Is the 2021 Acura TLX Type S the BEST new sport sedan to BUY?

The Type S is back and Acura is ready to take the 2021 TLX to a new level. Under the hood is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 with forged internals that produces 355HP & mated to an updated 10-speed automatic transmission. On the outside you will find functional aero, optional 20in wheels, Brembo brakes and quad-tip exhaust. On the inside you will find a Type S exclusive Orchid interior, 17 speaker sound system, and NSX inspired steering wheel. Is the 2021 Acura TLX Type S the BEST new sport sedan to BUY?
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Comments: 1 926 

  1. Wayne Rice

    Wayne Rice

    11 days ago

    I don't like the plastic bracket that holds the Acura emblem on the grill. It just looks like they tac it on the grill. Kind of looks cheap.

  2. Ty Clute

    Ty Clute

    20 days ago

    So I saw this car at a local dealership today. This car is absolutely sick in person. Beautiful. Couldnt test it because it had been ordered by a customer but 10 out of 10 on looks!

  3. Free Dom

    Free Dom

    Month ago

    Love it

  4. Simon czesak

    Simon czesak

    Month ago

    Shame the stock s4 smashes it. Acura should’ve made sure it beats it before brining it out

  5. StayGrinding818

    StayGrinding818

    2 months ago

    Hey buddy great content. Genuine question. You mentioned it’s a 2022 but the caption says 2021. What year is this tlx? You’ve convinced me to buy one 🤘

  6. TheJinroKing

    TheJinroKing

    3 months ago

    How can anyone buy a new car right now with the shortage? All of the prices are hella inflated by 8-10k compared to just 3-4 months ago.

  7. Supervisor lee

    Supervisor lee

    3 months ago

    No it's not mpg is bad, returned and got the accord which is better, acura tlx type s is just for looks.

  8. majic7071

    majic7071

    4 months ago

    "Two glasses of milk". 🤣🤣

  9. TangoSierra74

    TangoSierra74

    4 months ago

    This thing is gorgeous.

  10. Rustyjukes79

    Rustyjukes79

    4 months ago

    I’m going to zonk the automatic transmission lol

  11. Matthew C

    Matthew C

    4 months ago

    Shame we dont have accord in europe anymore 😢

  12. Danny Bierhuizen

    Danny Bierhuizen

    4 months ago

    Loving this car tbh

  13. Xavier Otero

    Xavier Otero

    5 months ago

    Ok so I'm going to look at a tiger eye peal colored model on Monday, hope I take it home 🤞🏻

  14. MJ Zoom

    MJ Zoom

    5 months ago

    Sounds great! I love the interior, would be nice if one could be had with Orchid interior and the machine grey or silver exterior.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      5 months ago

      I am so glad that you like this one.

  15. Brent Johnston

    Brent Johnston

    5 months ago

    This is the way

  16. Come Concon

    Come Concon

    5 months ago

    The Luxury version of Honda, so if you drive an Acura TLX you basically drive a Honda.

  17. Gym Rat Drew

    Gym Rat Drew

    5 months ago

    Gorgeous, just bummed no 6 spd like the old type S model. Glad Acura is on the come up bc they seemed to have lost it for a while.

  18. Charles Eballa

    Charles Eballa

    5 months ago

    👌👍👊😲

  19. kong xiong

    kong xiong

    5 months ago

    the Engine layout is superior to the Type R. im surprise so many new cars coming out these next 2 years...even the 86 GR looks awesome. Fairlady around the corner too..i might just hold out for these new cars. just dont wanna lose my deposit.

  20. 2020finallydone Ayyy

    2020finallydone Ayyy

    5 months ago

    Miss my 3rd gen type s……. Totaled by a douche bag who ran a light and smacked into me while i waited at a red light at an intersection. My bday present to myself obliterated……

  21. Vuk Forest

    Vuk Forest

    6 months ago

    If someone with 6’6 300 lbs enjoy this car please let me know because I really love how this car looks more than any big sedan

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      That is a great question!

  22. Vuk Forest

    Vuk Forest

    6 months ago

    Great car but not for 6’6 300 lbs for sure

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      You will have to try one out for sure.

