2021 Acura TLX vs. Its Competition

2021 Acura TLX
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior 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 it's available as a hot wagon.

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

2021 Acura TLX2021 Acura TLX
2021 Audi A62021 Audi A6
2021 BMW 5-Series2021 BMW 5-Series
2021 Cadillac CT52021 Cadillac CT5
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2021 Volvo S602021 Volvo S60
Quick Specs
The 2021 Acura TLX plants its flag among premium mid-size sedans with a racy design, strong turbocharged engines, and improved dynamics.
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 Cadillac CT5 adds Super Cruise to its luxury credentials.
Made as a sedan, wagon, coupe, and convertible with four different powertrains, the 2021 Mercedes E-Class has wide appeal.
The 2021 Volvo S60 puts power in balance with grace.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMid-SizeMidsize CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
FWDPremium Plus 45 TFSI quattro530i Sedan4-Door Sedan LuxuryE 350 RWD SedanT5 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Audi A62021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 BMW 5-Series2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Cadillac CT52021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Volvo S60