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2021 Acura TLX vs. Its Competition

2021 Acura TLX
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Acura TLX reaches high, and there are plenty of good contenders.

The BMW 5-Series was updated for 2021 and includes a long roster of available powertrains—not just high-performance ones, either.

Same goes for the Mercedes-Benz E Class, which now includes an off-road wagon.

The Cadillac CT5 is new and a little calmer, but a storm is coming for that.

The Audi A6 is a technophile’s dream, and its available as a hot wagon.

The Volvo S60 may be a wallflower here, but it’s sharp and clean inside.

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2021 Audi A62021 Audi A6
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Quick Specs
The 2021 Acura TLX plants its flag among mid-size sedans with a racy design and high-powered options.
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The 2021 Audi A6 mid-size luxury sedan or wagon is reserved but flexible in its powertrain offerings and body styles.
The 2021 BMW 5-Series pushes all the right buttons for mid-size luxury shoppers. And there are a lot of them.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class promises better tech inside and more capability outside with the arrival of a lifted wagon.
The 2020 Cadillac CT5 mid-size luxury sedan offers a new look—but not a new idea—for the automaker in a competitive class.
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The 2020 Volvo S60 luxury sport sedan balances power and grace.
MSRP From     
N/A$54,900$54,200N/A$36,895$36,050
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4N/ATurbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsN/AMid-SizeCompact Cars
Style Name     
N/APremium Plus 45 TFSI quattro530i SedanN/A4-Door Sedan LuxuryT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
N/AAll WheelRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/Aquattro SedanSedanN/ASedanSedan
Transmission     
N/AAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Audi A62021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 BMW 5-Series2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class2021 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Cadillac CT52021 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Volvo S60