2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Acura TLX

2018 Acura ILX

2018 Acura ILX

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2018 Acura TLX




The 2018 Acura ILX and 2018 Acura TLX are both sporty luxury sedans with an abundance of premium features that will make your vehicle stand out. For example, both vehicles are offered with:

  • Standard 2.4L I-4 engine
  • On Demand Multi-Use Display
  • Jewel Eye® LED headlamps
  • AcuraWatch™ driver assist package

In other ways, though, these models offer Providence area drivers different types of appeal. Find out which one is right for you, and get help making your decision at First Acura in Seekonk, MA.

Performance Specs

The Acura ILX and Acura TLX both come standard with a capable 2.4L inline-4 engine, however:

  • The Acura ILX has an EPA-estimated 35 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined*
  • The Acura TLX’s generates 33 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined*

Additionally, the Acura TLX can be upgraded to a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 290 hp. There’s no V6 option on the ILX.


Passenger and Cargo Space

The ILX and TLX both come with seating for up to five and can be fitted with many of the same advanced features, but they are equipped to meet different lifestyle needs:

  • Acura ILX: The ILX is a compact sedan with a total passenger volume of 89.3 cubic feet and comes with 12.3 cubic feet of space in the trunk.
  • Acura TLX: The midsize TLX has a 93.3 cubic feet of passenger space and 14.3 cubic feet of space in the trunk.


Because they are equipped differently and appeal to different lifestyles, the ILX and TLX also fit into different price segments:

  • Acura ILX: MSRP from $28,100**
  • Acura TLX: MSRP from $33,000 **

Which Acura Sedan Should I Choose?

Whether you’re commuting from Warwick or driving in Providence through the heart of Kennedy Plaza new Acura ILX and new Acura TLX both deliver in a lot of ways. However, the ILX generally proves the better option for folks who want luxury and performance on a budget, while the TLX is the better pick if you don’t mind fronting a bit more cash for a bit more power and space to stretch out. Want to learn more about the TLX? See how it compares to the Buick LaCrosse. Find out which one is right for you, and get in touch to set up a test drive!

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

** Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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