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. Kagami Sonar

    Kagami Sonar

    Day ago

    Srry to say that sonata looked slow don't get me wrong but I've raced other trucks and cars that one seemed slow as shit. My turbo on my sonata would beat that sonata

  2. Manuel Static

    Manuel Static

    3 days ago

    My pregunta Gue fue ayer Hyunday para Ya . A estorbar? 🤣🤣

  3. Eerdna Sumidre

    Eerdna Sumidre

    6 days ago

    You guys are so gay

  4. Tonny Thorton

    Tonny Thorton

    9 days ago

    The accord will always be king over the Hyundai Sonata.

  5. hmed902


    11 days ago

    Honda ❤️

  6. K18Savage 02

    K18Savage 02

    13 days ago

    Yeah it’s official, im buying another Honda for my next car after my Hyundai

  7. That Dude

    That Dude

    14 days ago

    I traded my Audi A3 for a Sonata N line lease and boy am I in love with this car. It really puts a smile on your face when you step on it. That wet dual clutch transmission is smooth as butter. When you want it to take off it truly is a rocket but when you want to cruise or you’re stuck in traffic it handles things beautifully. The shifts are perfect. The handling is superb. I cannot state this enough, do not second doubt it, get this car if you are thinking about it. It rips.

  8. Rasheed Akins

    Rasheed Akins

    15 days ago

    I love selling hondas...i show your videos when i have a customer shopping other brands

  9. Chucky Don

    Chucky Don

    17 days ago

    Why not you guys test out the 2012 Toyota crown athlete please am a loyal fan for years 😭

  10. TashiX


    17 days ago

    N line is fast but this guy doesn’t know how to launch the right way! What kinda launch he did

  11. Nicholas Sobel

    Nicholas Sobel

    18 days ago

    Nice races. Another race would be cool in case of human error

  12. Ruben Torrens

    Ruben Torrens

    20 days ago

    That sonata is beautiful and i feel a bit weird saying this.

  13. Chuck Lucas

    Chuck Lucas

    21 day ago

    Honda has been building engines for years then autos they have excelled in both areas honda is just notches above the rest an yes I own a honda accord I look at the Toyato but I had to go with Honda an I looked at there upgrades to to much money for what you get

  14. care dragen

    care dragen

    23 days ago

    Hyundai 🤮🤮

  15. John Green

    John Green

    24 days ago

    Acura should be ashamed.

  16. Bryan Ross

    Bryan Ross

    25 days ago

    Hyundai lies about their numbers. My gf has a 2013 sonata 2.0t limited claiming to have 274 hp and it is slower than a 2014 accord 2.4 which claims to have 185 hp

  17. Sonny Dryer

    Sonny Dryer

    Month ago

    Just think in about 2 years you will be able to buy that 37,000 sonata, for about 18,000, LOL....they just fall to crap in no time...How I hate working on them...

  18. Antonio Arevalo

    Antonio Arevalo

    Month ago

    I been a Honda guy for 20 years and my Accord 2.0t i am more than happy with it

  19. egn83b


    Month ago

    The honda has a better traction control that is key to winning but its power band lacks in the mid range due to ecu cutting the turbo for reliability. The hyundai has better mid range power.

  20. Rundel Gisalan

    Rundel Gisalan

    Month ago

    Accord is freakin awsome. It's a freaking sleeper. People who buy the camry against the accord that watch this will be sad.



    Month ago

    Hyundai sonata 👍🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷👍

  22. Leugim


    Month ago

    All 3 cars are great daily cars!

  23. 배정민


    Month ago


  24. K2PAK


    Month ago

    They finally made a nice looking TLX but forgot to give it enough power. Even the Aspec is under power compared to ALL its competitors. What a shame

  25. Ima Burnt Chicken Nugget

    Ima Burnt Chicken Nugget

    Month ago

    What color is that on the accord? It looks nice

  26. James Robinson

    James Robinson

    Month ago

    Higher resale value.... Hyundai takes the L!

  27. Gareth Fearn

    Gareth Fearn

    Month ago

    are they going to keep up with the Kia Stinger?

  28. Shivam Vasudeva

    Shivam Vasudeva

    Month ago

    love your content guys

  29. 1pt21gw


    Month ago

    No way the sonata is that much slower.

