Is the 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec a BETTER sport sedan with the right mods?

The TLX is all NEW for 2021 and Acura has made some big changes. Many owners want to take their cars to the next level. On the outside you will find Vossen 20in forged wheels, extra body aero and soon to be installed HRE lowering springs. On the inside the A-Spec brings great touches to the interior and there is an all new infotainment system. Under the hood is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 that produces 272HP & is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Is the 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec a BETTER sport sedan with the right mods?
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  1. Dominique starks

    Dominique starks

    3 days ago

    I wished they would have touch screens but the RDX, MDX doesn’t either nor goes up and down when car is off. Not much leg room for taller people in the backseat. The windows in the back weren’t tinted.

  2. Stephen Mitchum

    Stephen Mitchum

    4 days ago

    Good review and great car but you are Soooooooo far from the limits of any tire that you don’t have a clue if the bigger tires made a difference.

  3. Sajid Nawaz

    Sajid Nawaz

    8 days ago

    I am glad you mentioned Twinkies again I was very you going to change with the banana oh god add Twinkies better than banana lol

  4. So Ho

    So Ho

    11 days ago

    4 cylinder no thanks overpriced

  5. Ishmael Greene

    Ishmael Greene

    14 days ago

    This Whole car makes soo much sense… EVERYTHING ON IT

  6. Ted Vang

    Ted Vang

    14 days ago

    I would've love the option for a V6 engine. I have the 05 acura tl V6 and i just love the way it performs when i need to get off quick and fast from a full stop.

    • AcewingOFFICIAL

      AcewingOFFICIAL

      13 days ago

      There is a V6 TLX. Look up the type S

  7. Yariel Perez

    Yariel Perez

    17 days ago

    This looks really nice!! What are the exact size of the rims and tires all around ?

  8. Chaz Miles

    Chaz Miles

    17 days ago

    🔥🔥

  9. T H

    T H

    20 days ago

    i love the outside.. since its a change from the big three european brands and its discreet ... but the interior is not my favourite.

  10. Alex Dimarco

    Alex Dimarco

    22 days ago

    funny a honda ad on a acura video

  11. momo

    momo

    25 days ago

    That's a rotary forged is not 100% Forged

    • momo

      momo

      22 days ago

      @Raiti's Rides no problem. Do you know the actual width of the wheels without tires? Thank you. Also the rear tire ratio

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      25 days ago

      I appreciate the info on the wheels.

  12. Karen Kubik

    Karen Kubik

    28 days ago

    Like the 20 in rims but not the lo profile tires...they have very low mileage life, are expensive and are not good in wet weather... my mechanic gave tires like this a thumbs down. I like the style but I want a 6 cylinder. No lo profile tires. No turbo... boooo

  13. Karen Kubik

    Karen Kubik

    28 days ago

    No 6 cylinder? Nope

  14. Mallow Seldon

    Mallow Seldon

    28 days ago

    16 twinkies 😂😂. This car is a beauty

  15. Antonio Sanchez

    Antonio Sanchez

    Month ago

    Beautiful car, thinking on trading in my 17 accord sport for this car!

    • Fredy Castillo

      Fredy Castillo

      29 days ago

      No

  16. Restore64

    Restore64

    Month ago

    23:08, that's what she said.

    • Restore64

      Restore64

      Month ago

      @Raiti's Rides I wish you showed the power folding mirrors. I had to go to the dealership to look at the car in person because I couldn’t find a single video up here that showed them. Was starting to think they probably didn’t have them.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      Oh yeah!

  17. YESSIR231000

    YESSIR231000

    Month ago

    So would you go with a this Acura TLX, Kia Stinger GT, or an Audi RS7 C7?

  18. Alex B

    Alex B

    Month ago

    Now if only they put this interior in the ILX….

  19. Hacker X

    Hacker X

    Month ago

    All the way Honda (Acura)❤️🔥

  20. OgTortoise X

    OgTortoise X

    Month ago

    Considering the price and performance….I don’t know who this car is for considering what’s available at lower price ranges such as the wrx

  21. Justin Kumar

    Justin Kumar

    Month ago

    Now this is the Spec I would get! Beautifully modified!

  22. Essential Steel

    Essential Steel

    Month ago

    Love the staggered wheels setup, but I'm sure that's a no-no on a fwd. Not sure how same size wheels will look on the fwd.

  23. Wonka

    Wonka

    Month ago

    Wat other tlx package is good besides this a-spec?

