Audi A6 can't compete with TLX performance and innovation

2021 Grey Audi A6 Sedan Side Profile

2021 Audi A6 45 TFSI® quattro® with Premium Plus Package

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $61,0501
HORSEPOWER 2483
SPEED 7
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
2021 Red Acura TLX Sedan Side Profile

2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD® with Advance Package

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $48,3002
HORSEPOWER 2723
SPEED 10
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
The Differences are Clear
2021 Black Audi A6 Front View of Grill
Audi A6 Front Styling

While updated for 2019 models and newer, the A6's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved in recent years.

Audi A6 Front Styling

While updated for 2019 models and newer, the A6's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved in recent years.

2021 Red Acura TLX Sedan Front Grille and Hood
Acura TLX Bold Front Styling

TLX makes a bold statement on the road with next-generation styling, including an enhanced Diamond Pentagon grille and expansive sculpted hood.

Acura TLX Bold Front Styling

TLX makes a bold statement on the road with next-generation styling, including an enhanced Diamond Pentagon grille and expansive sculpted hood.

2021 Black Audi A6 Side View of Headlights
Audi A6 LEDs

LED headlights with two light elements are standard on the A6.

Audi A6 LEDs

LED headlights with two light elements are standard on the A6.

2021 Red Acura TLX Sedan Headlight
Acura TLX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on the TLX boast four LED light elements plus Acura signature Chicane™ LED daytime running lights.

Acura TLX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on the TLX boast four LED light elements plus Acura signature Chicane™ LED daytime running lights.

2021 Black Audi A6 Side Driver Side View of Seating
Audi A6 8-Way Powered Front Seats

The A6's front sport seats offer 8-way power adjustability, and the driver enjoys power lumbar support.

Audi A6 8-Way Powered Front Seats

The A6's front sport seats offer 8-way power adjustability, and the driver enjoys power lumbar support.

2021 Acura TLX Sedan Black Interior Seating
Acura TLX 16-Way Powered Front Seats

The TLX with Advance Package features front sport seating with 16-way power adjustability and lumbar for the driver and front passenger.

Acura TLX 16-Way Powered Front Seats

The TLX with Advance Package features front sport seating with 16-way power adjustability and lumbar for the driver and front passenger.

2021 TLX 10 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease
$369

per month for 36 months $3,899 total due at signing

2021 Grey Acura TLX Sedan Front and Side Profile

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

2021 Grey Acura TLX Sedan Front and Side Profile

2021 TLX 10 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$369.00 PER MO./36 MO. $3,899.00 due at lease 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 2021 TLX 10 Speed Automatic vehicles (UB5F3MENW) available from April 1, 2021 through May 3, 2021, 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. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $38,525.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $34,956.53. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $13,284.00. Option to purchase at lease end $23,115.00.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by May 3, 2021. 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.

2021 Red Acura TLX Sedan Front and Side Profile Driving on Road

Acura TLX: Born to Perform

272 Horsepower3
10 Speed 

With its impressive power plant and top-class road manners, the 2021 Acura TLX more than lives up to its aggressive new styling. Its VTEC® Turbo 2.0-liter engine boasts 272 horsepower3 and 280 lb-ft of torque4, giving you far more muscle than the 2021 Audi A6. Standard paddle shifters put control of all 10 gear ratios at your fingertips. And thanks to its double wishbone front suspension, ultra-rigid body structure, and a new electro-servo braking system—adapted from the NSX supercar—the new TLX is also the best handling Acura sedan yet.

In a world of look-alike sport sedans, the all-new TLX is also designed to be distinct. Its bold new styling—a low and wide stance, expansive chiseled hood, pronounced rear shoulders, and exposed dual exhaust—reflects the power and precision found within.

 

The Acura TLX is a 2021 Consumer Guide® Best Buy Award winner for the Premium Midsize Car class.19
2021 Acura TLX achieves the highest possible safety rating in every IIHS safety test.20
2021 Red Acura TLX Sedan with Collision Mitigation Braking Safety Diagram

Strong Safety Technology

TLX earns a 5-star NHTSA6 Overall Vehicle Safety Rating. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies also come standard, making it one of the most safety-minded sport sedans.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 
CMBS helps alert drivers when a potential frontal impact is detected and can even apply the brakes to help avoid or reduce the collision impact.7
New Acura airbag technology wins a Popular Science "Best of What's New" award.