  30. Justin Coleman

    Justin Coleman

    2 months ago

    Did you ever track the 2.0t Accord Touring? Curious to know your thoughts.

  31. Mike A

    Mike A

    2 months ago

    Hello everyone! So i have some bad news for everyone that has a TLX, ILX and RDX. Not sure about the MDX but i am 100 percent sure almost all if not all of these models Re leaking from rear main seal! My new 19 ILX did and now my new 21 TLX does. Also had an RDX for a month it suffered from same problem this is not a coincidence. But... guess what heres the sad and toxic part. All of these cars had a slight smell coming through vents. Mostly when fan is on without AC. When motor is started and idling,etc.... get check asap. Look for small amounts of oil near fly wheel cover. And if youve been smelling oil fumes your not going crazy. The first vehicle this happened on was my new 19 ILX from the start,new. I had it upto 16,000km. Brought in for warranty rear main seal. They have to take tranny out to do. And change motor oil. Well... i got home the head mechanic didnt tighten motor oil drain plug! Oil all over lol. I do all of my own maintenence so this broke my heart,and if this wasnt bad enough. Then wife driving it home from work. Massive transmission failure she lost power when driving home from work. They put transmission in wrong. Traded it in for new 21 TLX. Exact same problem. :( pretty sad. What happens next we will see. This is real. Check it out everyone now. I guarantee you might find something. And these are toxic fumes. Your welcome!

  32. Dewayne Mckinney

    Dewayne Mckinney

    2 months ago

    I've been sayin it for years that the Accords are no joke, everyone I know that has a civic always give the thumb down on Accords. Honda Corp been watching and listening.

  33. diamondrmp


    2 months ago

    Was the Accord in Sport mode on the roll race?

  34. manny&alex TRU

    manny&alex TRU

    2 months ago

    I knew it I have the n line sonata an I said it it will beat all with a Rollin start when I raced a charger rx I beat by 3 cars nee to work on the n line off the start

  35. Valon Selimaj

    Valon Selimaj

    2 months ago

    You know what is never factored in is the fact that heavily turbocharged 4 cylinder cars can have a lot of ignition correction from pull to pull. It might be slower on one pass but once the ignition timing and fuel tables are adjusted to the conditions that usually when you get the performance. People think that these engines make the advertised hp all the time and that's just not the case. If one cylinder is pulling 1 - 2 degrees timing because of current conditions underload i.e. engine knock it can feel very held back.

  36. Bob Thebuilder

    Bob Thebuilder

    2 months ago

    Turbo wins

  37. Eddy


    2 months ago

    Proud accord owner gang

  38. Zohaib Haq

    Zohaib Haq

    2 months ago


  39. Lucifer


    2 months ago


  40. Sebastian Perez

    Sebastian Perez

    2 months ago

    If you just want just to go fast get any other car, but if you want some luxury un your life the tlx has both

  41. Andreas Beaufort

    Andreas Beaufort

    2 months ago

    I mean... I seriously NEED an Accord after this!

  42. donovan simison

    donovan simison

    2 months ago

    Wonder how good the n Line would do with some sticky tires

  43. as ad

    as ad

    2 months ago

    modern cars dont look good. they looked better 5 years ago. 2000 celica looked good too bad fuel economy is nfg

  44. John Pratt

    John Pratt

    2 months ago

    I think the Sonata’s problem is that it has TOO much power for the winter tires. I’d be curious to see you guys run the test again with everyone on all seasons or summers in better weather. The launch control on that car mitigates wheel spin by limiting power until it can hook up but the worse the conditions, the longer it cuts power which could be why it fell so far behind. That’s why it fared much better on the rolling race

  45. Eden Beaver

    Eden Beaver

    2 months ago

    Something about that sky view of that Hyundai @ 6:30 makes it look so nice.

  46. Negro Neutron

    Negro Neutron

    2 months ago


  47. Taha Ather

    Taha Ather

    2 months ago

    Fake review 👎

  48. 황시목


    2 months ago

    소나타 뻥마력ㅋㅋㅋ

  49. GeePeeZee


    2 months ago

    Are all cars wearing the same tires? @7m22s it shows the nline with michline xice3. That's a winter/snow tire, not a tire you do drag races with.

