The ALL NEW 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec Review

2021 Acura TLX A-Spec review by The Straight Pipes. The Acura TLX is pumping out 272hp and 280 lb-ft tq from a Turbo 2L 4 cylinder. At $49,290 CAD, Would you take it over a Genesis G70, Mercedes-AMG C43, Mercedes C300, Mercedes C350, BMW M340i, BMW 330i, Lexis IS350 F Sport, Lexus LFA, Audi A4, Kia Stinger GT, and da other competitorz?

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  1. TheStraightPipes

    TheStraightPipes

    Year ago

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    • ricky v

      ricky v

      10 months ago

      @cantonpillow I agree and I wonder if they’ll fix it?

    • ricky v

      ricky v

      10 months ago

      @Al Denino Exactly. As is the case with a lot of new vehicles. :( What do you like about it?

    • Al Denino

      Al Denino

      10 months ago

      You guys are whining too much about this car and not giving it credit where it deserves

    • ricky v

      ricky v

      11 months ago

      @Ayden Kay Damn!!! Talk about a kick in the nuts.

    • Ayden Kay

      Ayden Kay

      11 months ago

      Leave yuri out of the review and I’ll watch it

  2. K E

    K E

    29 days ago

    Honestly this was about the best review for this car. When they make a poor car give them a poor review

  3. Eddy Qatawneh

    Eddy Qatawneh

    Month ago

    When you’ll gonna review the type S ?everybody did expect you’ll what happen ?

  4. 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. Let me know what you find out pleaze owners. These are toxic fumes! And leak will only get worse. You are welcome.

  5. busywl69

    busywl69

    2 months ago

    These guys lol. This car actually looks sweet! Way better than those previous-gen gaming mouse looking civics. Quite nice.

  6. Matt Brown

    Matt Brown

    2 months ago

    This is by far the most negative review I’ve seen of this car. Hard to take this review seriously when the other 8 I’ve seen have been so much more positive idk

    • TheStraightPipes

      TheStraightPipes

      2 months ago

      Watch savagegeese

  7. Tdot

    Tdot

    3 months ago

    Just got one last week 😎 I traded in my 2016 RLX and I really love how that was designed. And also trading it in for a 4 cylinder I was very hesitant BUT I LOVE this car! I wish it was the Type S though

  8. [HiddenName]

    [HiddenName]

    3 months ago

    I own this car and couldn't be happier. You have to change your driving style. The traction this thing has is amazing. There is a split second where it scares you and feels like it's going to lose grip but then it pulls you out. It doesn't feel heavy. Took me some time to get used to brakes. I would rate it nearly as good as an Audi A4. Feels like an A4. Also, anyonr saying it looks bland, hasn't seen one on the road. Videos and photos don't do this car justice. Is it expensive, yes. But you don't buy this type of vehicle based on financial wisdom. It's a waste of money, but it's fun waste of money. It eats highway miles like crazy. Infotainment I can see is a mess for some but for me took like 5 mins to learn and I find it super easy and intuitive. Mileage is horrible, but again, if you want good mileage get a Prius.

  9. Drishya Malik

    Drishya Malik

    3 months ago

    Also, can you guys review the 2022 Acura MDX? I have the 2020 and would love to see your review on the new one.

  10. Eric Ortega

    Eric Ortega

    3 months ago

    Also, can you guys review the new type s? It would be awesome. I'm looking to upgrade my sedan.

    • TheStraightPipes

      TheStraightPipes

      3 months ago

      Yeah in august. Check the new g70 until then

  11. Eric Ortega

    Eric Ortega

    3 months ago

    I have owned an Acura TLX for the last 3 yrs and it moving after putting into park has always bugged me. Do you know why it happens?

  12. Robert Scott

    Robert Scott

    4 months ago

    I read the comments and then watched the video, and I don’t think you guys were overly negative at all! Just a bunch of Acura fans that don’t want to hear the negatives.

