2015 Acura TLX vs. Its Competition

2015 Acura TLX 3.5 SH-AWD
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Unless you really need all-wheel drive, consider the four-cylinder version of the 2015 Acura TLX for its excellent 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox and nimbler handling.

2015 Acura TLX 3.5 SH-AWD2015 Acura TLX
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2015 Audi A42015 Audi A4
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2015 Chrysler 200, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 20142015 Chrysler 200
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2015 Lincoln MKZ2015 Lincoln MKZ
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2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2015 Acura TLX offers impressive performance, ample features, and smart value.
8.2
The 2015 Audi A4 and S4 sedans are tech-laden, trim, handsome alternatives to the other expected German cars, as well as one very good American one.
8.4
The 2015 Chrysler 200 can fetch a premium for its style and its horsepower--but rear-seat room and handling are better bargains elsewhere.
8.6
The 2015 MKZ has great potential as a contemporary sports sedan--it's the Lincoln heritage that's missing.
8.2
The 2015 CLA is a small Mercedes done right, with enough of the brand's style and refinement mixed with a dash of youthfulness.
MSRP From    
$31,445$35,500$21,995$35,190$31,500
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan LX FWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanFrontTrak SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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