Is the 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec the BEST luxury sport sedan for the MONEY?

The ALL NEW Acura TLX is ready to set the bar higher for a sport sedan. Under the hood of the A-Spec is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 that is producing 272HP & is mated a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new TLX is longer, lower and wider. The A-spec features unique wheels and trim on the outside. On the inside you will find a red leather interior, new infotainment screen, and tons of technology. Is 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec the BEST luxury sport sedan for the MONEY?
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  1. OccCeeno1

    OccCeeno1

    3 days ago

    Not feeling the door inside design either, feel like the TLX 2020 door looks better minus the new handle to pull the door closed

  2. OccCeeno1

    OccCeeno1

    3 days ago

    They made the view from the side look more like the new Honda’s. The overall silhouette from the side looks real Honda like & I don’t like it.

  3. OccCeeno1

    OccCeeno1

    3 days ago

    I heard AWD Acura’s give some problems vs FWD which is pretty fine. A very notarized mechanic said Acura just haven’t fully gotten AWD mechanics fully downpact yet. How true is this can anyone tell me? I’m interested in the TLX 2021, I have the 2020 now lol. I don’t like the back trunk design tho on the 21

  4. Aurora Skywalker

    Aurora Skywalker

    4 days ago

    The back tail lights reminds me of the 2021 BMW x6

  5. Markitdeck

    Markitdeck

    6 days ago

    Not bad but I think the 2001 Acura TL I just picked up for $200 was the best luxury sedan for my money :D

  6. J Mas

    J Mas

    8 days ago

    Why did they make that EMBLEM? Look's terrible ans along with 4cylinder would have to buy S type seeing that's the only v6 motor. Leased the 2018 Honda accord sport and would not buy it because the motor. Also don't like the tablet set up on the dash just like Honda and i know everyone had issue with dual screen but i enjoyed it just for the reach to touch screen ratio definitely if i was purchasing another tlx it's going to have to be S type HOPEFULLY WITH DIFFERENT EMBLEM THE WINDSHIELD OVER THE ACURA EMBLEM LOOK'S TERRIBLE.

  7. Mike Shaffer

    Mike Shaffer

    9 days ago

    Just bought one love it

  8. Guşav 1864

    Guşav 1864

    9 days ago

    Mükemmel bir araç, yok mu bana bunu hediye edecek zengin bir insan :)

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      9 days ago

      Thanks for watching!

  9. mteske1

    mteske1

    9 days ago

    They used the plastic top motor mount like the accords have. The accord 6speed has a metal top mount. This should have a better engine mount. 8:32

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      9 days ago

      Very good eyes!

  10. N-Word Pass Verified

    N-Word Pass Verified

    17 days ago

    "When the Type-S comes out in February" it's April and it's still not here 😂

  11. rich phero

    rich phero

    18 days ago

    Gave up on Acura when I saw the disappointing redesign in 2015 till I saw this. Can't wait to buy this in 8 years for about $13 000!

  12. Chris C

    Chris C

    19 days ago

    Am so glad I waited was going to get the accord but after seeing this beauty am definitely going with tlx 10 times better then accord

  13. De'Quad Binder

    De'Quad Binder

    20 days ago

    Think I’d pick this over a G70 largely due to Honda’s reputation for reliability

  14. Robert Beatz

    Robert Beatz

    20 days ago

    How tall are you ? Cuz space back seems small

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      20 days ago

      6ft tall

  15. PartyNextFloor

    PartyNextFloor

    22 days ago

    Unrelated but it reminds me of my old dodge intrepid! 4 doors ,long , wide and low ! Great handling, and my Tsx and had handling can't wait to get one of these.

  16. Bottled_Air

    Bottled_Air

    25 days ago

    I miss the traditional shifter knob 😞

  17. Reinaldo Navarro

    Reinaldo Navarro

    25 days ago

    No usb in the back , for that amount of money , but still I would get it .

  18. Ziggylokz!

    Ziggylokz!

    25 days ago

    Waiting on the 2021 Acura TLX S-TYPE...!!!!! >=)

  19. IronNacho

    IronNacho

    25 days ago

    Ohhh be said vigor I thought he said nig.... nvrm

  20. T

    T

    25 days ago

    I absolutely hate that clear plastic in the grill around the emblem... Like, it's seriously a deal breaker for me, I can't believe one of the designers even thought to themselves "Yes, we should include this- definitely don't need to hide this any better!" 🤦‍♂️

  21. Jon Hettrick

    Jon Hettrick

    28 days ago

    That's a very nice car. I like how you explain the way the car looks and the way the things that work the best in the car. Acura sure is making some sporty looking cars. You have some nice watches. Especially the one you're wearing in the video. You're my go-to ACURA guy when it comes to learning about the new rides.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      28 days ago

      Thanks Jon for being so supportive and letting me share my car passion with you!

