Compare 2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 BMW 3-Series

2018 Acura TLX
2018 BMW 3-Series
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2.4L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX 2.4L FWD 23 33 $31,342 $33,000
TLX 2.4L FWD w/Technology Pkg 23 33 $34,847 $36,700
TLX 3.5L FWD 20 32 $34,374 $36,200
TLX 3.5L FWD w/A-SPEC Pkg 20 30 $40,626 $42,800
TLX 3.5L FWD w/A-SPEC Pkg Red Leather 20 30 $40,626 $42,800
TLX 3.5L FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 32 $41,526 $43,750
TLX 3.5L FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 32 $37,879 $39,900
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD 21 30 $36,268 $38,200
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/A-SPEC Pkg 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/A-SPEC Pkg Red Leather 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 21 30 $43,420 $45,750
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 21 30 $39,773 $41,900
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
3 Series 330i Sedan 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
M3 CS Sedan 16 22 $91,875 $98,250
M3 Sedan 17 25 $62,345 $66,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,342
$32,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,000
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new grille and sporty A-Spec trim aren't enough to elevate the comfy and feature-laden 2018 Acura TLX. The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 182.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 13
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4500 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170
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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