2018 Acura TLX vs 2015-2017: See differences in photo comparison

For the 2018 model year, the Acura TLX has been given an aggressive facelift to arrest its sales decline, but just how different is it? See for yourself.

2018 Acura TLX - front, red2018 F/L
MY2015 Acura TLX2015-17
Big changes at the front, with the facelifted TLX getting a new grille that banishes the shield to history. There's also new bug-eyed headlights, a new bonnet, front wings, and bumpers. It's much more aggressive and sporty than the original TLX.
2018 Acura TLX - rear, red2018 F/L
MY2015 Acura TLX2015-17
At the rear, the tail-lights are the same, but the V6 models have a new bumper with exposed and chromed exhaust tips, a small diffuser-like element, and a splash of chrome.
2018 Acura TLX A-Spec - white, side2018 F/L
MY2015 Acura TLX2015-17
Nothing much changes along the side, although there are new sills on the V6 models. There's also blacked out alloy wheels on some models.
2018 Acura TLX - interior, dashboard2018 F/L
MY2015 Acura TLX interior2015-17
There are equipment upgrades, but the overall look and feel of the TLX's interior is the same. Note how the TLX now has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
2018 Acura TLX A-Spec -front, white2018 F/L
2017 Acura TLX with GT Package - front2015-17
With the facelift, there's a new V6 A-Spec model that injects a further dose of sporty styling and handling into the TLX mix. The only comparable model in the pre-facelift range is the GT styling pack.
2018 Acura TLX A-Spec - rear, white2018 F/L
2017 Acura TLX with GT Package - rear2015-17
Along its unique front bumper design, the 2018 TLX A-Spec also has a new rear bumper with a larger rear diffuser element. AWD versions of the A-Spec have gloss black highlights.


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2018 Acura TLX vs 2015-2017: See differences in photo comparison