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Compare 2020 Acura TLX vs 2020 Volkswagen Arteon

2020 Acura TLX
2020 Volkswagen Arteon
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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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SE 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Arteon SE 4MOTION 20 29 $36,341 $37,895
Arteon SE FWD 22 29 $34,519 $35,995
Arteon SEL 4MOTION 20 29 $40,177 $41,895
Arteon SEL FWD 22 29 $38,355 $39,995
Arteon SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 20 29 $45,739 $47,695
Arteon SEL R-Line 4MOTION 20 29 $41,856 $43,645
Arteon SEL R-Line FWD 22 29 $40,034 $41,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,342
$36,341
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,000
$37,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$632 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.4
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 Volkswagen Arteon is a spacious, stylish choice, though its price is high.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.3 96.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 191.4
Height, Overall (in)
57 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 -
Brakes
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 12.2
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 13.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 39
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3854
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
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 258 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
206 @ 6800 268 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA Q8
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.43
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 5.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.57 3.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.81
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4MOTION Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Volkswagen Arteon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 7.7
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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