Compare 2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

2021 Acura TLX
2021 Volkswagen Arteon
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX FWD 22 31 $36,554 $37,500
TLX FWD w/A-Spec Package 22 30 $42,018 $44,250
TLX FWD w/Advance Package 22 31 $43,865 $46,300
TLX FWD w/Technology Package 22 31 $39,497 $41,500
TLX SH-AWD 21 29 $38,500 $39,500
TLX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Package 21 29 $43,914 $46,250
TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 21 29 $45,757 $48,300
TLX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 21 29 $41,397 $43,500
TLX Type S SH-AWD 19 25 $49,541 $52,300
TLX Type S w/Performance Tire SH-AWD 19 24 $50,298 $53,100
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SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Arteon SE FWD 22 32 $35,478 $36,995
Arteon SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 20 31 $45,068 $46,995
Arteon SEL R-Line 4MOTION 20 31 $41,616 $43,395
Arteon SEL R-Line FWD 22 32 $39,890 $41,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,554
$35,478
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,500
$36,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$617 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Acura TLX plants its flag among premium mid-size sedans with a racy design, strong turbocharged engines, and improved dynamics. The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is a compelling sedan with good features, but it's overshadowed by premium sedans that are even better.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 96.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
113 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64 62.5
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 191.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 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)
13 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.1 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3709 3686
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 258 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 268 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.95
Trans Type
10 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA QA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Volkswagen Arteon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 7.0
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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