Acura TLX Prototype spells the end of Honda Accord Euro … probably

The new Acura TLX, which will proceed the TLX Prototype in shortish order, is set to replace both the larger Acura TL and the Acura TSX, which is basically the American version of the car we know was the Honda Accord Euro.

Credit: Acura

Acura TLX Prototype in red
Acura TLX Prototype in red

The new TLX shares the same wheelbase as the outgoing TL, but its overall size is between that of the UA8 TL and the current Accord Euro/CU2 TSX. Unless Honda has decided to make the new Acura TLX available in right-hand drive, this effectively means the end for smaller, more athletic version of the Accord.

That said, the TLX itself is an attractive vehicle. Unlike the outgoing TL, the TLX will feature a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine as standard, and it drives the front wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. A 3.5-litre V6 is optional and powers the front or all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic. Both engines can be had with four-wheel steering (sorry, P-AWS or Precision All-Wheel Steering).

Other tech available on the TLX includes active noise control, automatic braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring, and active cruise control that works at low speeds.


CU2 Acura TSX
Honda Accord Euro
Acura TLX UA8 Acura TL
Length 4,714mm 4,831mm 4,928mm
Wheelbase 2,705mm 2,776mm 2,776mm
Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]