Is the NEW 2021 Acura TLX Type S a performance sedan worth the price?

Joylandi 20-May, 2021
The ALL NEW TLX Type S is here and Acura is ready for competition like the Audi S4, BMW M340i, and Cadillac CT5-V. Under the hood is a new 3.0L turbocharged V6 pumping out 355HP \u0026 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Power gets to the ground through Acura's SH-AWD system. On the outside you will see the unique front fascia, rear bumper, quad-tip exhaust and option performance 20in wheels. On the side you will get a choice of interior colors including Type S specific Orchid white, update infotainment, and unique steering wheel. Is the NEW 2021 Acura TLX Type S a performance sedan worth the price?
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  • Why no digital cockpit like in the new MDX? The entertainment screen is too small and should have touch screen option. 2023 should be better.

  • I am underwhelmed with the acura tlx type s. They could have done so much more with this car. The interior of the car is ok but the exterior of the car could use some work. The exterior has that ugly small fake spoiler and that does not make the car look aggressive nor sporty. There are much better options out there for the money. The tlx type s lacks power and features and at that price point that is a major zonk especially not having a touch screen. I have a 2013 sonata limited and I even have a touch screen in that car 🤦‍♀️. I have seen both kia stingers and the acura tlx type s in my area on the roads. The stinger is a car that makes people turn heads. I see a stinger on the road and I have to take a second look because that car is beautiful and has the sporty looks. The tlk type s I have seen them and I do not get the same feeling. That car is just basic and doesn't make me turn my head like the stinger does 🤷‍♀️

  • Torn between an SUV like a 4runner, or maybe a tundra truck, ooor a fast fun sport sedan/coupe. Really thought BMW or audi were my only options for an AWD vehicle (still live in a very snowy icy climate, so RWD or FWD isn’t even an option.) this car looks DAMN good. I just found a A spec trim with the badass red leather for 46k. WOOF.

  • Type S or the new Stinger??

  • Way cheaper than the qx 55 and you get more suv vs car. Plus, it sounds like a beast 💪 I like the fact it looks like a futuristic Integra in the rear.

  • This or is 350 f sport?

  • Looks just like the AEGAN blue (Si Blue) to me. it may be a slightly different shade but its aegan blue to me.

  • Best guy on youtube

    • Thanks for saying that and being so supportive!

  • The Acura salesman just put my order into corporate. I'll be one of three people who'll be getting their first batch of cars. I can't wait!

  • Acura's SH-AWD is something else

  • " To the (f'ng) door panels!" The best line in auto reviews today.

  • under 60 grand that is killing the competition.

  • For the price. No full digital display? Hell....the sonata has one lol.

  • acura > bmw

  • 1 burrito, hold the guac!

  • #onthrottle should be a t-shirt lol

  • The best thing about this car is that no one will buy it and in about 3 years I will be able to buy it for about 1/2 of what it cost new and tune it to a Honda reliable 400+hp.

  • Maaan I wanted to like this 😞

  • If you can look pass the brand it’s a pretty nice car for the money. Tons of power. Comes with all the tech you need!

  • Soooooo we're just gonna ignore the k5 headlights?

  • Was shock when the type s took the audi s4 from a dig

    • @phedeks The one I would be concerned about that dame 340im

    • @phedeks that would be hard to tell s4 got balls. I know but audi are starting to change there engines to as well.and some of the audi suffer from heat soak

    • Nonsense . The S4 is faster, they purposely let the TLX win to avoid embarrassment

  • I’m gonna zonk you for saying zonk lol

  • I would like a Spoon Sports treatment, engine cover included. No sunroof, yes to a carbon one.

  • That active exhaust sounds like sh-t.

  • Wow this car is keeping up with an NSX! I'm really interested now!

  • This was awesome! Thanks for that POV. I had the last Type S and I can’t WAIT to drive/own this one!! Same color 😍

  • I'm new to your videos. I like that you bring humor to your videos. It's never a dull moment with you. I also see you know your cars.. If Toyota can bring back the classic Supra then why can't Acura bring back the following cars.. The Acura Legend Gs, Vigor.. CL, TL, RL , RSX... The Acura Legend has one of the coolest name for an automobile. To discontinue the Legend by Acura was a unwise decision. The Legend was killing the competition.. A luxury car from the land of the rising Sun was unlike no other car at that time.. Lexus and Infiniti can thank Acura. If it wasn't for the existence of Acura there would have been no luxury car company such as Lexus and Infiniti. Acura started it. The other two follow.. Acura came first and has been around since 1986 . Honda, Toyota, Nissan. Acura, Lexus, Infiniti..

