The new Acura TLX is a beauty.
The new mid-sized affordable luxury sedan from Acura
The TLX base specs:
It is powered by a standard turbocharged 2.0 liter I-4 producing 272 hp and 280 lb-ft tq.
The 0-60 mph time (0-100 kmh) takes 6.5 seconds.
Comes standard with FWD but available with AWD.
It weighs 3,709 lbs (1682 kgs).
21 city mpg, and 29 highway mpg.
The wheelbase is 113.0 inches.
Standard with a 10-speed auto transmission.
Pricing starts at $38,525 (£30,253).
The TLX will be on sale in Fall 2020.
(Statistics provided by automobilemag.com)
Performance for price point
Interior of the new TLX:
The first impressions of the interior is that it looks like an $80,000 sports car. I am not totally aware if this is the Type-S interior or a trim below. As we can see, it still has the analogue gauges for the tachometer and speedometer. The gear selection is located in the lower-middle portion of the center console controlled by several buttons. The silver knob that stands out in the middle is to activate Acura's 'Dynamic Mode' which is now becoming standard in the lineup. Infotainment wise, it comes with a 10.2 inch touch display screen above the climate vents and controls. And it also has a 10.5 inch heads up display for the Advanced trim which can show the speed and offer blind spot assistance monitoring. For the safety part, it includes forward collision monitoring, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and traffic jam assistance with low-speed follow. Except for the base model, all trims also get blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic assistance, and front and rear parking sensors.
Exterior of the new TLX:
With very similar styling to the Type S concept, Acura has listened to us and added in styling cues from the design such as the front grille, headlights, and taillights. The hood has been re-designed with more curves and aggressive looks. Even though the exhaust is probably 99% fake, it fits into the rear bumper quite nicely and gives it a clean but stylish look in the shape of thin rectangles. The rims for the Advanced trim above look like they came straight from a regular 10th gen Honda Civic which is a bit disappointing but there are more options than just those wheels. The wheelbase has been extended by a mere 4 inches but doesn't make much of a difference besides making more room for the rear passengers. But hey, it's beautiful and one of my favorite cars to come out of the Covid-era.
The Acura TLX is the best entry to a midsize luxury sedan for $38,525. It has more power than its competitor, the Honda Accord Sport, and looks a whole lot better. Would I choose the Type-S trim over my dream car, the Mustang GT? It is a possibility.
2021 Acura Tlx