2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

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    2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For
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    BY JARED ROSENHOLTZ











    We've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the next-generation Acura TLX ever since the stunning Type S Concept was shown off last year. Following a small teaser image and an unplanned leak, the 2021 Acura TLX has been official reveal. And it looks great. As we expected, the production TLX adopts the same attractive design of the concept with a wide stance, lowered roofline, and longer wheelbase.

    The current TLX's 2.4-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 engines have been scrapped in favor of two new engines, one of which is familiar while the other is all-new to the Acura lineup. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with VTEC acts as the base powertrain, producing the same 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque found in the RDX crossover. These are gains of 66 hp and 123 lb-ft compared to the outgoing four-banger and 48 lb-ft more than the V6. As with the RDX, power is sent to front-wheel-drive or Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive through a 10-speed automatic, replacing the old eight-speed dual-clutch and nine-speed automatic.
    The 2021 TLX Type S will arrive later in the spring of 2021, powered by an all-new 3.0-liter, 24-valve, DOHC direct-injected and turbocharged V6 sending power to SH-AWD only. Acura says this new engine was developed by its top engineers, who are also responsible for the bespoke twin-turbocharged V6 found in the NSX supercar. Unfortunately, the V6's power outputs remain a mystery at this time, but Acura says it will deliver "dramatic gains" compared to the old normally aspirated V6 with greater than a 50 percent increase in low-end torque.
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    Like the front end and side profile. Looks good in red.

    Not a fan of the rear. The light design just doesn’t look too good.

    Also not a fan on the non touch screen display. The “touch pad” that controls the screen is a poor substitute for a touch screen.

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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    Well hell, that actually looks great.
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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    1) The 3.0T is intriguing.
    2) Still looks like a TLX.
    3) Interior still sux.
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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    Quote Originally Posted by CJH View Post
    1) The 3.0T is intriguing.
    2) Still looks like a TLX.
    3) Interior still sux.
    I don’t think there is a model from a Asian brand that I like the interior design or layout of. The Acura faithful will like this for sure. If Mazda can execute its latest plan it’ll take a lot of the shine away from Acura and Infiniti.
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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    SO SHAWD not RWD, IE FWD based all wheel drive. Yuck. Engine specs not revealed, Ipad on the dash, Hard pass.

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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Vagon11 View Post
    SO SHAWD not RWD, IE FWD based all wheel drive. Yuck. Engine specs not revealed, Ipad on the dash, Hard pass.
    ^^^It's Acura, its what they do...it's what they've always done. They haven't gone through any so called "rebirths" where they announced their intentions to take on the Euros...they have a lane, they know their lane, and for the most part they stick to their lane.

    Also, they've done well in their attempts to hide its FWD underpinnings. The cab rearward design with the long hood definitely hides the typical FWD proportions very well.
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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    Looks good for fwd, but park it next to a rwd based luxury vehicle and suddenly it looks like a fancy Honda and not a luxury car. This class should be rwd.

    I'd love to see the demographics on Honda/Acura. 20 years ago it seemed like they were the "it" brand for the young. Now I feel like Subaru/Mazda are the goto for the younger generations. Totally unscientific, that is what I feel like I'm seeing - that and a nickel will get you nowhere.

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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    Looks good. I'm betting the Type S is going to perform pretty well.

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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    I think this is the first Acura I've liked in a long time,not a fan of the grill,but I do like the news that there is a turbo 6 on the way.

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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Looks good for fwd, but park it next to a rwd based luxury vehicle and suddenly it looks like a fancy Honda and not a luxury car. This class should be rwd.
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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    Always thought the Legends were RWD when I was growing up.
    Agreed this is now my 2nd favorite acura design, Legend now this, that profile for a FWD sedan looks Great, GM needs to figure it out. whould have made the Lacrosse, XTS, and Impala look so much better.
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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    FWD while Hyundai is making Ugly RWD cars for their Genesis brand. Honda still does not get it

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    Re: 2021 Acura TLX Arrives As The Sport Sedan We've Been Waiting For

    I love it! My only complaint would be the exhaust tips look cartoonishly big.

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    The center part of the dash seems busy, confusing and congested to me.
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