March 2, 2024

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2023 Acura TLX Gains Complimentary Maintenance, Starts Under $40K

A 2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC edition sits parked against a white background. We see it from a rear quarter angle, facing our left. The car is a medium blue on copper-colored wheels.

A 2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC edition sits parked against a white background. We see it from a rear quarter angle, facing our left. The car is a medium blue on copper-colored wheels.It’s strange to call a car built by one of the best-known automakers a “secret,” but the Acura TLX is somehow one of the auto industry’s best-kept secrets.

Better-known luxury cars like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 5 Series outsell it. Yet the TLX holds its own with them. It currently sits fourth in our list of the Best Luxury Midsize Cars.

It often beats them on price, too.

Acura last redesigned the TLX for the 2021 model year, so Honda’s luxury division hasn’t found much to update for 2023. Most of what Acura has improved for 2023 relates to the ownership experience, not the car itself.

TLX buyers in 2023 will get two years or 24,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance. They’ll also benefit from three years of the AcuraLink services package, which includes functions like a stolen vehicle locator and speed alert (which can notify parents if teen drivers speed).

Prices have risen modestly to compensate for the added services. The TLX now starts at $39,650, plus a $1,095 destination charge).

Acura’s pricing announcement this week also included the sticker price of the limited-edition TLX Type S PMC Edition. Acura plans to build just 300 copies of the PMC, each tested and tuned by engineers at the company’s Performance Management Center in Ohio. Until recently, those engineers were busy hand-building the legendary NSX supercar.

But the last NSX rolled off the line earlier this month.

Acura began accepting reservations for the PMC Edition last month before announcing pricing. Now that we know the price tag, we’ve reached out to ask Acura if there are any reservation slots left. We’ll update this story when we hear back.

2023 Acura TLX Pricing:

Acura also charges a mandatory $1,095 destination fee on most TLX models. Most? It jumps to $1,995 for the hand-inspected PMC Edition.

Trim Level Drivetrain MSRP
TLX 2.0T Front-wheel drive (FWD) $39,650
TLX 2.0T with Technology Package FWD $43,650
TLX 2.0T with A-Spec Package FWD $46,400
TLX 2.0T with A-Spec Package Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) $48,600
TLX 2.0T with Advance Package SH-AWD $50,850
TLX 3.0T Type S SH-AWD $55,350
TLX 3.0T Type S w/Perf. Wheel & Tire SH-AWD $56,150
TLX 3.0T Type S PMC Edition SH-AWD $62,000