the Accord.
Pretty good summary of my feelings also, slimm.
 

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I personally come from Accord world (V6 sedan and L4 coupe manual).
Since I have the pleasure to own TLX 4-cylinder for the last several months, I will say I did the right choice.

I did not like the fact that the Accord line is so out of the innovation track. Essentially Honda is still going with pretty much the same engine and transmission except for the new CVT one which I did not want to go with. Dealing with CVT belts and weird car performance/dynamics does not sound fun to me.

So this is how I ended up looking at the TLX where you get not only more comfort and options but also up to date engine (i.e. direct fuel injection as one example) and cool double clutch transmission.
I got the tech package, because I do agree it is good value for the extra you need to pay and who wants to have fake leathers in their TLX ;)

I did not even test drove the V6 TLX after I got my hands on the i4 DCT because I was surprised with i4 performance and the V6 comes with significant price tag.
 

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I personally come from Accord world (V6 sedan and L4 coupe manual).
Since I have the pleasure to own TLX 4-cylinder for the last several months, I will say I did the right choice.

I did not like the fact that the Accord line is so out of the innovation track. Essentially Honda is still going with pretty much the same engine and transmission except for the new CVT one which I did not want to go with. Dealing with CVT belts and weird car performance/dynamics does not sound fun to me.

So this is how I ended up looking at the TLX where you get not only more comfort and options but also up to date engine (i.e. direct fuel injection as one example) and cool double clutch transmission.
I got the tech package, because I do agree it is good value for the extra you need to pay and who wants to have fake leathers in their TLX ;)

I did not even test drove the V6 TLX after I got my hands on the i4 DCT because I was surprised with i4 performance and the V6 comes with significant price tag.
Welcome to the forum. Feel free to create an intro post in the Owners Checkin Area. Pictures are welcome as well.
 

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The only thing I am not sure of is the 4 cylinder engine, I think I am going to have to try the V6 with tech
package before making any kind of decision.
I got a 2018 V6 AWD a couple months ago now.

I wish I went with the 4 cylinder 2WD. The DCT is better on the 4 than the ZF on the 6. You pick up a few MPG without V6 or AWD, and apparently the significant vibration at highway speeds is normal on AWD models (at least that's what the dealer told me after the third time they had it and before they put on 4 new tires).

I'd rather have something that rides smoother, is more efficient, and costs less than what I have now. Maybe I'll appreciate the AWD come winter.
 

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I have a 2014 Honda Accord EX-L I4 Sedan, and we just got the 2015 I4 Tech TLX.
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Overall, I think the Accord is a car for long drives and hauling luggage, while the TLX is just pure FUN! Good luck =)
Oh the TLX is just about perfect for long highway drives! The only problem is, it makes 100 MPH almost feel slow, if you're on a good smooth highway.


I have the 2WD V6 and I find it to be VERY smooth and quiet, I have not tried the AWD so I have no experience with the vibration issues some people have had.
 
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