    • TheStraightPipes

      TheStraightPipes

      4 months ago

      Exactly 🤣

  13. Dariush Kasra

    Dariush Kasra

    4 months ago

    So now that I watched the video, it totally looks like you were flooring it in comfort mode. This makes the transmission exactly that slow. When you take manual control in sport dynamic mode AND sport drive transmission mode, the shifts are instant. You have to know how to drive the TLX. I work for acura. I drive one of these.

    • Gina R

      Gina R

      4 months ago

      @Dariush Kasra I agree with you but the performance for this car is lacking. It's too heavy and felt sluggish when accelerating due to this reason. The 10th Gen Accord 2.0 is a better investment and save you the extra $10k. Even though it's almost the same 10 speed transmission, the 10th Gen Accord 2.0 is so much quicker than the TLX. When i test drove the TLX, it was clocked around in the mid 6 seconds from 0-60 while the accord was 5.5 seconds.

    • Dariush Kasra

      Dariush Kasra

      4 months ago

      @TheStraightPipes also, you arent supposed to shift at high rpm in this car. You shift to keep the rpm under 2100 or so but above 1500. Thats where you get all the torque and the transmission shifts instantly. The torque curve is totally flat from 1500-5100rpm but as you go higher the transmission gets slower. Its a 10 speed automatic. Its not a conventional driving car but it can launch you. You cant just floor it, and you gotta know when to shift.

    • TheStraightPipes

      TheStraightPipes

      4 months ago

      We were not in comfort mode. We wish we were

  14. Dariush Kasra

    Dariush Kasra

    4 months ago

    Might as well have named the channel 2 cocks

  15. Random Videos

    Random Videos

    4 months ago

    i like everything on the car except the taillights, they just look way too smooth

  16. Daniel Estrada

    Daniel Estrada

    4 months ago

    They’re so negative lol.

    • TheStraightPipes

      TheStraightPipes

      4 months ago

      Only about cars that aren't objectively good

  17. Dylan Tran

    Dylan Tran

    4 months ago

    Tlx type S review coming or naw?

  18. Len Hanson

    Len Hanson

    4 months ago

    I’m very curious to see what the TLX Type S is like behind the wheel. Very sharp looking car especially in blue.

  19. Y B

    Y B

    4 months ago

    Boy...u guys seamed so bored when your doing a launch in a not a 2000hp car....

  20. moe jama

    moe jama

    5 months ago

    That intro is fire

  21. Nirmal Sadasivuni

    Nirmal Sadasivuni

    5 months ago

    Not a car guy, looking for a new car. Appreciate the comments calling out the review's BC/salt lol. Wouldn't have picked it up

  22. reasonsformoving

    reasonsformoving

    5 months ago

    Honda has fallen so much

  23. courgargold

    courgargold

    5 months ago

    "It kinda feels like I'm driving a worm or a snake." HA!

  24. Adi

    Adi

    5 months ago

    These boys clearly have a bias against Acura/Honda products !

  25. Robert Neishman

    Robert Neishman

    5 months ago

    +2 nit whits

  26. J Type S

    J Type S

    6 months ago

    CoMparing a normal tlx to a type s which isnt even out yet 😂🤡

  27. Normand Pinard

    Normand Pinard

    6 months ago

    I hate this car

  28. The Loners Club

    The Loners Club

    6 months ago

    YURI! please cut my throat and sacrifice me to the lamb god

  29. Koushik Mandal

    Koushik Mandal

    6 months ago

    GMC Terrain plz

  30. av.7447

    av.7447

    6 months ago

    LOL, as soon as I saw the front brake calipers of this i stopped being interested .....

  31. zin waiyan

    zin waiyan

    6 months ago

    plz acura tlx vs lexus is

  32. RtDK

    RtDK

    6 months ago

    Anybody else feel like Mazda's interiors feel more premium than Acura's?

  33. RS3Mike

    RS3Mike

    6 months ago

    Honestly the new Accord looks much better than this hodgepodge of a design mess

  34. RS3Mike

    RS3Mike

    6 months ago

    Acura had pretty much one last chance ti redeem themselves from their halo status yet they failed again. It's sad

    • AFCompany

      AFCompany

      5 months ago

      Hahaha. Have you looked at their sales? TLX is selling average like most sedans now a days yet still outsells the IS, Q50, A4, and C300. The new MDX is leading it’s entire class and segment selling almost 20k units in the last two months. The TLX type S sold out online in just 8 hours in Canada. Failing to meet your standards doesn’t make something a fail lol. Acura is doing really well at the moment.

