2021 Acura TLX Review // Don’t Buy That Mercedes, Yet.

12 000 Shikime 484 mijë

What happens when you add an Acura badge and Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive to a four-cylinder turbocharged luxury sedan? The answer: the all-new redesigned 2021 Acura TLX Premium Elite. At $52,305.00 CAD, ($48,300 USD) this executive sedan is fit for a king, or queen, or even you! Watch as Thomas and James take it around the Throttle House Test track and discuss its interior and exterior attributes. SUBSCRIBE!

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  1. Ccrawford
    23 orë më parë

    10:15 I completely disagree with Thomas. I have a 2019 MDX and it has the push button gear shifter and I'm completely used to it now. I don't even have to look. Obviously if you drive the car every day you're going to get used to it.

  2. George R
    George R
    4 ditë më parë

    I picked up the Accord 2.0t touring, traded in my '19 Civic Si both cars r hella fun the Accord is just a little more grown up but Si has that LSD I hope Honda puts 1 in the new Accord that would b awesome except I have the generation with out it 🤷🏼

  3. George R
    George R
    4 ditë më parë

    You can turn the traction & stability control off thru a sequence of using the traction control button, parking brake & brake pedal.. it's a little bit of a pain but once you learn how to do it's very simple n' takes about 10-15 seconds... Just a little FYI 👍👍

  4. reg
    5 ditë më parë

    i think the v6 with sh-awd suits the tlx for weight and balance ..

  5. PFYT88
    9 ditë më parë

    How much more mpg does this get more than the type s?

  6. Shourya Sengupta
    Shourya Sengupta
    14 ditë më parë

    Are we going to ignore that this car has an all wheel drive system called SHAW-D?

  7. Eric Banner
    Eric Banner
    15 ditë më parë

    It reminds me of the Acura Vigor. An oversized overwrought Accord.

  8. FlashWave2020
    16 ditë më parë

    Imagine paying 52 grand of hard earn money for such a boring car. They keep redesigning this car every few years and still can’t get it right.

  9. N .A
    N .A
    19 ditë më parë

    Acura 👍you nailed it once again nice job. "Honda Japan" and "Honda Australia" We need this design for 2021 otherwise start closing your dealership and start packing your bags. The honda accord exterior design isn't good enough and isnt selling. Bring back the accord euro!!

  10. Demetrius moore
    Demetrius moore
    20 ditë më parë

    Why TF isn’t this on Apple Music?! 👿

  11. Arcidz
    22 ditë më parë

    Can we get a tlx vs k5?

  12. djaric
    24 ditë më parë

    toight. Like a tiger.

  13. Marquis Strongchild
    Marquis Strongchild
    24 ditë më parë

    Why cant they just keep the shifter😭😭😭

  14. Reiner D'souza
    Reiner D'souza
    25 ditë më parë

    Every times James says “ and I’m James” it sounds like he’s reminding himself of who he is

  15. Dhirajj Dewan
    Dhirajj Dewan
    Muaj më parë

    I have a Honda Odyssey with the same shifter, I love it! It did take me a while to get used to, but I love it now. The new Acura interior is amazing! I am actually waiting for the Type S MDX, getting one soon.

  16. Dan Adams
    Dan Adams
    Muaj më parë

    When will you be reviewing the Type S?

  17. Arcidz
    Muaj më parë

    Give us a tlx vs k5 pleassseee

  18. King kong
    King kong
    Muaj më parë

    The automatic supply coincidingly fence because steam serologically push times a old-fashioned airship. bumpy, young fired

  19. Youtube Sucks
    Youtube Sucks
    Muaj më parë

    Wait, what?!! 4000 lbs? Uh no! 🙊😩

  20. Julia Anderson
    Julia Anderson
    Muaj më parë

    Too fucking bias, I wonder if they got paid by Honda. Sadly ALfirst is becoming to be a washroom wall.

  21. Art by Atlas
    Art by Atlas
    Muaj më parë

    I could see how the UI could be kinda tough, but I definitely like the Sci-Fi look of the interior lol

  22. Men Guarding Their Own Wallets
    Men Guarding Their Own Wallets
    Muaj më parë

    Heads Up: the 2022 TLX Type-R comes with a 360 hp Turbo-V6 ! Oh yeah baby !!!!

  23. Go Explore Asia
    Go Explore Asia
    Muaj më parë

    Exterior design already looks dated.

  24. Muhamad Naimuddin bin Nasruddin
    Muhamad Naimuddin bin Nasruddin
    Muaj më parë


  25. Neightrix Prime
    Neightrix Prime
    Muaj më parë

    I personally feel the touchpad is very intuitive. We've all used keyboards, mousepads, and touchscreens. It's not really bringing anything new.

