Acura TLX Comparison


Compare Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350, Infiniti Q50, Toyota Avalon, & Nissan Maxima

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 Acura TLX
 Lexus ES 350
 Infiniti Q50
 Toyota Avalon
 Nissan Maxima

Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350

While the Acura sedan gives drivers a choice between three different trims and two different engines, the Lexus does not. In fact, the Lexus ES 350 is only available in one trim and a single engine.

Since the Lexus is only available in one trim, it comes equipped with a limited number of features. There are a few add-on, at extra cost, features packages that can be ordered, but, even those aren't available everywhere and are limited by geography. The Acura, on the other hand, comes with a nice long list of features standard and drivers can get more simply by moving up trim levels.

All-Wheel Drive
Among the various options the Acura model gives drivers that the Lexus does not is the choice of either all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. When you want the extra security of all-wheel drive, the Acura is your best choice.

Acura TLX vs. Infiniti Q50

Both of the Acura sedan's transmissions are smoother and more efficient than the transmission in the Infiniti. In fact, the Acura has a special transmission for its base four-cylinder engine that consists of a dual-clutch automated manual that works with a torque converter for sporty shifting, and the Acura's V6 engine has a nice nine-speed automatic that is incredibly responsive. The Infiniti model, meanwhile, is only equipped with a seven-speed automatic across all trim levels and across all engines.

The Acura sedan base trim comes with better standard equipment than the Infiniti base trim. Some features, including heated side mirrors, are standard for the Acura and not even available as an add-on for the Infiniti base model.

The Acura measures a few inches larger than the Infiniti overall. It is wider, longer, and taller than the Infiniti, translating to more elbow room, hip room, and shoulder room for both you and your passengers.

Acura TLX vs. Toyota Avalon

Engine Power
The Toyota Avalon is only available with one engine, a 268-horsepower V6. The Acura, on the other hand, has two engine options, either a 206-horsepower 4-cylinder, or a 290-horsepower V6. Both shift more smoothly and ride easier than the Toyota. This is due in large part to fact that the Toyota only has a six-speed automatic transmission, while the Acura has a dual-clutch for the 4-cylinder and a nine-speed for the V6.

All-Wheel Drive
The Acura gives drivers the option of added security with available all-wheel drive, which isn't a possibility on the Toyota.

When it comes to tech features and standard electronic equipment, the Acura is better equipped than the Toyota. The Acura comes with many features, including ambient interior lighting and an automatically-dimming mirror, standard. The Toyota Avalon, meanwhile, either doesn't offer them at all, or they're only available if you move up trim levels and spend more money.

Acura TLX vs. Nissan Maxima

All-Wheel Drive
As with other models in this size sedan, the Acura is the only one to offer drivers the option of all-wheel drive. The Nissan is only available as a front-wheel drive vehicle.

Fuel Economy
For drivers who like to save money at the fuel pump, the Acura TLX is a more fuel efficient option than the Nissan Maxima

Standard equipment on the base trim for the Acura, including a sunroof and heated side mirrors, are only offered on the more expensive upper trims of the Nissan.

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