Acura Comparison

2022 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Acura TLX

2022 Acura ILX


2021 Acura TLX
2.4L 4-cylinder engine

Engine Configuration

2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine
201 hp


272 hp
24/33 city/highway mpg**

Fuel Efficiency

22/31 city/highway mpg*** w/FWD
89.3 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

93.4 cubic feet
12.4 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

13.5 cubic feet

Premium features and elevated performance are staples of the 2022 Acura ILX and 2021 Acura TLX, but which ones makes more sense for your lifestyle? Both models come in at different price points and offer their own unique sets of features to appeal to drivers throughout New Haven. Below, you can compare the new Acura ILX vs. TLX to see which sedan is right for your Milford commutes.

ILX vs. TLX: Pricing

One of the differences between the Acura ILX and TLX is price — and if you’re like most Fairfield drivers, that’s the first category you’ll want to compare. Compared to the TLX, the ILX is more affordable, while the TLX offers added space and power for the additional cost:

  • 2022 Acura ILX: Starting MSRP of $26,500*
  • 2021 Acura TLX: Starting MSRP of $37,500*

ILX vs. TLX: Performance Specs

Between them, the 2022 Acura ILX and 2021 TLX offer two different engines. The TLX offers more engine power, while the ILX provides better fuel economy in the city and on the highway.

 Standard Acura ILX Performance Specs: 

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with FWD
  • 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 24/33 city/highway mpg** with FWD

Standard Acura TLX Performance Specs: 

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine with FWD
  • 272 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 22/31 city/highway mpg*** with FWD

ILX vs. TLX: Interior Dimensions

The Acura ILX is classified as a subcompact, while the larger Acura TLX is a midsize sedan. So, if you’re searching for a five-seater with slightly more room inside the cabin, you’ll be better served by the Acura TLX. However, if you’re in the market for a car that’s ideal for solo drivers, the Acura ILX is a great option, too.

Acura ILX Interior Dimensions:

  • 89.3 cubic feet passenger volume
  • 12.4 cubic feet cargo volume
  • 55.6/53.6 inches front/rear shoulder room
  • 50.3/51.7 inches front/rear hip room

Acura TLX Interior Dimensions:

  • 93.4 cubic feet passenger volume
  • 13.5 cubic feet cargo volume
  • 58.2/55 inches front/rear shoulder room
  • 55.8/54.6 inches front/rear hip room

Compare the 2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX at Acura of Milford

You’ve compared these two luxury sedans on paper, and now it’s time to experience the difference between the Acura ILX and TLX in person. Whether you’re intrigued by the Acura ILX or TLX, neither will leave you feeling disappoint in terms of price, performance, efficiency, or space. Contact us online or give us a call at 203-872-0019 to schedule a test drive in Milford. In the meantime, you can get the process rolling by getting pre-approved online for an Acura lease or loan.


*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 $1,045.00. 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.

**Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

***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, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

^Vehicle Images are for illustration purposes only.


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