The 2021 Acura TLX is the most recent luxurious sedan from the corporate as soon as identified for the legendary Legend and its justified “Precision Crafted Efficiency” tagline. Eager to recapture a few of that 1990s magic, everybody at Acura – from brand chief Jon Ikeda down – is targeted on returning sportiness to the luxurious automaker, one new product at a time. Within the case of the TLX, has that effort paid off?
Numbers-wise, that seems seemingly. Underpinning each 2021 TLX is an Acura-exclusive platform, and every trim stage (save the high-performance Type S) will get a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. Shared with the RDX, the engine produces a stout 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet, beating the previous base 2.4-liter 4 by 66 and 98, respectively. It’s additionally received extra twist – although a bit much less energy – than the previously non-obligatory 3.5-liter V6, which made 290 hp and 267 lb-ft. A quick 10-speed automated transmission and obtainable Tremendous Dealing with All-Wheel Drive additional the TLX’s spec-chart efficiency. However what about when paper turns to pavement?
Doing Its Greatest
Acura went to nice lengths to give the 2021 TLX sportier, more neutral handling. A return to a double-wishbone entrance…