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

  • New model packs more performance and features at a starting price of $43,990
  • High performance Type S variant with 3.0 litre, V6 Turbo to arrive next spring

The 2021 Acura TLX is set to launch nationwide in late September 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 packing 272-horsepower will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $43,990.

Acura’s torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system is now standard with the TLX Type S, powered by Acura’s new 3.0-litre V6 Turbo, arriving next spring. Pricing for the Type S will be announced closer to its launch date.

Complementing its stunning new design and athletic stance, the TLX’s new 2.0-litre DOHC VTEC® Turbo engine delivers more 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). Additional performance enhancing features 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 and features 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 available LED interior ambient lighting with up to 24 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

TLX Pricing and Feature Comparison

2020 TLX 3.5L V6

2021 TLX 2.0T

2021 TLX Type S






3.5-litre V6

2.0-litre Turbo

3.0-litre Turbo


9-speed AT

10-speed AT

10-speed AT

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™

Available – 3rd Gen

Standard – 4th Gen

Standard – 4th Gen

Peak Horsepower (SAE Net)

290 @ 6200 RPM

272 @ 6500 RPM


Peak Torque (SAE Net)

267 @ 4500 RPM

280 @ 1600-4500 RPM



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


Full-LED Exterior Lighting

User Interface

Dual Screen On Demand Multi-User Display

True Touchpad Interface w/ 10.2-inch HD display

True Touchpad Interface w/ 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™

Integrated Dynamic System (IDS)



w/ Individual Mode


w/ Individual Mode

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 Airbag



Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)


Traffic Sign Recognition


4G LTE WiFi Hot Spot



Wheelbase (mm)


2870 (+95)

2870 (+95)

Width (mm)


1910 (+56)

1910 (+56)

Length (mm)


4943 (+74)

4943 (+74)

Height (mm)


1433 (-14)

1433 (-14)

Track (mm)



 F: 1626 (+30) R: 1641 (+39)

F:1626 (+30) R:1641 (+39)

EPA Passenger Volume (litres)


2645 (+3)

2645 (+3)

Max Cargo Volume, including rear underfloor  (litres)


382 (+8)

382 (+8)

2021 TLX Packages and Feature Details


TLX 2.0T







Platinum Elite


Type S

MSRP – Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™







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

w/ Sport +

Adaptive Damper System (ADS)

Remote Engine Start with vehicle feedback


Full-LED Exterior Lighting

18’’ Aluminum Alloy Wheels


19” Aluminum Alloy Wheels



20” Aluminum Allow Wheels





A-Spec 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


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

A-Spec Sport Appearance Package

LED Ambient Interior Lighting




IconicDrive™ LED Ambient Interior Lighting


AcuraWatch® with Traffic Jam Assist

Next-Generation Passenger Front Airbag

Blind Spot Information (BSI)

Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor

Front and Rear Parking Sensors

About Acura Canada
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance. Acura celebrated its 30th anniversary in Canada in February 2017 and has grown to include 51 locations in its dealer network across the country. For more information, please visit www.acura.ca.


# # #