2020 Acura ILX vs. TLX


Starting MSRP

2.4L Aluminum-Alloy 4-Cylinder

Base Engine

2.4-liter inline-4

Base Horsepower


Upgraded Engine

3.5-liter V-6
182.2 inches

Exterior Length

190.7 inches
12.4 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

14.3 cubic feet

If you’re ready to upgrade your daily Milford area commutes and errands with a new Acura sedan, you will want to compare the 2020 Acura ILX vs. TLX to see which model is optimal for you. What’s the main difference between Acura ILX and TLX models? In the following guide, we’ve made it easy for you to size up ILX vs. TLX performance, size, and options. Read on below, and contact us when you’re ready to schedule a test drive either of these impressive sedans.

ILX vs. TLX Performance

Both of these models are premium sport sedans, so what’s the difference between Acura ILX and TLX performance? While the 2.4L base model engine under both hoods provides only slightly different horsepower and efficiency, only the TLX offers an upgraded 3.5L V6. Here’s how the performance specs compare:

ILX 2.4L 

  • 201 hp
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD
  • EPA-estimated 24/34 city/highway mpg*

TLX 2.4L

  • 206 hp
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD and Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®)
  • EPA-estimated 23/33 city/highway mpg*

TLX 3.5L V6

  • 290 hp
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • FWD with P-AWS® for an EPA-estimated 20/31 city/highway mpg*
  • Available SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™) for an EPA-estimated 20/29 city/highway mpg*

Depending on the power and efficiency your New Haven lifestyle needs from your next sedan, which model seems right for you?

Acura ILX vs. TLX Size

If performance or pricing wasn’t your ultimate deciding factor between these two impressive vehicles, maybe sizing will be. The key difference between Acura ILX and TLX options is that the ILX technically qualifies as a premium compact sport sedan while the TLX is a premium sport sedan.

So, if you need something small and agile, the ILX is right for you. If you need space for transporting groceries, gear, or other items across Fairfield, the TLX serves you better. Here’s how Acura ILX vs. TLX dimensions and capacities compare:

ILX Sizing

  • Exterior Length- 182.2 inches
  • Exterior Width- 70.6 inches
  • Passenger Volume- 89.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume- 12.4 cubic feet
  • 2nd Row Legroom- 34.0 inches

TLX Sizing

  • Exterior Length- 190.7 inches
  • Exterior Width- 73.0 inches
  • Passenger Volume- 93.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume- 14.3 cubic feet
  • 2nd Row Legroom- 34.5 inches

Compare the Acura ILX vs. TLX at Acura of Milford

To really experience the nuances of the Acura ILX vs. TLX comparison, a test drive of both models will serve you well. We are standing by here at Acura of Milford to help guide you into the sedan that is best for your Bridgeport area lifestyle. Contact us today about what you’re looking for or which model you are most interested in!


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