2016 Acura TLX vs. 2015 Audi A4: Compare the Acura TLX to the Audi A4
2016 Acura TLX sedanVS2015 Audi A4 sedan
With four cylinders or six, on highways, back roads or city streets, the TLX efficiently outperforms the A4.

Acura 2016 TLX Features
  • Performance
  • Driver Assists
  • Interior
  • Exterior
PerformanceThe 2.4L TLX pairs an 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS®). On the A4, the 8-speed CVT feels two clutches short of a full deck, and the rear wheels don’t multitask. On twisty roads in the TLX V-6, available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®) offers you more sophisticated torque vectoring than the Audi Quattro system.
2016 Acura TLX V-6 performance sedan
Driver AssistsWith the available Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation system, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)59 and other driver assist technologies, the TLX essentially comes with a co-pilot, ready to lend a hand, eyes or a foot at a microsecond’s notice. In the Audi, you’re always on your own. These advanced systems aren’t even available.
2016 Acura TLX sedan
InteriorWant keyless ignition, heated front seats and 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks? Well, open your wallet. They’re costly options on the Audi but standard equipment on the Acura. Hoping for text and email smartphone integration44? You won’t find it on the A4.
TLX V-6 with Advance Package shown
2016 Acura TLX interior
ExteriorStunning Jewel Eye® LED headlights shine brighter and whiter, longer and wider and last much longer than traditional halogen bulbs. They are standard equipment on the TLX. Looking for LED headlights on the A4 will leave you in the dark.
2016 Acura TLX sedan
Feature Comparison
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  • 2016 Acura TLX wheel2015 Audi A4 wheel
    The thin, tapered spokes on the V-6 model’s 18-inch alloy wheels disguise their rugged, high performance capabilities.
  • 2016 Acura TLX LED headlights2015 Audi A4 headlights
    Jewel Eye® LED headlights illuminate the distant future, while the A4 headlights merely nod to the past.
  • 2016 Acura TLX dashboard2015 Audi A4 dashboard
    TLX with Technology Package shown
    A4 2.0 TFSI Premium with Navigation System shown

    A well-organized dashboard with a metallic finish trumps the Audi offering.
  • 2016 Acura TLX backseat2015 Audi A4 backseat
    A wider cabin and larger backseat make a fifth passenger more than just a talking point.
  • 2016 Acura TLX shifter knob2015 Audi A4 shifter knob
    TLX V-6 shown
    A4 2.0 TFSI Premium with Navigation System shown

    On the V-6 model, the traditional shifter knob has been replaced with air.
  • 2016 Acura TLX touchscreen2015 Audi A4 touchscreen
    TLX with Technology Package shown
    A4 2.0 TFSI Premium with Navigation System shown

    Bright, intuitive, touchscreen simplicity comes standard. Perfectly tactile buttons and knobs, too.
Price, Performance And More.
2015 Audi A4 sedan2016 Acura TLX sedan
Starting at$31,9001$35,500
4-cyl horsepower206-hp220-hp
4-cyl EPA MPG Rating27 (City / Hwy / Comb.)24 / 35 / 2824 / 32 / 27
4-cyl engine transmission8-speed dual-clutch automaticMultitronic® continuously variable
All-wheel steeringStandard (2WD)Not available
Starting at$41,5751 (TLX 3.5 V-6 9-AT SH-AWD with Technology Package)$45,000 (Audi A4 Prestige Quattro)
AWD horsepower290-hp220-hp
AWD EPA MPG Rating27 (City / Hwy / Comb.)21 / 31 / 2520 / 29 / 24
AWD transmission9-speed automaticEight-speed Tiptronic®
Paddle shiftersStandardNot available
Wheelbase, in109.3110.6
Trunk space, cu ft (SAE)13.2 – 14.312.4
Front shoulder room57.555.5
Text and email smart phone integration44StandardNot available
Brake holdStandardNot available
LED headlightsStandardNot available
Keyless ignitionStandardNot standard
Split-folding rear seatbackStandardNot standard