In case you’re choosing the 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition occurs to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition gives ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this kind of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you want it most.
The 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of car. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition’s journey and driving experience begin to fall consistent with extra modern 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 would recommend testing the 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional value. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition additionally gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Package deal in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition, which pushes the 2020 Acura Tlx Special Edition into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.