2021 Acura TLX Review // Don’t Buy That Mercedes, Yet.

10 Jan 2021
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What happens when you add an Acura badge and Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive to a four-cylinder turbocharged luxury sedan? The answer: the all-new redesigned 2021 Acura TLX Premium Elite. At $52,305.00 CAD, ($48,300 USD) this executive sedan is fit for a king, or queen, or even you! Watch as Thomas and James take it around the Throttle House Test track and discuss its interior and exterior attributes. SUBSCRIBE!
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  • I have a 2004 TL if you wanna do a new vs old comparison! :P

    Kenyon PayneKenyon PayneVor Tag
  • Boring and outdated looking

    Jo NathanJo NathanVor Tag
  • This car..... minus 600 pounds mass..... plus V6 with turbos.... and a 6speed manual....

    Lifted_AboveLifted_AboveVor Tag
  • “Don’t buy that Mercedes yet.” New C class launches. “Okay, you can buy that Mercedes now.”

    David WanDavid WanVor 5 Tage
  • It sucks compared to German cars, please stop the idiocy, especially with Hyundai and Kia.

    Todd DuffyTodd DuffyVor 7 Tage
  • That front grill badge is indeed an 'abomination'... what were they thinking? They managed to put an actual looking badge on the MDX, why couldn't they do it on this?

    Dayne VickersDayne VickersVor 8 Tage
  • Masterful review..

    ramm150ramm150Vor 8 Tage
  • that front overhang ugh

    LittleathquakesLittleathquakesVor 9 Tage
  • taking the v6 away from the TL has to be some sort of crime

    Brayden MatthewBrayden MatthewVor 9 Tage
  • sharp design. eventually id get the white version(JUST bought a mazda I will have to wait couple of years lol)

    ebay sellerebay sellerVor 11 Tage
  • TLX drive better than C300, but 3 series is better than TLX. I am a bit disappointed because I just bought C300 2020 instead of new 3 series. :((

    Dat HoangDat HoangVor 11 Tage
  • My top 2 favourite cars would be the Lexus ES and this Acura TLX :D

    Leonine 5Leonine 5Vor 11 Tage
  • will u ever review the NSX?

    KushPizzaSleepKushPizzaSleepVor 13 Tage
  • I truly enjoy Throttle House but in the real world 99.9% of TLX buyers are not going to track this car nor drag race the Honda in the next lane. Nice car for what it is but does seem pricey (that is always relative).

    Richard SutchRichard SutchVor 13 Tage
  • ugly

    Dig HoleDig HoleVor 14 Tage
  • Its very good for the price and I'd rather have this over a base model Mercedes but better than a high spec Mercedes? I don't think so

    s ls lVor 15 Tage
  • I'm sorry but TLX isn't on Benz level yet😄

    Kenny NguyenKenny NguyenVor 18 Tage
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    Neil JNeil JVor 21 Tag
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    Neil JNeil JVor 21 Tag
  • You 2 complain about dumbest shit none sense lol

    GLI MK7GLI MK7Vor 21 Tag
  • Boring. Review something worth reviewing dweebs...

    not surenot sureVor 21 Tag
  • Acura is getting better with age

    New VibesNew VibesVor 23 Tage
  • DO NOT buy this over a German car.

    Panthers1521Panthers1521Vor 23 Tage
  • Mercedes looks better still

    Kris RiveraKris RiveraVor 24 Tage
  • 2:13

    Nate ZabNate ZabVor 24 Tage
  • Acura is so underrated, what a shame.

    M SM SVor 24 Tage
    • They aren’t underrated. They make average cars and they have average sales. Also they only have 4 models

      Kristiāns OzoliņšKristiāns OzoliņšVor 6 Tage
  • Thomas sounds like Chris Hansen... I feel like I'm watching To Catch a Predator if I look away from the screen. And that's not a terrible thing?

    verinoxverinoxVor 25 Tage
  • Probably be great with a KTuner or Hondata tune.

