The 2021 Acura TLX Type S Is a Shockingly Sporty Sedan from Acura


Acura TLX Type S review! The Acura TLX is a midsize sedan from Acura, and the new TLX Type S is the sporty version. Today I'm reviewing the TLX Type S, and I'm going to show you all the quirks and features of Acura's coolest new car. I'll also drive the TLX Type S and show you what it's like on the road and review the driving experience.


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  • YouOnlyLiveTwice
    YouOnlyLiveTwice7 timmar sedan

    2:10 - 2:21 Bruh, you can't even give the RSX Type S some love? haha Would love to see you review it once you realize it exists lol (jk). I've owned one and it's got plenty of quirks like the magically disappearing change tray that turns into cup holders (you'd get what I mean if you see it). But the engine, alone is worth reviewing just so you could drive it and experience how amazing that K20 engine was.

  • Fourleaf Warrior
    Fourleaf Warrior15 timmar sedan

    This car is so disappointing. It’s supposed to be quick but it’s too heavy. It’s bigger in size than last gen. but the trunk is smaller and rear seat leg room is less. Even the gas mileage sucks. Your better off getting a charger rt.

  • David Smith
    David SmithDag sedan

    He reminds me of Quentin Tarantino a little bit.

  • Salvador Avalos
    Salvador AvalosDag sedan

    Doug is a full caricature of himself. Love it.

  • Andy Garcia
    Andy GarciaDag sedan

    That interior is a mess compared to the new 2022 Civic.

  • Big Yoshi
    Big YoshiDag sedan

    Dat scroll sound tho.

  • Arnold Clarke
    Arnold ClarkeDag sedan

    Fast Honda: yaaaa

  • Bradley Bartolino
    Bradley BartolinoDag sedan

    Not hating on Doug, but that wiper defroster feature is hardly new. My '06 Subie has the same thing.

  • YeeBop
    YeeBopDag sedan

    instructions unclear, s key stopped working

  • lil saks5th
    lil saks5th2 dagar sedan

    2008 TL TYPE S >

  • Gus
    Gus2 dagar sedan

    If I had the money, I'd definitely buy one. Just because it's the new Type-S.

  • Brian Stone
    Brian Stone2 dagar sedan

    I was pretty pumped until you got to the interior and then WTF? Too many fails and omissions.

  • AdidAS
    AdidAS2 dagar sedan

    ITS SO SAD they call it acura in the US, Honda is a much better name and a far better logo

  • Scott Rocke
    Scott Rocke2 dagar sedan

    The screen is ridiculous. Drove the new MDX and the non-touch screen with the pad is a horrible combination. I'm a tech guy, but there is too much in this car, and what is in it makes no sense.

  • Widget222
    Widget2223 dagar sedan

    A response to the Kia Stinger?

  • Widget222
    Widget2223 dagar sedan

    Them's some big ol' pipes.

  • Totototo Company
    Totototo Company3 dagar sedan

    Doug please tell me you’re not GAY …! The way your hands move…..😭

  • hardcoreep
    hardcoreep3 dagar sedan

    It won't break five seconds after the warranty is up.

  • Mathieu Cossette
    Mathieu Cossette3 dagar sedan

    Acura should offer a step above Type S... Acura Let's go Type R treatment!!!!!

  • John P Rosas
    John P Rosas3 dagar sedan

    I test dove this cause I need to find a new car to replace my Accord V6 6 speed Coupe. But the most important part of the car, the transmission, just doesn’t work. There is no manual mode, so even when you’re using the paddles the car shifts how it wants. You can’t just hold a gear and listen to the exhaust sound. If you’re not accelerating then the trans will just upshift. I can understand if it auto shifts at redline, but why is it shifting at 3k rpm when I’m cruising and want to hear the engine and exhaust sound? What’s the point of the paddles if there’s no manual mode?

  • Ted v
    Ted v4 dagar sedan

    Great review/vid Doug, do a 07 TL Type S next

  • Ted v
    Ted v4 dagar sedan

    Does it have VTEC tho?

  • Mathieu Cossette
    Mathieu Cossette4 dagar sedan

    Front emblem is way too massive!!!

