The TLX is Acura’s mid-sized sport sedan model, though it’s priced to compete against both compact and mid-sized sport sedans. For 2021, the TLX is an all-new design.
Acura sells the new TLX in base, Tech, A-Spec and Platinum Elite trim levels. All use a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which comes matched with a 10-speed transmission and all-wheel drive.
2021 Acura TLX exterior features include 18-inch wheels, a wiper de-icer, heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, LED headlights, a sunroof, variable intermittent wipers, remote engine start, and passive keyless entry.
Inside, the TLX comes with a 10.2-inch infotainment display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, a colour driver info display, a 10-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, heated/12-way power front seats, and leatherette upholstery.
The TLX’s list of standard safety and driver assist features includes forward collision detection with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, and traffic jam assist.
Tech trim adds blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, 19-inch wheels, rain-sensing wipers, navigation, front and rear parking sensors, wireless smartphone charging, a 13-speaker stereo, and a heated steering wheel.
A-Spec models bring LED fog lights, perimeter and approach lighting, a trunk spoiler, a 17-speaker stereo, and Ultrasuede upholstery.
Finally, Platinum Elite trim gains perforated leather upholstery, adaptive dampers, a surround view camera system, 16-way front seats with four-way power lumbar, and heated rear seats.
Acura’s fuel consumption estimates for the TLX are 11.2/8.0 L/100 km (city/highway).