The 2021 Acura TLX Type S is the Return of a Desirable Performance Japanese Sport Sedan

Welcome back Acura, after a 13 year wait, the high performance brand is back and it makes its return on the for 2021. The is the most performance oriented sport sedan ever built by . With a new turbocharged V6 pumping out 355 HP to their latest generation system, this new will sprint to 60 in just under 5 seconds and keep up with some expensive German competitors all while undercutting them by $10-15k. It goes on sale at your local Acura dealer on June 23rd.

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  1. Redline Reviews

    Redline Reviews

    2 months ago

    Welcome to our new 4K resolution and Redline branding/graphics! We’ve been working on these for a couple months so we’re very excited to bring you guys all the changes. This is just the start! Hope it was worth the wait, help us get to 1 million subs this year! We always appreciate the love and support we get from all of you! ❤️

    • Snookynibbles tocoloeddie

      Snookynibbles tocoloeddie

      Month ago

      @Brad Nall, true, the drivetrain specs on paper are quite similar between these two cars. Cadillac has done a good job in making them track-worthy as well. However, I’d tip the hand towards the Acura due to the superior handling technology, and more important because it’s a Honda & the Caddy is a GM product...the quality & reliability issues.

    • Lloyd Hudson

      Lloyd Hudson

      Month ago

      @suppaman19 I agree with you. Lets see if this Type S will kickstart something.

    • suppaman19

      suppaman19

      Month ago

      @Lloyd Hudson They better otherwise they'll quickly find themselves in Inifinti/Nissan's position. Not hating on them, I've owned Honda's, but both Acura and Honda have fallen greatly since the 90's and early 2000's in product and reliability. They're now just middle of the pack at best. It seems like as a whole the Japanese auto industry has really fallen behind in the last decade.

    • Lloyd Hudson

      Lloyd Hudson

      Month ago

      @suppaman19 They've had some issues for sure, however, I think they're waking up. There's a lot of competition now, I think they're paying attention again. The new Type S is a good start, they just need to tweak it in a year or two.

    • suppaman19

      suppaman19

      Month ago

      @Lloyd Hudson Honda/Acura reliability fell off a cliff in the last decade as they started cutting corners and costs like crazy in their vehicles. They aren't head and shoulders above others like they used to be.

  2. Mike B

    Mike B

    21 hour ago

    Sofyan has done some serious damage to his credibility with this video and everybody knows it. It’s sad. I enjoyed his videos, but this race against the S4 is just as misleading as his claim regarding the type-s 0-60 times.

  3. natnut2008

    natnut2008

    Day ago

    Seems like the limited drag race vs the S4 at 21:40 is misleading. Sam Carlegion did a more extensive and repeated drag race test against the S4 and the Type S lost every time.

  4. TM

    TM

    2 days ago

    Direct inj only? Or port to

  5. pontiacGXPfan

    pontiacGXPfan

    9 days ago

    The shifter design belongs in a minivan not a sport sedan

  6. John P Rosas

    John P Rosas

    9 days ago

    I test dove this cause I need to find a new car to replace my Accord V6 6 speed Coupe. But the most important part of the car, the transmission, just doesn’t work. There is no manual mode, so even when you’re using the paddles the car shifts how it wants. You can’t just hold a gear and listen to the exhaust sound. If you’re not accelerating then the trans will just upshift. I can understand if it auto shifts at redline, but why is it shifting at 3k rpm when I’m cruising and want to hear the engine and exhaust sound? What’s the point of the paddles if there’s no manual mode?

  7. Gnome Star

    Gnome Star

    12 days ago

    Looking at 1 tomorrow, however the Stinger and S4 beat it easily on the track, many runs shows a stock S4 crushes it by more then a car length, and the stinger beats both of them easily.

    • TheBreakfastLover

      TheBreakfastLover

      7 days ago

      The Type S is actually 0.2 seconds quicker to 60 than the Audi S4 when neither is being brake-torqued nor using launch control. And Kia discontinued the Stinger within a week of the Type S delivered to buyers. Definitely not a coincidence.

  8. JStream PC

    JStream PC

    14 days ago

    'Acura bought along an S4...' Acura must have done something to that S4 cuz that S4 would smoke that Type S.

  9. Rashard Smith

    Rashard Smith

    14 days ago

    A more fair comparison should be a Audi s6!!!