  23. Vlogthis Studios

    Vlogthis Studios

    6 months ago

    I'm confused 2022 or 2021

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      Both

  24. LaudyGaming

    LaudyGaming

    6 months ago

    I think my man forgot to mention the Q60RS as a competitor…

  25. King Storm718

    King Storm718

    6 months ago

    Love waiting on the zonk i know when its coming 🤣

  26. King Storm718

    King Storm718

    6 months ago

    You always review the hottest rides out

  27. Norm T

    Norm T

    6 months ago

    Someone gets walked?! That was a run! That had to +10 mph more at the end of the quarter mile for Guilia 2.0T than the Honda+ single turbo V6. acura-video.info/name/video/n6Ost4ymuJLC1X8.html

  28. Grand Master_22

    Grand Master_22

    6 months ago

    I thought you was going to do a test drive:(

  29. c4sb2008

    c4sb2008

    6 months ago

    over 50k for a "honda" with a 3.5 reliability? no thanks

  30. adrian herrera

    adrian herrera

    6 months ago

    50k? Hard pass rather get a supra

  31. ISSA VIBEZ

    ISSA VIBEZ

    6 months ago

    Alot more gears n hp n torque than a crappy overpriced unreliable 3 series n 4 series

  32. Nana Kese Ohemeng

    Nana Kese Ohemeng

    6 months ago

    Would those wheels fit the accord? 🤔

  33. Kevin Hawthorne

    Kevin Hawthorne

    6 months ago

    Not worth a dime without a manual transmission

  34. Stephen Patterson

    Stephen Patterson

    6 months ago

    Interesting. Acura's US site states 2 rear seat USB ports. Wonder if that's a typo or if these models were just very pre-production

  35. Rob G

    Rob G

    6 months ago

    Looks amazing maybe in 2yrs I’ll trade my Aspec for the type S but I don’t think you can go wrong w/ either. But that type S is the final lvl

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      I agree with you!

  36. MB Taber

    MB Taber

    6 months ago

    08:20, those hood struts are not hydraulic, they are pneumatic. Filled with gas, not liquid. If they were hydraulic they would need a pump to open the hood.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      Thanks for the info.

  37. Kuya Arbee

    Kuya Arbee

    6 months ago

    Confused why the surround view wasn’t even included on this............ wtf was Acura thinking!!!!!’ Come on.... it’s 2021!

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      I feel your pain!

  38. Gregory Hamilton

    Gregory Hamilton

    6 months ago

    It just seems like it needs a little more horsepower and it needs 6 piston brake calibers the type S should be special and it’s not there!🤯🔫🚙

  39. Waseem Sells

    Waseem Sells

    6 months ago

    Waiting for 9 am est

  40. Bubs Krz

    Bubs Krz

    6 months ago

    You forgot another rival is the Infiniti Q50 RS400

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      This is so very true!

  41. tayyab mujtaba

    tayyab mujtaba

    6 months ago

    As a Lexus RCF owner I'd like to see how it fares against the revised Genesis G70 Sport, and the newly released Lexus IS500 Fsport Performance. If Lexus prices the IS right it will destroy the TLX Type S.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      Good call!

  42. Shaun Jones

    Shaun Jones

    6 months ago

    Infotainment is a major zonk! And I can’t believe you allow 7-11 hot dogs in the car 😂

  43. Randy Mogle

    Randy Mogle

    6 months ago

    It is absolutely reprehensible that Acura would not put charging ports in for the rear seat. Come on Acura, it’s 2021!

  44. Stevo

    Stevo

    6 months ago

    I need this car.

  45. Ryan O

    Ryan O

    6 months ago

    Ita so funny the previous TLX video also had 187k views 🤣

  46. brian andrews

    brian andrews

    6 months ago

    Horrible Interior color choice.

  47. Alexander Lopez

    Alexander Lopez

    6 months ago

    2:04 You said let check out this 2022 Acura tlx type S. Its 2021

  48. Joe DiMarra

    Joe DiMarra

    6 months ago

    That engine bay weak 😔

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      I feel your pain!

  49. David Gutierrez

    David Gutierrez

    6 months ago

    Prepared to be underwhelmed by the Type S' performance. The Infiniti Q50 Red Sport has the same torque and 50 more HP. Acura is still playing catch up.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      Stay tuned!

  50. Sam L

    Sam L

    6 months ago

    Anyone know the mpg? lol

  51. Ivan Aguirre

    Ivan Aguirre

    6 months ago

    Thanks Lori for grinding it out with Joe helping him upload some impressive content!!!! LOVE THE HUSTLE!!!!! 👌🏼

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      She is really awesome!

  52. Jay D

    Jay D

    6 months ago

    If Acura managed to match the M3s performance they would have had a real winner on their hands. Shame

  53. Birdxilla

    Birdxilla

    6 months ago

    Where does the sting start?

