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2021 Acura ILX vs 2021 Acura TLX

2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Acura TLX


Starting MSRP

2.4L 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

2.4-liter inline-4
201 hp

Base Horsepower

206 hp

Upgraded Engine

3.5-liter V-6
182.2 inches

Exterior Length

190.7 inches
12.4 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

14.3 cubic feet

Looking to drive off in a new Acura sedan, but not sure where to start? You can’t go wrong choosing between the Acura ILXor Acura TLX. Learn more about the main differences between them with our Acura ILX vs. TLX comparison guide at Los Gatos Acura. This way, you can put them side by side in terms of performance, dimensions, and options. Once you find the one that’s right for you, contact our team to get the process started.

ILX vs. TLX: Performance

As both are premium sport sedans, it can be tough to spot the differences between them. So what’s the difference between the Acura ILX and TLX performance? While the 2.4L base model engine under both hoods provides only slightly different horsepower and efficiency, only the TLX offers an upgraded 3.5L V6.

Here’s how the performance specs compare:

ILX 2.4L

  • 201 hp
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD
  • EPA-estimated 24/34 city/highway mpg*

TLX 2.4L

  • 206 hp
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD and Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®)
  • EPA-estimated 23/33 city/highway mpg***

TLX 3.5L V6

  • 290 hp
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD with P-AWS® for an EPA-estimated 20/31 city/highway mpg*
  • Available SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™) for an EPA-estimated 20/29 city/highway mpg*

Acura ILX vs. TLX: Dimensions

When it comes to interior space, these models differ quite a bit for your drives through Santa Clara and Monterey. The key difference between Acura ILX and TLX options is that the ILX technically qualifies as a premium compact sport sedan while the TLX is a premium sport sedan. If you’re looking for a small and agile Acura, the ILX is the right model to choose. Here’s how Acura ILX vs. TLX dimensions and capacities compare:

ILX Sizing

  • Exterior Length: 182.2 inches
  • Exterior Width: 70.6 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 89.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 12.4 cubic feet
  • 2nd Row Legroom: 34.0 inches

TLX Sizing

  • Exterior Length: 190.7 inches
  • Exterior Width: 73.0 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 93.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 14.3 cubic feet
  • 2nd Row Legroom: 34.5 inches

In order to get the full experience of both the Acura ILX and TLX, take either of these models for a test drive in San Jose. If you’d like to do more research online, we have plenty of resources available to help you learn about the Acura ILX dimensions, compare the Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350, Acura TLX vs. Acura TLX Type S, and more.

Compare the Acura ILX vs. TLX at Los Gatos Acura

No matter which vehicle you choose, save on the ILX or TLX with our new vehicle specials at Los Gatos Acura. Already know which model you want to take home? Apply for financing online!

*Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
**Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.
**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,045.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
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