  35. karumban

    karumban

    6 months ago

    So based on this review do you guys think type s will be a flop?

  36. James2128 Train Club

    James2128 Train Club

    6 months ago

    I disagree with this video. U guys drive bmws and higher luxury cars. Bad video some of us can’t afford bmw m’s

    • TheStraightPipes

      TheStraightPipes

      6 months ago

      We also drive civics and corollas. And the RDX, which handles better

  37. Mohammed

    Mohammed

    6 months ago

    “unless you live in the south” lol

  38. Omair Sheikh

    Omair Sheikh

    6 months ago

    This car is amazing, I'm finding it very difficult to convince myself not to get it, especially the A-Spec in red

    • Allect

      Allect

      3 months ago

      Did you end up getting it?

  39. Sarea Fancy

    Sarea Fancy

    7 months ago

    Great video, great ACURAr.. Do you know hqreps? People around me are always talk about it. Really great products and lowest price I have ever seen. I have got 5 pcs of handbags from this store, seems great !!

  40. Andrew Wiss

    Andrew Wiss

    7 months ago

    Car looks great in person, these whiny Bs are impossible to watch

  41. Randomest Bricks

    Randomest Bricks

    7 months ago

    I live in Arizona! 😂

  42. Branfield Ward

    Branfield Ward

    7 months ago

    These guys suck, they just hate the car, so why you’re in it? I will buy the A Spec SH-AWG They are so stupid, they are the only one that couldn’t fine lighting system. Shame on the two knuckleheads

  43. Catified

    Catified

    7 months ago

    Very immature review. You lost me after a couple minutes.

  44. CanadaCraig

    CanadaCraig

    7 months ago

    But you don't feel that way about the RDX's handling - and it's the same thing. Hmm.... Maybe this particular TLX was flawed somehow.

  45. Bryan Ching

    Bryan Ching

    7 months ago

    Worst review i ever seen

    • TheStraightPipes

      TheStraightPipes

      7 months ago

      Most accurate*

  46. Strang 1

    Strang 1

    7 months ago

    HAD TO DO IT :) I'm from Texas I don't need snow tires :))

  47. John Reno

    John Reno

    7 months ago

    as i know the tlx 2.0 engine is on timing chain and does anyone know if 3.0 engine optional is on belt or chain???

  48. christian tavares

    christian tavares

    7 months ago

    How’s the sound system in that thing?

  49. Robert Datario

    Robert Datario

    8 months ago

    Apple is trash.

  50. james panos

    james panos

    8 months ago

    I really enjoyed test driving this car. Compared to a 4 series. It is less money and looks way better. I am really looking forward to the type S.

  51. Biscuit112 DT

    Biscuit112 DT

    8 months ago

    Honda North America is the typical snoooze....

  52. gpman1

    gpman1

    8 months ago

    Dude. What the heck! Terrible review. Something tells me you guys don’t know as much about cars as you put off. I have had this car since it came out. This thing is amazing. Every client I’ve sold one too is in love with it.

  53. Aditya Vajandar

    Aditya Vajandar

    8 months ago

    Easily your worst review

  54. ashrick718

    ashrick718

    8 months ago

    only thing that I don’t like is the wheel design. The ASPEC should of had its own wheel.

  55. Dash Sat

    Dash Sat

    8 months ago

    You guys are a joke in terms of car review. Just got a TLX 2021 - not even half as bad as you guys made it feel.

  56. epr

    epr

    8 months ago

    Can't wait for the Type-S...

  57. Logan H

    Logan H

    8 months ago

    SHAW-D is how i say it lol

  58. Matt Finestein

    Matt Finestein

    8 months ago

    Everyone saying they’re too harsh in this one, but they’re simply right. I mean look at the kickdown at 3:55, that’s embarassing.

