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Acura ILX vs. Acura TLX

In comparing the Acura ILX to the Acura TLX, the Acura ILX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Acura TLX has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Acura ILX versus the Acura TLX, the Acura ILX is a better car than the Acura TLX.

Acura ILX versus Acura TLX Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura ILX ranges from $22,811 to $30,848 while a used Acura TLX from the same model year range is priced between $25,328 to $37,990. For a new model, the Acura ILX's price is between $27,578 and $33,805, with the Acura TLX priced between $41,907 and $55,966.

Acura ILX versus Acura TLX Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura ILX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Acura TLX's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Acura ILX being ranked 4 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Acura TLX being ranked 7 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura ILX’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Acura TLX base engine makes 272 horsepower. The ILX is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The TLX is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 491 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Acura TLX, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Acura ILX, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of front head room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Acura ILX and the Acura TLX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Acura TLX has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,578 - $33,805

Used Asking Price:

$22,811 - $30,848

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,907 - $55,966

Used Asking Price:

$25,328 - $37,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

51.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 39
9 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 29
12 / 29

Summary Review

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, w/Premium, w/Premium w/A-SPEC, w/Tech w/A-SPEC

Trim Levels

Base, w/Tech, w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD, SH-AWD w/Tech, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD w/Advance, SH-AWD Type S, SH-AWD Type S w/HPWT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

180 foot-lbs @ 3600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.065 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

280 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.073 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 34 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

317 / 449 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 31 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

349 / 491 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

89.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Cargo Space:

13.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3095 lbs

Width:

70.6 inches

Height:

55.6 inches

Length:

182.2 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3709 lbs

Width:

75.2 inches

Height:

56.4 inches

Length:

194.6 inches

Wheelbase:

113 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P215/45R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

235/50R18