  26. Hgood1
    Muaj më parë

    Like it a lot, but the weird clear plastic rectangle behind the acura logo on the grill is kinda funky.

  27. good life
    good life
    Muaj më parë

    I fucking need a RWD accord or TLX!

  28. Blake Neyland
    Blake Neyland
    Muaj më parë

    They really needed to include a full digital gage cluster.

  29. Peter Pan
    Peter Pan
    Muaj më parë

    Why did Acura decided to utilize Mazda design cues?

  30. G W
    G W
    Muaj më parë

    Thomas & James, i got a 2007 Acura TL Type S Manual. Feel free to contact me when the new TLX Type S comes out. Should be an interesting video, old vs new.😎

  31. rabson senat
    rabson senat
    Muaj më parë

    I would like to see it against the Genesis g70

  32. Shayan Amin
    Shayan Amin
    Muaj më parë

    R.I.P N.A 3.5 jseries v6

  33. vballmusicGod
    Muaj më parë

    TOIGHT LIKE A TOIGER, i thought i was the only one who said that regularly hahahahha

  34. Steve Wise
    Steve Wise
    Muaj më parë

    Acura went from a luxury brand to mainstream and compared to a Sonata and Accord. That’s the wrong direction.

  35. Daniel Ramnauth
    Daniel Ramnauth
    Muaj më parë

    hmm...it does look like a catfish...

  36. Aoru
    Muaj më parë

    So basically its kinda boring to drive this like subaru legacy. That leg room in the back though kinda appalling for a car that is 195 inches long, a legacy is only about 189 or so and it has way more leg room.

  37. Shawn Miller
    Shawn Miller
    2 muaj më parë

    All the cars in this category bore me right now. I really want to upgrade from my Q50, but nothing makes me say "I have to have that car".

  38. TRAVIS411
    2 muaj më parë

    Sounds just like my old TLX...overpriced HONDA, but better looking...still HONDA, with AWD. So 20K for AWD and a look? Really?

  39. Ryan Hsu
    Ryan Hsu
    2 muaj më parë

    Jesus it looks ugly. Acura, Honda, Toyota is never a brand I look at.

  40. Robert Ortiz
    Robert Ortiz
    2 muaj më parë

    I like the Acura but I'm happy with my 2020 Avalon XLE.

  41. R Usack
    R Usack
    2 muaj më parë

    Great video...great car!

  42. Saurabh
    2 muaj më parë

    Accord will beat the shift out of Acura TLX in a drag race I can bet that.

  43. Sanjay Sundaram
    Sanjay Sundaram
    2 muaj më parë

    Lexus ES350 over this . Sorry

  44. Alvonte Rogers
    Alvonte Rogers
    2 muaj më parë

    Nah still buying the mercedes lol

  45. DVO
    2 muaj më parë

    I hate those huge grills though

  46. Tax0311 Tax0311
    Tax0311 Tax0311
    2 muaj më parë

    With a crapppppy and 💩y noisy as hellll 2.0 turbo engine, wayyyyy to goooo crappppy acuraaa

  47. John H
    John H
    2 muaj më parë

    beautiful honda!

  48. Stephan Garcia
    Stephan Garcia
    2 muaj më parë

    Sorry, but when I can get passed up by a minivan, that says something. I'm not getting another TLX

  49. Garrett Lake
    Garrett Lake
    2 muaj më parë

    50g’s and 272hp? Pshhhh

  50. C'estLaVie
    2 muaj më parë

    all the best design were dead since 2000. Cars from 1991 ~ 1999 were better.

  51. Honda Boy
    Honda Boy
    2 muaj më parë

    I love this car but the grille emblem is just not working for me

    1. Honda Boy
      Honda Boy
      2 muaj më parë

      @kingfarticusreturns i don't like how they put a little clear plastic on the emblem

    2. kingfarticusreturns
      2 muaj më parë

      I think they finally got that part right. The beak was ridiculous, but so was the oversized Acura emblem that came after the beak. Now it's smaller.

  52. Symetrie
    2 muaj më parë

    BUYERS BEWARE: if you really want to buy a TLX (which I cannot advise against enough) at least DO NOT buy the one with the ZF 9 speed automatic. Not only this car has been at least 10 times worse than the worst car I have ever had, with the atrociously horrible ZF 9 speed automatic every single time I was driving this thing I wanted to utterly crash it and completely destroy it. The only two things I did not profoundly hate from that stupid car was the V6 and the SH-AWD (which to give credit where it's due would have been both marvelous in a real car). Beside that, it's an absolute cancer and its value dropped like Gillette after their toxic masculinity campaign. Kept it 36 months, put around 50'000 km on it, paid over 64K$ CAD and the best offer I received (in extremely good condition) was 18K$ CAD when I tried to sell it. Just do yourself a favor and don't buy this thing Acura calls a car.

