2022 Acura TLX Type S Gets $500 Price Increase

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, Automotive Editor - October 28, 2021

Having driven the 2022 Acura TLX Type S, we can confidently state that it’s an impressive performance vehicle. The sporty sedan is garnering a lot of attention from consumers, as Acura reportedly sold over 500 units of the model earlier this August amid an inventory shortage and higher than average prices. Seeing as how the TLX Type S is $12,800 more expensive than the cheapest TLX with all-wheel drive and costs almost $800 a month to lease, the TLX Type S is doing surprisingly well for Acura. Unfortunately, a dealer order guide shows that pricing for the 2022 TLX Type S will be increasing.

Pricing for the 2022 Type S will start at $53,845, which includes the $1,045 destination fee. Add the performance wheels and tires into the equation, and pricing goes up to $54,645. Compared to current prices, that’s an increase of $500, respectively. Seeing a vehicle go up in pricing for a new model year isn’t surprising and this change doesn’t alter where the Type S sits against its competitors.

Despite the price increase, the 2022 Type S continues to be more affordable than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C 43 and BMW 3-Series M340i xDrive, but more expensive than the Audi S4, Kia Stinger GT1, and Cadillac CT5-V. The Type S will also undercut the upcoming Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance, which costs $57,575 and is a value option compared to the BMW M3, Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing, and Mercedes AMG C63.

The upcoming IS 500 F Sport Performance is a different vehicle to the TLX Type S. The Lexus comes with a 472-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine and rear-wheel drive. The IS 500 F Sport Performance can get to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. While the high-performance sedan from Lexus sounds like it would be a track weapon, that’s not the case. It’s more of an insanely powerful cruiser with a glorious soundtrack. Surprisingly, the Type S, with its twin-turbo V6 that makes 355 hp and all-wheel-drive-system feels like the sportier, more agile sedan. These two Japanese vehicles really couldn’t be further apart in terms of performance or the consumers that will purchase them.

We’re not aware of any changes Acura has made for the 2022 Type S and the automaker hasn’t released any information on what’s new for the regular TLX, either. Acura may have made a minor change to the TLX’s features list, resulting in a higher price tag. Or, it could be that Acura’s simply raising the price of the sedan during the semiconductor issues and possible magnesium shortage.

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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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