2022 Acura TLX Type S Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Acura TLX Type S Model Overview - Joe Rizza Acura

Key Features

  • Starting at $53,300 MSRP*
  • 3.0-liter Turbocharged V6 (355 HP / 354 LB-FT TQ) with rear-biased Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) and 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Sport-tuned Adaptive Damper System
  • Front 16-Way Power Seats with Power Lumbar Support, Thigh Extension, and Side Bolsters and Type S logo in headrests
  • 20-inch Shark Gray Multi-Spoke Wheels
  • Integrated Dynamic System (IDS) with Individual Mode and Sport+
  • Brembo® front brake calipers paired with upsized rotors
  • Gloss Black Front Splitter / Rear Diffuser and Type S Emblems on Front Fenders and Trunk



Acura TLX Type S

About the Acura TLX Type S

Reborn and completely reimagined, the Acura TLX Type S is back to build on its impressive legacy highlighted by its remarkable performance capabilities. After a 13-year hiatus, the TLX Type S returns with a 3.0-liter Type S Turbo V6 producing 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Tested and proven on some of the world’s most challenging race circuits, Acura engineers were able to push the boundaries of performance with the TLX Type S. Every Type S comes with exclusive design features both inside and out to differentiate it from the standard TLX lineup. Using the Acura principles of Precision Crafted Performance, no other sports sedan can measure up to the prestige and power found beneath the hood of the TLX Type S. Now, it’s your turn to write your own chapter in the storied legacy of the race-proven Acura TLX Type S.


What the Critics Say

After a brief exposure to the TLX Type S, we're eager to spend more time with it and to subject it to our battery of instrumented tests and a comparison test. Fun to drive, quick, and athletic, Acura's new sports sedan is another sign that the brand is getting serious about going after performance-car buyers.” — Car and Driver

A strong feature set also gives the Type S a pretty big leg up on the S4, C43, and the BMW M340i. The German trio all end up in the mid-$60,000 range when equipped to match the Acura’s strong safety and convenience feature offerings. Heated and cooled seats, ELS premium audio, many advanced safety features, and wireless charging all come standard on the Type S, unlike the other sedans.” — Motor Authority


Acura TLX Type S Features

Acura TLX Type S Performance

Proven Performance

As the most powerful Type S variant in the history of Acura, the dynamic TLX Type S is equipped with an impressive array of performance features that add a dose of adrenaline to your daily commute. Under the hood lies a standard 3.0-liter Turbocharged V6 producing 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a responsive 10-speed automatic and the proven rear-biased Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system, the Type S delivers uncompromised power delivery and stability at high speeds. Other performance highlights found on the TLX Type S include Brembo® front brake caliper, available NSX-inspired lightweight Y-spoke wheels, and a standard sport-tuned Adaptive Damper System. Equally as functional as it is stylish, components like a rear spoiler, front splitter, and lower diffuser help keep the TLX Type S planted at high speeds.

Acura TLX Type S Interior

Bespoke Interior

Balancing impeccable refinement with support for every action of the driver, the luxurious cabin of the Acura TLX Type S is truly a feast for the senses. Race-inspired design cues include a flat-bottom leather-trimmed steering wheel along with Ultrasuede®-trimmed upholstery to help hold you securely in place while cornering. Also available from Acura Genuine Accessories are genuine carbon fiber interior carbon fiber trim accents, providing yet another track-tested complement to the interior of the Type S. Standard 16-way power front seats also feature heating and ventilation functions, perfect for adapting to any type of climate. IconicDrive™ Ambient LED Lighting lets you further personalize the atmosphere of the cabin to suit your mood.


Choose Your TLX Type S

TLX Type S

TLX Type S

  • Starting at $53,300 MSRP*
TLX Type S HP Wheel & Tire

TLX Type S Perf. Wheel & Tire

  • Starting at $54,100 MSRP*


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,045.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.