  10. Tom Taucher

    Tom Taucher

    16 days ago

    Slow and heavy for the class. Accord 2.0 for $20K less

  11. Kozak

    Kozak

    17 days ago

    60k CAD for this just doesn't seem like its worth it compared to a fully loaded genesis g70

  12. anthony parrillo

    anthony parrillo

    17 days ago

    Stop using the launch control and you’ll get a better time

  13. anthony parrillo

    anthony parrillo

    17 days ago

    Acura has always been in the league of Audi and you have the nerve to say it’s just getting in the league if Kia. You clearly know nothing. Kia just became good, they had the biggest price of shit cars of all time before 2012

    • A WHS

      A WHS

      16 days ago

      Not even close lmao, Audi fit and finish is miles ahead of Acura. I've sat in both.

  14. MrSayonara88

    MrSayonara88

    17 days ago

    luxury cars been a dying breed for the past decade

  15. david ha

    david ha

    17 days ago

    If anything they should've just used the RLX body and put everything in the type S in that

  16. phedeks

    phedeks

    18 days ago

    Car and Driver was only able to achieve a 4.9 0-60 with a 1 foot rollout. They have professional drivers who beat the cars. How did you get a 4.58?

    • A WHS

      A WHS

      16 days ago

      Funny enough, the S4 does 0-60 in 4.2 seconds lmao. So that means, he did 4.0 basically, An entire 1 second faster then what professionals managed to do.

  17. MrFookah

    MrFookah

    18 days ago

    Nice presentation. I just ordered one yesterday :)

  18. Casey N

    Casey N

    18 days ago

    LOL this is so staged, I can't stand this guy, absolute bum

  19. MrSamPhoenix

    MrSamPhoenix

    18 days ago

    I can’t wait for mine 🤤

  20. John Lain

    John Lain

    19 days ago

    Nice review of the car Redline Reviews. I would like to be able to get this engine in the RDX as well. It should be an option. I like the utility of the RDX. Wish it had a little more power.

  21. Dirk Gently

    Dirk Gently

    20 days ago

    Just want you to know that this video is the reason I unsubscribed from you. That race was pure Acura propaganda. Just watched actual drag races and the S4 walks away from the type-s. Your credibility is done with me and I won't be watching anymore of your paid shill videos you shoot while at an all-expenses-paid promotion.

    • Nic23

      Nic23

      17 days ago

      Watch @samcarlegion video with the S4 and type S to know how staged and complete bullshit this video is

  22. Tony Lee

    Tony Lee

    21 day ago

    Why did people like to rev the engin like a fucking kid? I don't want to hear that annoying noise. hated that if they did that to my car.

  23. Dany Cesc

    Dany Cesc

    21 day ago

    The NSX needs that interior! is the only thing I hate about my car.

  24. CrankImmortals

    CrankImmortals

    22 days ago

    acura-video.info/name/video/fH672H6o2tfKxpU.html Keep dreaming with that short pull Acura, Audi destroys it. Pretty dishonest.

  25. Chris Wingert

    Chris Wingert

    22 days ago

    What mode was the Audi in when racing? Other videos show the S4 walking away from the TYpe S on a track and from a roll? Did Acura de tune the Audi? Lol

  26. al

    al

    23 days ago

    So Sofyan why did you guys stage this? Other reviews, S4 is pulling on the Type S like a freight train. Did you guys purposefully left the Audi in Normal mode with low octane gas in it? We need answers.

    • VaN_GoGH

      VaN_GoGH

      15 days ago

      You can even see S4 dip front end when the other driver lets off the gas pedal. I agree, this is embarrassing and beneath the brand he's worked hard to build.

  27. K P

    K P

    23 days ago

    Sam CarLegion did drag races between Type S and S4 and S4 gapped Type S every time. Redline Reviews' Type S and S4 drag race is staged.

    • K P

      K P

      23 days ago

      @TheBreakfastLover Says the butthurt Honda/Acura fanyboy/-girl. LMFAO

    • TheBreakfastLover

      TheBreakfastLover

      23 days ago

      @K P who cares, you were still wrong

    • K P

      K P

      23 days ago

      @TheBreakfastLover Looks pretty even at the finish line despite the bad start in the 2nd race for the S4. You can hear Sam say he always catches up and passes the Type S. Enough with the excuses for the Type S(low). You're grasping straws at this point. LMFAO

    • TheBreakfastLover

      TheBreakfastLover

      23 days ago

      The Type S beat the S4 in the 2nd run in Sam's video.

  28. Marven Raphael

    Marven Raphael

    23 days ago

    this thing is amazing if the aftermarket support is good and it can push 400whp with simple mods i will buy it.

  29. jotor1212121

    jotor1212121

    24 days ago

    Your channel is full of 💩💩. You purposely sabotaged the S4 to make the type S look good. Hope the $$ acura paid was worth it. You just tarnished your unbiased reputation in the car community. We literally saw a head to head race and the s4 killed the type s. You're no longer considered a reliable source for reviews.

