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Eric's Autos: 2021 Acura TLX

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You used to be able to get a V-6 in a Honda Accord sedan. But now that one's a four-cylinder-only sedan.

The good news is, there's a new sedan made by Honda that's available with the strongest V6 Honda ever put into a sedan.

The bad news is, it's not being sold under the Honda label.

It's the Acura TLX sedan -- which means you'll be paying premium bucks for the premium badge.

But at least you can still get it with a six.

What It Is

 

The TLX is a medium-small sport sedan that competes most directly with the Audi A4 -- which shares the same general front-wheel drive-based/all-wheel drive layout. Other cars in the class -- such as the BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS, Cadillac CT4 and Genesis G70 -- are similar in size, price and general appearance but are based on rear-wheel drive layouts, with all-wheel drive available optionally.

Prices start at $37,500 for the base trim, with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive; Acura's Super Handling all-wheel drive system is available optionally, bumping up the MSRP by $2,000 to $39,500.

A Type S with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and the SH-AWD system will be available in May; Acura hasn't released pricing yet, but this one will probably sticker for about $50,000 to start.

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