    • TheStraightPipes

      TheStraightPipes

      8 months ago

      No one wants to admit it

  59. Qi Ran Wang

    Qi Ran Wang

    8 months ago

    Am I the only one in the comment section who else thinks this car sucks?

  60. robertlovesgothgirlz

    robertlovesgothgirlz

    8 months ago

    I watched the whole review and I do agree with them. Aesthetics are all over the place, selling points in infotainment look like an inconvenient process, and exterior looks are average. Not a bad car but not personally appealing for me

  61. Norm T

    Norm T

    8 months ago

    Then Cadillac shows up with 472 and 668 hp CT4-V and CT5-V for slight more money than 355hp Type-S!

  62. P Lam

    P Lam

    8 months ago

    the description just casually name dropping the LFA as a "competitor" lmao

  63. 8K10F1E

    8K10F1E

    8 months ago

    Damn kids

  64. Ryan O

    Ryan O

    8 months ago

    Its kind of the worst review and reviewers I have ever seen among other youtubers

  65. Ryan O

    Ryan O

    8 months ago

    So many negative thoughts.... For a 40k car

  66. Norm T

    Norm T

    8 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

    • Norm T

      Norm T

      8 months ago

      @TrickShots 101 pretty sad isn't?

    • TrickShots 101

      TrickShots 101

      8 months ago

      Did J.D. Power put you up to this Norm?

  67. blarghman332

    blarghman332

    9 months ago

    What the fuck happened with this transmission? I thought it was good in the accord?

  68. Doug H

    Doug H

    9 months ago

    This very negative review just earned these reviewers my respect. It's an ACURAte review .lol. Most reviewers are overly positive on everything. I drove this car and in my opinion their review is "spot On". And like them , I liked the RDX while I hated the TLX . I'll swear the RDX was faster off the line than the TLX and it was much nicer to drive. This car has less room in it for tall drivers than the outgoing model did and the seats are not as comfortable. Gauges suck, Interior illumination is too distracting at night.Terrible power, etc

  69. JPRC

    JPRC

    9 months ago

    Still slower than the accord

  70. Jolly John

    Jolly John

    9 months ago

    The Acura Type S concept had such a beautiful front... This looks so meh.... after seeing that beautiful concept. It was as if the Designers knew what we would love and the Top executives were like, shut up and stick to the old front.

  71. VictorQuincanon

    VictorQuincanon

    9 months ago

    The intuitive touch pad is one of the sure paths in the future. Why move a mouse pointer 2,000 pixels to the left when the brain can learn to hand eye target a quadrant in seconds?

  72. Adr ian

    Adr ian

    9 months ago

    You could actually change Siri’s pronunciation on a contacts specific name so that you could say “Jakub” without saying “yakoub”

  73. Craig Rinzema

    Craig Rinzema

    9 months ago

    This review makes me wonder if they get paid by KIA to shit on LEXUS and ACURA...

    • Kristiāns Ozoliņš

      Kristiāns Ozoliņš

      7 months ago

      Well Lexus and usually Acura always have outdated cars so I don’t think so.

    • Adil Sagadiyev

      Adil Sagadiyev

      9 months ago

      They are just stating facts

  74. Zeus Lightning

    Zeus Lightning

    9 months ago

    Slow asf

  75. Yello

    Yello

    9 months ago

    Nerdiest dudes on the planet. Instead of legit car review, this is a vid for whiny male beeeatches. Shut up with the iPhone Android pissing match. Grow up.

  76. paralelmind

    paralelmind

    9 months ago

    Nice Acura A7

  77. md247

    md247

    9 months ago

    Bahaha “we get it, we’ve been to arizona”

  78. xuimod

    xuimod

    9 months ago

    Tbh Jakub sounds like a whiny girl in this video. Did Jakub's boyfriend dump him?

  79. xuimod

    xuimod

    9 months ago

    Who besides Jakub really cares that Apple car play can't recognize his name? 30+ seconds of wasted video. Your videos are getting to sophormic and stupid.