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      Type S & Technology

  24. Christopher Arnold

    Christopher Arnold

    Month ago

    Can anyone tell me what the body mod parts are called or which website to look at to order those parts?

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      Call Albert at Maus Acura

  25. momo

    momo

    Month ago

    Sadly traded my 2021 Supra for this car. Nice car but i miss the performance of the supra

  26. Dimelo Wil

    Dimelo Wil

    Month ago

    This acura > Honda 2022.

  27. Nelly Nel

    Nelly Nel

    Month ago

    Just test drove this car and I’m torn between this or the Mercedes CLA 250 4Matic because the CLA has better gas mileage. Car guru people leave comments below help me make a decision lol

    • Nelly Nel

      Nelly Nel

      Month ago

      I ended up getting the TLX !!! Lol same car as the Video, white with red interior

    • Nelly Nel

      Nelly Nel

      Month ago

      @Raiti's Rides if it’s coming from you it really is lol

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      That is a tough decision!

  28. Cecilio

    Cecilio

    Month ago

    What are the mods done to this a spec ???

  29. Marcus Felix

    Marcus Felix

    Month ago

    Sad to say I won't buy this car because it uses buttons instead of a regular shift knob. Nice looking car though...

  30. Josh Mitford

    Josh Mitford

    Month ago

    Besides the rims, are these factory mods like the body kit?

  31. Jennifer Thomas

    Jennifer Thomas

    Month ago

    I have this exact car after years of suvs and it's AMAZING! It hugs the road perfectly. I bought for the simple fact the seats are the BEST on the market! Only thing I wish was it came with tint and the display screen was slightly turned toward the driver. Other than that A ++++++

  32. Tooka

    Tooka

    Month ago

    can you drive in sport mode and not use the paddle shifters?

  33. Evan

    Evan

    Month ago

    Joe! So I finally drove one of these (Tech SH-AWD) and I have to say, I was blown away by everything except the ride. Having leased a 2016, this was a major difference: absolutely more performance and more sport-oriented, better design and build quality, but without the adaptive suspension, this thing was as rough as my colleague's Ford Mustang (maybe it's better in Florida roads than old Storrow Drive in Boston haha). This was so disappointing to me, especially after cross-shopping and driving an Audi A5. Needless to say, I couldn't pull the trigger on the phenomenal lease deal I had on the table. So I waited a couple weeks and ultimately got an even better deal on an RDX. Best of both worlds... more utility, sharper handling than my 2016 TLX, yet not as harsh of a ride as this new TLX. I give Acura a lot of credit, they went full-on sport-sedan with it... but to be considered a "luxury" sport-sedan like the Audi A5, I think it needs a little more dampening (my own opinion). Great content on your channel as always... thanks for being so engaging with your viewers/commenters!

  34. Justin Avery

    Justin Avery

    Month ago

    You like this car huh? You reviewed it a few times, I like it too

  35. Suave Beats

    Suave Beats

    Month ago

    I would love to have the type s but with this setup on the 4 cylinder I will take this.The mods are great.I keep going back to this video

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      Thanks for letting me share it with you!

  36. REVO

    REVO

    Month ago

    272 horse power?? Nope!

  37. Jesus Corrons

    Jesus Corrons

    Month ago

    It weighs as much as my 2022 MDX, the HP to weight ratio is disappointing to say the least

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      Month ago

      I feel your pain!

  38. Waled121

    Waled121

    Month ago

    Spec on wheels?

  39. Ju Ny

    Ju Ny

    2 months ago

    It looks nice design, but not competition for BMW M 340, Genesis G70, Audi A4, Mercedes Benz Class AMG, Kia Stinger.

  40. Devangeo Hicks

    Devangeo Hicks

    2 months ago

    Nice car.. I was feeling until you said the the display wasn’t touch screen. In today’s technology and a bunch having a touchscreen display. That would be a deal breaker for me I’m my personal opinion, but everything else about this car is sick! 🔥🔥🔥

  41. Sal A. Mander

    Sal A. Mander

    2 months ago

    There was one of these on ehgtv not long ago

  42. TheRealBenjamin

    TheRealBenjamin

    2 months ago

    But you can get a used rcf for half the price and faster

  43. Rakhsi Prayogo

    Rakhsi Prayogo

    2 months ago

    This is Honda Accord Brand Is Like a BMW 5 Series,Audi A6,Mercedes E Class or Lexus ES 350

  44. Norm T

    Norm T

    2 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

  45. 2easymode

    2easymode

    2 months ago

    Wow the no touch screen for 50k is soo lame

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.