  50. mack cummy

    mack cummy

    2 months ago

    The TLX really needs 300hp

  51. Jediii


    2 months ago


  52. NBA Instagram

    NBA Instagram

    2 months ago

    We just need a q50 to make it fun

  53. Jacqueline Wyatt

    Jacqueline Wyatt

    2 months ago

    The Honda Accord is so ugly 😂💀 I can’t it’s not an eye catcher although it’s speedy boi

  54. Fahad Munir official

    Fahad Munir official

    2 months ago

    Sonata beast

  55. FBROCK1


    3 months ago


  56. Dhoom320 O

    Dhoom320 O

    3 months ago

    سرااا ي الاكورد ارقد انت وهو بس

  57. hammad qureshi

    hammad qureshi

    3 months ago

    We are just sonata lover 🇵🇰❤️

  58. Eric Claeyborn

    Eric Claeyborn

    3 months ago

    You guys should also consider the weight of the cars, not just the torque and H.P.. Hyundai should win! ------------------------------------------Weight----Quarter Mile---Torque-----H.P. Honda Accord------------------ 3380 lbs------15.7 sec.----273 lbs----252 Hyundai Sonata N Line----- 3541 lbs----- 13.6 sec.----311 lbs----290 Acura TLX------------------------ 4026 lbs------ 14.5 sec.---280 lbs----272

  59. Fangfang Chen

    Fangfang Chen

    3 months ago

    civic: am I a joke to you?

  60. american Dreamchaser

    american Dreamchaser

    3 months ago

    I own a 2018 Hyundai sonata. It's awesome 👍

  61. Ani Hani

    Ani Hani

    3 months ago

    All that tweaks, in Sonata, made German engineer..

  62. Andrei Di

    Andrei Di

    3 months ago

    Hi guys, please test it Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid vs Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

  63. Ehsun N

    Ehsun N

    3 months ago

    i have driven and beat the accord with the n line .. the driver is truly shit.

  64. Roberto Beltran

    Roberto Beltran

    3 months ago

    I bought a 2018 Touring 2.0T...after having it a year, I got t-boned at an intersection by an ass who ate a red light and crossed 4 lanes of road; my car was totaled. All airbags went off...yet, my daughter and I walked away without a scratch. A month later, I went back to Honda and bought a 2020 Touring 2.0T. Have not regretted it one bit. Fast car and super comfy....and SAFE!!

  65. Fadic4


    3 months ago

    Front end too loooool

  66. Fadic4


    3 months ago

    Accord beats TLX Acura: wait, that’s illegal

  67. dknight xs

    dknight xs

    3 months ago

    That Hyundai looks ugly af

  68. 日向伊勢


    3 months ago


  69. Chris Even

    Chris Even

    3 months ago

    ♥️🇯🇵❤️ HONDA

  70. Jasper


    3 months ago

    The accord 2.0 is so bad I bought 2 of them last year....love em!

  71. jose romero

    jose romero

    3 months ago

    Review the TYPE S!!!!!

  72. S. T.

    S. T.

    3 months ago

    What did y'all do wrong? The N-Line gets 5.0 to 5.1 0-60 from everyone, and James can't get it off the line? Motortrend has it as the fastest FWD car they have ever tested, with a 1/4 mile at 13.6! Seriously, something went wrong with the launch. Maybe better to brake launch or smash launch that car, something was seriously wrong with James launch.

  73. Newnewknew Kewl

    Newnewknew Kewl

    3 months ago

    Please do Kia Sportage SX vs Honda CR V touring vs Toyota Rav 4 xse

  74. Blake Anania

    Blake Anania

    3 months ago

    So not sure if this is the scenario but the sonata n line had a launch control software issue on early production models, and also needs the summer tire options in order to out its power down most effectively. I only bring this up because there are quite a few smaller channels that race the accord against the sonata and the sonata smokes it from a dig.

  75. X-holdeR.P


    3 months ago

    Torque Steer

  76. Brayden Amey

    Brayden Amey

    3 months ago

    0:12 that intro tho, its a lambo hurucan, sounds soo good!!

  77. S7VAN Gaming And Unboxing

    S7VAN Gaming And Unboxing

    3 months ago

    They gave the Asian Guy the home field advantage by letting him drive the accord 😂

  78. ItsMini


    3 months ago

    I like all of them. The Sonata is the best for tall people like me, though

  79. chuckhpnwx


    3 months ago

    The Sonata is the best looking, IMO, and a great car for the money. Hyundai would really have a beast if they could get the power down from a stop.

