2017 Acura TLX vs. Its Competition

2017 Acura TLX
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The base 2.4-liter inline-4 is our pick for the best balance and value in the Acura TLX.

Consider it carefully before stepping up to the V-6 models.

2017 Acura TLX2017 Acura TLX
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2017 Audi A42017 Audi A4
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2017 BMW M32017 BMW 3-Series
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2017 Lexus ES2017 Lexus ES
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2017 Lincoln MKZ2017 Lincoln MKZ
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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Quick Specs
6.3
The 2017 Acura TLX is a near-luxury competitor in a luxury field crowded with very good (and very pricey) cars with European badges on them.
8.0
The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic.
6.7
The 2017 BMW M3 is a track-ready sports sedan with an unblemished pedigree that announces to the world: "Ask me what DTM means."
7.5
If it's cosseting luxury and a roomy interior you're after, the Lexus ES may be the car for you.
6.7
With available 400-hp, all-wheel-drive performance, plus a new face and more features, the 2017 MKZ could be an advance team for a different sort of Lincoln.
6.6
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a sharp-looking sedan that washes its hands of back-seat space, and stuns us in CLA45 AMG trim.
MSRP From     
$32,000$34,900$33,450$38,900$35,170$32,400
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
FWD2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium Plus FWD320i SedanES 350 FWDHybrid Premiere FWDCLA 250 Coupe
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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