For the win

2021 Audi A6 45 TFSI® quattro® with Premium Plus Package
2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
COMPARABLE MODELS
Comparably Equipped
$61,0501
$48,3002
Performance
Engine
2.0L DOHC 4-CYL TURBO
2.0L TURBO ALUMINUM-ALLOY 4-CYLINDER
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)3
248 @ 5000
272 @ 6500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)4
273 @ 1600
280 @ 1600-4500
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)8
22 / 29 / 24
21 / 29 / 24
Automatic Transmission
7-Speed Dual-Clutch
10-Speed
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard
Drivetrain
QUATTRO® ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
SUPER HANDLING ALL-WHEEL DRIVE™ (SH-AWD®)
Adjustable Drive Modes
Standard
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Remote Engine Start
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Smart Entry with Keyless Access
STANDARD
STANDARD
Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
STANDARD
STANDARD
Active High-Beams
STANDARD
STANDARD
GPS-Linked Climate Control9
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Audio & Connectivity
Center Display (in.)
10.1" Upper, 8.6" Lower (touchscreens)
10.2"
Touchpad Interface
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD with True Touchpad positioning
Navigation System with 3D View9
STANDARD
STANDARD
Head-Up Display (HUD)
AVAILABLE WITH TRIM UPGRADE
STANDARD
Real-Time Traffic™ and Traffic Rerouting™10
STANDARD
STANDARD
Premium Audio System
Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System w/ 16 Speakers
ELS Studio® 3D Premium Audio System w/ 17 Speakers
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration11,12
STANDARD
STANDARD
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®13
STANDARD
STANDARD
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio14
STANDARD
STANDARD
Wireless Charging 
STANDARD
STANDARD
USB Ports15
STANDARD (4)
STANDARD (3)
Safety & Driver Assist
NHTSA6 Driver Front Crash Test Rating
5 STARS
5 STARS
NHTSAPassenger Front Crash Test Rating
4 STARS
4 STARS
Surround View Camera5
STANDARD
STANDARD
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor5
STANDARD
STANDARD
Head-Up Warning 
AVAILABLE WITH TRIM UPGRADE
STANDARD
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System17
STANDARD
STANDARD
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Pedestrian Detection7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System7
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Traffic Jam Assist7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Traffic Sign Recognition7
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Exterior
LED Headlights
Standard
STANDARD (JEWEL EYE®)
LED Foglights
Standard
STANDARD
LED Taillights
Standard
STANDARD
Power Moonroof
STANDARD
STANDARD
Remote-operated Moonroof
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Heated & Power-Folding Side Mirrors
STANDARD
STANDARD
Wheels & Tires
19"
19"
Interior
Leather-Trimmed Seats
STANDARD
STANDARD 
Power Driver's Seat
STANDARD (8-Way with Power Lumbar)
STANDARD (16-Way with Power Lumbar)
Power Front Passenger's Seat
STANDARD (8-Way)
STANDARD (16-Way with Power Lumbar)
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
STANDARD
Ventilated Front Seats
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Heated Rear Seats (Outboard Positions)
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Heated Steering Wheel
STANDARD
STANDARD
Authentic Wood Trim
STANDARD
STANDARD
Enhanced LED Ambient Cabin Lighting
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
STANDARD
STANDARD

2021 TLX $2,500 Loyalty/Conquest Offer

$2500
in savings

Available to current owners of a 2011 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Tesla or Volvo vehicle.

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2021 TLX.

2021 TLX $2,500 Loyalty/Conquest Offer

Available to current owners of a 2011 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Tesla or Volvo vehicle.

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2021 TLX.

Eligible through 05/03/2021. $2,500 toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold 2021 TLX to qualified current owners of 2011 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Tesla or Volvo. Must provide proof of ownership of eligible vehicle in the form of a current vehicle registration or proof of valid auto insurance. Not compatible with Zero Due at Lease Signing leases or other Loyalty or Conquest offers. Used, Certified Pre-Owned Used and Fleet vehicles are NOT eligible. No trade-in required. Offer excludes recent purchase and is transferable among members of the same household when the retail delivery registration address matches the current address on the proof of ownership document. Not redeemable for cash. Incentive paid to dealer and requires dealer participation. Not all customers qualify. See your participating Acura dealer for details.

