The Former STIG Puts The New Acura TLX Type S To The Ultimate Test On The Road And On The Track!

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Joe Sciandro
Joe Sciandro

Great review Paul 👍🔥🔥💙

Vor 2 Monate
John P Rosas
John P Rosas

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?

Vor Tag
crodrc51able
crodrc51able

What was that brake warning???? Car has a great exhaust note. Honda, teach Bimmer how to get a good exhaust note out of a turbo 6. Don’t matter if theirs is an inline, I’m sure Honda can teach em right.

Vor 12 Tage
Ziyang Taoen
Ziyang Taoen

16:39 look at the dashes inside this Audi S4 is OUTDATED. Excuse me?? You call a full digital LCD instrument cluster outdated than TLX’s little 7” screen? Totally biased!

Vor 15 Tage
Ryan Stutzman
Ryan Stutzman

Premium tier review and analysis.

Vor 17 Tage
CHiTO
CHiTO

Is this the US version of the stig? I’m used to the British version and never saw him =(

Vor 18 Tage
Shahzaman Ahmed
Shahzaman Ahmed

This is STIG as in the top gear STIG?

Vor 18 Tage
Erico Pollinese
Erico Pollinese

Put a six foot ladder and my tools in there and go do plumbing calls

Vor 20 Tage
Stanley Liang
Stanley Liang

The tangible squid intrahepatically cry because enemy firstly knot up a volatile mayonnaise. acid, hypnotic kayak

Vor 20 Tage
ramair311
ramair311

hmmm... understandably a paid track day sponsored by Acura, but would have expected an honest comparison to the M240 from a true "driven by the seat of the pants" review. We all know how those two compare when driven to "stig" levels.......

Vor 21 Tag
Aeirs One
Aeirs One

tRaNsVeRslEy MoUnTeD rEaR BiAs

Vor 21 Tag
Alan W.
Alan W.

Looks like it has a timing belt as opposed to a timing chain. Am I right? Awesome review!!!!

Vor 23 Tage
Alan W.
Alan W.

Saw the cutaway at 3:48. It is a timing belt. What an awesome job you did on this video!!! Wow!!!!!

Vor 23 Tage
Ziplokk
Ziplokk

A comparison to the new Stinger would be interesting...

Vor 23 Tage
lrod312
lrod312

I really like this car but would love to see a comparison on the street and on the track between the IS500 FSP when that comes out.

Vor 24 Tage
Android 890
Android 890

Very jealous we don't get this vehicle in the UK someone really needs to speak to Honda to try and get it in somehow I bet it's the emission rules😭

Vor 25 Tage
Christiansdad2011
Christiansdad2011

Great explanation of the awd. Fantastic review as well.

Vor 25 Tage
Franc SG
Franc SG

Does it have torque vectoring?

Vor 25 Tage
SanNissan Sanjuan
SanNissan Sanjuan

Wow, Its a Timing Belt Motor set up like the first NSX

Vor 27 Tage
武蔵宮本
武蔵宮本

Namaste, its amazing review and great knowledge. Learned good stuff.

Vor Monat
Ryan B
Ryan B

Took 14 years actually..

Vor Monat
HAWK stringfellow
HAWK stringfellow

I think Acura TLX S impressed me and I will buy one

Vor Monat
Hao Lien
Hao Lien

Is it timing belt or chain in this new Honda V6?

Vor Monat
alanw2005
alanw2005

A belt

Vor 16 Tage
Wayne Gill
Wayne Gill

I have just been told that I will be "allowed" to purchase a Type S in November or December. I've had it. I'm now looking at the BMW M340i X.

Vor Monat
Spiridon Chilakis
Spiridon Chilakis

One of these times when the car and the driver make an excellent combination. Pure fun.

