Editors’ Picks: Top Cars We Drove in 2021

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2021 Acura TLX Type S
After more than a decade, the 2021 TLX Type S marks the return of a Type S performance variant to the Acura lineup, powered by a new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Another unit in a long line of excellent engines from Honda, the new Type S Turbo V6 features a single twin-scroll turbocharger that incorporates technology from the mid-engine NSX. The engine gets mated with a sport-tuned 10-speed automatic transmission; the car has torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive exclusively tuned for the Type S. Active exhaust opens a valve for added exhaust sound above 4000 rpm: at all times in Sport + mode; in Normal mode at idle and acceleration; but not when cruising in Sport mode.

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