The Acura TLX is still a straightforward sports sedan with well-timed manoeuvres, strong brakes, decent steering feel, and a tastefully finished interior.

The base Acura TLX is powered by a 272-hp inline-four turbocharged engine; all-wheel drive is an option.

The fully outfitted TLX Type S has a spirited 355 horsepower twin-turbo V-6 and includes all-wheel drive as standard. A 10-speed automatic is bolted to both engines.

The Acura TLX is an economical alternative to its German rivals and has the communicative feel that discriminating drivers will like.

A brand-new Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition will be available in 2023 and will include handcrafted additions from Acura's Performance Manufacturing Center.

A decklid spoiler, rear diffuser, and interior trim pieces made of the pricey material are included on the Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition.

Even while the Acura TLX is our favourite because of the aforementioned feature, its price only serves to increase its allure, especially when compared to the Audi S4 and BMW M340i.

The S4 starts around $1000 more expensive than the Type S and costs almost $4000 more than the all-wheel-drive BMW, but when loaded to the hilt, it costs more than $56,000.

The Acura TLX Type S is less expensive and has niceties like adaptive dampers, leather seating, and an ELS premium audio system as standard equipment.

A 272-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a 10-speed automated transmission powers the standard Acura TLX.

Although the Acura TLX reached 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, that was slower than other vehicles in this sector and even the lighter and less powerful, 2.0T Honda Accord

This opinion is particularly valid for the more potent Type S, which comes equipped with a 355-hp turbo 3.0-liter V-6, a quick 10-speed auto, SH-AWD, and a sportier suspension system.

The Acura TLX's interior features an expressive design that emphasises its sporty nature. Among them are eye-catching analogue metres and a large rotary drive-mode selector.