  • Mathieu Cossette
    Mathieu Cossette4 dagar sedan

    Where the rear license plate is .. I would have give the same color of body

  • Mathieu Cossette
    Mathieu Cossette4 dagar sedan

    Shape of the Acura grill is not beAutiful... Why put metal between headlights and grill shape

  • 904 Farmer
    904 Farmer4 dagar sedan

    This unit should of been 500hp AWD! So disappointed in Hondas BS. Hyundai is out doing them now! Joke of a company! Cheap BS! I've driven this car and its sooooooooo slow!! I drive a 2015 Civic SI with a turbo kit and will spank the pants off anyone who drives this!!! Garbage!

  • Harry Ballsonya
    Harry Ballsonya4 dagar sedan

    This Acura TLX Vs. a v8 isF.....idk

  • HeaD M
    HeaD M4 dagar sedan


  • Mickeyyy
    Mickeyyy4 dagar sedan

    I was excited for this car but it’s really disappointing. 285whp and 13.9@ 99mph on a 1/4. Also weighing in at 4200lbs. Not worth the money at all. This thing just looks and sounds cool

  • hdavey72
    hdavey724 dagar sedan

    Lately Acura is more bark than bite

  • hdavey72
    hdavey724 dagar sedan

    Still not a fan of the exterior design. Car needs a manual tranny

  • suryamp
    suryamp4 dagar sedan

    Man this looks so big next to big Doug

  • Eugene Elkin
    Eugene Elkin4 dagar sedan

    NICE AWES0ME C00L_ YES PLEASE _ ACURA 🍨🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚🍚 💨 🍮 🥧 🍡 🍧 🍨 🍦 🍰 ❗ 🐬 🌺 🌺 🌺 🥀 🌹 🌷 🍁 💐🍂 🐡🐄 🐅 🐆 🐯 🍣 🍣 🍣 🥘 🍨🍨🍨

  • Vlad Mihai
    Vlad Mihai5 dagar sedan

    finally japanese cars are getting back into form as they were in the 90s

  • Moskoe83
    Moskoe835 dagar sedan

    Every other reviewer - "Not exceptionally fast. Slower than the competition. But handling is amazing. Really comes to life in the Twisties." This guy - "This car hauls. Feels a lot faster than they say. Handling is not too good." 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Jonathan Mui
    Jonathan Mui5 dagar sedan

    18:10 perfect for those Canadian winters lmao

  • Mistah SS
    Mistah SS5 dagar sedan

    I couldn’t even see that front clear plate until he pointed it out lol

  • majic7071
    majic70715 dagar sedan

    The people that sit in the back aren't helping with the car note so they don't need any charging 🤣

  • Adam Parker
    Adam Parker5 dagar sedan

    I got an Acura CL-S, love it to death. 39 hundred for 117k miles

  • channel surfer
    channel surfer5 dagar sedan

    the interior is pretty cool...but that screen should retract.

  • dom
    dom6 dagar sedan

    This thing is beautiful

  • fabian diaz
    fabian diaz6 dagar sedan

    Mans forgot about the rsx type s

  • sonnyblack0870
    sonnyblack08706 dagar sedan

    Honestly that front plate is a problem. It’s amazing how something so small can effect the design so much.

  • Sylvan dB
    Sylvan dB6 dagar sedan

    Those plain black chassis braces need some colorful paint.

  • Ian Garcia
    Ian Garcia6 dagar sedan

    Also meth is a hell of a drug Doug.

  • Ian Garcia
    Ian Garcia6 dagar sedan

    It’s called tigers eye because of the mineral stone called tigers eye which looks exactly like this color 👍🏻

  • Lateralus06
    Lateralus066 dagar sedan

    Doug, this is my first video of yours. When I came to watch this, I thought to myself, "I'll just watch the first few minutes, maybe skip around to find what I'm looking for." Boy, was I completely wrong. This review is completely engrossing, and you kept me watching through the whole thing. The little touches like your emphasis on TYPE S show through, and the review is so complete, it surpasses any other car review show or channel I've watched, including the big bad boys from the UK. Looking forward to grinding through the rest of your videos. Thanks!

  • Arth Spidey
    Arth Spidey6 dagar sedan

    nice easter egg on 13:50 69 and 69 oh yeah!

