Lexus ES can't compete with TLX performance and innovation

Side View of 2019 Grey Lexus ES 350 Sedan

2020 Lexus ES 350

MSRP $39,9001
MPG (City/Hwy) 22/322
SPEED 8
ENGINE 3.5L V-6
Side View of 2020 Red Acura TLX V6 Sedan

2020 Acura TLX V6 P-AWS®

MSRP $36,2001
MPG (City/Hwy) 20/312
SPEED 9
ENGINE 3.5L V6
The Differences are Clear
2020 Grey Lexus ES 350 Headlight
Lexus ES 350 Conventional LEDs

Conventional LED headlamps with two light elements are standard on the Lexus ES 350; Triple-Beam LED headllamps are available.

Lexus ES 350 Conventional LEDs

Conventional LED headlamps with two light elements are standard on the Lexus ES 350; Triple-Beam LED headllamps are available.

2020 Black Acura TLX Jewel Eye LED Headlight
Acura TLX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye™ headlights on TLX boast five LED light elements, providing sharper illumination for increased visibility on roads.

Acura TLX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye™ headlights on TLX boast five LED light elements, providing sharper illumination for increased visibility on roads.

2020 Grey Lexus ES 350 Wheel
Lexus ES 350 17" Wheels

Lexus ES 350 has standard 17-inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for larger wheel options.

Lexus ES 350 17" Wheels

Lexus ES 350 has standard 17-inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for larger wheel options.

2020 Red Acura TLX V6 With 18 Inch Wheels
Acura TLX 18" Wheels

TLX features 18-inch alloy wheels that perfectly complement the sedan's dynamic styling.

Acura TLX 18" Wheels

TLX features 18-inch alloy wheels that perfectly complement the sedan's dynamic styling.

2020 Lexus ES 350 Black Interior Seating
Lexus ES 350 Non-Heated Driver Seating

The driver's seat in the Lexus ES 350 offers 10-way power adjustability; heated front seats cost extra.

Lexus ES 350 Non-Heated Driver Seating

The driver's seat in the Lexus ES 350 offers 10-way power adjustability; heated front seats cost extra.

2020 Black Acura TLX Black Interior Driver Seat
Acura TLX Heated Driver's Sport Seat

Heated front sport seating on TLX provides 10-way power adjustability for the driver plus power lumbar.

Acura TLX Heated Driver's Sport Seat

Heated front sport seating on TLX provides 10-way power adjustability for the driver plus power lumbar.

2020 Lexus ES 350 Black Interior Display
Lexus ES 350 Single-View Display

ES 350's single-view display makes it challenging to manage more than one function at a time.

Lexus ES 350 Single-View Display

ES 350's single-view display makes it challenging to manage more than one function at a time.

2020 Acura TLX Black Interior Center Console Display
Acura TLX Dual Display

Dual displays on TLX let you easily adjust climate and audio settings while maintaining the view of Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ when in use.11,12

Acura TLX Dual Display

Dual displays on TLX let you easily adjust climate and audio settings while maintaining the view of Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ when in use.11,12

2020 TLX $750 Loyalty/Conquest Offer

$750

Available to current owners of a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2020 TLX.

2020 TLX $750 Loyalty/Conquest Offer

Available to current owners of a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2020 TLX.

Eligible through 01/02/2020. $750 toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold 2020 TLX to qualified current owners of 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle. 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/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 $750 2020 TLX Loyalty/Conquest offer per eligible new vehicle. Offer may be terminated at any time.

View of 2020 White Acura TLX Sedan on the Road

Acura TLX:  The clear choice for performance

290 Horsepower
9 SPEED 

The 2020 Acura TLX V6 sedan offers exhilarating performance that puts it far ahead of the Lexus ES 350. TLX comes standard with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ and Agile Handling Assist® to aid in cornering, while a 9-speed automatic transmission delivers a linear throttle response with no turbo lag. Compared to the ES 350, luxury comes standard on the TLX: heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are just two of the features that add comfort to your daily drive.

A dramatic A-Spec® variant is also available for the 2020 Acura TLX, ensuring your ride looks just as powerful as what’s under the hood. Performance-driven cues from the Acura NSX elevate the impact of 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 a piano-black rear decklid spoiler.

2020 Acura TLX Lane Keeping Assist System Technology Graphic

Tech-Driven Protection

TLX earns a 5-star NHTSA3 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies also come standard on every 2020 Acura TLX, making it one of the most safety-minded sedans.

Lane Keeping Assist System  
Lane Keeping Assist System6 uses a forward-facing camera to help keep the vehicle centered in a detected lane. Should you drift close to a lane edge it will gently guide the TLX back to the lane center.