  • Acura can move chess pieces around in their board room all they want. Nobody I know would cross shop this against any of the German cars, its just a different prestige level. The real competition here is going to be the G70? Those red guages look terrible and the mousepad needs to go but the screen is to far for touch? Why no HUD?

  • That exhaust note is amazing.. being biased toward German cars, recently all of them haven’t been feeling “special” enough. This NEEDS to be in my driveway.

  • The numbers for manual transmissions all across the board have dropped significantly over the past 5 to 10 years. The auto manufacturers have to take into account how many are actually sold and go from there. Besides, with the new technology put into todays auto trans, there's no need for manuals. That's my honest opinion.

  • As long as the roof is, they coulda put a bigger sunroof in there, one that goes over the top since the roof is low

  • Ooohwee, sounds great!

  • hey JOE talk to the acura guys and see if they will make us an NSX- Type-S with 640hp

  • ok this is uuuhhh great, don't know, its either this or a used BMW M3 8 cylinder

  • Joe it’s official, you’re INDYCAR car race certified. I really enjoyed this!!!

  • Price is too high for that

  • Still driving my 2007 Type S since I bought it off the lot at Hendrick Acura in September 2007. My son is turning 18 this month, he will inherit what is still one of my favorite cars of all time. I put my downpayment on a 2021 back in December 2020. Delivery has been pushed back from May to July 2021 for my Blue/Orchid with NSX rims. There are only going to be 1,800 of these made this with each dealer getting around 10-12 in the US. Hendrick has already sold 8 of their 10 prior to delivery. If you really want one of these, I wouldn't delay your decision. The good news is there will be more in 2022. Personally, I can't wait for this machine to deliver especially after watching all of these Laguna Seka reviews I've been watching online.

  • Car is nice but not worth 50k no thanks….pricing is where all these manufacturers drop the ball

    • @Raiti's Rides excellent review btw man i come to your channel for the most info

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

  • I have been waiting for this baby and looks it worth it. However I strongly suggest Acura to rearrange placement of gages. My TL is in the Shop so I have been driving TLX for a week now, that info digital gage right in the middle of your face is not what you want to see when driving performance sedan. Graphics are a decade old and font is small...

    • I am so glad that I can share this one with you!

  • Pano sunroof Acura!!!!! Please!!!

  • Cheaper than a Supra.

  • Nice looking exterior and decent engine but ill have to zonk few things : The front badge with that ugly glossy background The interior design is just unbalanced. I like the seats but other than that its just lacking class The exterior paint on this and the new Hondas is thin and weak The last zonk goes to the price , you can get better motor for the money

  • is this vehicle made in Ohio?

  • Great Review Joe as usual!!!! as i frantically try to figure out how i can afford this!!! Looks great sounds great! Keep up the good work bud.

  • Nice car BUT 50k ! No way ! Much better options out there for that price tag

  • Just built one fully loaded 55k i had a fully loaded 440i and was 63k. Cant beat the price might have to get 1 to own.

  • I had been waiting with bated breath for the new TLX Type S and while it's an amazing performance sedan, I don't feel it's "worth the price" against a Stinger GT2. To use Joe's word, the TLX Type S has NO head up display. ZONK! No 4 camera surround view. ZONK! Both of these are available in the turbo 4 Advance package. The Stinger GT2 also has more HP and torque. Plus you get blind spot imaging AND remote start included in the price. 55 grand gets you everything plus AWD in the Stinger while 55 grand in the TLX does NOT give you a head up display, 4 cameras, blind spot images etc.. I will choose the loaded Stinger GT2 and if the Type S ever has these features at a similar price point later on, we'll see.

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

  • I think it’s a very good car for the price. I know it’s closest powertrain/drivetrain competition is the Audi S4 but I think the best comparison for value, price and size is the Kia Stinger GT 2. They are close to the same price and have a similar near luxury feel. The stinger is actually shorter in length and lighter in weight, but for daily driving it wouldn’t really matter much. Definitely a tough choice between the two if you ask me!

  • 55k their nuts its still very mundane and basic. I can understand they came out of the woodwork with more horsepower than anybody else but 350 is right at the beginning of the horsepower spec in 2021 for a turbo V6.If they would’ve done it right with 400+ maybe 450 that would’ve been show stopper

    • Thanks for sharing your input on this one.

  • Its FWD .... conversation over

  • bring those beasts to Europe

  • Speed Racer!

  • Question. Is the maintenance pricy?

  • Could work more on the exhaust. It’s a type S for a reason! Kinda disappointed on hp. Wishing it could be 400-415. But hey keep it up! You rock!