  80. Ben Jenkins

    Ben Jenkins

    3 months ago

    Would like to see the 2012 impala on here! It packs a punch for a car in its class

  81. Y K

    Y K

    3 months ago

    “Yea the seats are great. Nice front end too…. “

  82. Ranivus


    3 months ago

    The N-Line you can customize the launch controls to adjust the rev line at launch... from what it looks like, that wasn't tuned by the driver.

  83. Bryant S

    Bryant S

    3 months ago

    Just purchased a sonic gray 2.0 Accord. That shit flys !!

  84. Tony was at TWICELIGHT 2019

    Tony was at TWICELIGHT 2019

    3 months ago

    I have a special connection with the accord, my very first car was a 2003 accord v6 and I had SOOOO much fun with her. Plus the new accord really don't disappoint.

  85. Julie Caudill

    Julie Caudill

    3 months ago

    Just bought the Sonata NLine in the yellow and I love it!❤💯💥🗯💣

  86. Christian Sincich

    Christian Sincich

    3 months ago

    So is nobody going to note we aren’t using the A-spec or Type S TLX, aka the performance cars?

    • Christian Sincich

      Christian Sincich

      3 months ago

      Pretty shit comparison using 4 cyl TLX

  87. Phani Kiran

    Phani Kiran

    3 months ago

    Dear Throttle House, please can your dashing duo do a compare of a fully loaded Honda Accord 2.0T against the latest Audi A4, BMW 2.0T and/or Merc C300 models? I always hear car reviewers talk about how an Accord is all the quick and comfort I need for daily life, but how would it fare against these two luxury daily drivers?

  88. George R

    George R

    3 months ago

    On the very 1st run how the Hyundai got its ass kicked, reminds me of the 1st time I experienced my turbo getting heat soaked I won the first 2 or 3 races by the last race I could not figure out why my 🚗💨 would not go any faster & he started pulling on me!! I wound up pulling over & my turbo was glowing red 🔥😳 That's okay (slow as shit tho) I guess but don't turn it off, let it idle for a few minutes 👍👍

  89. Daniel Enochs

    Daniel Enochs

    3 months ago

    Two Honda products vs Hyundai product.

  90. Panget Ka sobra

    Panget Ka sobra

    3 months ago

    Acura tl 2005

  91. D U

    D U

    3 months ago

    If these companies would put a electronic limited slip front diff in these it would be a huge improvement, not only that people would likely buy these more then they do now over an suv with that option added.

  92. stoplossM4


    3 months ago

    Haha love my 10th gen Accord Sport. 👍🏾 I definitely think Honda under rates the horsepower

  93. philly spitta81

    philly spitta81

    3 months ago

    The Hyundai Catfish , a face that could make a vulture puke 🤮

  94. Claro Dandal

    Claro Dandal

    3 months ago

    Honda back and even leading the F1 and Indie car standings beating out Ferrari and Mercedes.

  95. Scott Stewart

    Scott Stewart

    3 months ago

    Making all these personal, "I want to win", is childish. Just race the cars and talk about them. Everybody knows you're just mashing a pedal at the same time. There is zero skill

  96. MJ Zoom

    MJ Zoom

    3 months ago

    Man, that Accord 2.0T is no joke for a sedan! Lol

    • Ameen h

      Ameen h

      3 months ago

      @MJ Zoom lol

    • MJ Zoom

      MJ Zoom

      3 months ago

      @Ameen h it looks horrible, like someone turned a catfish into a car. Lol

    • Ameen h

      Ameen h

      3 months ago

      Lol these guys lined up a stupid hyundai with it.

  97. MJ Zoom

    MJ Zoom

    3 months ago

    Sonata is hideous tho

  98. Joe Marzo

    Joe Marzo

    3 months ago

    The accord doesn’t feel quick when driving? I disagree LOL

  99. Rolando Hernandez

    Rolando Hernandez

    3 months ago

    Love the accord, but that tlx wasnt the aspec version

    • Will Croce

      Will Croce

      3 months ago

      The a spec doesn’t increase speed unfortunately

  100. 호주박스


    3 months ago

    5:54 i swear that was my expression as well