Compare 2017 Acura TLX vs 2017 BMW 3-Series

2017 Acura TLX
2017 BMW 3-Series
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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
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $41,840 $44,450
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $41,515 $44,100
3 Series 330i Sedan 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,070 $44,700
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $40,445 $42,950
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 30 $47,510 $50,550
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,395
$31,610
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$33,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.7
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 BMW M3 is a track-ready sports sedan with an unblemished pedigree that announces to the world: "Ask me what DTM means."
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.3 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
57 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 13
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
206 @ 6800 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4500 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.84
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.57 3.15
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
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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