The latest 2021 Acura TLX is expected to offer car aficionados more reliability and technologically sound functions. Acura car brand focuses more on producing technology-oriented cars. The new TLX model was designed to redeem the performance prowess, that was once crucial, in helping Honda outshine its competitors. Perhaps still maintaining its traditional looks, the most significant upgrades are expected to feature in the car’s interior. With updates on handling and steering, this luxury car will possibly come with more options in terms of engine type and performance. Here are ten things you probably didn’t know about the 2021 Acura TLX.
1. The 2021 Acura TLX Engine and Performance
This latest model is likely to continue offering both the 4- and 6-cylinder engine. Its standard mill is projected to be a turbocharged, inline-four 2.0-liter from the existing Honda Accord. With a 252 horsepower, it can attain excellent acceleration and a sensibly quiet and smooth ride. The Acura TLX is also expected to come with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine, which is much potent than the current 3.5-liter, 290-hp V-6 engine. The redesigned sedan will experience the return to Acura’s fanatic roots with the high-performance Type S trim.
2. The 2021 Acura TLX Fuel Economy and Gas Mileage
According to “Car Buzz”, TLX’s 2.4-liter makes up for the power deficit by affording incredible fuel economy numbers. This model has EPA-rated estimates at 23/33/27mpg for city, highway, and combined cycles, respectively. And this is a considerable improvement on the Genesis D70 running on a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. By purchasing a 2021 Acura TLX with a 17.2-gallon gas tank, owners can realize a 465-mile combined city/highway range. The economy may take a little dip to 26mpg mixed driving should buyers choose the A-Spec model. The standard form V-6 version has an estimated EPA-rated economy of 20/31/24 for the city, highway, and combined cycles with a 412-mile range.
3. The 2021 Acura TLX Dimensions
Smaller than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class but more significant than a C-Class, the Acura TLX is approximately 190.7″ long. However, the sporty A-Spec version is 191″ long. All TLX models are 57″ tall and 73″ wide. Compared to its main competitors, the TLX is longer with a 109.3-inch wheelbase. Its curb weight ranges from 3,505lbs (4-cylinder version) to 3,812lbs (range-topping V-6 with all-wheel drive). All these figures correspond with all models in this segment.
4. The 2021 Acura TLX Interior
TLX’s interior welcomes you with a comfortable, spacious, and well-built cabin, whose design is neat rather than extravagant. Its dashboard’s layout is exciting and modern. The dual-screen infotainment system is more advanced and complex than its competitor’s single-screen interphases. The same can be said for the shifter buttons, with high spec models missing the traditional lever. The seats are crafted from high-quality leather that offers adequate support and is spacious enough for adults. Additionally, the soft-touch plastics and gloss wood inserts used for the upper dashboards render a pleasant feel. Unlike other controls, Acura has shown little concern reinventing the primary car experimentation, resulting in a logical and neat interior.
5. The 2021 Acura TLX Exterior
The exterior appearance of the 2021 exterior generally remains the same with few minor additions. It has been remodeled with some higher modifications introduced and retains its performance-enhancing and aerodynamic shape. According to “Car Reviews”, a better set of better tires can make the Acura TLX a better car, but until then, you should expect some friction. Above all, it still retains the sporty characteristics of its predecessors.
6. The 2021 Acura TLX Infotainment
One crucial area where the 2021 Acura TLX distinctively compares with most of its competitors, is the infotainment system. As mentioned in the previous point, its interior setup features a dual-screen layout that’s complicated by detailed menus. The top, 8-inch screen bonds with the lower 7-inch touch screen, displaying sections for audio, climate, and navigation. While it’s more responsive to input than previous models, the system’s operation speed is still slow due to the double screen layout and complicated menus.
7. The Acura TLX Connectivity Support Features
Seven speakers support TLX’s standard sound system. Connectivity support, include Android Auto Integration, Apple Carplay, Bluetooth streaming audio, Pandora compatibility, Siri Eyes Free, USB audio, SiriusXM satellite radio, and MP3/aux input. The Technology Package comes with 3D navigation, although its graphics aren’t as slick. Additionally, the package includes HD radio, AcuraLink real-time communication system, and a 10-speaker ELS audio system. The Advanced Technology Package comes with a wireless charging feature.
8. The 2021 Acura TLX Trunk and Cargo Space
When it comes to trunk space for cars in this segment, the Acura TLX remains quite competitive. All of its models have 13.2 cubic feet of space except for the Advanced Package, which offers 14.3 cubic feet of space. Below the trunk space is a separate compartment that can accommodate up to four grocery bags. Back seats can also be folded to achieve a 60/40 split.
9. The 2021 Acura TLX Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Acura offers one of the best and most extensive powertrain warranties in the industry. TLX’s limited warranty compares well with most of its rivals, but unfortunately, it doesn’t provide any complimentary car maintenance. According to Car and Driver, it offers a 4-year limited warranty (50,000 miles) and a 6-year powertrain warranty (70,000 miles).
10. The 2021 Acura TLX Price and Release Date
While there isn’t any official release date known for the 2021 Acura TLX, the Acura Type S version is expected to hit the show room on August 16th and 18th, respectively. Also, pricing remains uncertain, but Acura enthusiasts should expect a decent-size price increase from the current model’s $33,995 MSRP to $50,945 inclusive of destination fees.
The 2021 Acura TLX provides an attractive and luxury mid-size sedan package for the Honda/Acura aficionados. However, you may question whether it does enough to woo potential buyers who would be tempted to knock on competitor doors. While the answer is a definite no, Acura TLX offers a superb step-up for buyers upgrading from lower segments.