2018 Acura TLX vs. Its Competition

2018 Acura TLX

The 2018 BMW 3-Series is far sportier and more customizable, two things that help it stand out in this crowded segment.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class is essentially a scaled-down S-Class, bringing interior fit, finish, and style in spades.

Recently redesigned, the 2018 Audi A4 is a technophile's dream, bringing smart, stylish tech to challenge Acura.

It may be old, but the Cadillac ATS remains one of the best driver's cars in the compact luxury sedan market.

Three gas powertrains and a hybrid give Infiniti Q50 shoppers an impressive range of flexibility.

2018 Acura TLX2018 Acura TLX
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2018 Audi S4/S5 First Drive2018 Audi A4
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2018 BMW 3-Series2018 BMW 3-Series
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2018 Infiniti Q502018 INFINITI Q50
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C300 Coupe)2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
A new grille and sporty A-Spec trim aren't enough to elevate the comfy and feature-laden 2018 Acura TLX.
The 2018 Audi S4 balances perfectly performance with luxury in a package that's both practical and sharp. Hardly a recipe for excitement, but one that touches all the bases.
The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is powerful, well-equipped luxury sedan that doesn't quite match up to Germany's finest yet.
Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMidsize CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
2.4L FWD2.0 TFSI ultra Premium S Tronic FWD320i Sedan South Africa2.0t PURE RWDC 300 Sedan
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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