    1. Symetrie
      2 muaj më parë

      @kingfarticusreturns Absolutely right. Sadly Acura have been sliding down the garbage drain so fast since 2012. The last great Acura that I bought was a 2012 TSX A-Spec. I never thought it would become such unreliable garbage. Sometimes it's very expensive to learn in life, and that was definitely my most painful one. Never in my life will I ever buy/lease an Acura again.

    2. kingfarticusreturns
      2 muaj më parë

      Interesting to read this. I think your mistake was buying an Acura lol. Acuras are meant to be leased cheaply and then discarded.

  53. TheExpert
    2 muaj më parë

    I like buttons for gear selection. I wasnt until i got shoulder injury temporarily. Now i realize how good that is. I like to see more space in the back.

  54. Mars Allen
    Mars Allen
    2 muaj më parë

    Imagine buying an Acura instead of a BMW 5 lewl

  55. Daniel Melendez
    Daniel Melendez
    2 muaj më parë

    Acura should take a closer look at the cars like the E39, real 4 door sedan with an attitude. You need a body that will age with grace and all those curves and sharp edges on the TLX are the opposite. Hopefully when the TLX type -s comes out the car will have more attitude although most likely it will be the same interior. I get it, this is a sedan on a budget if you will when compared to a MB or a BMW. However, it should be more reliable than the German rivals. These days they pack cars with so many electronics that they forget about the driving experience.

  56. Daniel Melendez
    Daniel Melendez
    2 muaj më parë

    The Acura LOGO on the GRILL is UGLY! now, my biggest hot button is the lack of a shifter in a car that is supposed to be a 4 door sports sedan. While it is an Acura, they just dont get it that the front fascia of the car is everything. The grill is the whole attitude of the car, S-HAWD system is excellent. I know because I own a Acura MDX 2011 and that is a fantastic SUV in dry, wet and snow environments. I hate the beak in my MDX but Acura keeps making the same mistake.

  57. Andy Brian
    Andy Brian
    2 muaj më parë

    Considering Mercedes quality control issues, reliability and almost legendary electrical faults, yeah, I would stick to the Acura any day of the week. If it were my money of course.

  58. Sosa Kinkos
    Sosa Kinkos
    2 muaj më parë

    Liked for the Giulia shoutout. Love mine with all my heart

  59. Wolny Obywatel
    Wolny Obywatel
    2 muaj më parë

    Accura for life!! 🔥

  60. Andiez Nutz
    Andiez Nutz
    2 muaj më parë

    Dream car

  61. daniansar
    2 muaj më parë

    Is the dead Europe Accord 😢

  62. Sarea Fancy
    Sarea Fancy
    2 muaj më parë

    Thanks. Great video, great ALfirstr. I wanna says thanks to hqreps. Hundred items of luxuxry stuff in cheap price, only a hundred bucks for each item. And it takes 10 days shipment, they are great, just share to you all.

    2 muaj më parë

    Laughs in kia stinger gt

  64. Matthew
    2 muaj më parë

    Stop making cars/tech that lie to us!

  65. Francis Gallozzi
    Francis Gallozzi
    3 muaj më parë

    What you meant say was, don't buy this yet. Wait for the upcoming Type S.

    1. AFCompany
      2 muaj më parë

      You’re not going to get the Type S it’s going to be impossible. It sold out online in 8 hours in Canada and I assume will do the same in the US. Unless you know someone I highly doubt anyone will be able to get their hands on a 2021 Type-S.

  66. Gaming Norwegian
    Gaming Norwegian
    3 muaj më parë

    1:44, like a Prius you mean... They also have batteries in the trunk, just saying.

  67. hifi noob 2018
    hifi noob 2018
    3 muaj më parë

    Great car! I wouldn't buy a new luxury car from any brand considering the massive depreciation. However a 3-4 yr old Acura or Lexus with around 60k on the odometer is a great value!

  68. Bacnow
    3 muaj më parë

    Luxury Cars like this should always be powered by modern V6 power plants! It’s not about raw peak power. It’s about finesse!

  69. Marco Bruno
    Marco Bruno
    3 muaj më parë

    Nice but G70 is better

  70. King west
    King west
    3 muaj më parë

    i really hate pumped in fake engine nice... can it be turned off?

  71. Zbig T.
    Zbig T.
    3 muaj më parë

    Tlx...longa,wida,stiffa....what else to ask for!

  72. Rana Nayak
    Rana Nayak
    3 muaj më parë

    Acura transmission is the worst in market.

    1. AFCompany
      2 muaj më parë

      You clearly aren’t talking about the 10 speed because that’s a great transmission. Are you talking about the old models?

