Highly Anticipated 2021 Acura TLX Set To Arrive at Dealerships Late September

August 20, 2020 — TORRANCE, CALIF.

  • New model packs more performance and features at a starting price of $37,500
  • High performance Type S variant to arrive next springThe 2021 Acura TLX is set to launch nationwide September 28th as the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand’s 35-year history. Built upon a model-exclusive body structure and chassis architecture, the 2021 TLX 2.0T will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,5001, an increase of $1,300 over the outgoing 3.5-liter V6-powered TLX. Acura’s torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system is available on all trims for an additional $2,000. The TLX Type S, with Acura’s new 3.0-liter V6 Turbo and standard Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, arrives next spring well-equipped in the low to mid $50,000s.

Complementing its stunning new design and athletic stance, the TLX’s new 2.0-liter DOHC VTEC® Turbo delivers more peak torque (+13 lb.-ft.) than the outgoing 3.5-liter V6, with a dramatic increase at the low end of the rev range (+48 lb.-ft. @ 1,500 rpm). Compared to the outgoing entry 2.4L model, the new TLX offers substantially more performance (+66 horsepower, +98 lb.-ft. peak torque) and major increases to technologies and premium amenities – establishing a new and more upmarket entry point for the Acura sedan.

Additional performance improvements for the 2021 TLX include a quick-shifting 10-speed transmission, sport-tuned chassis with double wishbone front suspension, NSX-derived electro-servo brake-by-wire technology, and available adaptive dampers.

Best-in-class technologies new to TLX include a new implementation of Acura’s True Touchpad Interface™ with a 10.2 inch HD center display, an available 17-speaker ELS STUDIO 3DÒ premium audio system, and color and intensity adjustable LED interior ambient lighting with up to 27 IconicDrive™ themes. The new TLX expands on its standard AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies with the addition of Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) and Traffic Sign Recognition, as well as an industry first next-generation passenger front airbag designed to mitigate potential injury in more steeply angled frontal collisions.

More information on the 2021 Acura TLX is available here.
For Canadian pricing visit hondanews.ca.

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)2 Two Wheel Drive Super Handling
All-Wheel Drive™
2021 TLX 2.0T $37,500 $39,500
2021 TLX 2.0T with Technology Package $41,500 $43,500
2021 TLX 2.0T with A-Spec Package $44,250 $46,250
2021 TLX 2.0T with Advance Package $46,300 $48,300

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the ILX and TLX sport sedans, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar. All Acura models sold in North America for the 2021 model year are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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TLX Pricing and Feature Comparison

  2020 TLX 3.5L V6 2021 TLX 2.0T 2021 TLX Type S
MSRP $36,200 $37,500 TBA
Engine 3.5-liter V6 2.0-liter Turbo 3.0-liter Turbo
Transmission 9-speed AT 10-speed AT 10-speed AT
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ Available – 3rd Gen Available – 4th Gen Standard – 4th Gen
Peak Horsepower (SAE Net) 290 @ 6200 RPM 272 @ 6500 RPM Est: 355
Peak Torque (SAE Net) 267 @ 4500 RPM 280 @ 1600-4500 RPM Est: 354
Suspension Front: MacPherson Strut
Rear: Four-Link
Front: Double Wishbone
Rear: Five-Link
Front: Double Wishbone
Rear: Five-Link
Electric Power Steering System Rack-and-pinion EPS,
Fixed ratio
Belt-driven EPS,
Variable ratio
Belt-driven EPS,
Variable ratio
Braking System Hydraulic Assist Electro Servo Electro Servo
Wheels and Tires 18-inch, 225/50 R18 18-inch, 235/50 R18 20-inch, 255/35 R20
Full-LED Exterior Lighting
User Interface Dual Screen On Demand Multi-User Display True Touchpad Interface with 10.2-inch HD display True Touchpad Interface with 10.2-inch HD display
Natural Language Voice Recognition
Acura Premium Audio 7 Speaker, 335 watts 10 Speaker, 350 watts
w/ Twin Telford™ Subs
ELS Studio 3D®
17 Speaker, 710 watts
w/ Twin Telford™ Subs
CarPlay® / Android Auto™ Integration
Integrated Dynamic System (IDS) 4-mode 4-mode
with Individual Mode
5-mode with
Individual Mode & Sport +
Power Front Seats 10-way Driver, 8-way Passenger, Heated 12-way Driver & Passenger, Heated 16-way Driver & Passenger, Heated & Ventilated
Idle Stop
Genuine Aluminum Trim
Next Generation Passenger Front Airbag
Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
Traffic Sign Recognition
4G LTE WiFi Hot Spot
Wheelbase (in.) 109.3 113.0 (+3.7) 113.0 (+3.7)
Length (in.) 191.7 194.6 (+2.9) 194.6 (+2.9)
Width (in.) 73.0 75.2 (+2.2) 75.2 (+2.2)
Height (in.) 57.0 56.4 (-0.6) 56.4 (-0.6)
Track (in.) F: 62.8 / R: 63.1 F: 64.0 (+1.2) / R: 64.6 (+1.5) F: 64.0 (+1.2) / R: 64.6 (+1.5)
EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.3 93.4 (+0.1) 93.4 (+0.1)
Cargo Volume 13.2 13.5 (+0.3) 13.5 (+0.3)

