All-New 2021 TLX Elevates Acura Sedan

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TORRANCE, Calif., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Acura today revealed the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand’s 35-year history – the all-new 2021 Acura TLX. With a model-exclusive body structure and chassis architecture, all turbo engine lineup, and an athletic stance with bold proportions, the new TLX delivers dramatic gains in both style and dynamic performance. The first Acura sedan fully designed around the brand’s Precision Crafted Performance ethos, the 2021 TLX will arrive at dealerships early this fall with a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) starting in the mid-$30,000 range.

The second-generation TLX also marks the highly anticipated return of Acura’s Type S high performance variant after a decade-long hiatus. The TLX Type S, arriving next spring, will be powered by an all-new Acura exclusive 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine developed for Type S levels of performance. Additionally, the new TLX Type S will be the first Type S model to feature Acura’s torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system, making it the best handling and most performance-oriented Acura sedan yet.

In fulfilling its mission as a thoroughly modern sport sedan, the 2021 TLX integrates a multitude of performance, comfort and connectivity technologies first deployed on the highly successful third-generation Acura RDX. These include a high-output 2.0-liter VTEC® turbocharged engine, 4th-generation SH-AWD® system, award-winning Acura ELS STUDIO 3D® premium audio and the latest iteration of Acura’s driver-focused True Touchpad Interface™.

“With this new TLX, we’re doubling down on what today’s sport sedan enthusiasts are asking for – a more stylish, personal and performance-focused driving experience,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and Acura brand officer. “Our designers and engineers really took the gloves off, rethinking what an Acura sport sedan should be, right down to its most essential elements – stance, proportion, platform and powertrain. This is unquestionably our most ambitious redesign of an Acura sedan.”

2021 TLX Key Specs and Dimensions

2020 TLX2021 TLX2021 TLX Type S
Engine2.4-liter Inline-4,3.5-liter V62.0-liter Turbo3.0-liter Turbo
Transmission2.4L: 8-speed DCT,3.5L: 9-speed AT10-speed AT10-speed AT
Super Handling All-Wheel
Drive™
V6 models onlyAvailableStandard
Peak Horsepower (SAENet)2.4L: 2063.5L: 2902.0T: 272(2.4L: +66, 3.5L: -18)TBA
Peak Torque (SAE Net)2.4L: 1823.5L: 2672.0T: 280(2.4L: +98, 3.5L: +13)TBA
Front SuspensionMacPherson Strut Front
Suspension
Double Wishbone Front
Suspension
Double Wishbone Front
Suspension
Rear SuspensionMulti-Link Rear
Suspension
Multi-Link Rear
Suspension
Multi-Link Rear
Suspension
SteeringElectric power-assisted
rack-and-pinion steering
Belt-driven electric
power-assisted steering
with variable ratio
Belt-driven electric
power-assisted steering
with variable ratio
BrakingHydraulic AssistElectro ServoElectro ServoBrembo Front Brakes
Wheelbase (in.)109.3113.0 (+3.7)113.0 (+3.7)
Length (in.)191.7194.6 (+2.9)194.6 (+2.9)
Width (in.)73.075.2 (+2.2)75.2 (+2.2)
Height (in.)57.056.4 (-0.6)56.4 (-0.6)
Track (in.)F: 62.8R: 63.1F: 64.0 (+1.2)R: 64.6 (+1.5)TBA
EPA Passenger Volume
(cu. ft.)
93.393.4 (+0.1)93.4 (+0.1)
Max Cargo Volume,
including rear underfloor
(cu. ft.)
13.213.5 (+0.3)13.5 (+0.3)