TLX: More performance luxury than BMW 330i

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2017 BMW 330i exterior and specs comparison

2017 BMW 330i

MSRP $38,7501
MPG RATING 23/34
SPEED 8
ENGINE 2.0L I4
2018 Acura TLX exterior San Marino red

2018 Acura TLX V6 P-AWS®

MSRP $36,200
MPG RATING 20/322
SPEED 9
ENGINE 3.5L V6
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BMW 330i vs Acura TLX - Video Review Comparison
front of 2018 Acura TLX grille

TLX: The clear choice for performance


2018 Acura TLX V6 Sedan

290 Horsepower with P-AWS®

2017 BMW 330i Sedan

248 Horsepower

The 2018 Acura TLX V6 sedan offers exhilarating performance and luxury features that put it far ahead of the BMW 330i. TLX comes standard with Precision All-Wheel Steer™, Agile Handling Assist® to aid in cornering, and a 9-speed automatic transmission, something lacking on the BMW sedan. Luxury also comes standard on the TLX: voice-activated connectivity and a power moonroof are just two of the features that add convenience and comfort to your ride.

The dramatic new A-SPEC ensures that TLX looks just as powerful as what’s under its hood. Performance-driven cues from the Acura NSX elevate the impact of the available A-SPEC: eye-catching features include round exposed dual exhaust outlets, new front lower intakes with round LED fog lights and dark chrome finish trim, and piano-black rear decklid spoiler.

2018 Acura TLX engine white background

The TLX, by contrast, has two very good engines and they are both naturally aspirated. The entry-level four-cylinder is surprisingly torquey. The optional V6 loves to rev and at full throttle it manages to sound like something you'd hear in a much more expensive car. 

Road & Track, 2017
2018 Acura TLX review background

Every 2018 Acura TLX, from the base model four-cylinder to the six-cylinder A-Spec and Advance-package cars, comes with an impressive amount of standard equipment for a luxury sport sedan. 

Motor Trend, 2017
collision mitigation braking system for 2018 Acura TLX

Assurance Comes Standard

TLX earns a 5-star NHTSA3 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ driver assistive technology comes standard, making TLX one of the most safety-minded sedans.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)5
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses audio and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

TLX for the win

All standards are not created equal.

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COMPARABLE 2WD MODELS
2018 Acura TLX V6 P-AWS®
2017 BMW 330i
Starting At
$36,2001
$38,750
Performance
Engine
3.5L SOHC V6
2.0L I4
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
290 @ 6200
248 @ 5200
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
267 @ 4500
258 @ 1450-4800
Paddle Shifters
STANDARD
STANDARD
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
20 / 32 / 24
23 / 34 / 27
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel
Rear-Wheel
Safety and Driver Assist
Road Departure Mitigation System6
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)7
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
NHTSA Driver Front Crash Test Rating3
5 Stars
4 Stars
NHTSA Passenger Front Crash Test Rating3
5 Stars
5 Stars
Rear Camera
MULTI-VIEW8
SINGLE-VIEW
Comfort & Convenience
Hill Start Assist
STANDARD
STANDARD
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
GPS-Linked Climate Control10
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Exterior
Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
STANDARD
Jewel Eye® Not Available (LED Headlights OPTIONAL)
Power Moonroof
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Capless Fuel Fill System
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Wheels & Tires
18"
17"
Interior
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Wireless Phone Charger
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Streaming audio via Bluetooth®
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Siri® Eyes Free (iPhone Only)
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Luxury 2018 Acura TLX on road

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

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  • TLX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com Chrome 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.
  • 1Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 2Based on 2017 and 2018 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.
  • 3Government 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).
  • 4LKAS 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.
  • 5CMBS 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.
  • 6Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 7FCW 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. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 8Always 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.
  • 9Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.
  • 10Acura 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.
  • 11Based 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.
  • 12Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
  • 13When installed at the time of new-vehicle delivery.
2018 Acura TLX exterior price and specs compared 2018 Acura TLX V6 P-AWS®
2017 BMW 330i specs and exterior in Alpine White 2017 BMW 330i
Interior Dimensions
Headroom (Front/Rear) (in.)
37.2 / 36.7
40.3 / 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in.)
57.5
55.1
Rear Shoulder Room (in.)
55.4
55.1
Front Legroom (in.)
42.6
42.0
Rear Legroom (in.)
34.5
35.1
Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)11
14.3
13
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
109.3
110.6
Length (in.)
190.7
182.5
Height (in.)
57.0
56.3
Width (in.)
73.0
71.3
Warranty
Powertrain Warranty
6-year/70,000-mile12
4-year/50,000-mile
Vehicle Warranty
4-year/50,000-mile12
4-year/50,000-mile
Genuine Accessories
4-year/50,00- mile13
4-year/50,000-mile
2018 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD®
2017 BMW 330i xDrive
AWD MODELS
Starting At
$38,2001
$40,750
Engine
3.5L SOHC V6
2.0L I4
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
290 @ 6200
248 @ 5200
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
267 @ 4500
258 @ 1450-4800
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / highway / combined)
21 / 30 / 24
23 / 33 / 26
Drivetrain
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive