The 2021 Acura TLX-AWD was released to replace the first-generation car after it was introduced to the market six years ago.
2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD Review
In those six years, the demand for SUVs has skyrocketed. The TLX is a breath of fresh air from the SUV mania and is now Acura’s largest sedan since the RLX was discontinued.
The reimagined 2021 Acura TLX is distinctively leaner and sportier than the earlier version. The car sits lower to the ground with a wider and more imposing stance. The hood is longer and sleeker than before. The front grille is flanked by jewel-eyed LED headlamps. The line-up of available metallic colors gives the car a racy appearance.
Comfortable and High-Tech Interior
The TLX has super comfortable bucket seats with available sporty Ultrasuede and leather trim that is unique to the brand. the metal footrest adds to the desired sporty look. The cabin lighting is ambient with 24 modes.
The center of the dashboard has a 10.2-inch screen that’s controlled by Acura’s True Touchpad interface. To avoid driver distraction, there is a voice recognition function to aid you in getting directions while not taking your eyes off the road. The premium audio system boasts of 17 speakers. Of course, there is integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Impressive Engine and Transmission
The new TLX’s 2-litre turbo engine delivers 13 lb-ft more torque than the retired 3.5-liter V6 engine. This car pushes the limits of performance with the 272 horsepower VTEC engine. The 10-speed automatic transmission is completely in sync with the engine. I also like the pushbutton shifter rather than a rotary shifter.
The 2021 Acura TLX has a double-wishbone front suspension for exceptional handling and corner maneuvering. Acura claims the body is the stiffest ever, providing a solid base against which to tune the suspension. The result is a firm and steady ride. The Michelin tires and all-wheel-drive feature are great for driving on slippery, slick, wet surfaces.
To Sum Up The 2021 Acura TLX SH
The new 2021 Acura TLX-AWD sports sedan has a sleek exterior. The interior cabin is roomy and comfortable. The voice-activated infotainment system avoids driver distraction. The increased engine torque and pushbutton shifter are definite upgrades from the previous model of sedan.