2021 Acura TLX Price Hike Reflects Big Improvements, Retains Value

Liz Kim | Aug 21, 2020

An all-new 2021 Acura TLX goes on sale on September 28, 2020, and the car’s base price with front-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine starts at $37,500 (not including a destination fee of $1,025). 

2021 Acura TLX 2.0T Advance Front View

That represents a significant increase of $4,500 over the least expensive version of the 2020 TLX, but it remains mighty appealing in a segment where that amount of money represents the floor rather than the ceiling. Acura’s pricing for the 2021 TLX puts the luxury sport sedan in the same neighborhood as the Audi A4, Cadillac CT5, Genesis G70, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS, and Volvo S60. But the Acura remains more affordable than a BMW 3 Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The big jump in price reflects significant upgrades to the new TLX. For example, pop open the hood and you’ll find a turbocharged 272-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine as standard equipment, delivering a major improvement in power over the previously standard 206-horsepower 4-cylinder. You’ll also get a more sophisticated 10-speed automatic transmission to power the TLX’s front wheels. Acura’s torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) remains available as a $2,000 option. 

Technology is boosted too, with a standard 10.2-inch infotainment display operated by voice and touchpad commands. New features are available, too, like a 10.5-inch head-up display, ambient interior lighting with 24 color choices, an adaptive damping suspension, and more. AcuraWatch is also standard on every 2021 TLX. This suite of safety technologies is improved for the TLX, and now includes traffic sign recognition, traffic jam assistance, and a driver monitoring system.

As was true before, you can upgrade to the Technology Package, bringing the base price of the car to $41,500. A sporty A-Spec Package builds on that to bring the price to $44,250. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line TLX Advance Package will run you $46,300. Add $2,000 to each car for SH-AWD.

Still to come is pricing for the 2021 Acura TLX Type S, a performance-tuned variant with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 estimated to make 355 horsepower. When it arrives in showrooms next spring, expect a price tag well into the $50,000 range.

The information in this article is from Acura. It was accurate on August 21, 2020 but may have changed since that date.

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