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The 2021 Acura TLX is a well-equipped performance sedan that offers a range of comfort and convenience options to suit your ever-changing needs. The updated-for-2021 TLX is as at home at the valet stand as it is carving through a winding back road.
F 42.4"/R 34.9"
F 37.2"/R 36.3"
The great thing about the TLX is that you can find just the right spec for your evolving needs. With loads of standard features, even the base model is well appointed. Plus, with a host of options via its various upgrade packages, it also offers a ton of customization. For 2021, expect standard equipment across all trim levels such as LED headlights, a 10.2-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, heated, power-adjustable front seats, simulated leather upholstery, onboard Wi-Fi hotspot dual-zone climate control, a 10-speaker sound system, and aluminum interior trim.
When it's a cool autumn morning and a long stretch of empty winding road is ahead of you, the TLX is the perfect companion for a spirited drive. Acura delivers race-bred performance in the TLX A-Spec without sacrificing comfort and convenience. With a sport-tuned engine and suspension, plus a sporty exterior and interior upgrades, the A-Spec is sure to make a splash.
Acura has a long-time partnership with award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner. The result is the phenomenal the ELS Studio® sound system. Opt for either the A-Spec and Advanced trim level you'll experience studio sound quality to make those long drives even more enjoyable.
Across all 2021 TLX trim levels are a variety of tech-focused features and options. Standard across all trim levels is a system called AcuraWatch. This system includes driver-aid features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and a driver attention monitor.
All models of the TLX come standard with front-wheel drive. However, if you opt for the V6 model you'll get Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) as standard. This system directs power and torque to the wheels that are in search of traction. The result is a planted and capable sports sedan that's also fun to drive.
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The Acura RDX is a compact luxury SUV with seating for five. Model years 2016–2018 come standard with a 279 hp, 3.5-L V6 engine paired with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an available option. In 2019 Acura redesigned the RDX, swapping the V6 for a 272 hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Even in the base trim, the Acura RDX has standard leatherette seats for all model years.
2016–2021 Acura RDXs come with the following features:
279-horsepower V6 on model years 2016–2018; 272 hp turbo-four on model years 2019 and later
Standard seven-speaker audio system with USB and Bluetooth connections
Standard leatherette seats, heated in the front
The Acura MDX is a luxury three-row SUV that recently received a refresh in 2017. Its cabin is finely appointed with premium materials and provides a quiet, comfortable ride. The standard engine in the 2017–2019 MDX is a 290-hp V6 engine. There's also a hybrid model powered by a 3.0L V6 available from 2017 onward. Those that feel Apple CarPlay or Android Auto are a must should look for a 2018 or newer model as they become standard in the 2018 model year. Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive system is also an option on the 2017–2019 MDX. The MDX is a good choice for families that are looking for something a little more upscale. Standard features on the 2017 Acura MDX include:
Collision-mitigation braking system
Adaptive cruise control
Acura's RLX sedan offers great features and performance. Take a look at 2017–2019 models and you'll find seating for five and a very generous 14.9 cu-ft of storage in the trunk (11.6 cu-ft in hybrid models). Acura gave the TLX a refreshed exterior and updated interior for the 2018 model year, for these models and newer, you can expect standard tech and features like:
Leather-trimmed interior with 12-way power front seats
Dual seven-inch and eight-inch displays with navigation
14-speaker ELS audio system
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RepairPal gave the Acura TLX an overall reliability rating of 5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Acura TLX 1st out of 55 among Luxury Midsize Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Acura TLX
272-hp, 280-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
Lane Departure Warning
Automated Cruise Control
Front Seat Heaters
Includes all features available on the Base
No significant upgrades found on the SH-AWD
Includes all features available on the SH-AWD
No significant upgrades found on the SH-AWD A-Spec
Includes all features available on the SH-AWD A-Spec
Rear Seat Heaters
Head Up Display
Heated Steering Wheel
Blind Spot Monitor
The 2021 Acura TLX is available in six color options:
Apex Blue Pearl
Lunar Silver Metallic
Majestic Black Pearl
Modern Steel Metallic
Performance Red Pearl
Platinum White Pearl
Optional leather and microsuede inserts for seating surfaces
Standard heated and optional cooled seats
13.5 cu-ft of trunk space
The 2021 Acura TLX is not yet rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.