  • abdulrahman ahmed
    abdulrahman ahmed6 dagar sedan

    14:44 sounds looks like metal gear solid option menu

  • Boss Artwork22
    Boss Artwork226 dagar sedan

    Seems like a great car my problem is it starts at 50k. It doesn’t seem luxurious enough for that. Ik it’s quick but still.

  • Anthony Leiva
    Anthony Leiva7 dagar sedan

    Why you talked like if you taking to a 79 year old grandma? Just talk normal.

  • lethaldescent
    lethaldescent7 dagar sedan

    why tf didnt they make this 6 speed manual??? imagine the feeling of hondas shifter with that engine it would be perfect imo if it was manual. once again another car brought down by its shitty auto trans.

  • Джон Партлов
    Джон Партлов7 dagar sedan

    If they use this engine in the mdx to make a type s mdx then hopefully we’ll get this engine in the ridge line and get a performance ridgeline

  • A-Spec Reviews!
    A-Spec Reviews!7 dagar sedan

    Acura had rear-biased true torque vectoring all the way back in 2005. They also make the NSX. Acura is absolutely a "sporty car company."

  • Adam Hamilton
    Adam Hamilton8 dagar sedan

    Well done Acura! I do like this but it’s a shame there’s no manual option

  • James Vincent Yalung
    James Vincent Yalung8 dagar sedan

    Doug do a Acura TL Type S 07 review !! One of the best acuras made as well plz and thank you

  • sokhom van
    sokhom van8 dagar sedan

    Type 🗣️ Asssss

  • Pasha Go
    Pasha Go8 dagar sedan

    you forgot the best Integra R

  • Tom Taucher
    Tom Taucher8 dagar sedan

    As reputable C&D tested, the TLXS is a heavy and slow disappointment due to design aspirations harnessed by FWD transverse mounted architecture. 5 sec 0-60 and 13.6 @ 103 won't cut it when an Accord can do a few tenths more for $18K - $20K less.

  • frankpaul3204
    frankpaul32048 dagar sedan

    All this tech is repurposed from the RDX. A touch screen would have been nice. 54k is going to be a hard sell.

  • Tyrell
    Tyrell9 dagar sedan

    My playback speed is normal but I swear he’s moving at 1.5x speed

  • The Otherside
    The Otherside9 dagar sedan

    Wait... an interesting Acura!?

  • G Dumpling
    G Dumpling9 dagar sedan

    Isn't the TLX platform a front bias not a rear bias?

  • Hemi vs. Ninja
    Hemi vs. Ninja9 dagar sedan

    A couple weeks ago I saw one of these flying by me in that exact same color 🤔. I didn’t know what it was at first then it went by again I said damn is that an Acura? That thing is nice.

  • Joshua Zamora
    Joshua Zamora9 dagar sedan

    Good old japanese engineering

  • emil gemc
    emil gemc9 dagar sedan

    The Honda NSX is the best car ever

  • emil gemc
    emil gemc9 dagar sedan

    This guy is like Tesla when is fully charged Doing 350mile when is fully charged Starting talking and never stoping never taking a breath

  • Fourleaf Warrior

    Fourleaf Warrior

    15 timmar sedan

    I swear the video is moving fast but no must be the crack. Cocaine is a hell of a drug 😅

  • ชัชนนท์ อมรชัยโรจน์กุล
    ชัชนนท์ อมรชัยโรจน์กุล10 dagar sedan

    540i rivals ?

  • Elizabeth St. George
    Elizabeth St. George10 dagar sedan

    The TLX is and AWD front wheel biased, which is capable of sending 70% to the rear wheels, you idiot. It is not rear wheel biased. Do you ever research the cars you review?

  • A M G
    A M G10 dagar sedan

    I don't buy Acura's excuse about the radar. Any collision that smashes the bumper that hard is going to set off the airbags, seat belt tensioners, headlights and maybe even the bonnet airbags if it's equipped with them. The radar is really not that expensive in the grand scheme of things. It's just a nice excuse they came up with to shut you up.

  • J.A.M
    J.A.M10 dagar sedan

    Exterior is pretty dope... but the Dash and Gauge Pod are very disappointing. Seats and Door panels, and silver speaker grills look pretty good too... but depends on pricing.

  • midnightgolfer
    midnightgolfer10 dagar sedan

    color looks great, as does Mazda's new red, for that matter, both in direct sunlight.

