In comparing the 2021 Acura TLX's and the 2021 Honda Accord's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Acura TLX has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The 2021 Honda Accord has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Acura TLX's and the 2021 Honda Accord's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Honda Accord is a better car than the 2021 Acura TLX.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Honda Accord Pricing
A used 2021 Acura TLX ranges from $28,990 to $43,998 while a used 2021 Honda Accord is priced between $23,243 to $33,000.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Honda Accord Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Acura TLX loses 51.1 percent of its value and the 2021 Honda Accord loses 39 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Honda Accord retains 12.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Acura TLX.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Honda Accord Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura TLX is 8.4 out of 10 while the Honda Accord's quality rating is 9.1 out of 10. This results in the Acura TLX being ranked 10 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Honda Accord being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Honda Accord Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura TLX is 7.2 out of 10. For the Honda Accord the reliability rating is 9.2 out of 10. This gives the Honda Accord an advantage in reliability compared to the Acura TLX.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Acura TLX’s base engine makes 272 horsepower, and the 2021 Honda Accord base engine makes 192 horsepower. The TLX is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 491 miles. The Accord is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 562 miles. This gives the 2021 Honda Accord the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Acura TLX. The TLX uses premium unleaded, and the Accord uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2021 Honda Accord has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2021 Acura TLX has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Acura TLX and the 2021 Honda Accord have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.