  22. yahnniemeng

    yahnniemeng

    Month ago

    Just bought this exact same car, and I have to say you did a better job of selling it than the car salesperson at the dealership. Driving the car myself, I couldn't agree more with your observations!

  23. ChiTown Chavey

    ChiTown Chavey

    Month ago

    Always love how this man uses food as a unit of storage space cracks me up but best reviews on luxury cars!

  24. Snp solo

    Snp solo

    Month ago

    I do Not like the rear of this car. Reminds me of cops Taurus. I really loved 2011 rear, looked like an airplane, 2017 looked great too.

  25. DELHI WALA

    DELHI WALA

    Month ago

    Joe u said wait for type s in feburary we are in march lol

  26. TheReapersSon

    TheReapersSon

    Month ago

    "It looks like a videogame" And therein lies my biggest gripe with modern cars. I don't want to play Gran Turismo behind the wheel of an actual car. I want analog gauges and no digital screens hogging my field of view.

  27. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan

    Month ago

    Did Mazda bought Acura? Because it sure seems like Acura is using allot of the Mazda design cues! ..

  28. Dalton c

    Dalton c

    Month ago

    50k and youre still slower than a Honda accord

  29. Dan

    Dan

    Month ago

    Acura just makes the best looking cars out there. Interiors are great too!

  30. johan curtiz

    johan curtiz

    Month ago

    Hey you!

  31. D Coop

    D Coop

    Month ago

    What is up with him and snacks? lol

  32. mccraejoey82

    mccraejoey82

    Month ago

    I'm torn between this and the rdx apec but I now the type s will be out of my price range

  33. musicmaniac

    musicmaniac

    Month ago

    Add a touch screen and a spare tire and I would buy it today.

  34. Krissy's Kreations

    Krissy's Kreations

    Month ago

    I’m finally in love with the Acura TLX exterior again! Beautiful, classy, and sporty!

  35. Avery James

    Avery James

    Month ago

    Yeah this interior is freaking sexy

  36. discoveryman59

    discoveryman59

    Month ago

    They NEVER get the dash right on these cars they still look CHEAP!!

  37. Corey Johnson

    Corey Johnson

    Month ago

    Absolutely love the tl. I am so excited for the tlx type s. I had a 2008 tl type s 6spd manual. I wish it was awd. Best Acura I have ever owned minus my clean 2000 Integra gsr. I wish Acura would bring back a 2dr couple again with a manual option and awd.

  38. Metallica Fan

    Metallica Fan

    Month ago

    Could be argued mazda 6 interior looks as good for alot less 🤔

  39. bcoop85

    bcoop85

    Month ago

    These new acuras such as the tlx and mdx are starting to look like Mazdas. They have that sort of Design language

  40. Michael Figueroa

    Michael Figueroa

    Month ago

    Such a beautiful car! I saw a red one from a distance and thought it was a BMW 5 series but when I got closer and I was like “what in tarnation!! That’s definitely the new 2021 TLX”

  41. ChristopherB

    ChristopherB

    Month ago

    Confirmed by Acura, the Type S due at the end of May. Price starting in the low 50's. My head is spinning with excitement...I need Dramamine stat!

    • Ryan Guy

      Ryan Guy

      Month ago

      @ChristopherB Cool. Thanks bro

    • ChristopherB

      ChristopherB

      Month ago

      @Ryan Guy not sure, it wasn't listed yet on Acura's site, though I'm sure we'll know closer to the release date.

    • Ryan Guy

      Ryan Guy

      Month ago

      Will it have a panoramic sunroof?

  42. Binh Tran

    Binh Tran

    Month ago

    For that kind of money, no 360 cameras and pano roof 😒

  43. Marvelous Mike

    Marvelous Mike

    Month ago

    Love the car! But 4,000 lbs. with a 2.0 liter turbo four is too much heft. Put the 3.0 twin turbo from the Q50 in it and I’d buy it tomorrow.

  44. Yirlani

    Yirlani

    Month ago

    Question mark Titles are played out and boring. Just say your opinion. Why put a question mark At the end? Just generic and uncreative.

  45. logan J J

    logan J J

    Month ago

    He belongs to fox jews

  46. Cory Lorenzen

    Cory Lorenzen

    Month ago

    For 50k everything should be digital in the cockpit. This one is a let down

  47. M H

    M H

    Month ago

    If only Acura can design a better wheel design. It looks so underwhelming.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      I know how you feel!

  48. Luis Gonzalez

    Luis Gonzalez

    Month ago

    Lmfao haven’t seen you in a bit but I like the new food implementation lol

  49. Donovan Tyler

    Donovan Tyler

    2 months ago

    The rear end of this looks amazing

  50. Enzo954

    Enzo954

    2 months ago

    $50k for a car that goes 0-60 in 5.7 seconds with low HP like that is unacceptable IMO.