    Brian PlescovichBrian PlescovichVor 25 Tage
  • I have never been a fan of the look of Acura's, but this TLX is really nice looking. (Plus it comes available in a beautiful dark purple colour. Which I love. Called - Phantom Violet Pearl.) It will be interesting to see it in the Type S.

    It's Me ReidIt's Me ReidVor 25 Tage
  • Acura looks great, but It should be faster

    Alexander MaliyAlexander MaliyVor 25 Tage
  • I've got an Accord EX-L 2018 that I bought at the end of 2018 with 3k miles on it slightly used for 25k and I love it. When I saw the $48k price on this I vomited in my mouth a little bit. What could possibly be different enough from my Accord to be worth twice as much? Honestly I love my Accord and I heard that the TLX was like a Luxury model of the car but the price just doesn't seem to justify the differences. The Accord EX-L is an amazing vehicle you can get for damn near half the price. Maybe this says more about the Accord than it does about the TLX.

    David BDavid BVor 25 Tage
  • You shouldn’t mention Mercedes it’s not even close to it

    Prince AliPrince AliVor 27 Tage
  • Yet the Accord 2.0 and Sonata N are Faster in every way. This car is a waste of time and Acura just shot themselves in their kneecaps

    C Gamez OOC Gamez OOVor 29 Tage
  • Then Cadillac shows up with 472 and 668 hp CT4-V and CT5-V for slight more money than 355hp Type-S!

    Norm TNorm TVor Monat
  • Not a surprise how this channel has grown so fast 💨👌🏾

    Benz-Beemer JaahBenz-Beemer JaahVor Monat
  • I love these guys opinions... every thing the internet says these guys repeat... lol ... I don't know they actually dont understand any of the geometry of any of the cars they drive

    Mark MasseyMark MasseyVor Monat
  • What fuse he took off in 5:22? I have 2016 Acura MDX have same problem to drift on snow? I did VSA off but still not that good

    Mykola BogakMykola BogakVor Monat
  • Interior looks better than the Nsx

    Ann HandlerAnn HandlerVor Monat
    • The nsx interior is 🤮

      Kristiāns OzoliņšKristiāns OzoliņšVor 6 Tage
  • I miss my 2000 TL, satin silver, wood trim, banging system. I had the nice 6000k HIDS with the piaa fog lights. Ughhh

    Jblaze600Jblaze600Vor Monat
  • I actually really like the look of those gauges

    airbenderx10airbenderx10Vor Monat
  • are you kidding me? 52k for a 4 cylinder and lazy transmission below-average mpg the list keeps going

    RomanRomanVor Monat
  • I thought it said 33k 😅🥲

    Ben LeshgoldBen LeshgoldVor Monat
  • The TLX is supposed to slightly take the place of the RLX. It is supposed to be the flagship the RL was. So in a sense it is supposed to have the feeling of the 2009-2012 RL. You should test them versus one another

    Roland WilliamsRoland WilliamsVor Monat
  • Accord is better looking and is faster.

    Covid HoaxCovid HoaxVor Monat
  • Do a review on the Infiniti Q50 or Q60

    Gianluca MirarchiGianluca MirarchiVor Monat
  • Great review. Can we get that Giulia TI Sport review soon? Even just on extra TH or insta? I feel you guys would love it (or do love it given all the references to it in this video)

    WotWombatsWotWombatsVor Monat
  • Thom, James, this car sucks. 🙄 I got this as a loaner after bringing in my 2k TL for service. 😏 The transmission is choppy, the engine is constantly hunting for the right gear and the dashboard and center console are sooooo busy, my eyes never got used to it and were constantly searching for buttons. For the money, I bet the Genesis G70 is a better buy. 🙂

    Leroy BrownLeroy BrownVor Monat
  • Acura should've just have used the full LCD screen for the dash screen, just like the new 2021 acura mdx, old analog gauges are just so very outdated

    Ashton 2176Ashton 2176Vor Monat
  • Already lost me to Audi. Don’t miss my TLX at all.

