Acura's best sedan in years is off to a great start.
The wonderful Acura Legend has long been out of production but the Japanese luxury brand has just launched what appears to be its best sedan in years. The 2021 Acura TLX is, for all intents and purposes, a modern-day Legend that seeks to return Acura to its performance roots. During a recent test drive, we were quite impressed with everything the 2021 TLX has to offer including its aggressive starting price tag of just $37,500. As part of its market inauguration campaign, Acura is sweetening that deal even more.
According to CarsDirect, a bulletin recently sent to dealerships authorizes up to $2,900 in lease incentives along with low-interest financing. Here's what's on offer: $1,900 lease cash or 1.9 percent APR for 60 months. Both deals also tack on a $1,000 loyalty discount for current Acura owners or those coming from a competitor.
Right now you can lease a base model TLX at $399 a month for 36 months with $3,999 due at signing and a 10,000-mile annual limit. Factor in both offers and the price drops to $369 a month for the same time period and $3,899 up front. However, it's worth noting the lease price for the 2021 TLX is quite a bit higher than the outgoing 2020 model. How much more?
In some cases it amounts to nearly $130 more per month. Then again, the 2020 TLX is one of the cheapest luxury sedans currently available for lease, likely because Acura wants them out of dealer lots once and for all. Bargain hunters could get a 2020 TLX lease for just $299 a month for 36 months with $2,999 at signing.
Acura is also offering upwards of $9,700 in lease cash on higher trims as well as the $1,000 loyalty discount. Buyers can even get a 0.9 percent interest rate if they opt for a 72-month financing plan. If you're dead-set on a 2021 TLX then now is probably a good time to take the plunge. Those who don't care which generation TLX they get should seriously consider the 2020 model for the above reasons.
Another thing to bear in mind is that the high-performance 2021 TLX Type-S won't be available until sometime next year. For now, only the 272-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged TLX is on sale. The Type-S will boast a 3.0-liter turbo V6 good for 355 hp. Good things come to those who can afford to wait.