How do I use the Acura TLX paddle shifters?

The Acura TLX come standard with paddle shifters, a feature that's usually only available as an option on other luxury sedans. However, if you're used to an automatic transmission or a more conventional stick-shift manual, you may not be as familiar with using paddle shifters. However, we think you'll find that with a bit of practice, using the paddle shifters on your Acura TLX will become natural to you, and you'll love the increased control and engagement you get on the open road.

Now, if you've ever driven a car with a manual transmission, using the paddle shifters is very much like that; the only key difference is the fact that you can choose when you want to take direct control and when you want to let the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission take over shifting for you.

To use the paddle shifters, all you have to do is set the Acura TLX into drive mode, take your foot off the brake, press down on the accelerator and start rolling. As you gain speed, you can pull the right-side positive paddle shifter to upshift one gear, allowing you to rapidly overtake vehicles on the highway. And as you slow down, you can downshift using the left-side negative paddle shifter, providing a natural deceleration that puts control firmly in your hands.

But while its standard paddle shifters may make for impressively direct handling, they're just one of many performance-oriented features that sets the new Acura TLX at the very top of the midsize luxury sedan class. So, if you're interested in learning more about how the Acura TLX can vastly improve your driving experiences, feel free to get in touch with us here at Acura of Columbus to schedule a test drive.

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