    B CB CVor Monat
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    Laura BrownLaura BrownVor Monat
  • @10:20 xD

    ehSteezyyehSteezyyVor Monat
  • Volvo S60 or Alfa Giulia are better than this.

    Will SpencerWill SpencerVor Monat
    • This car is hideous

      ThatCarGuy 17ThatCarGuy 17Vor 28 Tage
  • I saw a silver A-spec and it looks way better in person than it does in videos. It really stands out and looks super sporty.

    AFCompanyAFCompanyVor Monat
  • this is not an accord! stop saying that! it has a completely different chassis, structure, technology etc.... they only share engines and powertrain. That does NOT make them the same car.

    Ryan M.Ryan M.Vor Monat
  • Genesis is the best in it's class. Acura's line up is so outdated and boring.

    R SR SVor Monat
  • You guys sitting on the couch talking makes me think that you guys need a third person like “Captain Slow” and you are ready for a TV show. Could be the next TOP GEAR!!!

    I.B. MOTOI.B. MOTOVor Monat
  • new 2021 Acura TLX

    Claude E OrtegaClaude E OrtegaVor Monat
  • Yet what?

    Michael PanitchMichael PanitchVor Monat
  • Thanks, but I would never buy a Mercedes anyway, or a Acura or Honda for that matter.

    Mr. SmithMr. SmithVor Monat
    • @Mr. Smith makes sense.

      AFCompanyAFCompanyVor Monat
    • @AFCompany I'm part of a racing family and a group of people that race, that being the case we need the best power trains for racing and we drive our tow vehicles and cars for many years and hundreds and hundreds of thousands of miles, so for people like us the only choice is GM products, but people do use and race all different kinds of cars and tow vehicles, we are not rich so we must use our money wisely.

      Mr. SmithMr. SmithVor Monat
    • What are your go to brands?

      AFCompanyAFCompanyVor Monat
  • The real question : why is this car considered a compact sedan and compared to the 3-series and C-class? It's freaking 194" long!

    James LatiefJames LatiefVor Monat
  • Dash and Gear selector is such a killer it’s ugly as sin. The Rest of the car is beautiful

    N HalvorsonN HalvorsonVor Monat
  • Would have liked if acura stick with the j35 motor...n add turbo with it

    Jay VangJay VangVor Monat
  • @12:52...don't know what you listened to in regard to music file format, but it was probably something compressed to one degree or other, and even these really sound very good on the ELS system. BUT, you should hear recordings with an UNcompressed (or lossless) format...all the difference in the world!

    Pilski 1955Pilski 1955Vor Monat
  • @10:30...I am 83 years young, have had an RDX for a year (was only 82 when I got it) and have had absolutely NO problem adapting, orienting to and using the touchpad system; I think it is great when compared to some of the nightmares offered by other brands...and I am certainly NO techno nerd! @12:40, why don't you mention the outrageously higher prices of the Euro brands? As an ongoing curiosity I have done cost comparos thru a couple decades; same equipped Euros (IF they even offer the same options) with Acura prices. I guess it just means something status-wise to let folks see you with the spinning propeller, the sexy Italian name or the three-pronged boxes of .... Oh, did I mention reliability, customer service, re-sale value? Maybe it's my age, but I can surely find a hell of a lot go give up for 12 to 15 grand!

    Pilski 1955Pilski 1955Vor Monat
  • What in the fuck is Acura?

    Jose JosephJose JosephVor Monat
  • Pretend ur an executive? Tf?

    bigserg killemoffbigserg killemoffVor Monat
  • What do you mean don't buy That Mercedes "YET "Smart people BUY Acura or Lexus. If you want a Mercedes, you LEASE it or loose everything on repair bills!!!!

