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

- 2020-08-20

  • New model packs more performance and features at a starting price of $37,500
  • High performance Type S variant to arrive next spring

The 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.

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.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com.

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

KEY STANDARD FEATURES

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

-

AcuraWatch™

Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)

-

Traffic Sign Recognition

-

4G LTE WiFi Hot Spot

-

DIMENSIONS

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

 

TLX 2.0T

TLX
Type S

Features

TLX

Technology
Package

A-Spec
Package

Advance
Package

PERFORMANCE

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

 

EXTERIOR

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

 

INTERIOR

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

SAFETY & DRIVER ASSITIVE

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.