Compare 2020 Acura TLX vs 2019 BMW 3-Series

2020 Acura TLX
2019 BMW 3-Series
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2.4L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4L FWD 23 33 $31,342 $33,000
3.5L FWD 20 31 $34,374 $36,200
2.4L FWD w/Technology Pkg 23 33 $34,847 $36,700
3.5L SH-AWD 20 29 $36,268 $38,200
2.4L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 23 32 $37,405 $39,400
2.4L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 23 32 $37,405 $39,400
3.5L FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $38,068 $40,100
3.5L SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $39,963 $42,100
3.5L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 20 31 $40,626 $42,800
3.5L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 20 31 $40,626 $42,800
3.5L SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
3.5L SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 20 29 $42,521 $44,800
3.5L SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 20 29 $43,610 $45,950
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Sedan 330i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 330i 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan North America 330i 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 330i xDrive 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan North America 330i xDrive 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,350 $45,000
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,720 $45,400
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $48,165 $51,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,342
$37,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,000
$40,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$671 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Athletic and well-appointed, the 2020 Acura TLX is an appealing mid-size luxury sedan, although the competition is fierce. The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 185.7
Height, Overall (in)
57 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 17
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 -
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 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3582
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
206 @ 6800 255 @ 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 295 @ 1550
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 (2019) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 (2019) 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 (2019) 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.57 2.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.17
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.82
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.32
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.36
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 5.25
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 (2019) 5.8
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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