    Dark MugetsuDark MugetsuVor Monat
    • When people say “buy” that means buy/lease. Overall Mercedes is better (if you don’t count reliability)

      Kristiāns OzoliņšKristiāns OzoliņšVor 6 Tage
  • Something I don't understand why every car reviewer, when reviewing new cars, acts like reliability isn't a thing. I know that it's hard to judge with new cars, since they haven't been around long, but the company's reputation is a pretty solid indicator of how reliable it will be.

    Storm StepStorm StepVor Monat
    • Because reliability doesn’t matter in a new car since most people won’t keep them for more than 4-6 years. Reliability only matters in used cars. Also it’s boring to judge cars by reliability because we all know that there are that one brand from Japan that is the most reliable but that doesn’t mean it’s the best

      Kristiāns OzoliņšKristiāns OzoliņšVor 6 Tage
  • Finally, Acura has done something to make their cars more competitive with Lexus

    Joseph G. HottoJoseph G. HottoVor Monat
  • Acura the best

    PedrosPedrosVor Monat
  • Look at them silly ICE cars, nokias and blackbarries on wheels

    Anton LukashovAnton LukashovVor Monat
  • 180k my 2005 tsx and can keep up with today's car with a supercharger daily driver and this car sucks

    wing 0wing 0Vor Monat
  • well i will go to germans....

    JayJayVor Monat
  • *Correction: the problem with the Hyundai is that it's a Hyundai.*

    hulkhatepunybannerhulkhatepunybannerVor Monat
    • @hulkhatepunybanner Seeing that many people are interested in tuning these cars, I’m pretty sure they won’t treat them like Accents or Versas

      Nissan Fairlady ZNissan Fairlady ZVor Monat
    • @Nissan Fairlady Z *Any model that sells a decent volume gets a performance aftermarket these days. At best, I think a Veloster might hit Mazda RX3 cult status (a funky street racer) but won't hit 240Z collectibility. For a Veloster to last 20-30 years it would need some diehard fans. Otherwise it'll be harder to find than a 1987 Hyundai Excel. I mean... even an AMC Pacer has fans, right?*

      hulkhatepunybannerhulkhatepunybannerVor Monat
    • @hulkhatepunybanner Veloster N, probably same as any other hot hatchback that isn’t, say a Type R or a GTI or a Focus RS Stinger GT, the aftermarket is going crazy over it, it’s no 240Z (yet, if ever?), but it’s definitely more significant than a run of the mill Kia Soul

      Nissan Fairlady ZNissan Fairlady ZVor Monat
    • @Nissan Fairlady Z *Do you think they'll achieve the collectibility of a... say, 240Z?*

      hulkhatepunybannerhulkhatepunybannerVor Monat
    • @hulkhatepunybanner You’re right, they aren’t expected to become the pinnacle of the automotive industry, but I doubt Veloster Ns and Stinger GTs are going to be forgotten in 10 years.

      Nissan Fairlady ZNissan Fairlady ZVor Monat
  • The engine and transmission are reliable , great chassis, great speakers. Not as sporty as the 3.5 and 3.7 V6 engine (~300hp) but really can't complain. If you want power, wait for the V6 turbo Type S

    JSPH :JSPH :Vor Monat
  • I would also argue that it is more reliable than some thing than a 3 series or Giulia. My daily 2014 Acura is at 80k miles with no electronic or mechanical. While my 2017 M240i has a check engine light on and a few (super minor) electronic issues at 22k.

