Acura TLX: More performance than Audi A4 for the price

VS
2017 Audi A4 38900 MSRP

2017 Audi A4 2.0T1

Msrp $34,9002
MPG RATING 27/37
speed 7
engine 4-cyl
2017 Acura TLX in San Marino Red comparison

2017 Acura TLX

Msrp $32,0003
MPG RATING 24/354
speed 8
engine 4-cyl

2017 TLX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch P-AWS Featured Special Lease

$289

per month for 36 months $2,799 total due at signing

2017 Acura TLX exterior headlights background

Acura TLX vs Audi A4 Performance: Strength in Numbers


2017 Acura TLX Sedan

8 Speed DCT
with P-AWS®

2017 Audi A4 Sedan

7 Speed DCT

A car should never make you choose between power or handling. The TLX comes standard with Precision All-Wheel Steer™, Agile Handling Assist® to aid in cornering, and an 8-speed Dual Clutch automatic transmission plus torque converter. Meanwhile, the A4 sits content with its 7-speed DCT, requiring a turbocharger to generate power. The larger displacement engine of the TLX does not require turbo power and still outperforms A4, with 206-hp compared to 190.

Looking for even more horses? The TLX is also available with a potent 9-speed, 290-hp V6 with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™.

2017 Acura TLX engine components background

It’s rare that we discover a 4-cylinder engine that rivals a V6 for vibration-free smoothness, lag-free acceleration and quiet running. Acura’s 2.4 Liter twin-cam, direct injected i-VTEC 4-cylinder does all the aforementioned without protest and does so while sipping gasoline.

Torque News, April 2016

2017 Acura TLX engine components background

Attractively stylish, impeccable and thoughtfully detailed, loaded with useful technology, beautifully finished, the exquisite 2016 Acura TLX will be wonderful for buyers but perhaps not so amusing for the competition.

KBB.com, May 2016

2017 Acura TLX body build in factory

Drive with Assurance

The TLX earns a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA6 and offers available equipment designed to help increase both awareness and protection.

Collision mitigation braking system on Acura TLX

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)7

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses audio, visual and tactile signals to help reduce the risk of a frontal collision.

Road departure mitigation system on 2017 Acura TLX

Road Departure Mitigation System8

Road Departure Mitigation helps alert drivers to undesired lane or road departures, and can take active countermeasures to help bring the vehicle back into its lane of travel.

Lane keeping assist system on 2017 Acura TLX

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)9

TLX’s Lane Keeping Assist System uses forward-facing cameras to keep the car centered and guard against drift, gently guiding the car back to the middle of a detected lane.

TLX for the win

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COMPARABLE 2WD MODELS
Acura TLX
Audi A4 2.0T
Starting At
$32,0003
$34,900
Performance
2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder
2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder turbocharged
Automatic Transmission
8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
4-Cyl Horsepower
206 HP
190 HP
4-Cyl EPA MPG Rating4 (city / hwy / combined)
24 / 35 / 28
27 / 37 / 31
Fuel Capacity
17.2 gallons
15.3 gallons
All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS®)
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Agile Handling Assist
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Amplitude-Reactive Dampers
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Wheel Base
109.3"
111"
2-Wheel Drive Train
Front-Wheel
Front-Wheel
Safety
Tire Pressure Monitoring System w/ Tire Fill Assist
STANDARD
STANDARD w/o Tire Fill Assist
Comfort & Convenience
Hill Start Assist
STANDARD
STANDARD
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof
STANDARD
STANDARD
Keyless Access System w/ Smart Entry Push Button Ignition
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Rear Camera
MULTI-VIEW5
SINGLE-VIEW
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Exterior
Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE (LED OPTIONAL)
Capless Fuel Fill System
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Interior
On-Demand Multi-Use Display™
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
ADDITIONAL 2WD MODELS
Acura TLX V6 P-AWS®
V6 Not Available
Starting At
$35,4503
3.5L SOHC V6
Automatic Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
4-Cyl Horsepower
290 HP
4-Cyl EPA MPG4 Rating (city / hwy / combined)
21 / 34 / 25
All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS®)
STANDARD
2-Wheel Drive Train
Front-Wheel
ADDITIONAL AWD MODELS
Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD®
V6 Not Available
Starting At
$41,7003 (TLX 3.5 V6 9-AT SH-AWD® with Technology Package)
3.5L SOHC V6
AWD Horsepower
290 HP
AWD EPA MPG4 Rating (city / hwy / combined)
21 / 31 / 25
AWD Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive Train
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
Acura TLX white exterior on race track

Don't just take our word. Experience TLX for yourself.

