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Compare 2020 Acura TLX vs 2020 BMW 3-Series

2020 Acura TLX
2020 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/A-Spec Pkg 23 32 $37,405 $39,400
TLX 2.4L FWD w/A-Spec Pkg Red Leather 23 32 $37,405 $39,400
TLX 2.4L FWD w/Technology Pkg 23 33 $34,847 $36,700
TLX 3.5L FWD 20 31 $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/Technology Pkg 20 31 $38,068 $40,100
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD 20 29 $36,268 $38,200
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD PMC Edition 20 29 $46,452 $48,950
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 20 29 $43,610 $45,950
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $39,963 $42,100
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330i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series M340i Sedan 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 22 30 $52,580 $56,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,342
$38,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,000
$40,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$679 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.7
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 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 17
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 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
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Engine
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
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
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
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
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
6.6 5.9
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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2020 Acura TLX
  • Redesigned 2021 TLX coming
  • Rebate: Up to $5,000 off
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  • Finance: 0.9% APR or cash
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2020 BMW 3-Series
  • 2020 3-Series available; 2021s arriving
  • Rebate: $1,000 loyalty cash
  • Financing: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $419 for 36 months
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