Price (as tested) 💲: $46,750

Powertrain ⚙️: 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Output 💪: 272 hp and 280 lb/ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 10-speed automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 6.5 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 155 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 21 city/ 29 highway/ 24 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 3,920 lbs


Though the Acura TLX sedan has all but lost the plot as a sport sedan, the new generation is intended to pick up where the inspired TL left off in 2008. In this review, Miles evaluates whether the 2021 Acura TLX, with its bespoke platform, “Precision Crafted Performance” driving dynamics, sharp design, and more luxurious cabin is finally a rival to German sport sedans like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4. Our tester is an A-Spec trim with the Super Handling AWD system painted in Apex Blue Pearl.