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Tuned To A Higher Level
Designed at its core for extreme performance, the new ultra-rigid chassis, double wishbone front suspension, and Adaptive Damper System of the 2021 TLX Type S allow for precision control of its immense power. Calibrate the reflexes of the Type S to your exact preference for any road with the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) drive modes, including an exclusive Sport+ mode for true thrill seekers.
The Acura TLX Type S has a lot of power for everyday driving
Aside from a few aesthetic tweaks like the lightweight Y-spoke 20-inch wheels and the quad exhaust tips, there’s not much to differentiate the Type S from the TLX A-Spec. Even the interior on both cars looks largely the same as they both feature leather seats with suede inserts. But what sets the TLX Type S apart from its what’s under the hood: A turbocharged V6 that produces 355 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.
That powerplant is matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission that routes power to all four wheels via Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system. That sounds awesome, right? It is, but it’s too bad that you can’t use all of it when you’re driving to Target in a 40-mph zone. That is unless you peg the gas pedal as I did.
Stick the gas pedal to the floor and the first thing you’ll notice is the car’s quick throttle response, which is followed by a fast sweep of the tachometer. As the revs build, so does the power. But unlike the wave of power that you’ll find in the Genesis G70, the TLX Type S unleashes its horses in a smooth and linear fashion. That being said, there’s not much turbo lag to speak of, instead, it’s just an even and steady thrust forward.
That power delivery doesn’t come with much of a racket in terms of sound either. There is some sound that comes from those quad exhaust tips, but it’s pretty quiet at almost every point in the RPM range. The car handles well, too, but what’s more surprising is that it doesn’t beat you up at freeway speeds. That means that you can confidently throw it into your favorite decreasing radius turns that form the clover-leaf off-ramp to your nearest Costco. (I see you, my fellow pseudo racecar drivers.)
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