Acura TLX Type S

Acura has recently released the much-anticipated 2022 Acura TLX Type S. This car has been blowing up Reddit forums and car blogs for the past eight months. With comments such as, “what the horsepower”, “when will I be able to buy one?” and “what will it look like?”

Let’s talk horsepower and torque. The 2022 Acura TLX Type S will have 355 horsepower and 354lbs of torque. This did disappoint a lot of car enthusiasts, as many were hoping for the horsepower to be over 400. When you think about Acura’s heritage, and just in general, Japanese vehicle heritage, it’s never been about horsepower. They have always focused their energy on delivering the best all-around sports car, not just a car that can go fast in a straight line. So, this was no surprise to see the 355 horsepower. Many have been comparing the vehicle to BMW and Mercedes and I think this is unfair. The car, in my opinion, can only be compared to the Lexus IS 300 f sport. This would be a more comparable match for the 2022 Acura TLX Type S.

The day has come for the new Acura TLX Type S to be released to the public. No longer a hidden showdown in the dark with just an image of a digitally modelled car. The new 2022 Acura TLX Type S brings joy to those born in the 90’s that remember the previous gen, the Acura TLX Type S. It’s really nice to see that Acura has pivoted well into the sport sedan market. This time around mixing luxury interior, enhanced tech, and an engine that is ready to push the limits of Japanese cars.

With the new refresh, Acura has done an amazing job with the 2022 Acura TLX Type S interior. They have seamlessly combined the luxury and tech. The interior will be supporting Leather with Ultrasuede insert in the seats, this gives the car that’s porty interior. The tech has also seen a refresh, now featuring a digital dash and a touch screen display for the GPS which will link to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Exterior design, this is where I begin to question some of Acura’s choices. In 2018 Acura released a concept of the new Acura TLX Type S. I have to say the production car looks nothing like the concept that we were led to believe would not be changed…. I have posted a image below showing the concept for the Acura TLX Type S. As you can see, they look nothing alike. For one, Acura was going to inset the handles to make the lines flow clean, but did not follow through on this. To me, the whole thing looks like they only made some slight changes to the current exterior of the 2021 TLX. I guess this may be just my opinion but I believe if the car looked anything like their concept, they would double their sales concretively. To sum it all up, I am still a huge fan of the new 2022 Acura TLX Type S and can’t wait to test drive the vehicle.

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