2021 Acura TLX Type S Pricing Starts At $53,325

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, Automotive Editor - May 21, 2021

Acura has made all of us wait nearly a year before sharing all of the 2021 TLX Type S sedan’s specs. The last piece of the puzzle that we’ve been waiting for is the sporty sedan’s starting price. We have good news to share, because the TLX Type S will start at $53,325 with destination when it goes on sale before the end of June.

As usual, the TLX Type S will continue to be a value-oriented option in the field of sport sedans. Compared to the Audi S4 ($50,945), BMW M340i xDrive ($57,695), Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 ($57,550), Kia Stinger GT1 with all-wheel drive ($46,395), and Cadillac CT5-V ($48,990), the TLX Type S is in the same ballpark. The S4 and CT5-V are noticeably more affordable than the TLX Type S, with the M340i xDrive and AMG C43 costing a lot more. The Stinger continues to be a bargain-basement sports sedan.

Acura TLX Type S

Over the regular TLX, the sporty Type S model is an extra $14,800. That’s a large increase in pricing, but the Type S brings a large boost in performance. The Type S comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that makes 355 horsepower, which is 83 hp more than the base TLX’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Additionally, the Type S comes with a standard all-wheel-drive system, adaptive suspension, Brembo brakes, 20-inch wheels, a unique Sport+ drive mode, high-performance Pirelli tires, and a tuned 10-speed automatic transmission. The regular TLX is a peppy sedan, but the Type S specifically focuses on bringing much more performance to the table.

While the TLX Type S isn’t the most affordable sporty sedan on sale, it still offers good value. The sedan comes with a 10.2-inch infotainment screen, Milano leather upholstery with Ultrasuede inserts, and a 17-speaker ELS audio system, and ambient interior lighting on top of all of its performance features as standard. Acura will offer the TLX Type S with a High Performance Wheel and Tire Package, which is the only major option with the sedan, that brings NSX-inspired wheels and Pirelli P-Zero summer tires. The package costs $800, but is categorized as a separate trim level that’s priced at $54,125. For consumers that are seeking the sportiest TLX Type S available, the High-Performance Wheel and Tire Package is money well spent.

Consumers interested in purchasing a TLX Type S will have to wait until June 23. Originally, the sporty sedan was supposed to come out before the end of May, but Acura has pushed back the sedan’s on-sale date. The automaker didn’t provide any details on why the TLX Type S is arriving later than first reported, but an extra month isn't too bad of a wait.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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