2021 Acura TLX vs Honda Accord vs Hyundai Sonata N Line // DRAG & ROLL RACE

Thomas and James have put countless cars down the Throttle House test track. The 2020 Honda Accord 2.0T ($41,505.00 CAD) with a 10 speed auto has eaten many of them down the quarter mile but today we’ve brought out two challengers to see if we can de-throne the king of quick economy. The all new 2021 Acura TLX AH-AWD (Seen here in its platinum Elite trim $52,305.00) with the same 2.0T engine but added AWD, and the 2021 Sonata N-Line ($37,999) with 290 HP & 311 lb ft torque should give the Honda a run for its money. Things don't always go as predicted. Watch now and find out! SUBSCRIBE!
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  1. Khalid Alaa

    Khalid Alaa

    9 hours ago

    Hyaundai has some issues of few cars about matching transmissions to engine power like in sonata, they should consider revising there choice of transmissions, veloster n and i30 n is doing super great

  2. Neeraj Kumar

    Neeraj Kumar

    18 hours ago

    Accord is super stylish sexy fuel efficient super comfortable and good resale value AND AND I have one 😂😂😂

  3. A


    18 hours ago

    The guy in the Acura can’t drive.

  4. Do-Doubleg


    Day ago

    What’s is happening?!?!???? you drove automatic 😒

  5. Alex Navarro

    Alex Navarro

    Day ago

    What setting was he driving on the TLX? 3 settings. All they did was pressed down on the gas and didn’t even use the shifting setting. Probably a different outcome.

    • Alex Navarro

      Alex Navarro

      Day ago

      It seemed more like they are trying to convince ppl to by the Hyundai

  6. Daily driveway

    Daily driveway

    2 days ago

    Strange turn of events

  7. Steven Corbo

    Steven Corbo

    3 days ago

    The 1.6 doesn't even belong in a sonata

  8. Steven Corbo

    Steven Corbo

    3 days ago

    So maybe you want to turn off lunch control

    • vroomgc


      Day ago

      Yes turn off the launch control and put on summer tires (he has winters on) and wait for warmer weather and see how things play out ;) I think you'll see the Hyundai will probably be close if not ahead of the honda

  9. Adron O'Neal

    Adron O'Neal

    3 days ago

    I drive a Chevy impala lt can u try the newest 3.6 engine impala u can please

  10. Tobi Nguyen

    Tobi Nguyen

    4 days ago

    Why the eff would HOnda make an Acura go slower than the accord....? Shame honda

    • vroomgc


      Day ago

      Well the type S will come out this year and it better be faster , by a lot, or it will be a bust for Acura

  11. shaktown 305

    shaktown 305

    4 days ago

    Would have been different if the accord was the 2.0 sport basically it's a detuned type r. To bad no more sticks for the accord or civic😥. Only in the SI and Type R. That sucks

  12. Yahya Lal

    Yahya Lal

    6 days ago


  13. shyenne gilzean

    shyenne gilzean

    6 days ago

    Love acura and honda products💯

  14. Cesar Alfaro

    Cesar Alfaro

    6 days ago

    That Sonata has a face only a whale shark mom could love 🥲

    • Jonathan Rodriguez

      Jonathan Rodriguez

      22 hours ago

      Lol Cesar is reflecting on his life rn. He is the Sonata and his mom is that Whale Shark Only his momma could love that face 🤪

  15. Josey Marine

    Josey Marine

    6 days ago

    People act like the accord is cheap out the door. You re paying almost 40k dollars for it after taxes and financing , sure 5 years later it ll prob be under 20 k , that’s when it becomes a bargain , very nice sleeper , I raced a few in traffic for fun... you better be in the right gear and sport mode otherwise accord takes it every time

  16. Eduardo


    6 days ago

    I think once you place the type s with stinger you will be getting the same results. Which is why I am no longer looking foward to buy the type s.

  17. Jesus Gutierrez

    Jesus Gutierrez

    7 days ago

    The way he just looking out the window 😂

  18. Oyewunmi ojo

    Oyewunmi ojo

    7 days ago

    I believe d Chinese guy probably only understands "ON YOUR MARK, GET SET AND GO "

  19. Youngguccidope10


    7 days ago

    Them all poor owners be like

  20. Luis Payamps

    Luis Payamps

    7 days ago

    Wtf is doing hyundai 🤔

  21. Greg Keller

    Greg Keller

    9 days ago

    Accord needs the manual back, really Honda....and that Hyundai looks like a stepped on pile of dog crap. Type S will be the cats meow, hopefully.