  30. Tin Tin

    Tin Tin

    24 days ago

    I used to respect you a lot. still do. But deep down you know the race with the S4 was BS. He was in comofort mode. Go watch Sam the car legions channel. He did 7 races between the 2. It really shows you how the S4 is miles ahead. They have the same HP while the S4 is lighter and more underrated. You purposely frauded the results. Ever since your video 3 more videos of the TYPE S vs S4 came showing the S4 dominate the Type s. I’m disappointed in you

    • jotor1212121

      jotor1212121

      24 days ago

      Right!! Can't take his reviews seriously after that.

  31. milyundlrsmile

    milyundlrsmile

    24 days ago

    Eeehh

  32. Ryan Clark

    Ryan Clark

    25 days ago

    Subbed, great quality review and amazing car! I didn't realize it was as big as it is, thanks for the comparison sizing to others in this segment.

  33. CommanderTaco

    CommanderTaco

    25 days ago

    J series gang

  34. Richard Hoang

    Richard Hoang

    26 days ago

    That is one nice looking car.

  35. cordinate81

    cordinate81

    27 days ago

    Man, u need to learn how to drive car in order to achieve precise performance. Please stop pressing the gas accelerator all the way to the floor and keep it there, that's total disaster to the engine and ur performance readings, press 75% to the floor release gently and then press again but u have to do it very fast and with feelings but I'm not sure u get that or ever will!

  36. Joe Marzo

    Joe Marzo

    28 days ago

    Wireless carplay in Honda but not Acura? Please.

  37. Joe Marzo

    Joe Marzo

    28 days ago

    May 2020 and you’re just going 4K now? Lol

  38. RedmanLS3

    RedmanLS3

    28 days ago

    This thing look slow. My 2020 Lexus RC-F will eat this for midnight snack

    • Copium Addict

      Copium Addict

      24 days ago

      Hold on gimme 30 more mins im trying to find who the fuck asked.

  39. Don

    Don

    28 days ago

    Loved the Type-S intro & 4k resolution Awesome presentation 👏🏽👌🏾

  40. A1 V1

    A1 V1

    29 days ago

    Can we get quarter mile times on this please?

  41. driveintherain

    driveintherain

    29 days ago

    5:56 The made the hood long mimicking an RWD sports car but kept a long front overhang design which screams FWD... lmao what were they thinking?

  42. michael montgomery

    michael montgomery

    29 days ago

    according to Acura, it is a rear wheel drive, not front.

  43. VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

    VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

    Month ago

    How about you telling Acura to put the NSX engine on a TLX and make it a TLX Type R

  44. Chesspiece

    Chesspiece

    Month ago

    I hope the aftermarket supports this platform because one of these in white, dark grey, with red interior or this blue with black interior will certainly be a contender for my DD. At 355hp stock and mid 4 0-60 with a tune, downpipe, intake, intercooler if needed and E85 it should hopefully make 470-500hp with the transmission and AWD it should easily be a very very respectable performer.

  45. BIG DADDY

    BIG DADDY

    Month ago

    Sorry but that car wouldnt hold a candle to a stock S4.Ive dragy tested an S5 Sportback at 4.1sec with rollout 12.7 in the 1/4 and it was heavier and %100 Stock

  46. Danny Emsi

    Danny Emsi

    Month ago

    SO HAPPY THIS CAR CAME OUT !!!! I want one !!!

  47. Parth Jain

    Parth Jain

    Month ago

    yea let's speed up while someone is already is driving in front and on narrow curves

  48. Larry Sawyer

    Larry Sawyer

    Month ago

    Outstanding video. I mean that is typical of your reviews but this one!!!! Super nice car.

  49. Daniel Melendez

    Daniel Melendez

    Month ago

    I think we need to put the Acura TLX type S to the test against a Similar german rival to see what this car can do

  50. Jovany Garcia

    Jovany Garcia

    Month ago

    4200 LBS🙄😒

  51. Dragon Source

    Dragon Source

    Month ago

    Does this handle as well as the Stinger GT2 or better?

  52. Home Theater System Blog

    Home Theater System Blog

    Month ago

    Acura has failed to achieve this, it's neither a direct competitor to C class nor does it hit the E class. Also from what I know Acura's target market is only US/Canada. What about the rest of the world? Acura needs to expand across the globe. Also make more roomier cars. Their honda has set quite an example, Civic which I've got is roomiest of all in its segment. I'm sick of seeing the ugly 3 series but okish C class all over the place.