  51. bobby

    bobby

    2 months ago

    It’s February where is the type s

  52. Jeffrey Richardson

    Jeffrey Richardson

    2 months ago

    These are lot of plastic for the cost. It is too much car...

  53. Hameed Raza

    Hameed Raza

    2 months ago

    Joes, how popular is Acura brand in the US

  54. John Doe

    John Doe

    2 months ago

    I liked the new 2018 star patterned grills they added, now this updated style is even cooler. Felt like the acura prior to 2018 didnt look as nice but now it looks like they're really stepping up their design game

  55. Ashton Yount

    Ashton Yount

    2 months ago

    My mom j got this exact model, hella clean

  56. Junior Mendez

    Junior Mendez

    2 months ago

    What’s the price

  57. ge mo

    ge mo

    2 months ago

    the accord is getting an update for next year could it be that this is also going to be the accord chassis?

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      It will be interesting to see how it goes.

  58. Dallas Frankfort

    Dallas Frankfort

    2 months ago

    Looks similar to the Kia K5

  59. N P

    N P

    2 months ago

    This car is larger than a Nissan Maxima.

  60. Stockton Brandon

    Stockton Brandon

    2 months ago

    Dude 😬 all 10's in my 📖

  61. Safyan Khan

    Safyan Khan

    2 months ago

    This guy loves chips

  62. jose Rodriguez

    jose Rodriguez

    2 months ago

    Is this car reliable? Any transmission problems?

  63. Peter Tingley

    Peter Tingley

    2 months ago

    Glovebox and center console storage are not lined with felt, disappointing.

  64. xxk4rilsxx

    xxk4rilsxx

    2 months ago

    17:25 Lol Raiti. Keep low key roasting these Car Manufacturers for no back seat chargers 😂💪👍 It’s ridiculous especially in 2021 on new 25,000$ + cars.

  65. Norm T

    Norm T

    2 months ago

    According to J.D. Power research data, 65% of TLX buyers are men, matching the average for the Compact Premium Car segment. They are slightly older than average (58 years of age vs. 56), and they're making less money than average

  66. Bubs Krz

    Bubs Krz

    2 months ago

    The New 2021 Lexus IS 350 will obsolete this and the other competition.

  67. Derein Young

    Derein Young

    2 months ago

    This gives me Honda Accord vibes

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      As it should.

  68. Camilla Caradine

    Camilla Caradine

    2 months ago

    I've been holding onto my 2012 TL waiting for this moment! Not a fan of the older TLX... but THIS right here! Will definitely be taking a closer look at my local dealership during next oil change for my TL!

  69. vkhiev

    vkhiev

    2 months ago

    Honda n acura used to be an automotive pioneer but now just playing catch-up. It never fully recovered from that 1998-2008 v6 massive transmission failure plague. This TLX is quite good for a change but abit too little too late I've fully moved over to Toyota Lexus

  70. tonyboy tonyboy

    tonyboy tonyboy

    2 months ago

    Everything's nice but the price, no wonder sales are low AF...for Acura.

  71. Shardul Modi

    Shardul Modi

    2 months ago

    Excellent review!! What would you suggest to get BMW 330i or this TLX? Which one is more fun to drive?

  72. NorFSide Gaming

    NorFSide Gaming

    2 months ago

    that much money n not even 300 hp lmao stupid.

  73. JW

    JW

    3 months ago

    You sold me on bag of doritos

  74. Tony Stank

    Tony Stank

    3 months ago

    I dont have anyb100 grand bars but I do have milk chocolate M&M's in my tlx 🤣

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      Nice Tony!

  75. HNS SNH

    HNS SNH

    3 months ago

    Honestly if you want an amazing car with great design exterior and interior get a 2021 Honda Accord hybrid it’s around 35k and amazing on gas

  76. BroodallyHonest

    BroodallyHonest

    3 months ago

    Honda always screws up the rear end.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

  77. Krasnaludek

    Krasnaludek

    3 months ago

    This car is downright boring like a Toyota. Just confirmed that I need to narrow my search w/ Mercedes, BMW, or even Audi. The Japanese sedans are lifeless when it comes to driving experience.

    • Terry Tak

      Terry Tak

      3 months ago

      Ridiculous generalization! owned all of the vehicles you've mentioned, there're unreliable and insane cost for parts and maintenance, won't buy another over priced snobbish German cars again, finally learned my lesson, I've owned over 60 vehicles and as a current Z06 owner and a Honda daily driver, will stick to Japanese or American vehicles anyday.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

  78. Ifeanyichukwu Aniude

    Ifeanyichukwu Aniude

    3 months ago

    Not really impressed with the exterior especially the front end. The rear tail lights looks like an extended / stretched version of the Toyota 86! The interior looks great though.