    • imJustChillin __

      imJustChillin __

      8 days ago

      The cats meow? Lmao

  22. izzy freud

    izzy freud

    10 days ago

    Stop using top gears Words ,its lame

  23. Pic kle

    Pic kle

    10 days ago

    Never mess with the accord 😏

  24. megau


    10 days ago

    and the winner is...the infiniti q50!

  25. Nova Jwest

    Nova Jwest

    11 days ago

    What camera y’all using

  26. Boost Junkie

    Boost Junkie

    12 days ago

    The traction control off the line kills the Sonata. Also the computer will pull timing and boost on the fly to limit wheel spin

  27. Boost Junkie

    Boost Junkie

    12 days ago

    I kill the turbo accord R in my turbo Optima literally every time we line up it's not even close.....I have an old 2013 SXL

  28. Tommi BeGoode

    Tommi BeGoode

    13 days ago


  29. Rony Caba

    Rony Caba

    13 days ago

    Does the 2.0t accord carry a cvt?

  30. LuckyOctober


    13 days ago

    You guys need a 3rd person. I would like to apply for the job with my charisma and enthusiasm. Something like a Richard Hammond :)

  31. Joey Dankflip

    Joey Dankflip

    13 days ago

    Imagine if they were all using sport manual properly results may differ

  32. H P

    H P

    14 days ago

    Why not just compare the tlx to its direct competitor the lexus is

  33. M J

    M J

    16 days ago

    That Sonata went to ****

  34. Tim


    16 days ago

    Sonata needs AWD

  35. Majima Nowhere

    Majima Nowhere

    17 days ago

    I have an N-line in glowing yellow, it's a fantastic car. Love it.

    • Hector J Galvan

      Hector J Galvan

      13 days ago

      @Ryan Treadwell I got my N-line about a week ago and that was one of the first things we noticed when I test drove it, the wheels go crazy because of the front wheel drive. Regardless, best car ever.

    • Ryan Treadwell

      Ryan Treadwell

      14 days ago

      Getting one in about 3 months. When I test drove I really didn't notice much wheel spin and the roads were even wet. Do you notice it much?

  36. Horse Schitt

    Horse Schitt

    17 days ago

    Accord gang let’s manji line fellas

  37. StickBit


    18 days ago

    I wish the Altima 2.0T was in this race instead of the Acura

  38. jerome mills

    jerome mills

    18 days ago

    So what's the point of getting an acura

  39. Mac Scala

    Mac Scala

    18 days ago

    This Throttlehouse video saved me from trading my Accord Sport 2.0 for this Nline and for that I am truly grateful. If you listen to all of these million videos on ACURA you would think this car is a Maclaren. They all talk about 5 seconds to 60 but if you notice there are no actual videos showing 5 seconds to 60. That makes us suspicious of funny business between them and the manufacturer. Throttlehouse does nice unbiased real world tests with intelligent information conveyed to the public.

  40. Eric Ortega

    Eric Ortega

    19 days ago

    How the heck is the Acura this disappointing? I thought it was designed with performance in mind lol

  41. Ian


    19 days ago

    I miss the accord coupe.

  42. Yankee Verse

    Yankee Verse

    19 days ago

    The FWD TLX is quicker.

  43. sanghyeon Kim

    sanghyeon Kim

    19 days ago

    Do not buy hyundai cars please Hyundai is most corrupt company even I'm korean I really hate because they covered many accidents with hyundai cars in korea. If you want to know more search ACURA Autopost

  44. W. Miller

    W. Miller

    20 days ago

    At the end of the day Hyundai is a crappy car company and will fall apart long before any Honda product .

  45. Andrew beavers

    Andrew beavers

    20 days ago

    Shiiii, that Acura is steep.

  46. Phroden Dekia

    Phroden Dekia

    21 day ago

    I like Accord's front with TLXs butt.

  47. Barry Smith

    Barry Smith

    21 day ago

    I went from a 2016 Accord V6 Touring to a 2018 2.0T Touring to a 2021 2.0T Touring...and even though the 2018 and 2021 are the same car...I swear the 2021 feels faster still. Either way, I always get comments on how genuinely quick the Accord 2.0T is. I will say, however; that I do miss the sweet sound of a J35 V6 ripping to redline...ahhh...memories.

