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

Acura 2015 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 LaCrosse, the 6-speed transmission feels two gears short of a full deck, and the rear wheels don’t multitask. In the TLX V-6, available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®) provides you with precision torque vectoring on twisty roads, something the Buick AWD system can’t deliver.
2015 Acura TLX V-6 performance sedan
Driver AssistsThe available Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)59 and Road Departure Mitigation are ready to lend a hand, eyes or a foot at a microsecond’s notice. These advanced driver assists are not available on the Buick. You’re on your own.
2015 Acura TLX sedan
InteriorWant keyless ignition, heated front seats, moonroof, rear-view camera50 and Pandora®45 compatibility? Well, open your wallet. They’re costly options on the Buick but standard equipment on the Acura. Hoping for HD® Radio and the four driving modes of the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS)? You won’t find them on the LaCrosse.
2015 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 LaCrosse will leave you in the dark.
2015 Acura TLX sedan
Feature Comparison
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  • 2015 Acura TLX wheel2015 Buick LaCrosse wheel
    The thin, tapered spokes on the V-6 model’s 18-inch alloy wheels disguise their rugged, high performance capabilities.
  • 2015 Acura TLX LED headlights2015 Buick LaCrosse headlights
    LED headlights illuminate the distant future, while the LaCrosse headlights merely nod to the past.
  • 2015 Acura TLX dashboard2015 Buick LaCrosse dashboard
    A well-organized dashboard with a metallic finish trumps the Buick offering.
  • 2015 Acura TLX backseat2015 Buick LaCrosse backseat
    All passengers, including the fifth, get an adjustable headrest in the TLX.
  • 2015 Acura TLX shifter knob2015 Buick LaCrosse shifter knob
    On the V-6 model, the traditional shifter knob has been replaced with air.
  • 2015 Acura TLX touchscreen2015 Buick LaCrosse touchscreen
    Bright, intuitive, touchscreen simplicity comes standard. Perfectly tactile buttons and knobs, too.
Price, Performance And More.
2015 Buick LaCrosse sedan2015 Acura TLX sedan
Starting at$31,4451$33,635
Standard horsepower206-hp182-hp
Standard peak torque (SAE net)182172
4-cyl EPA MPG Rating
(City / Hwy / Comb.)
24 / 35 / 2825 / 36 / 29
V-6 2WD EPA MPG Rating38
(City / Hwy / Comb.)
21 / 34 / 2521 / 28 / 21
AWD EPA MPG Rating38
(City / Hwy / Comb.)
21 / 31 / 2517 / 26 / 20
Standard transmission8-speed, dual-clutch automatic6-speed manual
Available transmission9-speed automatic6-speed automatic
All-wheel steeringStandard (2WD)Not available
AWD torque vectoringAvailableNot Available
LED headlightsStandardNot available
Brake holdStandardNot available
MoonroofStandardNot Standard
Heated front seatsStandardNot standard
Adjustable driver’s lumbar supportStandardNot standard
Split fold down rear seatbackStandardNot standard
Heated side mirrors with integrated LED signalsStandardNot standard
Rear camera50StandardNot standard
Keyless entry and start systemStandardNot standard
Driving position memoryStandardNot standard
Pandora45StandardNot standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)59AvailableNot available
Road Departure Mitigation systemAvailableNot available