  80. Pug A

    Pug A

    9 months ago

    I think you guys should take this video out for good. The car's been out for a few month and I have watched most of the popular reviews on ACURA, 99% of the auto journalist liked the car overall. The look is good, performance is on par with the competitors, handling is amazing with that SHAWD, it's just such a fun car for a comfortable premium daily driver. I don't understand why you guys were so negative about pretty much everything about this one.

    • AFCompany

      AFCompany

      9 months ago

      @Kristiāns Ozoliņš more horse power and torque than the A4, C300, and 330i. More standard features, better sound system, and better reliability.

    • Pug A

      Pug A

      9 months ago

      @Kristiāns Ozoliņš if you ask me, I'd say it looks cooler from the outside, aspec red interior is superior. Sh-awd is just better in every single way compare to the BMW all wheel drive system especially in snowy conditions. Acceleration and handling is just as good if not better. And it is cheaper than 3 series with similar features.

    • Kristiāns Ozoliņš

      Kristiāns Ozoliņš

      9 months ago

      This car has nothing special over it's competitors. Like why would you buy this over a 3 series?

  81. samuel wh

    samuel wh

    9 months ago

    3:56 I would say something, the car was very very slow to downshift because in the Acura TLX only if you are not accelerating and then you smash the throttle the car is like chilling and then going crazy that’s why it takes time, you have to at least touch it or accelerate little bit and the floor it, I don’t know but this happens in the TLX with the 10 speed 2.0T, funny because the accord has the same engine and transmission and doesn’t do that it responds very quick 😅

  82. declassified1

    declassified1

    9 months ago

    Great channel but where do you find the awful music ? Not heard a good intro yet guys ...

  83. Diamond Prince

    Diamond Prince

    9 months ago

    Arizona is TOTALLY not the South

  84. Ronnie

    Ronnie

    10 months ago

    @TheStraightPipes - You bought a Prowler? You have no right to comment on how ugly or plain an interior on any car is ever. :)

  85. Harry

    Harry

    10 months ago

    So weird that reviewers have such different opinions about how good this is as a performance sedan

  86. Andy Brian

    Andy Brian

    10 months ago

    Don't understand their views on this vehicle at all. Styling is subjective, I get it. But, how this beauty midsized sports sedan cannot claim one of the best looking new ones, is beyond me. This gem is stunning, inside and out and with some serious performance to boot. All with typical Acura / Honda engineering and craftsmanship. Love it.

  87. I Am Intractable

    I Am Intractable

    10 months ago

    What a letdown. Acura has no sense of quality.

  88. SY HERBO

    SY HERBO

    10 months ago

    So basically this car is average, maybe below average

  89. Phui Luu

    Phui Luu

    10 months ago

    I think even the typeS is still no match for the Kia stinger.

  90. eduardoig17

    eduardoig17

    10 months ago

    I love living in Texas. Absolutely no need for winter tires. Summer tires all year round

  91. Ruthless937

    Ruthless937

    10 months ago

    Ilx is acuras entry level luxury car at 30k. tlx is not entry level at 45k

  92. Phui Luu

    Phui Luu

    10 months ago

    H/A lost touches with desirable designs.

  93. Will Hutton

    Will Hutton

    10 months ago

    That beat drop in the beginning was perfect!

  94. David T

    David T

    10 months ago

    Why are these 2 popular reviewers? They don’t use terms us real drivers want to hear when listening to feedback about cars etc. just 3 clowns from up north pretending to be car reviewers booooo

  95. Joe

    Joe

    10 months ago

    The number of Acura fanboys is astonishing

  96. john smith

    john smith

    10 months ago

    Stupid review

  97. trademark101

    trademark101

    10 months ago

    Just watched the savagegeese video on this car which is more informative than this one

    • Alex Deir

      Alex Deir

      10 months ago

      Same. This video popped up because i watch SG one and its amazing the difference in quality. Savageese is on another level.

  98. Edward A

    Edward A

    10 months ago

    My 2011 base model Impreza also takes 2-3seconds to down/up shift.. why is it the same on tbhsi Acura?..

  99. Tu Nguyen

    Tu Nguyen

    10 months ago

    Hahaha Apple

  100. Massacare019

    Massacare019

    10 months ago

    900 dislike

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