The 2021 Acura TLX is available now for a reasonable starting MSRP of $37,500. Acura went back to the drawing board with the new TLX, and it has been worth the wait! We also anticipate gearheads and enthusiasts will be pleased with the new TLX Type S when it arrives in May.
2021 Acura TLX: Engine & Powertrain
The “normal” TLX has a 2.0-liter DOHC VTEC Turbo, while the TLX Type S employs a beefy 3.0-liter V6 Turbo. The 2.0-liter engine produces 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft. of torque, an increase in both departments versus the outgoing 2.4-liter and 3.5-liter V6. The 2.0-liter is available with Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system.
The TLX Type S should be a blast to drive with its new 3.0-liter turbo V6. Acura says the engine delivers 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft. of torque with the help of a sport-tuned 10-speed automatic (which replaces the TLX’s prior nine-speed unit). Super Handling All-Wheel Drive is standard on the 2021 TLX Type S.
Additional performance improvements for the new TLX include a sport-tuned chassis with a double-wishbone front suspension, NSX-derived electro-servo brake-by-wire technology, and available adaptive dampers. The adaptive dampers will be standard on the TLX Type S, however.
Tech & Safety Features
Tech and safety features inside the 2021 Acura TLX are plentiful. Drivers are treated to Acura’s True Touchpad Interface with a 10.2-inch display and an available 17-speaker ELS STUDIO 3DÒ premium stereo. Things stay extra snazzy at night with ambient lighting that includes 27 different themes.
Peace of mind comes via the standard AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety technologies. The 2021 TLX also houses Acura’s new “catcher’s mitt” airbag. The airbag is designed to reduce injuries during more steeply angled frontal collisions.
2021 Acura TLX: Pricing & Availability
The 2021 Acura TLX is available now. The chart below shows the starting MSRP for the car, depending on options. Add $1,025 to the figures below for destination and handling. Regarding the TLX Type S, Acura says it will have a starting MSRP in the low $50,000s.