  53. Home Theater System Blog

    Home Theater System Blog

    Month ago

    So the TLX competes with Merc E class but has the space of a C class. Why Acura why? Honda accord is more roomier.

    • sj liamay

      sj liamay

      Month ago

      It’s more so just the size of the E class on the outside but price wise/interior it competes with the C class. Acura tries to give more space for the money but it doesn’treally compete with E class

  54. George G.

    George G.

    Month ago

    From a roll, how would you compare the acceleration with the K5GT?

  55. Sterling Archer

    Sterling Archer

    Month ago

    Really torn between this and the genesis G70….the interior of this car kinda looks like crap IMO (at least the main console area where the gear selector and all the controls are. It just looks so obtrusive. I like hondas more than hyundai though.

  56. G. Dubyou

    G. Dubyou

    Month ago

    Wirelss CarPlay in my 2021 Accord Touring. And 1,000 pounds lighter, 13.8 qtr mile. So, I hope Acura offers more car, for the price.

  57. Johnny Gee

    Johnny Gee

    Month ago

    I dont think youre doing launch control right

  58. InTdev

    InTdev

    Month ago

    Someone tell Acura to start selling TLX Type S in Europe. We don't want that rubbish from Audi :-/

  59. Nathan

    Nathan

    Month ago

    Can we see a review of the 2022 Genesis G70 and then a comparison between the two?

  60. Collin Herold

    Collin Herold

    Month ago

    Panoramic sunroofs dont need to be on every car 🤦‍♂️

  61. Headhuncho Tj

    Headhuncho Tj

    Month ago

    this videos jus made me so happy

  62. Y K

    Y K

    Month ago

    I can’t believe that Australia doesn’t get this. Honda killed the Accord Euro (glorious Japanese-built Acura) back in like 2017. Since then our options of interesting yet affordable cars has become dull. The new V6 Camry is probably the best option and that’s saying something

  63. Sai Droid

    Sai Droid

    Month ago

    3rd gen TL timeless design. Gone are the days of 6 speed. Nowadays it's all about automatic. Sad...

    • Will B. Smooth

      Will B. Smooth

      Month ago

      Acura says a new compact car (with a Type-S trim) is coming next year...they may bring back the 6-speed.

  64. bbbbccc1717

    bbbbccc1717

    Month ago

    21:00 pretty sure the S4 has a ZF 8 speed, not a dual clutch

  65. Toddy Gallent

    Toddy Gallent

    Month ago

    2021 Honda Accord Sport 2L is a much better car

    • Toddy Gallent

      Toddy Gallent

      Month ago

      @sj liamay I selected few Acura dealerships do have this car in USA and Canada

    • sj liamay

      sj liamay

      Month ago

      @Toddy Gallent maybe you’re thinking of the regular 2.0t acura tlx but the Type s turbo v6 is way better than the accord 2.0t. 355 hp vs 252 hp, not really a comparison. The type s isn’t even for sale yet or on showrooms so how did you drive it?

    • Toddy Gallent

      Toddy Gallent

      Month ago

      @sj liamay I have driven both of those vehicles the Honda Accord 2 litre a better Superior vehicle

    • sj liamay

      sj liamay

      Month ago

      No it isn’t. It’s fwd only(no awd option), less attractive, and slower than this

  66. Lloyd Y Benoit

    Lloyd Y Benoit

    Month ago

    Good job , Acura, one thing that Honda needs to drop the vcm, I feel that restrain the engine, 6000rpm is not enough, most people that buy luxury vehicles, they are thinking about performance, unleash the power to at least 75000 rpm ,louder exhaust . Maybe ,there's a type R on the way

  67. Tom Liu

    Tom Liu

    Month ago

    What?! No V-TEC?!

  68. Doudymac

    Doudymac

    Month ago

    Thanks to "Gran Turismo" I know every corner of that track. 😁

  69. Pricklyhedgehog72

    Pricklyhedgehog72

    Month ago

    It's absolutely gorgeous looking, finally an Acura TL model worth buying. They really lost their way after the 07 model, which I loved, even if the FWD wasn't perfect, it looked sharp and was more attractive than the follow on models. This new TLX brings back that long wedge like shape, a spirited V6, and the interior looks really slick. The weight and SH-AWD will be a huge bonus in the snow!

  70. Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Month ago

    damn amazing res upgrade and scenery, huge increase in production value.

