Not trying to derail the thread too much, but I completely agree with you on the TLX. I can't wait to get rid of my 2015 Advanced model. The AWD is great, the V6 is solid too, but the 9 speed transmission is an abomination. The real problem is you don't realize that in short test drives or at least I didn't. None of the reviews I watched (all of them at the time) said much of it ether, but it's not until you really experience it over time you realize how bad it is for a car in 2015 or later and especially for that price.I drove the TLX V6, it was an inferior car to a 10th gen Accord. Old school infotainment was a non-starter... The cohesive, near-luxury feel of the 10th gen EX-L or Touring is a large step above any previous top trim Accord. Hell, it's a better car than the 2020 TLX (which is a gussied up 9th gen Accord), in any trim.
I don't even see anything in the 2021 TLX that makes me want to jump ship. Nice interior, good sound system (I can still have a better aftermarket one for less than 2k), but no pano roof, no 360 camera, smaller back seat, same powertrain as the Accord and almost a full second slower to 60 for 47k? Unless you must have a sedan AND AWD (and Acura doesn't come off MSRP nearly as much as Honda does). They can keep that thing...
Now the Type-S? Yeah, that's enticing. I can't wait to drive it.
I've had so many issues with mine... just spent $1400 this month on a leak and moonroof drain line issues (out of warranty). My AC fan is rumbling/vibrating (like a bearing is going bad), but the tech at the dealer says it's fine. I expect that to die soon and probably another $1K or more. In almost 6 years I've spent more on repairs than anything else I've ever owned. Constant issues with Idle Stop (won't start up again), wonky ACC/LKAS, Bluetooth randomly goes out all the time, multiple warranty issues, recalls and a lot of annoyances in general. I absolutely loved my 2005 TSX (best car I ever owned) and drove it as long as I could. I thought the TLX was the next logical choice and upgrade, so I went for it with the Advanced model. Biggest mistake I've ever made with car and hugely regret it. Every time I get in it is constant reminder, but tried to get through it for the long haul.
And I really like my wifes 2015 RDX which has been rock solid so far. I'm a big fan of Acura and Honda in general, but would never consider a 2015-2020 TLX and would do my best to talk anyone out of it. I'm too burned to even consider a 2021 and think the 2020/2021 Accord Touring is a superior value and overall just a far better car. I'm just not spending that kind of money on a car again any time soon (not worth it to me). Live and learn.