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2021 Acura TLX is one svelte sedan, with or without the Type S badge

Acura's updated sedan packs turbo power and tons of standard tech.

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Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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Meet the 2021 Acura TLX.

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Say hello to the 2021 Acura TLX Type S, too.

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Yes, the Type S name returns, and brings a 3.0-liter turbo V6 engine with it.

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The standard TLX packs a 2.0-liter turbo I4 with 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

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All TLX models use a 10-speed automatic transmission.

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Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive tech is optional on the base TLX and standard on the Type S.

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The Type S also comes with 20-inch wheels.

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Type S models are set apart with their big exhaust tips.

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The 2021 TLX should start around $35,000 when it goes on sale this fall.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the 2021 Acura TLX.

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