Only one $2,500 2021 TLX Loyalty or Conquest offer per eligible new vehicle. Offer may be terminated at any time.

Acura Military Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (excludes NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura Military Program

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (excludes NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

[1] For well-qualified clients who meet the Military Appreciation Offer criteria, subject to approval by AFS. Offer is for 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (excludes Acura NSX and PMC Editions). Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. $750 towards Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold Acura vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer applies to Active Duty U.S. Military and Ready Reserve and their spouses; eligible U.S. Military Veterans within two years of their separation from active service and their spouses; eligible U.S. Military Retirees; spouses of U.S. Military Retirees within two years of separation from active service; and Gold Star family members. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2022 and may be terminated at any time. NOTE: During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease with Acura Financial Services, buyer may not take their vehicle outside of the United States without prior written consent of Acura Financial Services. During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease, buyer must notify Acura Financial Services immediately of any change in buyer's address.



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Disclaimer
 
  • TLX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
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  • 1  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicle to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Executive Package: ($2,250).
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  • 2  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 $1,025.00. 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. Acura model shown (Performance Red Pearl) includes Premium Paint. $500 MSRP up-charge applies to Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, Phantom Violet Pearl, Platinum White Pearl.
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  • 3  Audi A6 horsepower: 248 @ 5000 rpm (SAE net); Acura TLX horsepower: 272 @ 6500 rpm (SAE net).
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  • 4  Audi A6 torque: 273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm (SAE net); Acura TLX torque: 280 lb-ft @ 1600-4500 rpm (SAE net).
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  • 5  Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
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  • 6  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).
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  • 7  AcuraWatch system accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions and other factors. System may not detect all objects ahead of, beside or behind the vehicle and may not detect a given object. System may not detect all lane markings or lane/road departures. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

    Adaptive Cruise Control should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads.

    Collision Mitigation Braking System with Pedestrian Detection cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

    Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

    Lane Keeping Assist System 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.

    Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts driver when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. RDM can apply mild steering torque to assist in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane.

    Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position and vehicle spacing when lane markings and a preceding vehicle are identified; TJA only can apply mild steering torque to assist.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition cannot detect all traffic signs, may misidentify certain signs and does not include any braking or speed control functions. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations.
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  • 8  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, and other factors.
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  • 9  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
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  • 10  AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic is operable only in select markets within the 48 contiguous United States, as well as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The service is available at no cost for three years after purchase whereupon it will continue to be available on a subscription basis.
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  • 11  Apple CarPlay® and any other Apple mark referenced is a trademark of Apple Inc. Depending on use, Apple CarPlay® can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone®. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay®. Use of CarPlay® is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay® terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay® vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay® operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay® software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.
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  • 12  Android™ and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google LLC. Depending on use, Android Auto™ can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto™. Use of Android Auto™ is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto™ terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto™ application is downloaded to the user’s Android™ phone. Android Auto™ vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto™ operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto™ software/Android™ operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.
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  • 13  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.
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  • 14  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2021 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.
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  • 15  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility. 
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  • 16  The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.
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  • 17  Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
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  • 18  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
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  • 19  Consumer Guide is a registered trademark of Publications International, Ltd. www.consumerguide.com
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  • 20  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating for 2021 Acura TLX, vehicle class midsize luxury car. For more details on 2020 Top Safety Pick+ awards, see www.iihs.org
2021 Grey Audi A6 Sedan Side Profile 2021 Audi A6 45 TFSI® quattro® with Premium Plus Package
2021 Red Acura TLX Sedan Side Profile 2021 Acura TLX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
Interior Dimensions
Headroom (in.) (front / rear) 
38.0 / 38.1
37.2 / 36.3
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
57.8 / 56.5
58.2 / 55.0
Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
NOT REPORTED
55.8 / 54.6
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
41.3 / 37.4
42.4 / 34.9
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
115.1
113.0
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
63.8 / 63.3
64.0 / 64.6
Length (in.)
194.4
194.6
Height (in.)
57.4
56.4
Width (in.)
74.3
75.2
Weights & Capacities
EPA Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)17
13.7
13.5
Curb Weight (lb.) 
4,101
4,028
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
19.3
15.9
Warranty
Basic Warranty (years / miles)18
4 / 50,000 
4 / 50,000 
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)18
4 / 50,000
6 / 70,000