  54. Birdxilla

    Birdxilla

    6 months ago

    Where does the sting start?

  55. Tiffany Arnold

    Tiffany Arnold

    6 months ago

    I love that we got to see the car, but please can I add USBs in the back??

  56. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales

    6 months ago

    I love this car. Awesome to see Honda put out something like this

  57. mrchewylemonhead

    mrchewylemonhead

    6 months ago

    I have a '19 RDX ASpec and I'm not a fan of the Adaptive control, where it's mounted. Should've been placed similarly as to how they did the '19 TLX ASpec near the button near the transmission. So much easier to maneuver. Nevertheless, I've should've waited before purchasing the TLX ASpec. The TypeS is gon' sell like crack to a crack head for the Acura Enthusiast, such as myself.

  58. V1ralB1ack

    V1ralB1ack

    6 months ago

    It's very nice but the price is very high. And I don't see how it's better than a genesis or a Kia stinger gt or even a dodge charger.

  59. Nozo Poke

    Nozo Poke

    6 months ago

    Full digital dashes are overrated… analog look way better. They age better

  60. cy

    cy

    6 months ago

    no 6spd manual ruins it for me at least the new civic will continue having the manual

  61. once upon a time

    once upon a time

    6 months ago

    The new Acura TLX looks very nice this is my opinion but the fun of it including the bonnet reminds me a little bit of the Chevy Impala or the Chevy Camaro that's just the way I see it it's just a fun and looks a little bit similar in design if that makes sense? All in all that vehicle is badass!

  62. Joshua V

    Joshua V

    6 months ago

    You are one of the most informational car journalist apart from Doug keep it up.

  63. Neil J

    Neil J

    6 months ago

    acura-video.info/name/video/eoSTt6hlzcyXkaU.html

  64. Stressfree Kev

    Stressfree Kev

    6 months ago

    I want a scatpack but the car is so visually pleasing 😩 and it looks like more fun

  65. Insiditious

    Insiditious

    6 months ago

    Acura, u seem to have done it right 👌🏽

  66. Jamar Johnson

    Jamar Johnson

    6 months ago

    Would love to see more comparisons between this and the Stinger! They seem to be competing in the same class.

    • Jamar Johnson

      Jamar Johnson

      6 months ago

      @B Kelly it’s not lol? If you’d rather compare it to the G70 which is essentially the same performance as the stinger GT then that works too. Regardless you should get my point.

    • B Kelly

      B Kelly

      6 months ago

      Stinger. Same class, you’re not serious?

  67. cs13

    cs13

    6 months ago

    400hp would of been perfect.

  68. Jedi Luke 22

    Jedi Luke 22

    6 months ago

    Finally a worthy successor to the 3rd gen TL Type S.

  69. Tu Papi 69

    Tu Papi 69

    6 months ago

    Accelaration was sick

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      Just wait for the drive on May 20th

  70. DAILYGRIND

    DAILYGRIND

    6 months ago

    Where are the red leather seats 🤔

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      You have a choice with the Type S!

  71. Juan Carraballo

    Juan Carraballo

    6 months ago

    them unnecessary pointlessness engine cover are very super silly in my opinion as an import tuner 💯. so great job acura honestly 💯

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      Thanks for letting me share it with you Juan!

  72. Juan Carraballo

    Juan Carraballo

    6 months ago

    damn raiti !! the first one to make a full tls s reviewer nice !! & thanx tho been waiting for this moment lol 💯😎

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      May 20th will blow my your mind!

  73. sdlausen

    sdlausen

    6 months ago

    Lets just hope the transmission is reliable. Honda is notorious for shitty transmissions.

  74. JP

    JP

    6 months ago

    This car seems like a really enticing balance of oldschool / new. Everything makes sense to me on this model except no manual transmission... It’s like the design team was on a roll, but just couldn’t take that last step... Let’s just keep on hope-ning a manual happens. Also, I think it’s alright to be cool as a pickle sometimes.

  75. John Collins

    John Collins

    6 months ago

    The touch pad is terrible. It doesn’t grow on you. It’s junk. The ELS was better on my 2018 TLX.