  • This car can run

  • Another automatic “sports” car 👎🏼

  • Acura is back

  • No manual is 100% the reason I traded my 07 type S for an STI

  • Joe ur killing it on.the track 👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿👊🏿🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • I love this car it looks dope

  • This was 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Manuel it will be best cvt sucks

  • I I should have putted the speed number there too

  • Theres only one huge problem Kia stinger 😩

  • no manual tlx. no manual mazda 3 turbo, no manual accord. whole automotive industry gets a FUCKING ZONK from me damnit

  • Wow, love the performance on the speedway. I am not a car enthusiast, however, the thrill of travelung super fast, hearing the rev in that powerful engine, speeding on the twisty drive almost makes me want to buy it. The truth is I work mostly from home, go out once a week for errands and shopping locally within 5 mile from home. Thisgorgeous sports car would be wasted on someone like me who works 24/7 at home and drives very little. Thank you for the exciting thrill of a ride. So happy to find your channel, fantastic reviews, very detailed with showing us the specs on thisgorgeous machine!!!! Your awesome, thrilling video made my day, THANK YOU!!!!!☺☺☺

  • You did a great job reviewing this car. I felt like I was on the track. Looks like I'm going Type S once I pay off my 2017 TLX.

  • Its a home run for Acura bout time

  • Lol ill go with lexus this to expensive and no automatic folding mirrors, no automatic steering wheel ect

  • Really want this car, but am a bit frustrated they're still sticking with no touch screen, also still no rear passenger usb, that last part especially is kind of unacceptable for a luxury sedan.

  • Nice one Joe, sorry I wasn't here for the celebration of breaking 1/2 a mil subs. Congrats on such a momentous achievement. Keep em coming!

  • Just a fancy civic

  • They need to come out with a 6spd manual transmission

  • Another great review! I even enjoy watching your reviews on cars that I'm not interested in buying. Thanks for the dedication and passion behind all of your reviews.

  • its a nicer Honda Accord. Transverse mounted engine on a AWD wheel drive architecture with most of the engine weight forward of the front axle. I'm having a hard time wondering how this cars handling will outshine a vehicle with a near 50/50 weight distribution and longitudinal mounted motor and trans mission. Foundation of the physics seems to be a compromise vs a sports car platform.

  • I am so looking forward to getting a Type S! Am not going to pay additional dealer markup though, so I will wait until demand is down or maybe even pick up a slightly used one in a year or so.

  • Gimme a 3.3 G70 any day over this thing. The stupid "boy-racer" Type S badges everywhere you look (embossed into the seat back - what a design breakthrough!), the four exhaust tips (why not six or twelve?) and the tacked-on trunk lid spoiler seem cartoonish. The G70 is understated and elegant; not the automotive equivalent of a man-bun.

    • G70 ugly af.

    • Nice to have options. Het what ever makes your heart skip a beat!

  • 4250lb for the curb weight is a serious mistake for a performance-oriented sedan.

  • Joe, would you prefer the new G70 or the TLX Type S? I don't know what to choose!

  • Wonder why Honda keeps running belt driven valve trains on their V6 Joe?

  • The first time I saw this new model in my rear view mirror, I had to take a second and third look. It's a very sexy design. But the new Infiniti sedans are a bit better looking. Now in terms of performance, I suppose this one easily comes out on top.

  • Steering wheel looks awesome 👌 😎 👏

  • Seats 💺 look incredible

  • Quad exhaust is simply spectacular 👌 🙌 😍

  • Rims are spectacular

  • Front facia looks amazing 👏 😍

  • Love the color 😍

  • Hey Joe 👋 👋

  • I've being hoping for a manual 3.5 twin turbo AWD Accord for a long time but I am so glad they finally put a turbo V6 on something lol. Not twin turbo and the engine is on the smaller side but definitely the right move specially with AWD. Love the direction Honda is going.

    • This thing was a blast to drive! Thanks for being here!

  • I'd lease one of these. For now I'll keep my Lincoln MKZ a very undermarketed sedan plenty fast and comfy. Too bad they discontinued it.

  • "...My girfriend wrapped it around a tree...i mean ex girlfriend..."

  • It looks like a japanese Alfa Romeo to me, what a beauty, also they don't tell you, but if you take it to the track the seats change color from white to racing Red which is a really nice touch from Acura.

  • Laguna Seca was my favorite track in Gran Turismo, what a dream road to ride!Great review!!This car might be the one for me!!That sound system is a game changer!!This is going to be the perfect daily driver and aftermarket rocket👌

  • Goddamn inflation. I'll wait a year for the price to be slashed by a 3rd.

  • Goddamn inflation. I'll wait a year for the price to be slashed by a 3rd.

  • C43 amg better

  • Joe has nice triceps id say

  • The only thing I don’t like about this Acura is the dials.

  • Joe my guy! Love love love your reviews!! Never disappoints. Revved up

  • Sorry Acura not worth 55 Gs🤔😑 I can get something 😉better for half that price!