  46. Western Civ

    Western Civ

    2 months ago

    Who makes parts for this car????

  47. King BANK

    King BANK

    2 months ago

    It is not that bad because there is a touch pad

  48. Chris Morrow

    Chris Morrow

    2 months ago

    Hey Joe, are you a runner? What are some shoes you like running and or casuals

  49. Chris Morrow

    Chris Morrow

    2 months ago

    I get an American muscle feel from the front end

  50. 日産スカイライン

    日産スカイライン

    2 months ago

    Looks better for sure. But the added 20" inch wheels and useless front lip actually makes this car slower than it already is. Lol.

    • 日産スカイライン

      日産スカイライン

      2 months ago

      @Raiti's Rides Thanks for your amazing review! Always a fan of your work. I watch as often as I can.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      Thanks for letting me share it with you!

  51. HeroOfTime

    HeroOfTime

    2 months ago

    This car is a turd. Test drove it and said no quickly.

  52. Zach Backar

    Zach Backar

    2 months ago

    I am picking up mine in Black on Monday. Test drive one and you'll be sold like me.

  53. Yen Sovan Chanmony

    Yen Sovan Chanmony

    2 months ago

    How much is this TLX A-Spec

  54. AJ Summers

    AJ Summers

    2 months ago

    Can someone assist me to how I can find all those aero upgrades for purchase?

  55. Papercut Postman

    Papercut Postman

    2 months ago

    "Going the extra inch is worth it"...that's what she said 😂

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      LOL Thanks for letting me share the laughs with you.

  56. David Yaaj

    David Yaaj

    2 months ago

    Disgusting! No six speed manual! Damn you Honda

  57. VDH

    VDH

    2 months ago

    270hp is a JOKE !!!!!!!!!!!! Ditching the RLX and not bringing the E technology from that car into the new TLX is just PURE STUPIDITY !!! and this comes from a Honda fanboy ! VERY disappointed !!!!!

  58. Julio Martinez

    Julio Martinez

    2 months ago

    This is how the type s should actually come

  59. jeremiah ogoh

    jeremiah ogoh

    2 months ago

    Thank you Lori 🙏🏽

  60. Ken

    Ken

    2 months ago

    i've watched this video 6-7x now...I just love the side profile. Its got me wanting one now. Even without a drop in height.

  61. mecca stratis

    mecca stratis

    2 months ago

    Just realized he doesn't have eyebrows

  62. Nitrobucket

    Nitrobucket

    2 months ago

    20" wheels with barely any tires. I wasn't sure huge fan of that rough ride

  63. Elvis Santiago

    Elvis Santiago

    2 months ago

    Finally a change looks great can't wait for your Type S review

  64. Snn

    Snn

    2 months ago

    Love the design , wheels look weirdly small for that wheel well.

  65. Mauricio Winston

    Mauricio Winston

    2 months ago

    That wheel gap is terrible.

  66. Frequency Vibration Energy

    Frequency Vibration Energy

    2 months ago

    Zonk on non touch screen.

  67. houstonviper1

    houstonviper1

    2 months ago

    “Rims maketh car”

  68. Dam Son

    Dam Son

    2 months ago

    Back and side look amazing. Back is so so

  69. Brandon Chandler

    Brandon Chandler

    2 months ago

    FREAKING AMAZING … I heard NO WHEEL SPIN!

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      I know right!

  70. Geoff Kilian

    Geoff Kilian

    2 months ago

    You can make the back up camera full screen, that's just user error and not fully knowing your product. Source: just had 2 loaners, an Advance and Tech package. So, surely the A Spec does as well.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      We totally agree with you1

  71. Quan

    Quan

    2 months ago

    That mousepad is the dumbest thing I ever seen on any car, Lexus got so many complaint, finally they slowly bringing to touchscreen, and acura is dumb enough to copy that, amazing, 3 years later the refresh will get touch screen, by that time its too late. I dont know how people in to that stuff

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      I feel your pain.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      I feel your pain.

  72. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams

    2 months ago

    Not bad but it needs work.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      I can understand that Mark!

  73. Yirlani

    Yirlani

    2 months ago

    Why is every headline a question?

    • Yirlani

      Yirlani

      2 months ago

      @Raiti's Rides What are you teaching here?