  48. Champagne Papi

    Champagne Papi

    21 day ago

    You’d be a fool to believe that Honda would let their little brother outclass them, yes Acura was created to be the powerhouse luxury side of Honda, but Honda still lowkey will make their engines absolute beasts

  49. Majestical


    22 days ago

    It’s a Hyundai! What did you expect? The worst car made!

  50. Robert Coll

    Robert Coll

    22 days ago

    I have the accord 2.0T and coming from driving different types of Lexus for over 9 years . I have to say I am not disappointed in power.

  51. Blake Howard

    Blake Howard

    22 days ago

    Now do the fwd tsx instead

  52. i-DoNH 94

    i-DoNH 94

    22 days ago

    We need see Cadenza vs Avalon vs Maxima

  53. Auto Man Dan

    Auto Man Dan

    22 days ago

    I was looking at the Honda Accord the Toyota Camry the Nissan Altima the Chevy malibu the Hyundai sonata and the Kia Optima. Out of all those cars I bought the Kia Optima. And after driving the car I've come to the conclusion. I should of bought the Honda Accord or the Toyota Camry. Both cars are built tough with no squeaking or rattling noise or electrical issue like the Optima has. I guess I'll be using my warranty soon than expected. 😔😔😭😭😭😖😱😱😭😭

  54. Wilber Lopez

    Wilber Lopez

    23 days ago

    Accord looks 🔥



      10 days ago


  55. Adrian Foekens

    Adrian Foekens

    24 days ago

    all three cars on different brands of winter tires testing dry grip standing start acceleration. So basically the roll race is the only part of the video with any usable data, cool.

  56. C I

    C I

    25 days ago

    Hyundai’s have NEVER been good off the line

  57. Fredy De La Mora

    Fredy De La Mora

    25 days ago

    Well accord is made out of cheap light plastics

  58. s yuhki

    s yuhki

    25 days ago


  59. M O

    M O

    25 days ago

    Maybe stop messing with the paddle shifters and just punch the gas



    26 days ago

    btw this is all untuned xD

  61. John Watson

    John Watson

    28 days ago

    OK I gotta ask, at about 5:15 Thomas is prepping for the roll race, is the cameraman doing the same in Accord? Did he use manual mode to try and keep it in a lower gear? Does he even know how? A roll race is a lot more involved than a dig. Also what speed was the "roll" race from?

  62. Al


    29 days ago

    Just out of curiosity, did you disable traction and stability control and also did you adjust the rpm @ which you want to take off? On the Sonata? It has that feature to adjust rpm to which you want to launch,

  63. Abdul Vanadze

    Abdul Vanadze

    Month ago

    I got a 2.0t sport so it’s lighter than exl or touring, lolololol it’s surprising how hard it halls

  64. KuilowKey


    Month ago

    It's all about power:weight and gearing. A car with 40 more hp weighing 200lbs less may still be slower than the opposing car that's heavier with less horsepower due to things like gearing, the overall power band, driving aids, ect

  65. J R

    J R

    Month ago

    Your camera guy is so fast from a dig he reached the finish line capture you guys on drone. Im buying an accord.



    Month ago

    v6 TLX will eat the honda accord

  67. $


    Month ago

    TLX is such a rip off, Accord is $10,000 cheaper and is still the better car

  68. Ethan M

    Ethan M

    Month ago

    ofc the one that looks nice inside with the moonroof n shit just gets shat on 💀

  69. svk7000


    Month ago

    So fake hunday commercial. Putting to shame the Korean manufacturer which is always struggling from where to steal auto technology

  70. Jake Ballard

    Jake Ballard

    Month ago

    All in the Trans - A10

  71. Ofilia Friedman

    Ofilia Friedman

    Month ago

    The direful court uniquely hammer because shrine supply tug under a efficacious xylophone. brash, interesting protest

  72. Silviu Cozma

    Silviu Cozma

    Month ago

    I remember testing in Europe Hyundai I30 1.6 diesel 136hp and Civic 1.6 diesel 120hp. I want to say that the Honda was far superior even if the declared power was lower. And the sensation was that in Hyundai you accelerate like mad, while Honda was slower. That's because of suspension and chassis setup, guys. Honda and BMW make the the best performance engines in the world and i would dare to say, the best cars for the asking price.

  73. Johnathan Carr

    Johnathan Carr

    Month ago

    Acuras are just luxury honda accords same cars literally

  74. malamri424


    Month ago

    accord 250hp? more like 250whp!

