Compare 2021 vs 2020 Acura TLX

2021 Acura TLX vs 2020 Acura TLX
2021 Acura TLX 2020 Acura TLX


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.4L I-4


272 206


10-speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift 8-speed Dual Clutch

  Front Suspension

Double Wishbone Front Suspension MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

2021 Acura TLX vs 2020 Acura TLX

Serving Memphis, TN

The Acura TLX is a premium sedan that has been preferred by Memphis-area drivers since its introduction in 2014. Now that the second-generation TLX is available, elite car shoppers may be caught up in a dilemma about which sedan to buy. The 2021 Acura TLX displays exceptional updates from bumper to bumper that could influence your purchase plans.


A test drive comparison of the 2020 and 2021 Acura TLX is essential because of the significant updates to the powertrains and suspension for the latest model year. Specifically, the 2021 Acura TLX is available with your choice of an I-4, 2.4-liter, 206-horsepower engine, and a V6, 3.5-liter, 290-horsepower engine. These are associated with an eight-speed auto dual-clutch transmission and a front strut MacPherson suspension. On the other hand, the 2021 Acura TLX’s two powertrains are a 2.0-liter, turbo I-4, 272-horsepower engine, and a 355-horsepower variant. The 2021 TLX also has Sequential SportShift tech with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a front double-wishbone suspension.


The exterior style updates are minor yet meaningful. Compared to the 2020 Acura TLX, the 2021 version shows off a lower roof and a more elongated body. The sedan continues to sit close to the ground, and the result is a sleek sedan that displays athletic prowess. The headlights have also been revamped. For 2021, the lights are leaner, and they each have a zagging LED ribbon. These exciting improvements are in combination with sharper accents throughout the sides, hood, and nose. Altogether, the exterior design of the TLX is both sophisticated and confident.


Comparing optional and standard features across the 2020 and 2021 trim levels reveal other exciting updates. The standard sound system in the 2020 Acura TLX has been improved to a 17-speaker premium system. The two-screen infotainment system has been upgraded to a larger, single display screen. You will also find new additions to the 2021 TLX’s AcuraWatch™ technologies. These are a driver awareness sensor and traffic sign recognition. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a sizable heads-up display are also included in the 2021 TLX’s suite of features.

Do you want to compare the 2020 and 2021 Acura TLX trims more closely? At Acura of Memphis, we will happily support your comparison by getting you on the road to test drive any TLX trims that you are interested in. Make plans for your visit to Acura of Memphis by contacting us today.

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