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      It's called an ESSENTIAL QUESTION. It's a very successful teaching strategy that I used when I was a high school teacher.

  74. Eric Villamiel

    Eric Villamiel

    2 months ago

    Bring back the manuals and the drivers experience.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      2 months ago

      AGREED!

  75. F A L L E N Z

    F A L L E N Z

    2 months ago

    So how is it possible to obtain this exact version and specs?

  76. Vin Mar

    Vin Mar

    2 months ago

    Another good review. Keep in mind that touch screens are no longer a safe option in cars already packed with buttons and screens. Cell phones are the only touch screen needed outside the home.

  77. Kevin Cheng

    Kevin Cheng

    2 months ago

    Touchscreen would be nice but the screen is too far and high to reach.

  78. Mohesh Mohesh

    Mohesh Mohesh

    3 months ago

    Honda Accord 2021 sport sedan is much better than this one.

  79. Peter Dang

    Peter Dang

    3 months ago

    Stinger GT or TLX Aspec?

    • Unknown User

      Unknown User

      2 months ago

      Hard choice

    • Mutual Decline

      Mutual Decline

      2 months ago

      The 2022 stinger gt is faster. 300 hp

  80. TacoMeat FijiWater

    TacoMeat FijiWater

    3 months ago

    these days all some cars need is a nice set of wheels to complete the look

  81. Dal Singh

    Dal Singh

    3 months ago

    The body kit with the wheels on this car, look crazy! This is my next car after my ‘05 TL dies.

  82. VIVIAN GEORGE

    VIVIAN GEORGE

    3 months ago

    Love the dash!

  83. Jorge Villacis

    Jorge Villacis

    3 months ago

    Car is amazing - but those wheels are so wide the car looks horrible with those aftermarket wheels and that without mention the gap !!!!!

  84. Robert Ortiz

    Robert Ortiz

    3 months ago

    My 2020 Avalon XLE has the touch tone screen in the middle console. The 2021 Acura TLX has two zonks what I don't like is that it's not a touch tone screen and no connections in the back passengers seats that why I decided not to buy instead I went with the 2020 Avalon.

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one Robert.

  85. Joey The Gent

    Joey The Gent

    3 months ago

    I just leased my 2021 TLX and she’s a blast to drive!! Super fun every day driver

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      Nicely done!

  86. Mutual Decline

    Mutual Decline

    3 months ago

    So I just found out that this car emits FAKE engine noise! Why didn't you point that out bro?? Lol come'on man

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      I did!

  87. SwayJayy

    SwayJayy

    3 months ago

    This is a car I definitely want

  88. Kommon Sense

    Kommon Sense

    3 months ago

    They made it FWD, so it matters not. AWD is also front wheel biased, so it matters not. We know what understeer is; and it doesn't matter what technology is in that car, all FWDs and front wheel biased AWDs understeer.

  89. Eric Davis

    Eric Davis

    3 months ago

    “Twisty bits” 😂

  90. Byron Roest

    Byron Roest

    3 months ago

    I hope we get these in Australia

    • Raiti's Rides

      Raiti's Rides

      3 months ago

      Fingers crossed!

  91. DanyoIzumo

    DanyoIzumo

    3 months ago

    Why does everyone hate on fake vents?

  92. Carlos

    Carlos

    3 months ago

    Really nice choices with the options - I don’t think the interior will age well tho

  93. Rex Ruiz

    Rex Ruiz

    3 months ago

    “Official banana holder got me”…so relevant for a dad.

  94. Ed B.

    Ed B.

    3 months ago

    Great review Joe! Man this new gen TLX is quite an improvement. I have to zonk the lack of a touchscreen, that mousepad approach is old Lexus thinking. Beyond that, this will be on my wife's list for her next luxury sedan.

  95. Ricky steez

    Ricky steez

    3 months ago

    no manual available 👎 just changed the channel

  96. Angelou Sunga

    Angelou Sunga

    3 months ago

    looks like a 2021 audi rs7

  97. mike school

    mike school

    3 months ago

    car looks super clean but too bad it's so slow

  98. José Kanucee

    José Kanucee

    3 months ago

    make em rear drive, then i'll consider.

  99. Eric Rejanovinshi

    Eric Rejanovinshi

    3 months ago

    I've got a 2002 Acura RSX Type S. This new 2021 version is AWESOME

  100. अर्जुन्

    अर्जुन्

    3 months ago

    Beautiful car but not in white...Would look much better in metallic blue/purple

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