    • Ifeanyichukwu Aniude

      Ifeanyichukwu Aniude

      2 months ago

      @Raiti's Rides i am a huge fan! great work bro!

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

  79. utterbullspit

    utterbullspit

    3 months ago

    Acura's are cheap and ugly. They're just barely above the Honda's they're based on and that's it.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

  80. Spiritcr1jsher

    Spiritcr1jsher

    3 months ago

    Raise price , raise weight, lower hp , bigger outside , small inside, worse Mpg , slower than last TLX .

  81. Jerell Joseph

    Jerell Joseph

    3 months ago

    Did all that talking for a sports car with a 4 cylinder? 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️ DUDE BYEEEE

  82. Purple Furture

    Purple Furture

    3 months ago

    It seems smaller than accord right ?

  83. Mutual Decline

    Mutual Decline

    3 months ago

    The interior red stitching is wayyy too similar to the Toyota avalon trd.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      That is a very good point!

  84. Aerodynamic

    Aerodynamic

    3 months ago

    I REALLY like this car! Great video! I would strongly consider this if I could afford it!

  85. Robert Parker

    Robert Parker

    3 months ago

    Car and Driver doesn't consider this a true sports sedan, compared to an Audi or BMW. Is there that much difference most people could easily tell? I have a '15 TLX and am waiting for the S coming out soon.

  86. Kristin Pickle

    Kristin Pickle

    3 months ago

    Does this have the HUD?

  87. bredbrain

    bredbrain

    3 months ago

    That small sunroof. Smh

  88. Mr. PIP

    Mr. PIP

    3 months ago

    They ruined the A Spec with that pansy ass exhaust

  89. Caribbean GTR

    Caribbean GTR

    3 months ago

    Great video. This is really a nice car, and I'm loving the 4WD Turbo with smart drivetrain. Good sensible size car with an engine with unlimited tuning potential. Well priced and Honda is know to be reliable.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      Thanks for saying that an letting me share it with you!

  90. MLA Shaanlego

    MLA Shaanlego

    3 months ago

    He talks like Donald Trump

    • MLA Shaanlego

      MLA Shaanlego

      3 months ago

      @Raiti's Rides like has a very convincing voice idk

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      What are you talking about?

  91. John Valdivia

    John Valdivia

    3 months ago

    Excited for Type S V6 ⚠️

  92. Terry Tak

    Terry Tak

    3 months ago

    I think I'll wait for the Type S too, just a general comment on Joe's reviews, I think he's absolutely the best out there, very detailed and covers all aspects of a vehicle especially like his performance specs (0 to 60 quarter mile etc) I've noticed others are imitating his methods too, love his comical approach to the compartment capacity by using food stuffs, got a real laugh about putting nun chuks in one of his reviews lol...

  93. Ian Morris

    Ian Morris

    3 months ago

    K5 GT or Sonata n line better performance at way better price

  94. hAz2k3

    hAz2k3

    3 months ago

    Awesome review. Im going to a dealership tomorrow 👍🏻

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      That is so great!

  95. Thabit Pulak

    Thabit Pulak

    3 months ago

    With all that space in the engine bay, I imagine it will be easier for DIY repairs and maintenance!

  96. newsflash70

    newsflash70

    3 months ago

    PLEASE READ!!! I purchased the TLX A-Spec in early November, then upgraded my phone to the iPhone 12 in early December. THE WIRELESS CHARGE PAD IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ANYTHING NEWER THAN THE iPHONE!! This renders the wireless charge pad useless!! My dealership was unaware of this before I brought it up! They also said there is no way to fix it due to the change in Apple's charging technology. Be aware of this before you spend your money on adding it as a feature, or if it is a deciding factor in purchasing the A-Spec!!

  97. Tom Jones

    Tom Jones

    3 months ago

    Blocking this channel because really getting sick of the titles being the same. Same exact title with different cars.

  98. John R

    John R

    3 months ago

    For the price it’s weak on engine horsepower, no 360 degree camera, no rear heated seats, no usb in the rear seat area, and still using usb-b instead of type c. No spare tire. Weak....

  99. Ed C

    Ed C

    3 months ago

    Got my 2016 Acura TLX and I’m in love. I can’t wait to buy this one!

    • Ed C

      Ed C

      8 days ago

      @Spencer Cranmer love it. However, one issue. The transmission is garbage. Thankfully the last two years they fixed it. But my 16’ is awesome. The transmission can be jumpy, but only in the first few gears.

    • Spencer Cranmer

      Spencer Cranmer

      8 days ago

      I’m thinking about test driving one, I know Acura’s usually never any problems, how are you liking it?

  100. Bennett Vu

    Bennett Vu

    3 months ago

    I wish Acura would give it sportier rims and exhaust pipes for the A-spec trim. Still a gorgeous car though. 👍

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