If you’re choosing the 2019 Acura Tlx Type S over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2019 Acura Tlx Type S. You get a a lot better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Acura Tlx Type S occurs to be considered one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Acura Tlx Type S provides ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction while you want it most.
The 2019 Acura Tlx Type S, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Acura Tlx Type S’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in line with more fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest trying out the 2019 Acura Tlx Type S’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further price. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Acura Tlx Type S are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Acura Tlx Type S additionally offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Acura Tlx Type S fresh by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Acura Tlx Type S, which pushes the 2019 Acura Tlx Type S into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.