Quality: Just because a vehicle checked the box on “AWD” didn’t put it on the list. We researched vehicles that offered decent reliability, solid safety ratings, and overall performance and value.
Relevance: People must be interested in purchasing the vehicle for reasons of performance, value, practicality, or luxury. If the vehicle isn’t desirable, what’s the point?
All recommended vehicles are listed with 2019 pricing for the lowest-cost model with AWD, including destination fees, and automatic transmission. In the case of Audi models, 2019 prices weren’t available. In this case, we applied an increase of 1.1% to the 2018 starting price to arrive at a 2019 “estimated” base price.
2019 Acura TLX
Freshly updated for the 2018 model year, the Acura TLX is a luxury sedan known for its quality, value, and, when properly specified, performance. Indeed, for shoppers who want something different than the typical Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz choices – or who simply can’t resist a good deal – the TLX is appealing thanks to a stylish and upscale design, comfortable interior, and sporty driving character.