Redesigned 2021 Acura TLX goes on sale on September 28, TLX Type S coming in the spring

Chris Teague

Chris Teague

The Acura TLX Type S goes on sale in early 2021.

A sportier Acura TLX was unveiled to the world this spring, ushering in a new era at the automaker. Now, the model is finally reaching dealerships, with an on-sale date of September 28.

The 2021 Acura TLX has a starting price of $37,500. That’s up $1,300 over the outgoing 3.5-liter V6 TLX. But, the TLX is a drastically different car.

In addition to having a completely new body structure and chassis architecture, the model is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that delivers significantly more peak torque and horsepower than the outgoing model. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

It comes standard with a sport-tuned chassis, double wishbone front suspension, and Acura NSX-derived electro-servo brake-by-wire technology. Adaptive dampers are available. Drivers will be able to choose between Comfort, Normal, and Sport drive modes.

The TLX also delivers upmarket appointments and technology including a 10.2-inch infotainment touch screen, available 17-inch ELS Studio 3DO premium audio system, and color and intensity adjustable LED interior ambient lighting.

It also comes with AcuraWatch, a suite of advanced safety and driver assist technology. New Traffic Jam Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition technologies are available in the model. Acura is also equipping the TLX with the first implementation of Honda’s new next-generation passenger front airbag.

The company’s popular A-Spec appearance package is available on the TLX. It includes Shark Grey 19-inch wheels, gloss black accents front to rear, darkened headlight and taillight treatment, and a pronounced rear decklid spoiler.

Acura will also sell the TLX in a sportier Type S variant. It comes standard with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and all-wheel drive. Type S models will receive unique transmission tuning to provide an aggressive and responsive characteristic during performance driving scenarios. Final specifications for the new engine, including power output, will be released closer to launch timing. The car will have paddle shifters and get a Sport+ drive mode. It will be available next spring and is said to start in the low to mid $50,000s.

2021 Acura TLX

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2021 TLX 2.0T

2021 TLX 2.0T
+ Technology Package

2021 TLX 2.0T
+ A-Spec Package

2021 TLX 2.0T
+ Advance Package

2WD Price

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$37,500

$41,500

$44,250

$46,300

AWD Price

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$39,500

$43,500

$46,250

$48,300

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