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2023 Acura TLX Starts Its Way to Customers: Reservation Opened

On October 6, 2022, the manufacturer opened reservations for the 2023 Acura TLX, however for a limited-run Type S PMC Edition model so far.

Interested people can already pre-order the range-toping 2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition. This version is available only in 300 units, 100 in each of the three colors derived from the NSX. Acura promises a retail price between $60,000-65,000.

What About the Regular 2023 Acura TLX?

It is a carry-over of the previous 2022 TLX. Currently, there are two engine options: a 272-hp 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo with 280 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 for the Type S model with 355 hp and 354 lb-ft.

Both engines come with a standard ten-speed automatic transmission. A power increase is possible for the 2023MY. The 4-cylinder unit comes with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive, while the 6-cylinder is combined with AWD only.

The 2023 Acura TLX should arrive at dealerships before the end of next year. As for the pricing, expect it will be slightly higher than now. The current prices range from $39,995 and go up to $56,095 including a destination charge, before taxes, and other fees.

UPDATE of 11-16-2022: The 2023 Acura TLX’s pricing has been set – it is from $40,745 for the entry-level TLX 2.0T to $63,995 for the range-topping TLX 3.0T Type S PMC Edition, including a destination and handling fee. The Type S PMC Edition, by the way, is a limited-run model available only in 100 units in three colors – Curva Red, 130R White, and Long Beach Blue. It has been already put into production.

The 2023 Acura TLX competes against the BMW 3 Series, Infiniti Q50, Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class or CLA, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar XE, Lexus IS or ES, and Volvo S60.

Should I Buy a TLX?

This is a decent, relatively affordable car, worth considering, with a top-notch interior, peppy powertrains, and a balanced ride.

The luxury sedan has few shortcomings and even those conditional: tight back row, slow-to-shift transmission (manual mode), and a bit uneasy-to-master infotainment system.

If you want a cheaper alternative, pay attention to a smaller Acura ILX or a Honda Accord. The latter is not inferior to the TLX except for the Acura sedan’s more upscale cabin and all-wheel drive availability.

2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition

Customers can reserve the vehicles in Curva Red color from October 6, in 130R White – from November 9, and in Long Beach Blue – from December 8.

The TLX Type S PMC Edition (in the photo) features carbon fiber elements, such as a decklid spoiler, a rear diffuser, and interior trim panels. Door handles and a roof panel with an antenna come in Berlina black. In addition, you’ll meet gloss-black badging and black-chrome quad exhaust finishers.

Model-specific details also include a serial plaque, side sill garnish, copper Y-spoke wheels in Pirelli tires, Illuminated side sills, ‘ Type S’ floor mats, and a flat bottom heated steering wheel.

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