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Acura TLX 2 (UB5/UB6/UB7) Sedan (2020)

Neoscore 62%NEX score 80%

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Product Overview

The 2nd-generation Acura TLX wears an athletic design with enhanced interior comfort and is powered by new, all-turbocharged engine lineup that deliver superior performance.
Honda engineered the 2nd-gen Acura TLX to be the best-handling sedan in the brand's history. The 2.0L turbocharged VTEC combined with the 4th-generation SH-AWD system as well as rigid body structure and re-tuned suspensions deliver the desired characteristics.
The standard TLX features more dynamic design than its predecessor. The A-Spec sport package adds more sporting appearance upgrades.
The high-performance TLX Type S builds on the styling of A-Spec and adds the all-new turbocharged V6 developed for Acura Type S models.
Acura's 4th-gen SH-AWD has 40% more rear torque capacity and 30% quicker front-to-tear torque transfer than its predecessor. It transfers up to 70% of the torque to the rear axle during normal driving and continuously apportioning up to 100% of the rear-axle torque between the two wheels. The rear axle is also continuously overdriven by 2.9% to amplify handling.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 62% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great suspension setup
  • Good AWD system
  • Good engine reliability
  • Above-average styling
Cons
  • Lack in power

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent all-wheel drive
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Stylish interior
  • Powerful V6 engine
Cons
  • Lack of standard tech
  • Not as fun as rivals
  • No adaptive cruise control
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Specifications

Variants:
I4 AWD
I4 FWD
V6 Type S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
382 L / 13.5 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers
5

Chassis

Brakes
Electro-Servo Brakes
I4 AWDBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 330.2 mm
I4 FWDBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 330.2 mm
V6 Type SBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 363.22 mm
Brakes | Rear
Disc, 330.2 mm
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
I4 AWDTire Size
235/50 R18, 255/40 R19
I4 FWDTire Size
235/50 R18, 255/40 R19
V6 Type STire Size
255/35 R20
I4 AWDTurning Circle
12.2 m / 40.0 ft
I4 FWDTurning Circle
12.2 m / 40.0 ft
V6 Type STurning Circle
12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
135 mm / 5.3 in
Size | Height
1433 mm / 56.4 in
Size | Length
4943 mm / 194.6 in
Size | Width
1910 mm / 75.2 in
Track Width | Front
1626.0 mm / 64.0 in
Track Width | Rear
1641.0 mm / 64.6 in
I4 AWDWeight
1781.0 kg / 3926.4 lbs
I4 FWDWeight
1682.0 kg / 3708.2 lbs
V6 Type SWeight
1945.0 kg / 4288.0 lbs
Wheel Size
8.0J x 18, 8.5J x 19
Wheelbase
2870 mm / 113.0 in

Performance

I4 AWDFuel Economy
9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (urban) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (highway)
I4 FWDFuel Economy
9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (combined) | 10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)
V6 Type SFuel Economy
11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (highway)

Powertrain

I4 AWDDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
I4 FWDDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
V6 Type SDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
I4 AWDEmission Standard
SULEV-30
I4 FWDEmission Standard
SULEV-30
V6 Type SEmission Standard
ULEV70
I4 AWDEngine | Displacement
3.0 L
I4 FWDEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
I4 AWDEngine | Power
272.0 hp / 202.8 kW @ 6500 rpm
I4 FWDEngine | Power
272.0 hp / 202.8 kW @ 6500 rpm
V6 Type SEngine | Power
355.0 hp / 264.7 kW @ 5500 rpm
I4 AWDEngine | Torque
380 Nm / 280.3 lb-ft @ 1600-4500 rpm
I4 FWDEngine | Torque
380 Nm / 280.3 lb-ft @ 1600-4500 rpm
V6 Type SEngine | Torque
480 Nm / 354.0 lb-ft @ 1400-5000 rpm
I4 AWDEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
I4 FWDEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
V6 Type SEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
10-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic
I4 AWDTransmission | Type
Automatic SportShift
I4 FWDTransmission | Type
Automatic SportShift
V6 Type STransmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2020 Q3
I4 AWDAvailability
2020
I4 FWDAvailability
2020
V6 Type SAvailability
2021
Debut
2020-05-28
Made In
USA

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
, Advance and Technology packages offered on lesser models. You'll find heated and cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming mirrors. This might not be a brand-new sedan, but it certainly does not want for features. Overall, despite its tech shortcomings, I like the TLX's interior.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Not as fun as rivals
  • Not as efficient as rivals

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2021 Acura TLX starts at $38,525, including $1,025 for destination. Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 making 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel-drive is standard on the TLX, but you can add Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful turbo I4
  • Excellent all-wheel drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Lack of standard tech
  • No adaptive cruise control

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The 2021 Acura TLX is Acura's strongest effort yet to recapture the magic of its early days. It's not perfect — the Genesis G70 offers better driving dynamics, the BMW 3 Series has a better infotainment system. The TLX offers a good combination of sporty driving dynamics and high-end features.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Unique styling
  • Unique infotainment system
  • Stylish interior
Cons
  • Lack of tech features

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition review: More than meets the eye. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-acura-tlx-3-5l-sh-awd-pmc-edition-review/. 2020-02-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ 2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-Spec review: Return to form. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-acura-tlx-sh-awd-review/. 2020-12-18. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec SH-AWD review: Recapturing the Golden Age. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2021-acura-tlx-review/. 2021-02-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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