Compare 2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Acura TLX Type S

2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Acura TLX Type S
2021 Acura TLX 2021 Acura TLX Type S


2.0L Turbo I-4 3.0L Turbo V6


272 hp 355 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/31 * 19/25 *

  Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)

Optional Standard


Optional Standard


10 speakers 17 speakers

2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Acura TLX Type S

Serving Memphis, TN

At Acura of Memphis, our customers are often drawn to the sophisticated, athletic style of the TLX. This is a smaller sedan with exciting capabilities to support its sporty look. While deciding to make the TLX your next sedan is relatively easy to do, picking out the exact car from our inventory at Acura of Memphis is more challenging. You will undoubtedly notice that the TLX Type S has returned to the lineup when you stop by soon. How do the TLX and the TLX Type S stand apart?


The 2021 Acura TLX leaves no room for disappointment on the road, thanks to its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. This VTEC engine puts out 272 horsepower. The TLX Type S is a high-performance variant, and it comes with a 3.0-liter V6 VC-Turbo engine. This engine delivers 355 horsepower to you. Both vehicles come with a double-wishbone front suspension and a rear multi-link suspension. The Type S adds an adaptive damper, a high-performance chassis, an integrated dynamics system, and Brembo brakes.


Regardless of the 2021 Acura TLX version you select, you will love its “jewel-eye” LED headlights and premium design. On the nose, the pentagon-shaped grille edges outward as it trends toward the sporty fascia. The sides and hood are expertly sculpted with sharp creases. The TLX Type S stands apart with its black, Y-spoke wheels and its summer performance tires. It also has special badging throughout the exterior, a black grille, and a quad exhaust system.


The Acura TLX is available with a variety of optional packages. Some of these options are standard on the TLX Type S. With this in mind, a thorough review of the standard and available features for all packages should be a part of your model research. Some of the features that you will notice on or in the TLX are leather seats with heating elements, a touch control pad, smart device integration, a rotary knob for drive mode selection, an auto climate control system, a keyless ignition, voice recognition, a navigation system with real-time traffic data, an ELS Studio premium sound system and more.

Our sales reps at Acura of Memphis want to help you get familiar with the TLX, the TLX Type S, and the many optional packages available for these sedans. Contact our sales department today to set up a time for a test drive comparison of options in our current inventory.

* Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings; Use for comparison purposes only; Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models), and other factors.