Acura is bumping up the price on its 2017 TLX by a few hundred bucks.
The base model will now start at $31,900 instead of the outgoing model’s $31,695. So it’s only a $205 price increase, but still an increase considering nothing really nothing new gets added. Yes, it comes with Acura’s latest Precision-Handling Technologies and Driver Assistance tech, but there is no real overhaul here.
The powertrains remain the same. The base model continues to offer the 2.4-liter engine that gets 206-horsepower. Drivers all still have the option to upgrade it with the Technology Package for about $4,000 more. If you step up to the 3.5-liter engine model, you’re looking at a starting base price of $35,350. That’s a mere $30 more than its current starting price. The 3.5-liter V6 delivers 290-horses and it’s paired to 9-speed automatic transmission. Upgrades include the aforementioned Technology Package or the all inclusive Advanced Package trim for $42,600. The price for the latter, the top-of-the-line Advanced Package, remains the same as the current year’s pricing.
Acura will continue to offer all-wheel drive on the 3.5-liter model. The base AWD model starts at $41,600 and comes as a Technology Package trim. AWD with the Advanced Package gets a sticker of $44,800. So AWD only gets a $25 increase on the Technology trim and no price increase on the Advanced trim.
Even though there are no added features for 2017 TLX, you have more color choices: San Marino Red, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Fathom Blue Pearl. The black interior option can be paired with both the San Marino Red and Fathom Blue Pearl colors.
We have to say, in our opinion, a higher price without new features doesn’t bode well for sales. They’re already down 15 percent in the first half of this year for the U.S. market. Last month alone sales dropped 30 percent.
The 2017 TLX is on sale now.