Vor Monat
Karan Phull
Karan Phull

Those gauges are from a Rsx And one of the reasons why I will buy this car. Best analog gauge from Acura

Vor Monat
bbbbccc1717
bbbbccc1717

14:42 surprised Acura got their press materials wrong. The Audi S4 has a ZF 8 speed transmission, not a DCT.

Vor Monat
Drive Scene
Drive Scene

Good catch. They didn’t bother to do enough research lol

Vor 26 Tage
Beer Expert
Beer Expert

Wish they made a cheaper version with no AWD and no extra crap with the turbo v6.

Vor Monat
sj liamay
sj liamay

why would you want this in fwd? the wheel hop and torque steer would be so annoying, awd was the right decision…

Vor Monat
Sam E.
Sam E.

Oh I love how Acura is comparing the new type S to the Audi S4 which doesn’t make sense because it is much smaller and A more favorable comparison would be the S6 which is the same length and size as the new type S. Secondly he said that the interior for the S4 is outdated yet the Acura RDX came out in 2018 and Acura decided to use the exact same interior in the type S. So how is the interior not outdated? It’s a nice car overall way heavier than the previous generation and it’s sad Acura didn’t take more components from the concept with some of the body lines, The rear diffuser and more. The thing about this car also is because it’s going to be a hot demand car the markup on it is going to be insane just like the type R Honda Civic or the way the C8 Corvette was. Fully specked out the typos should be around 65,000-75,000 with tax and licensing and that’s not to say they don’t add markup on it when you can buy an RS five sportback with way more performance for the same price range.

Vor Monat
Vonster Von
Vonster Von

Wow where did he come from? This was a review I did not expect from TFLCAR. EXCELLENT!

Vor Monat
Dennis Nguyen
Dennis Nguyen

Do you own rights to the word "actually"? Or, do you have to use it ten times a minute else your heart would burst?

Vor Monat
73stvray
73stvray

All those improvements and still using that old looking chicken shit instrument cluster/ gauges!! WTF?! Improvements should also include what the driver looks at as well. It's a 2021 but still using gauges from way back.

Vor Monat
Horatio W
Horatio W

What's the difference between this car and its German Competitors? This Acura will be reliable: the German stuff never is since 30 years: it's like in their ''Things to do'' they checked the DISCONTINUE box.

Vor Monat
Horatio W
Horatio W

Excellent video, I wonder how a 25PSI remap will feel.

Vor Monat
BERSERKER
BERSERKER

Can’t believe they’re still using rpm/mph needles on the gauge cluster...just feels dated

Vor Monat
Kurt Tappe
Kurt Tappe

I think it's intentional. They want it to feel like a real car, not a video game. Seriously.

Vor 22 Tage
Msniper Osniper
Msniper Osniper

stage 5 tuning is urgently needed

Vor Monat
Brian B Free
Brian B Free

He mentioned competitors like the Audi A4 and BMW M340 but what about the Korean elephants in the room; Kia Stinger GT and Genesis G70 3.3 T?

Vor Monat
FrankTheTank
FrankTheTank

not even broken in yet

Vor Monat
Herakles
Herakles

No heated steering wheel?

Vor Monat
Herakles
Herakles

That’s a great color second to the matte grey color I love

Vor Monat
momo
momo

If it's that good I might trade in my 2021 Supra 3.0 L for it

Vor Monat
mindovermatter
mindovermatter

red with white gauge cluster cheapens an otherwise upscale interior.

Vor Monat
InTdev
InTdev

Looks like Honda/Acura won't even learn to deal with the wind noise.

Vor Monat
Nathan Conner
Nathan Conner

Very good review. Paul was quite informative. He give out a lot of information that I didn’t know about the TLX type S. Acura has done it again!!!