  73. Mihaly
    3 muaj më parë

    The Honda shifter is actually nice. We own two hondas with it and got used to it in a week. It's incredibly intuitive.

  74. mrthree
    3 muaj më parë

    looks like a chevy from the sides

  75. ADELM5 F90
    ADELM5 F90
    3 muaj më parë

    Can someone tell why this car sounds like a v6??

  76. Ryan Smith
    Ryan Smith
    3 muaj më parë

    "don't wanna put my car in by braille" couldn't agree more LOL

  77. Bert
    3 muaj më parë

    Way too heavy!

  78. Maira Castro
    Maira Castro
    3 muaj më parë

    The satisfying lemonade rhetorically tame because toad longitudinally scrape lest a inconclusive roof. ubiquitous, fast bicycle

  79. AL&MS
    3 muaj më parë

    Acura is a beast car

  80. robert bishop
    robert bishop
    3 muaj më parë

    Love the folk commenting on the pronunciation of the English guy. Honderr Hondarr Honder.....it’s just that the guy seems to hail from the South East of England and he’s, well, a touch posh, I guess. I love the Canadian’s pronunciation of House.......’I love to walk abooot in my Hoooose’. Not to mention they both pronounce the C heavily in Chassis, as Americans do. UK journos would say it more like shasee. These cars will never sell in the UK, which is such a shame. We’re obsessed with German saloons only, it seems (Mazdas saloons still sell well, though) and we need these Honda vehicles to show folk what good reliability means. I have just traded in a 14 year old Honda Accord euro (equivalent to the Acura TLS) and what a great car that was, for a 9th gen. Honda Civic(hatch, not sold in the states or Canada), another great car. Again, the Golf sells in huge numbers over here and the Civic sells poorly, even though they are made here.....I just don’t get it! Great content.

  81. Kenyon Payne
    Kenyon Payne
    3 muaj më parë

    I have a 2004 TL if you wanna do a new vs old comparison! :P

  82. Lifted_Above
    3 muaj më parë

    This car..... minus 600 pounds mass..... plus V6 with turbos.... and a 6speed manual....

  83. David Wan
    David Wan
    3 muaj më parë

    “Don’t buy that Mercedes yet.” New C class launches. “Okay, you can buy that Mercedes now.”

    1. Navin Lutchman
      Navin Lutchman
      2 muaj më parë


  84. Todd Duffy
    Todd Duffy
    3 muaj më parë

    It sucks compared to German cars, please stop the idiocy, especially with Hyundai and Kia.

  85. Dayne Vickers
    Dayne Vickers
    3 muaj më parë

    That front grill badge is indeed an 'abomination'... what were they thinking? They managed to put an actual looking badge on the MDX, why couldn't they do it on this?

  86. ramm150
    3 muaj më parë

    Masterful review..

  87. Littleathquakes
    3 muaj më parë

    that front overhang ugh

  88. Brayden Matthew
    Brayden Matthew
    3 muaj më parë

    taking the v6 away from the TL has to be some sort of crime

  89. ebay seller
    ebay seller
    3 muaj më parë

    sharp design. eventually id get the white version(JUST bought a mazda I will have to wait couple of years lol)

  90. Dat Hoang
    Dat Hoang
    3 muaj më parë

    TLX drive better than C300, but 3 series is better than TLX. I am a bit disappointed because I just bought C300 2020 instead of new 3 series. :((

  91. Leonine 5
    Leonine 5
    3 muaj më parë

    My top 2 favourite cars would be the Lexus ES and this Acura TLX :D

  92. KushPizzaSleep
    4 muaj më parë

    will u ever review the NSX?

  93. Richard Sutch
    Richard Sutch
    4 muaj më parë

    I truly enjoy Throttle House but in the real world 99.9% of TLX buyers are not going to track this car nor drag race the Honda in the next lane. Nice car for what it is but does seem pricey (that is always relative).

  94. Dig Hole
    Dig Hole
    4 muaj më parë


  95. Kenny Nguyen
    Kenny Nguyen
    4 muaj më parë

    I'm sorry but TLX isn't on Benz level yet😄

    1. AFCompany
      2 muaj më parë

      It’s also 15k cheaper so why would you expect it to be? Haha

  96. Neil J
    Neil J
    4 muaj më parë


  97. Neil J
    Neil J
    4 muaj më parë


  98. Bimmer Life
    Bimmer Life
    4 muaj më parë

    You 2 complain about dumbest shit none sense lol

  99. not sure
    not sure
    4 muaj më parë

    Boring. Review something worth reviewing dweebs...

  100. New Vibes
    New Vibes
    4 muaj më parë

    Acura is getting better with age