How Long Will An Acura TLX Last ?

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 02/23/21 •  3 min read

The luxury midsize sedan range has always been filled with many vehicles, however not all of them sustain their value, or their components, giving their owners a tough time. The Acura TLX however, has always maintained the reputation of a sedan that won’t depreciate in value, nor have large repair costs.

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The Acura TLX owners always recommend it not only because of its sleek exterior, engine power and comfort, but also because it is able to complete hundreds of thousands of miles of running. So, this article will be looking at how long will an Acura TLX last, the warranty offered, and the reliability of the TLX models by year.

How long will an Acura TLX last?

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2021 TLX A-Spec | Acura

This depends mostly on owner usage, as with proper maintenance, you can get most Japanese cars to run for a lifetime. RepairPal rated the TLX a 4.5 out of 5 stars for reliability and notes that it could cost around $440 per year for repairs, which is very low considering the Acura TLX is a luxury car.

According to multiple reviews, the common factor is that Acura TLX has proven to be reliable as many owners have been easily getting their cars to exceed 100,000 in miles without any major issues.

Acura TLX Warranty

Acura covers the Acura TLX with a four-year or 50,000-mile limited warranty and a six-year or 70,000-mile powertrain warranty, whichever is achieved first in both cases.

Acura TLX Reliability by Year

2015 Acura TLX Problems

Now while there aren’t a lot of complaints filed for the TLX on the aforementioned Car Complaints website, the majority of the existing ones are for the 2015 Acura TLX which is when the sedan first came out. The majority pointed to the transmission being jerky and coarse on shifting. As this was the year of debut, the problems have often been overlooked. 

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2016 Acura TLX Reliability

How Reliable Is the 2016 Acura TLX? The TLX has a terrible reliability score of 2.5 out of a possible five from J.D. Power, which drags the car below average compared to the industry.

2017 Acura TLX Reliability 

The 2017 Acura TLX also got the same rating from J.D Power, at 2.5 out of 5.0. There have been no significant problems noted however.

How Reliable is 2018 Acura TLX ?

The 2018 Acura TLX also got an average rating from J.D Power, at 2.5 out of 5.0. There have been no recalls issued however.

2019 Acura TLX Reliability

The predicted reliability started getting better as the 2019 Acura TLX has a predicted reliability rating of 3.0 out of 5.0, which is about average.

2020 Acura TLX Reliability

The trend continued as J.D. Power gave the 2020 Acura TLX a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5.0.

How Reliable Is 2021 Acura TLX ?
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The 2021 Acura TLX also has the same predicted reliability ratings as it has been given a reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5.0 by J.D. Power. US News gives it an above-average predicted reliability rating.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.