  71. John Borrero

    John Borrero

    Month ago

    That s4 race was BS. No way you getting the s4 off the line

  72. Ventura P

    Ventura P

    Month ago

    Turn off the AC

  73. Nathan Rios

    Nathan Rios

    Month ago

    Monterey county 👌👍 nice! Where I am from 😎

  74. Carlos Vega

    Carlos Vega

    Month ago

    I really like it! Meanwhile I will make believe my 2019 Accord 2.0 sport is the new Type S

    • SacramentoSpeed

      SacramentoSpeed

      25 days ago

      Right my 2020 exl 2.0t has been 0-60 5.2 sec

  75. Carl Bonroy

    Carl Bonroy

    Month ago

    I eat lots of fast food. Would my ass be comfortable in it

  76. Pinto

    Pinto

    Month ago

    I don’t know about that race beating the s4 , looks little fishy, I don’t think it can beat the s4.

  77. Ruth Noya

    Ruth Noya

    Month ago

    I'd take the upcoming is500 over this.

  78. Bryan Johnston

    Bryan Johnston

    Month ago

    I love the trackpad it’s very easy and way more safe than a touch screen, the positioning in the tux is perfect

  79. LucasTheProducer

    LucasTheProducer

    Month ago

    07 TL still is just as amazing

  80. Jay

    Jay

    Month ago

    Fuck I'm dumb I thought the 0:20 was the new one lmao... I thought "damn it looks a lot like a 90s early 00s car!"

  81. The Russian Bear

    The Russian Bear

    Month ago

    Backseat is too small. That's a no go for my needs.

  82. ETHEREALYOGA

    ETHEREALYOGA

    Month ago

    you tested 0-60 with 2 people; subtract 200 pounds with only 1 person, and, a fuel tank with less than 50%, and, it will be considerably quicker...

  83. Brett Gibson

    Brett Gibson

    Month ago

    🙁 naturally aspirated are disappearing

  84. Bornfiregaming

    Bornfiregaming

    Month ago

    The genesis shouldnt be faster than the type S

  85. Stephen Logan

    Stephen Logan

    Month ago

    👏🏾👏🏾👌🏾🤙🏾I just wish it had a little more power like you said.

  86. Gerald Holley

    Gerald Holley

    Month ago

    Come on Guys, Acura brings its own S4 to proce its car is quicker in the drag. Right.......

  87. Meech Laflare

    Meech Laflare

    Month ago

    Should of found A blue TL type S for the video 🥲

  88. suppaman19

    suppaman19

    Month ago

    What a complete let down. They tout bringing back the Type S and its performance is behind the entire competition and its missing tech/features on lesser versions of their own cars. Honda/Acura has really fallen in the last decade.

  89. Ken

    Ken

    Month ago

    6:52 the roof line , the rear door and the c pillar quarter window looks absolutely cheap. it looks like parts bin. it looks like it was grafted because they couldnt change the roof line. its so cheap looking. the rear is uninspired and the interior looks like the predator in Predator. the interior isnt going to age well at all.

  90. ///Mmmmm

    ///Mmmmm

    Month ago

    Interior already looks outdated...

  91. ///Mmmmm

    ///Mmmmm

    Month ago

    This is going to compete great with the Camry 🤣

  92. Robert Lee

    Robert Lee

    Month ago

    Still driving my 2006 rsx type s with 200k miles on it.

  93. Manie Packyaw

    Manie Packyaw

    Month ago

    LoL... this thing is weak... why not a low 4s car Honda.. wtf?

  94. Sundowna Ruddock

    Sundowna Ruddock

    Month ago

    Totally love 💘the new 4k presentation 😍👌

  95. Doctor Morbid

    Doctor Morbid

    Month ago

    Can the auto reviewers stop with the trend of calling everything "bespoke" without actually doing a second of thinking regarding how pretty anything on any car is somehow bespoke? You know things like the fenders on that Acura are bespoke, the interior, the grille, and on and on. I know it sounds cool when the British are saying it, but it also has no real reality of bearing, even with any British accent.

  96. Jimmy L

    Jimmy L

    Month ago

    The buttons to shift gears have pull me off of this car 😞

  97. Wicksi Chan

    Wicksi Chan

    Month ago

    Please do Type S vs G70, it would be very interesting to see.

  98. jeebs621

    jeebs621

    Month ago

    When is the MDX Type S being revealed?

  99. Claus Peter Dam

    Claus Peter Dam

    Month ago

    “It could be faster”. How about testing it without a second person in the car my guy.

  100. Dreamy_

    Dreamy_

    Month ago

    The 2021 Acura TLX Type S is the spiritual successor to the legendary AWD Nissan Skyline Sedans. AWD Performance Sedans at competitive prices.

    • VaN_GoGH

      VaN_GoGH

      15 days ago

      I want what you're smoking.

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