Compare 2017 Acura TLX vs 2017 Audi A4 vs 2017 Lexus ES

2017 Acura TLX
X
2017 Audi A4
X
2017 Lexus ES
X
Select style
FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX FWD 24 35 $30,395 $32,000
TLX FWD V6 21 34 $33,663 $35,450
TLX FWD V6 w/Advance Pkg 21 34 $40,531 $42,700
TLX FWD V6 w/Technology Pkg 21 34 $37,500 $39,500
TLX FWD w/Technology Pkg 24 35 $34,232 $36,050
TLX SH-AWD V6 w/Advance Pkg 21 31 $42,615 $44,900
TLX SH-AWD V6 w/Technology Pkg 21 31 $39,584 $41,700
Select style
2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium Plus FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Prestige FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Prestige quattro AWD 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Season of Audi Premium quattro AWD 24 31 $39,386 $42,350
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Season of Audi ultra Premium FWD 27 37 $35,202 $37,850
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium FWD 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium Plus FWD 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Premium quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Prestige quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
allroad 2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
Select style
ES 300h FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES ES 300h FWD 40 39 $39,171 $41,820
ES ES 350 FWD 21 30 $36,438 $38,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,395
$34,690
$39,171
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$37,300
$41,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$622 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
8.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Acura TLX is a near-luxury competitor in a luxury field crowded with very good (and very pricey) cars with European badges on them. The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic. If it's cosseting luxury and a roomy interior you're after, the Lexus ES may be the car for you.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 35.7 40
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.9 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 55.9 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.4 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.5 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.3 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 - 100.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 - 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 61.9 62.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.3 186.1 193.3
Height, Overall (in)
57 56.2 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.2 62
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111 111
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 13 12.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.3 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 13 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.3 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 38.1 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50HR17 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50HR17 P215/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3483 3682
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
206 @ 6800 252 @ 5000 200 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4500 273 @ 1600 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25 40
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.39 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.74 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.75 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.19 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.06 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.51 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.19 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.57 4.23 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.52 -
Trans Type
8 7 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Audi A4 Lexus ES
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.3 4.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 420 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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