Conventional wisdom: Motor Trend says, “Appreciate the 2021 Acura TLX for its abounding strengths, but don’t abide too abundant on the numbers.”
Marketer’s pitch: “A Knockout Drive.”
Reality: The TLX is maybe a TKO.
What’s new: The TLX gets a redesign for the 2021 archetypal year, adapted from the arena up. It now has a new engine, best wheelbase, added stance, and a lower profile.
But it’s still a baby exceptional auto and feels abundant abate than the Volvo S60 I activated aftermost week.
Up to speed: The new 272-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo four replaces both the four and the six in beforehand models. The new agent bests both engines for torque and alone hardly cuts application from the 3.5-liter six.
While its 0-to-60 now is a not-so-impressive 7 seconds, according to Motor Trend, I acquisition that the 40-to-80 dispatch seems alike faster than the aboriginal 40 mph. Thus, casual on the artery is accessible peasy and lets your adolescent travelers apperceive who’s the boss. Or at atomic lets them anticipate that.
Shifty: The 10-speed automated adds a accessory over the antecedent generation’s 9er but still offers alone paddle shifters for your gear-selecting pleasure.
The accessory selector is Acura’s now-common row of buttons. I’m acclimated to it, but it’s not my favorite.
On the road: Sport approach created the best joy, admitting the automated manual ran in adequately low gears. Sport approach while alive fabricated for best