In comparing the 2021 Acura TLX's and the 2021 Lexus ES 350's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Acura TLX has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for used cars. The 2021 Lexus ES 350 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Acura TLX's and the 2021 Lexus ES 350's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Lexus ES 350 is a better car than the 2021 Acura TLX.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 Pricing
A used 2021 Acura TLX ranges from $28,990 to $43,998 while a used 2021 Lexus ES 350 is priced between $32,959 to $43,993.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 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 Lexus ES 350 loses 40.6 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Lexus ES 350 retains 10.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Acura TLX.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura TLX is 8.4 out of 10 while the Lexus ES 350's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Acura TLX being ranked 10 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Lexus ES 350 being ranked 2 out of 29.
2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura TLX is 7.2 out of 10. For the Lexus ES 350 the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Lexus ES 350 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 Lexus ES 350 base engine makes 302 horsepower. The TLX is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 491 miles. The ES 350 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 509 miles. This gives the 2021 Lexus ES 350 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Acura TLX. The TLX uses premium unleaded, and the ES 350 uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2021 Lexus ES 350 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2021 Acura TLX has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Acura TLX and the 2021 Lexus ES 350 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.