Vor Monat
Greg D
Greg D

Hard not to love this new generation of the TLX Type S

Vor Monat
Sean
Sean

TFL insulting the real STIG

Vor Monat
Paul Gerrard
Paul Gerrard

ouch...I was a real Stig and am friends (brothers really) with the other Stigs

Vor Monat
Flaniganskywalker
Flaniganskywalker

AWD in any form is great.I have a KIA Stinger AWD and it feels just like the Audi a6 that i rent on business trips.Thanks for the clarification on the AWD.Only thing missing on this car is more HP.I would choose this over a CTS-V AWD--or a Q60 AWD--but with my money I chose a Stinger.I had a 50k budget and after my trade I paid 19k for my Stinger--wo I have 30k in the bank--also this was not out last year when i went looking or I might have gotten one or at least gave it a serious look.I had a crosstour and after 10 years the car was in the same condition as when i bought it--every part was tight---no mechanical issues ever--seats look new. So far though my Stinger has also ran flawlessly--buttons are also still tight--i have even gone to public drag night--4.27 to 60 and 12.7 in the quarter with no launch control.I will be in the market in 2024 or 2025--cars in this TT V6 class should be putting out 400 and hopefully faster numbers then my already quick stinger.

Vor Monat
John Fraioli
John Fraioli

Way more interesting & inspirational driving than those cold german audis. Acura did a grand slam. I drove both Acuras & audis & there's no comparison. Audi keep your cold german bs. Acura will be out selling the gemans very shortly. There's no comparison in my opinion.

Vor Monat
Tyler M
Tyler M

I work at the plant that builds these in Ohio. They are amazing cars. I just wish I could afford one. I might be a little bias. But I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. Unfortunately The type S is way to far from my budget. Hell even the base TLX is out of my budget. Maybe in a decade I’ll be lucky enough to find one on the used market. Hopefully they don’t get hidden in collections in garages. These are driver cars.

Vor Monat
Kurt Tappe
Kurt Tappe

Do you have any insight as to how many Type S versions they plan to produce per year?

Vor 22 Tage
Eric Dean
Eric Dean

228 miles?! That thing is on the track and not even through it’s break in period!! I kid, I kid- great review. I, too, am glad to see Acura producing Type-S models again!

Vor Monat
Eddie Castaner
Eddie Castaner

Twin scroll is based on firing order not bank side.

Vor Monat
Tom Orth
Tom Orth

Acura, can we get a wagon PLEASE!

Vor Monat
Kurt Tappe
Kurt Tappe

Great sentiment, but not gonna happen, sorry.

Vor 22 Tage
Jason
Jason

Love this car!

Vor Monat
Dash Riprock
Dash Riprock

EXCELLENT REVIEW.

Vor Monat
André Acevedo
André Acevedo

You are not comparing the S4 Prestige which is a better match option for option to the new Acura. That is a S4 premium plus you have. Great review regarding the Acura. but the comparison piece was skewing Bias by not being comprehensive in the model comparison.

Vor Monat
Lambros Stamos
Lambros Stamos

They should have come up with a seat like that in the new M3.

Vor Monat
TheKingkingg
TheKingkingg

Again, congrats on this awesome review... Too many irresponsible car reviews that give people wrong information and impressions of some vehicles especially Honda/Acura products. They are irresponsible with comments that suggest vehicles are not good enough or lacking for them to love it, but have no intent to buy.

Vor Monat
Sec Amend
Sec Amend

How would it compare to the 2022 Genesis G70?

Vor Monat
donte alexander doss
donte alexander doss

Great review as always, Paul! I’m finally excited about Acura once again because it’s been quite a few years; I was so in love with the original TL & CL Type-S models (saw that beautiful blue CL Type-S in the background) in the early 2000s and glad they’ve resurrected the moniker in a market that’s gradually “watering down” performance models. 🔥

Vor Monat
HAWK stringfellow
HAWK stringfellow

great review

Vor Monat
HAWK stringfellow
HAWK stringfellow

this is how you review a sports car on a track in the hands of a professional race car driver drive it son DRIVE IT!!!!!!!