For the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
2020 Lexus ES 350
2020 Acura TLX V6 P-AWS®

Base Models "Starting At" Price

$39,9001
$33,0001
Performance
Engine
3.5L V-6
3.5L V-6
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
302 @ 6600
290 @ 6200
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
267 @ 4700
267 @ 4500
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
22 / 32 / 26
20 / 31 / 24
Automatic Transmission
8-Speed 
9-Speed 
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel
Front-Wheel
All-Wheel Steering
Not Available
Standard
Safety and Driver Assist
NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test Rating3
5 Stars
5 Stars
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating3
4 Stars
5 Stars
Rear Camera4
SINGLE-VIEW 
MULTI-VIEW
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)5
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS )6
Standard
STANDARD
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System8
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow9
Standard
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Active Sound Control 
Not Available
Standard
Hill Start Assist
Not Available
STANDARD
Smart Entry with Keyless Access
Standard
Standard
GPS-Linked Climate Control10
NOT AVAILABLE
Available with package upgrade
Media & Connectivity
Dual Screen Display
Not Available
Standard
Apple CarPlay® Integration11

 

Standard
Standard
Android Auto™ Integration12

 

Not Available
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®

 

Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio13
Standard
Standard
Siri® Eyes Free14
Standard
Standard
Pandora Compatibility15
Standard
Standard
Exterior
LED Headlights
Available (Triple-Beam)
STANDARD (Jewel Eye®)

LED Tail Lights

 

Standard
Standard
Power Moonroof
Standard
Standard
Heated Side Mirrors
Not Available
STANDARD
Capless Fuel Fill System
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Wheels & Tires
17"
18"
Interior
Power Driver's Seat
STANDARD (10-Way)
STANDARD (10-Way with Power Lumbar)
Heated Front Seats
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel 
Optional
STANDARD
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD

Acura Military Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura 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 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Active Duty U.S. Military, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) and their spouses.
  • Active Duty U.S. Military Ready Reserve, (Inactive National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve, Selected Reserve) and their spouses.
  • U.S. Military Veterans who are within one (1) year of separation from active service, and their spouses.(Veteran: A service member who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.)
  • Military Retiree: Service members who remain on active duty or serve in the Reserves or Guard for a sufficient period of time (minimum of 20 years).
  • Spouses of U.S. Military Retirees (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) who are within one (1) year of separation from active service.
Client Requirements:

  • Provide Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) as proof of military status or active service at the time of purchase or lease.
  • Spouses of a member of the U.S. Military must provide proof of relationship by presenting a Military ID, or provide spouse' LES. Only a copy of LES will be retained by the dealership for verification.
  • Meet AFS credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract
  • (Lease) $750 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $750 reduction.
  • (Purchase) $750 is applied toward the down payment.[1]

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2020 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.

Acura College Graduate Program

$500
in savings

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura College Graduate Program

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Eligible client has graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a masters, bachelor or associate degree from a U.S. –accredited college or registered nursing school.
  • Meet Acura Financial Services (AFS) credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract.
  • Eligible client must be listed on AFS contract as the primary buyer.
  • Provide a copy of a diploma or college transcripts as proof of graduation eligibility and all other documents required by AFS.
  • Lease: $500 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $500 reduction. Purchase: $500 is applied toward the down payment.
The following Acura Financial Services® requirements may apply:

  • No adverse credit history
  • Proof of employment or a firm commitment from an employer (verifiable) with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the AFS contract.
  • Monthly income sufficient to cover current obligations, living expenses and the vehicle payment.

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $500 Acura College Graduate offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2020 and may be terminated at any time.

2020 Red Acura TLX Sedan Driving on the Road

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

  • Disclaimer
     
    • 1  Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary. Acura model shown (Performance Red Metallic) includes Premium Paint. $400 MSRP up-charge applies to Performance Red Metallic, Majestic Black Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic, and Apex Blue Pearl.

    • 2   Based on 2020 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.

    • 3  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

    • 4  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.

    • 5 FCW 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.

    • 6 LKAS 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.

    • 7 CMBS 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.

    • 8 Road 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.

    • 9 Adaptive 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.

    • 10 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.

      11 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.
    • 12 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.

    • 13 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. © 2018 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

    • 14 Always remain attentive when driving. Certain functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. Only operate the system when conditions permit you to safely do so. Avoid focusing on the device display or manually operating the system controls while driving. State or local laws may prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.

    • 15 Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply.

    • 16 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.

    • 17  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
  • Side View of 2020 Grey Lexus IS 300 Sedan 2020 Lexus ES 350
    Side View of 2020 Red Acura TLX V6 Sedan 2020 Acura TLX V6 P-AWS®
    Interior Dimensions
    Headroom (in.) (Front/Rear) 
    37.5 / 37.8
    37.2 / 36.7
    Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
    55.9 / 54.3
    57.5 / 55.4
    Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
    55.0 / 54.3
    55.3 / 54.9
    Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
    42.4 / 39.2
    42.6 / 34.5
    Exterior Dimensions
    Wheelbase (in.)
    113.0
    109.3
    Length (in.)
    195.9
    190.7
    Height (in.)
    56.9
    57.0
    Width (in.)
    73.4
    73.0
    Weights & Capacities 
    Max Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)16
    16.7
    14.3
    Curb Weight (lb.)
    3,649
    3,616
    Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
    15.9
    17.2
    Warranty
    Basic Warranty (years / miles)17

     

    4-year/50,000-mile
    4-year/50,000-mile
    Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)17
    6-year/70,000-mile
    6-year/70,000-mile