PAGE DISCLAIMERS

  • 1Image shown for Audi A4 2.0T Premium FWD.
  • 2Price shown for Audi A4 2.0T ultra Premium FWD.
  • 3Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $950 for sedans and $975 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
  • 4Based on 2017 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.
  • 5Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rear view camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.
  • 6Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
  • 7Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all of the alert stages before initiating the last stage of collision mitigation. The driver remains responsible to slow or stop the vehicle to avoid a collision.
  • 8Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 9LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 10Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
  • 11When installed at the time of new-vehicle delivery.
  • 12See your local dealer for details about Total Luxury Care® (TLC), Roadside Assistance, and Concierge Service.
COMPARABLE 2WD MODELS
2017 Acura TLX 8 speed sedan in san marino red Acura TLX
2017 Audi A4 38900 MSRP exterior in white Audi A4 2.0T1
Starting At
$32,0003
$34,900
2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder
2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder turbocharged
Automatic Transmission
8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
4-Cyl Horsepower
206 HP
190 HP
4-Cyl EPA MPG Rating4 (city / hwy / combined)
24 / 35 / 28
27 / 37 / 31
Fuel Capacity
17.2 gallons
15.3 gallons
All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS®)
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Agile Handling Assist
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Amplitude-Reactive Dampers
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Wheel Base
109.3"
111"
2-Wheel Drive Train
Front-Wheel
Front-Wheel
ADDITIONAL 2WD MODELS
Acura TLX V6 P-AWS®
V6 Not Available
Starting At
$35,4503
3.5L SOHC V6
Automatic Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
4-Cyl Horsepower
290 HP
4-Cyl EPA MPG Rating4 (city / hwy / combined)
21 / 34 / 25
All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS®)
STANDARD
2-Wheel Drive Train
Front-Wheel
ADDITIONAL AWD MODELS
Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD®
V6 Not Available
Starting At
$41,7003 (TLX 3.5 V6 9-AT SH-AWD® with Technology Package)
3.5L SOHC V6
AWD Horsepower
290 HP
AWD EPA MPG Rating4 (city / hwy / combined)
21 / 31 / 25
AWD Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive Train
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
ALL SEDANS
Acura TLX
Audi A4 2.0T
Comfort & Convenience
Hill Start Assist
STANDARD
STANDARD
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof
STANDARD
STANDARD
Keyless Access System w/ Smart Entry Push Button Ignition
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Rear Camera
MULTI-VIEW5
SINGLE-VIEW
Exterior
Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Capless Fuel Fill System
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Interior
On-Demand Multi-Use Display™
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Interior Dimensions
Headroom (Front/Rear, with sunroof)
37.2/36.7
38.9/37.4
Front Shoulder Room
57.5
55.9
Rear Shoulder Room
55.4
54.9
Leg Room (in, front)
42.6
41.3
Leg Room (in, rear)
34.5
35.7
Trunk Space, cu ft (SAE)
13.2 -14.3
13.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length
190.3
186.1
Height
57
56.2
Overall Width w/Mirrors (in)
73
79.6
Weight
3483 - 3774 (LBS)
3483 (LBS)
Safety
Tire Pressure Monitoring System w/ Tire Fill Assist
STANDARD
STANDARD w/o Tire Fill Assist
Warranty
Powertrain
6-YEAR/70,000 miles10
4-YEAR/50,000 miles
Vehicle
4-YEAR/50,000 miles10
4-YEAR/50,000 miles
Outer Body Rust-through
5-year/unlimited-mile limited warranty
12-YEAR/unlimited
Acura Genuine Accessories
4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty11
NOT AVAILABLE
Acura Total Luxury Care® (TLC) w/ Roadside Assistance
4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty12
NOT AVAILABLE

2017 TLX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch P-AWS Featured Special Lease

$289.00 per month for 36 months. $2,799.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2017 TLX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch P-AWS vehicles (UB1F3HJW) available from March 1, 2017 through May 1, 2017, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. MSRP $32,950.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $26,944.13. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $10,404.00. Option to purchase at lease end $18,452.00.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by May 1, 2017. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.