Vor Monat
Ramon Rodriguez III
Ramon Rodriguez III

Did I just see a TIMING BELT ENGINE? 🤦 what is this 1995..

Vor Monat
Test Tester
Test Tester

Fantastic review, Paul!

Vor Monat
Rdaulton
Rdaulton

There is a reason that Acura brought an S4 for comparison and not the other German 6 cyl Bavarian luxury sedan...

Vor Monat
Shaun Lamph
Shaun Lamph

Please help, since you have driven the new TLX Type S, would you hold out for availability, or snag a 2022 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD? Drove that car today and I am so confused on what to do.

Vor Monat
Davide Roncari
Davide Roncari

Stinger is different as it's a GT car with more room and a little heavier. G70 3.3 would be better comparison to the TypeS. Stinger and G70 will also be a bit cheaper to buy. So for stinger depends on if you need big back seat and hatch/large trunk space.

Vor Monat
Lethal R
Lethal R

I have a 2019 s5 and this cars really comparable, great car!

Vor Monat
Lord Vader
Lord Vader

To be fair, the S4 is available with a flat bottom steering wheel as an option. But yes, more reviews from Paul....excellent!

Vor Monat
Kurt Tappe
Kurt Tappe

Why should it be an option? Oh, right, so VW can charge an extra $1000 for something that should be standard. Got it.

Vor 22 Tage
Sonic_Axe
Sonic_Axe

Nice car and review, but that “brake” warning is really obnoxious.

Vor Monat
Kern O'Leary
Kern O'Leary

shouldve got 6 piston fronts and 4 piston rears

Vor Monat
TheKingkingg
TheKingkingg

Not just because Im a 25 year Honda/Acura customer, but this is one of the best reviews I've seen in a long time along with a British car review of Honda e and of course Chris Harris. This reminds me of real television car reviews of like motoring TV, motorweek, etc because you review the car and talk just about the car highs and lows, it was focused, rather than that guy sofyan if you watch his review of same car.

Vor Monat
Norm T
Norm T

Someone gets walked?! That was a run! That had to +10 mph more at the end of the quarter mile for Guilia 2.0T than the Honda+ single turbo V6. https://youtu.be/ipFTSrU0aqM

Vor Monat
Shayan Amin
Shayan Amin

Is the blue type s driven by redline reviews

Vor Monat
cmair77
cmair77

I agree it’s nice to see a true performance sedan

Vor Monat
Lincolnshire Poacher
Lincolnshire Poacher

I thought he was the Stigs fat American cousin?

Vor Monat
Ronald K. Wiley Jr.
Ronald K. Wiley Jr.

I have owned 6 Honda's. Still have 2 currently. I love & hate honda. They are the only manufacturer to have won championships from motogp to f1, but they can't figure out that their luxury brand needs to be based on a rwd platform. Its plain stubbornness. Kia/Hyundai has passed their passenger cars by. Stinger or G70 will be my next choice... Previously owned 1988 prelude 5m/t 2002 accord & civic 2009 accord 5m/t 2018 accord 2001 cbr 929rr #dissappointedagain.

Vor Monat
LSA Worship UPCi Norwalk / Los Angeles CA
LSA Worship UPCi Norwalk / Los Angeles CA

super review! thank you!

Vor Monat
Bee Kaye
Bee Kaye

Let’s see how is compared to the Kia Stinger GT2 and Infiniti Q50 Red Sport

Vor Monat
Thomas Storrs
Thomas Storrs

The Germans are all into EV. Their ICE cars are step children from now on.

Vor Monat
Cmdr Darwin
Cmdr Darwin

Glad to hear that Acura has changed their power steering. The last TLX I drove had freak’n miserable power steering with zero feel!

