2019 Acura TLX vs. Its Competition

2019 Acura TLX
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Acura TLX more closely aligns with luxury automakers' compact sedans, despite being somewhat larger.

The C Class, A4, and 3-Series all offer performance variants that run past the TLX, although those are typically more pricey.

The Infiniti Q50 is recently redesigned, with similar active safety features as the TLX.

The C-Class is a little more spacious, and the A4 has better tech.

The ATS sunsets after 2018, so it may be a better deal for value shoppers.

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Quick Specs
6.5
The 2019 Acura TLX is a sharp luxury mid-size sedan, but lacks the performance pedigree and options that others may offer.
7.0
The 2019 Audi A4 is hiding in plain sight as one of the automaker’s most complete and well-rounded cars.
7.3
The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
6.4
The 2019 Cadillac ATS pares down to only a two-door coupe this year as it heads toward the sunset as Cadillac's sporty compact.
6.2
Handsome and athletic, the 2019 Infiniti Q50 is a sharp luxury sedan alternative to higher priced Germans.
7.0
Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.
MSRP From     
$33,000$37,400$40,250$38,995$35,650$41,400
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompactMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
2.4L FWDPremium 40 TFSI330i Sedan2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWD2.0t PURE RWDC 300 Sedan
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555455
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A2N/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanCoupeSedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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