  76. ExistentialCrisis_

    ExistentialCrisis_

    6 months ago

    Very impressive well done Acura 👍🏻 good to see them back. She sounds very good too 🥴

  77. Marcel Johnson

    Marcel Johnson

    6 months ago

    Nope, get a Giulia Quadrifoglio

  78. Suba-Dude

    Suba-Dude

    6 months ago

    Hey Joe, so glad you made this. I am actually thinking to trade in my 2020 STI for the Type S. I've been a Subaru guy for the longest and always wanted to try something different. Im just afraid I'll regret it 😔

  79. Moose 1000

    Moose 1000

    6 months ago

    I’d like to see Q50 RS400 vs TLX-S Type vs Stinger GT

  80. Tom Smock

    Tom Smock

    6 months ago

    How disappointing side view c pillar weak, rotors too small, interiors not up to the class. Sad

  81. Adil S

    Adil S

    6 months ago

    you didnt say the 0-60

  82. hitman6191

    hitman6191

    6 months ago

    The 11:32 mark OMG

  83. Zatosan

    Zatosan

    6 months ago

    Joe, there is space for a pack of Ding Dongs in cubby.

  84. Rob Val

    Rob Val

    6 months ago

    Tell the truth Joe. This car sounds like crap.

  85. Jay Jay

    Jay Jay

    6 months ago

    Shame, Europe doesn’t have Acura

  86. aaronchase38

    aaronchase38

    6 months ago

    Really liked this car till i saw the cross bars in the trunk passthrough 👎 Hopefully not the same idea in the rdx

  87. Trieu To

    Trieu To

    6 months ago

    I know it’s an Acura and all but am I the only one who thinks it sounds shitty and not worth the money at all?? 😔 Not trying to offend anyone, it’s okay if you think I’m poor too.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      Wait until you hear it in person!

  88. Angel Rosario

    Angel Rosario

    6 months ago

    I think I can't afford it....that thing is bada$$

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      I am so glad that I could share it with you!

  89. Daniel G

    Daniel G

    6 months ago

    The New TLX Type S is amazing. Amazing interior and exterior design however for a base price starting in the $50k range it does lack a few features and options compared to other Luxury sport brand vehicles such as BMW, LEXUS, Mercedes Benz etc. Full digital speedometer, Automatic steering wheel tilt , and Automatic truck close and opener are just a few to mention. Some of those options should come standard on the TLX Type S , or at least optional. I hope vehicle convenience options on the New generation TLX does improve over time.

    • Drive Scene

      Drive Scene

      6 months ago

      For a similar equipped Lexus, BMW, Mercedes or Audi, they will be way more expensive than this Acura.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      I am so glad that you are liking this one.

  90. Joel Peterson

    Joel Peterson

    6 months ago

    I can't believe how much it RIPPED when he took off. Sounds amazing! I think I need a Mountain Dew to cool myself off.

    • Sugar Free Robinson

      Sugar Free Robinson

      6 months ago

      My wrx will eat this thing up

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      Just wait for May 20th Joel!

  91. RetroG Alief Mafia

    RetroG Alief Mafia

    6 months ago

    The whole door panel looks like a anime mech Robot lol if nobody Peeped

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      6 months ago

      Now that is one way to look at it!

  92. eVerProductions1

    eVerProductions1

    6 months ago

    Damn, 15lb of boost and a 3.0 v6 with forged internals, not bad

  93. Mike Normandy

    Mike Normandy

    6 months ago

    I really hope people buy this car and Acura/Honda can keep making this vehicle until I can afford one! LMAO! ! I know most people laugh and think "this is NO M or AMG competitor" but the smart people will know that this will never break down, give you expensive repair bills or loose more than half it's resale value when you drive it off the lot!

  94. M_Auto_Detail •

    M_Auto_Detail •

    6 months ago

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

  95. felix Soto

    felix Soto

    6 months ago

    same ugly exposed radiator as the honda accord

  96. Brian Nutter

    Brian Nutter

    6 months ago

    Nice work! You really hit on things only a knowledgeable enthusiast would see! The type of things I’m curios about.

  97. Zachary Zarko

    Zachary Zarko

    6 months ago

    I've been driving my faithful 2003 TL Type S since it was new. I think it's finally time to trade up.

  98. Tim Ruskowski

    Tim Ruskowski

    6 months ago

    Oh how I’ve been waiting for this review! Would love to own one in a few years, depending if I become a 2LT in the Air Force in the next year or so.

  99. TNT310supralover

    TNT310supralover

    6 months ago

    Low 50 wow too much. You can get something much nicer n faster in the lowest 30 now this days. I get it's a Acura but still not for me too plain. 😎

  100. Michael Limones

    Michael Limones

    6 months ago

    Don't really like the seats i had sticking like that 15 years ago, No touch screen , sounds very good , love the color , manual steering wheel adjustment .. I will continue driving Bmw

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