  • Aaron Ansari
    Aaron Ansari10 dagar sedan

    On Cars & Bids Doug says not to film in oddly shaded areas...

  • Sudheer S
    Sudheer S10 dagar sedan

    good review .. thanks. What is the score for Jagwar XF-SE 2021 .. please or any review video from you ..

  • Ryan Hill
    Ryan Hill10 dagar sedan

    Haha, another great review Doug! It is funny though, you tend to comlent on how tight cars are, but usually dont comment on how tall you are 😆

  • MaztaTingAnAgenn
    MaztaTingAnAgenn10 dagar sedan

    The type a$$ 👏😂

  • Neclar
    Neclar11 dagar sedan

    The designers at Honda and Acura need to be put to sleep !!!

  • ً
    ً11 dagar sedan

    I think $54,000 is overpriced

  • Braden McGrath
    Braden McGrath11 dagar sedan

    Doug the type of guy to miss the obvious quirk of the front and rear door handles not being on the same horizontal plane like the majority of sedans... :p

  • Master Driver of Toyota Zupr4
    Master Driver of Toyota Zupr411 dagar sedan

    "Handling is ok" *Gets on to Fwy on ramp*

  • A M G

    A M G

    10 dagar sedan

    Very few automotive journalists are credible when it comes to giving their opinion on the driveability of a car. Chris Harris and Jason Camisa are two guys who know their stuff. Others like Doug just repeat stereotypes and stuff they heard from another reviewer. They don't even push the cars but they're talking about handling. It's ridiculous

  • Victor V
    Victor V11 dagar sedan

    Three words: Sexy! Sporty! Stylish! You're definitely going to get stares if you drive around in one of those, especially the gold. A head turner.

  • Pop Bebo
    Pop Bebo11 dagar sedan

    They look good in person can only imagine how fast it would be with tune. Center console is hideous.

  • Firname Weren
    Firname Weren11 dagar sedan

    What do people think 99% of people that drive sedans do with their cars? LOL. Most buyers will not come close to pushing this car to the performance limits it can handle. We all want to think we are great drivers but honestly almost all on the road fall short of being able to push performance cars to their max potential.

  • Firname Weren
    Firname Weren11 dagar sedan

    Take a shot every time Doug says “Type S”

  • Jesse Reyes
    Jesse Reyes12 dagar sedan

    Not true about the chassis bracing, we know those fanboys will get it from the junkyard or ebay and nobody will know with their 2 12”s in a ported box in the trunk

  • DivineAlign8
    DivineAlign812 dagar sedan

    The Type S is slower than the Accord

  • Firname Weren

    Firname Weren

    11 dagar sedan

    Lmao 🤣 Where are you getting your information?

  • Jeffrey Fahie
    Jeffrey Fahie12 dagar sedan

    While they look amazing, I really wanna see one of these slammed with some nice wheels.

  • Han Solo
    Han Solo12 dagar sedan

    looks like a bmw from the side

  • HDVisions
    HDVisions12 dagar sedan

    I'll wait to grab a used one.. currently have one of the unicorn acuras (2012 tl 6 speed awd)

  • DeDe Jones
    DeDe Jones12 dagar sedan

    No digital nsx speedometer. Smh 🤦‍♂️

  • datboi nickyman4th
    datboi nickyman4th12 dagar sedan

    damn that sounds weaker than aggressive

  • Kaslin G
    Kaslin G12 dagar sedan

    *Doug before he has sex with his wife* “Be sure to check out cars and bids…” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • TFG327
    TFG32713 dagar sedan

    16:31 less doug demuro

  • Kenny D
    Kenny D13 dagar sedan

    Now I would trade in my Dodge for this car

  • JustTobiDm
    JustTobiDm13 dagar sedan

    Tigers eye is a half gem which has exactly that color shift, which is why it's called tigers eye.

  • JustTobiDm
    JustTobiDm13 dagar sedan

    Looks like a bmw lol

  • NoNegotiations
    NoNegotiations13 dagar sedan

    HOLY SHIT, Doug stop moving your arms so much.

  • Guardian King
    Guardian King13 dagar sedan

    So annoying.

  • Veikra
    Veikra13 dagar sedan

    urgh... everything is sporty now

  • mo rari
    mo rari13 dagar sedan

    From now on i only watch doug in 2.0 youtube speed