2018 Acura TLX
Acura’s TLX has long been a value play against other entry-level luxury sedans like the Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, and BMW’s 3-Series, offering better standard tech with the tradeoff being less-involving driving dynamics (the TLX is front-drive; its competitors, rear). The proposition gets slightly better for 2018, as the sedan sharpens up with a new grill, a reworked, faster infotainment system, and new seats included in a Technology package. A new A-Spec trim brings a more aggressive look both inside and out (red LED lighting; a black rear spoiler), along with a stiffer suspension. The 2018 TLX should hit in June, and start at around $33,000.