2016 Acura TLX vs. Its Competition

2016 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD

Our favorite version of the 2016 Acura TLX was the base model.

Its excellent 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox and nimbler handling are delightful to drive—consider it unless you must have AWD.

2016 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD2016 Acura TLX
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2016 Audi A42016 Audi A4
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2016 Chrysler 2002016 Chrysler 200
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2015 Lincoln MKZ2016 Lincoln MKZ
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Acura TLX is light on luxury feel, but it has great interior space, lots of technology, and in its base version, supremely enjoyable performance and handling.
The 2016 Audi A4 is still a handsome, strong competitor with solid fuel economy and good power from its lone engine, even as the current generation comes to a close.
The 2016 Chrysler 200 stands out for style, safety, and V-6 power—but rear-seat head room is its downfall.
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ is missing some heritage, but this luxury sedan is no longer missing the sportier new direction that could do this brand some good.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA is tight on rear-seat space, and on value—but long on style and in AMG trim, explosive performance.
MSRP From    
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
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 FWDCVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan LX FWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
SedanFrontTrak SedanSedanSedanSedan
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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