Acura TLX Type S

The Acura TLX Type S performance specs are a purposeful, powerful set of numbers – but numbers alone can't tell the full story of a car, especially not one that exemplifies the Acura brand's spirit of Precision Crafted Performance. The Acura TLX Type S does exactly that. While only a test drive can fully convey this sport sedan's precision performance, eye-catching style, and luxurious interior, we've laid out the key facts and figures below to give you a taste.

Explore the Acura TLX Type S performance specs and more below, and then visit Muller's Woodfield Acura to experience the TLX Type S for yourself.

Acura TLX Type S Performance Specs & Features

Acura TLX Type S Performance Specs & Features

From the moment you hear that the Acura TLX Type S performance specs include 355 horsepower and a 4.6-second 0-60 mph time,1 the story of this sedan will be clear. The TLX Type S is made for those who care about driving. In a world where performance cars increasingly have smaller engines and rely on electrification, the Acura TLX Type S takes a different route, starting with a strong six-cylinder engine and making it stronger with a twin-scroll turbocharger.

Peak torque (354 pound-feet) comes in at 1,400 RPM, and peak horsepower arrives at 5,500 RPM, letting the full scope of the Acura TLX Type S performance specs hit the ground within a moment of stepping on the pedal. The 10-speed automatic transmission with sequential-shift paddles lets you build steam and charge ahead with rapid-fire shifts, and standard Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) makes it possible to dive bomb apexes, effectively modulate throttle throughout the corner, and carry proper momentum all the way. With an EPA-estimated 19/25 MPG (City/Highway)2 and a 15.85-gallon fuel tank, enjoying the Acura TLX Type S performance can be an all-day affair.

With high-performance chassis bracing adding intense torsional rigidity, the Type S exclusive Sport+ drive mode tailoring the vehicle's performance dynamics for maximum fun, the automaker's Adaptive Damper System adjusting handling characteristics in real time, and four-piston Brembo® front brakes providing the ability to slow down with serious stopping power, the Acura TLX Type S turbo acceleration can be unleashed with prime control – and that's not mentioning the exclusive front seats that keep you snug and in control with thigh extensions and side bolsters. They also happen to be heated, ventilated, and 16-way power-adjustable seats upholstered in perforated Milano premium leather and tailored with contrast stitching and piping.

Advanced aerodynamics define the exterior of the TLX Type S, with sculpted elements like the Diamond Pentagon Grille enhancing engine-cooling airflow and the front splitter and rear spoiler helping glue the car to the asphalt by enhancing downforce. The Acura TLX Type S performance exemplifies advanced automotive design and precision engineering.

How Do the Other Acura TLX Configurations Compare?

While all TLX models are powerful, the TLX Type S stands at a higher level. When you compare it to models like the base-trim Acura TLX Technology Package, you'll find that there's no need for an Acura TLX Type S Technology Package, since the TLX Type S offers features that you'd find on models like the TLX Technology Package or TLX A-Spec Package. For example, the TLX A-Spec Package adds a 17-speaker ELS STUDIO 3D premium sound system to the TLX Technology Package trim's roster of features, and the TLX Type S includes that same sound system alongside its many performance and luxury upgrades.

All Acura TLX Type S configurations, no matter the paint color or options you add, will include exclusive features not found on the rest of the TLX lineup, including the 16-way power front seats with sporty side bolsters and Brembo® front brakes we mentioned earlier. Take a look at the chart below to see how the Acura TLX Type S performance and features compare to those of the standard TLX.

2024 Acura TLX Technology (Base Trim) 2024 Acura TLX Type S
Engine 2.0L VTEC TURBO 4-Cyl 3.0L Turbocharged V-6
Horsepower 272 hp 355 hp
Torque 280 lb-ft 354 lb-ft
Drivetrain FWD Standard SH-AWD
EPA-Estimated MPG 22/312 19/252
0-60 mph 5.9 seconds1 4.6 seconds1
Wheel Size 19 in 20 in
Brembo® Front Brakes N/A Standard
Adaptive Damper System N/A Standard
High-Performance Chassis Bracing N/A Standard

Acura TLX Type S Interior Luxury

As we hinted at, and as you likely can see from interior photos, the powerful Acura TLX Type S performance is complemented by an equally powerful roster of standard interior luxuries and technologies, like the AcuraWatch safety features. Here's a list of just some of the TLX Type S sedan's standard luxury features that will provide a starting point for exploring the model in person at Muller's Woodfield Acura:

  • Leather-wrapped flat-bottom sport steering wheel
  • Power moonroof
  • 17-speaker ELS STUDIO 3D premium sound system
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • 12.3-in Precision Cockpit digital gauge cluster
  • 12.3-in Dual-Content center infotainment display
  • 10.5-inch Head-Up Display

Ready to see the full list and experience the 2024 Acura TLX Type S performance? Contact our dealership to check availability and schedule your TLX Type S test drive.

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1This information is not verified by the official manufacturer and shall serve solely as unofficial general information. For details, visit: https://www.caranddriver.com/acura/tlx.

2Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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