    Adil SelimovicAdil SelimovicVor Monat
    • Yeah but most people will lease a new car like this or buy for 4-6 years so reliability doesn’t really matter

      Kristiāns OzoliņšKristiāns OzoliņšVor 6 Tage
  • Dude those new sonatas look so ugly from the side the only good looking part of the car is the front and somewhat the rear it's a hit or miss but those rims are hideous the accord definitely looked like the best buy out of all 3

    gang ganggang gangVor Monat
  • Booooooring outside

    Rü BənRü BənVor Monat
    • @JSPH : I know lol but looks so 2002 to me

      Rü BənRü BənVor Monat
    • Nothing wrong with "boring" or plain. Some want a luxury sedan without being too flashy

      JSPH :JSPH :Vor Monat
  • Idk about that front grill :/

    Obed GarciaObed GarciaVor Monat
  • Still lacks the technology in the interior that I expect in a 2021

    Frank ZFrank ZVor Monat
  • If the Accord looked like the TLX, it'd sell like crazy.

    googlewollygooglewollyVor Monat
  • TLX has same length as a bmw 5 series but rear leg room is less than in a C class.. They messed up this one.

    constantin58constantin58Vor Monat
  • If you have to dig that deep to find what the car is good at, then the car is just not trying hard enough.

    OneWithStacheOneWithStacheVor Monat
  • Can we please get 60 FPS videos? You content is so good but the quality suffers a lot with the type of movement (cars move, duh). For example 3:29 and 3:38 look terrible.

    soccermonkeyzzsoccermonkeyzzVor Monat
  • LOL. I'll stick with the Merc.

    Vash SantVash SantVor Monat
  • 0:08 hondarr accord lol

    Ahmad El HoutAhmad El HoutVor Monat
  • Great review...can't say the same for the car though. 😬 😂

    Q DotQ DotVor Monat
  • Is no one going to talk about how the fog lights aren't horizontal LED lights?

    Fox KeeperFox KeeperVor Monat
  • Butt ugly

    Mike WilliamsMike WilliamsVor Monat
  • 272 hp, the 1990 NSX had that number...

    Christian CharetteChristian CharetteVor Monat
    • It’s got more horsepower and torque than a BMW 330i, Audi A4, and Mercedes C300 and I don’t hear you complaining about their numbers. The 1990 NSX was not turbo charged nor did it have a 10 speed transmission. I don’t get how Acura is always held to this ridiculously high standard they must reach yet people don’t realize they are right in line or put out better numbers than their direct competition.

      AFCompanyAFCompanyVor Monat
  • Still taking the mercedes over an acura any day

    David LeeDavid LeeVor Monat
  • This car sucks

    chrxae 23chrxae 23Vor Monat
  • You guys are great. Love your video . However I think this car is good but Genesis us rocking the world ....and it has proved it id the best value for money the customer service, interior, design, features

    Shariar XafarShariar XafarVor Monat
  • Mercedes is the best luxury vehicle you can buy... Can't compare the luxury of MB with Acura...

    Bekim KrasniqiBekim KrasniqiVor Monat
    • Also can’t compare price. The TLX is much cheaper than a C300 yet drives way better than it. The only thing your getting in the Mercedes is a more luxurious interior. So it depends on what you’re looking for.

      AFCompanyAFCompanyVor Monat
  • I'd delete the chrome defining the front grill to seamlessly blend it in with the rest of the body.

    Bright FuvieBright FuvieVor Monat
    • I believe it's the performance trim that blacks out that chrome. And as you surmised, it looks better.

      eb110americanaeb110americanaVor Monat
  • as a current owner of the 2016 tlx, ill pass on this. 4 cylinder turbo is no match for a v6. especially when i only drive in sports mode.

    Damon MaysDamon MaysVor Monat
  • Looks outdated.

    Edwin DelgadoEdwin DelgadoVor Monat
  • I already bought the Mercedes

    G3_CoolnessG3_CoolnessVor Monat
  • gosh that single second of the guila absolutely torched this car. alfas are so gorgeous

    WhoaWhoaVor Monat
  • Is it just me or has the Acura TLX looked the exact same for like 15 years

    Will BroshaWill BroshaVor Monat
    • Definitely just you, it’s changed drastically since 2006 and the TLX didn’t come out until 2014. Now if we’re talking the INFINITI Q50 I agree.

      AFCompanyAFCompanyVor Monat