Vor Monat
Chris Cap
Chris Cap

What a complete an Utter JOKE for 55 k plus. 5.1 0 to 60s...lmao 1987 Buick did a full second faster with way less tech... wow what a failure . Please stop saying it's a performance car .NOW

Vor Monat
Nexus Hexus
Nexus Hexus

Some say he won't STFU

Vor Monat
Paul Gerrard
Paul Gerrard

Fair point, I get that a lot. 8 years cooped up in a helmet will do that to you🤔😬😂

Vor Monat
Darth Vader
Darth Vader

Redline reviews would say the opposite about the audi interior. He definitely seems to fanboy on the German interiors.

Vor 2 Monate
Curtis Laketek
Curtis Laketek

So when that Tune comes out adding 80 Hp i wonder how this beast will do lol

Vor 2 Monate
Dwayne Bolan
Dwayne Bolan

How come Acura didnt bring a BMW M340i? #thinking

Vor 2 Monate
Tony
Tony

Yup....I'm TeamPaul as well. Best explanation of Torque Vectoring and the different setups to date. Keep on with the content brother.

Vor 2 Monate
George Eighmy
George Eighmy

6200 redline?????

Vor 2 Monate
Eddie Kaine
Eddie Kaine

This gentleman just convinced me enough to get a Type S.

Vor 2 Monate
Xavier Mathews
Xavier Mathews

This video felt like an ad.

Vor 2 Monate
fooser77
fooser77

The Stinger AWD is "torque vectoring" as well .. Rear wheel bias, but applies power to the front wheels when needed .. I suppose this is the same/similar AWD system in the G70/G80 .. In terms of a true "daily driver" I will take the Stinger over all right now as it is more comparable to an S5 for its sportback (practicality) ..

Vor 2 Monate
Paul Gerrard
Paul Gerrard

The Stinger AWD is NOT true mechanical torque vectoring, it puts a stopped oar on the inside instead of paddling faster on the outside. Still a nice car but not nearly as good an AWD system. That’s exactly why I made the point in the video, it’s confusing because many manufacturers misleadingly (intentionally) use the phrase “torque vectoring” implying they have double mechanical differentials in the rear when only a few actually do. Both types “vector torque”, mechanical just does it in a much better way for performance. Same can be said of “electronic limited-slip differentials”

Vor Monat
John Pod
John Pod

Woohoo torque vectoring,torque vectoring ,mechanical torque vectoring.... My god...

Vor 2 Monate
C Morris
C Morris

BRAKE!!! lol

Vor 2 Monate
TheKingkingg
TheKingkingg

Awesome review of awesome car.

Vor 2 Monate
Oscar Guerra
Oscar Guerra

Might have to trade in my 2020 TLX Aspec for this.

Vor 2 Monate
HereIgoAgain
HereIgoAgain

Love that professional drivers don't have a need for crazy speed in street cars. Great review.

Vor 2 Monate
Paul Black
Paul Black

That close up with the flakes in the pearl paint 😎🤤

Vor 2 Monate
Richard Haas
Richard Haas

Great job!!

Vor 2 Monate
Sweetness
Sweetness

While definitely one of the best reviewers I’ve seen. Unfortunately comes across as a spokesman for Acura. When he says We have! that sorta confirms it. While it’s a sporty looking car it’s over the top appearance and interior seems like a Honda Civic Type R and marketed for the youngest of drivers. Nothing about it says upscale compared to Audi or BMW.

Vor 2 Monate
Nolly pra
Nolly pra

Interior looks like a Civic? What have you been smoking 😂

Vor Monat
792bnz
792bnz

4,200 pounds wtf

Vor 2 Monate
Dominick Williams
Dominick Williams

Please explain to laypeople, if your not on the has in the turn, the SHAWD doesn't torque vec. Instead you understeer like any average front wheel drive vehicle. Maybe brake torque vectoring is also needed when your not mashing the gas in a turn.

Vor 2 Monate
Adrian B
Adrian B

This car is gonna sound great with a cat back

Vor 2 Monate
Key largo Lamma
Key largo Lamma

TLX Type S or IS500?

Vor 2 Monate

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