  75. Brian Krasne

    Brian Krasne

    Month ago

    You'd never catch me paying 50k for a new honda or acura. At that price point your better off with a lexus.

    • $


      Month ago

      Accords more reliable and less repairs and it's not 50k lol

    • Popcorn Bread

      Popcorn Bread

      Month ago

      Where the hell do you see 50k for a Honda?

    • Max


      Month ago

      the acura is 50k, not the honda. you can get a brand new 2021 accord sport 2.0t for 32-34k

  76. David Spritz

    David Spritz

    Month ago

    honda 4 lyfe

  77. God'sNotDead 00

    God'sNotDead 00

    Month ago

    Let me drive that hyundai n I’ll smoke the Honda n Acura. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  78. traxxasftw


    Month ago

    The 2020/2021 accord is truly the most impressive vehicle released in these years. I drove one in 2020 and was just floored at the performance, refinement, fit & finish. You simply cannot beat them for practicality and affordability. Someone down below was talking about Nissan Maxima...they are fun to drive but not as refined nor are they even near the same value (my pricings with similar trim was +$10,000) and they simply do not have the reliability to be a car I would recommend. I am not brand loyal, I simply think Honda has a far superior product in this segment, especially when value and longevity are apart of the equation.

  79. MV GAMER


    Month ago

    Must be the 10-speed automatic in the Accord

  80. miguel fernandez

    miguel fernandez

    Month ago

    290hp sonata fake news 😂😂😂

  81. Fabian F-L

    Fabian F-L

    Month ago

    Wow I’m surprised how the accord took so fast out of the line leaving the sonata and the Acura awd. It’s because the accord turbocharged Vtec kicked in yo!! Leaving all of them behind. Honda knows how to make their cars faster with low horsepower and feel that when you’re driving a Honda you feel that you’re driving a car with a lot of horsepower but it’s actually less horsepower. Good job Honda 👍🏼

  82. E.J Prescott47

    E.J Prescott47

    Month ago

    Idk I want a redo with real racers lmao

  83. El Buchito

    El Buchito

    Month ago

    Sonota the more reliable of the three for sure.

  84. jvrdlc


    Month ago

    Nothing beats the Accord.. Best sedan and quicker too

    • Bradley's Car Reviews

      Bradley's Car Reviews

      Month ago

      acura-video.info/name/video/f6OdlppqzJOirWY.html! Someone did a 0-60 of it! Plus many people got 4.9-5.2 secs! Many people says it drives better than the accord also!

  85. Bornfiregaming


    Month ago


  86. Taylor Fox

    Taylor Fox

    Month ago

    That Sonata is such a cool looking modern car. I think it will age very well. Also once you throw some summer tires on it and it will become an amazing car.

  87. Yamil Montes

    Yamil Montes

    Month ago

    That I4 sounds like a V6 lowkey

  88. Yohannes Biniam

    Yohannes Biniam

    Month ago

    Bring Back MANUALS. 1,2,3,4,5,6,R

  89. LM 23

    LM 23

    Month ago

    sonata still looks way better

  90. NithiSh JVJ

    NithiSh JVJ

    Month ago

    The Accord won the drag race and it wasn't much behind compared to the sonata and what was the TLX even doing being the more premium version of the Accord the deluxe makes 20 more horses over the Accord

  91. Mahp 303

    Mahp 303

    Month ago

    Honda you better step your shit up

  92. quang le

    quang le

    Month ago

    Sonata looks like a catfish.

  93. Joseph Bailey

    Joseph Bailey

    Month ago

    So in a real race. Start to Finish the Honda is a faster car and would get a better time. So Honda wins and doesn't try to.

  94. 김관효


    Month ago

    Sonata requires a four-wheel drive system.

  95. a np

    a np

    Month ago

    Love my Accord 2.0T. Superior car at this price point. So smooth and refined.

    • Omar Escamilla

      Omar Escamilla

      Month ago

      Wait until you have to replace piston rings.

  96. Cesar Silva

    Cesar Silva

    Month ago

    Acura with SH-AWL forever! See you in the snow!

  97. Davon Jefferson

    Davon Jefferson

    Month ago


  98. Vu Nguyen

    Vu Nguyen

    Month ago

    Man these dudes are busts

  99. Ilyasa N

    Ilyasa N

    Month ago

    KIA k5 next

  100. 402CarKid


    Month ago

    Base model accord vs top of the line hyundai with more hp and tq and the honda wins. Oof