2021 TLX Packages and Feature Details

Features TLX Technology
TLX Type S
2.0-Liter Turbo  
3.0-Liter Turbo V6        
10-Speed Automatic Transmission
NSX-derived Electro-Servo Brake System
Brembo Performance Brake System        
Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) with Individual Mode Adds Sport +
Adaptive Damper System (ADS)      
Remote Engine Start with vehicle feedback        
Full-LED Exterior Lighting
18 x 8.0” Aluminum Alloy Wheels        
19 x 8.5” Aluminum Alloy Wheels    
20 x 9.0” Aluminum Alloy Wheels        
Available Lightweight Wheels with High-Performance Summer Tires        
235/50 R18 High-Performance All-Season Tires        
255/40 R19 High-Performance All-Season Tires    
255/35 R20 High-Performance All-Season, Available Summer Tires        
Exterior Sport Appearance Package      
Smart Entry (Front Doors)        
Smart Entry (All Doors)  
LED Fog Lights      
Power Folding Mirrors with Puddle Light        
Surround View Camera System        
Rain-Sensing Wipers        
Front Windshield Wiper De-Icer        
Acura Sport Seats with 12-way Power Adjustment and Driver-Position Memory    
Acura Sport Seats with 16-way Power Adjustment and Driver-Position Memory      
Leatherette Trimmed Seating Surfaces        
Milano Leather Trimmed Seating Surfaces      
Milano Leather Trimmed Seating Surfaces with Ultrasuede® Inserts      
Heated Front Seats      
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats    
Heated Rear Outboard Seats        
Heated Steering Wheel        
Genuine Aluminum Trim  
Authentic Open-Pore Wood Trim        
True Touchpad Interface™ (TTI) with 10.2-inch High-Mounted HD Display
Head Up Display (HUD), 10.5-inch        
Natural Language Voice Recognition
Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ Integration
Acura Navigation System with 3D View  
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™  
GPS-Linked Climate Control  
10-Speaker Premium Audio with Twin Telford™ Subwoofers        
13-Speaker ELS STUDIO® Premium Audio        
17-Speaker ELS STUDIO 3D® Premium Audio    
Interior Sport Appearance Package      
LED Ambient Interior Lighting        
IconicDrive™ LED Ambient Interior Lighting  
AcuraWatch® with Traffic Jam Assist
Next-Generation Passenger Front Airbag
Blind Spot Information (BSI)  
Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor  
Front and Rear Parking Sensors  

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1. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excluding tax, license, registration, $1,025 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excluding tax, license, registration, $1,025 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

[Source: Acura]

One comment on “Highly Anticipated 2021 Acura TLX Set To Arrive at Dealerships Late September

  1. Steve

    Completely ruined the Type S. I knew Acura was going to do this. No 360 cam? No hud, top trim car? It was already down on HP and now you can’t get the packaging right? It can sit on lots for all I care at this point.

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