2020 Acura TLX vs 2020 Jaguar XE

March 13th, 2020 by

The luxury vehicle market can feel overwhelming with so many manufacturers and different vehicle types. For that reason, a small sedan is a great first luxury vehicle. Luxury sedans provide power and comfort while still offering a professional exterior yet family-friendly interior. Two great options for introductory-level luxury sedans are the 2020 Acura TLX and 2020 Jaguar XE.

2020 Acura TLX

The Acura TLX’s bold design gives a hint of its capability. Exceptional performance hides beneath the TLX’s sharply sculpted lines, track-inspired styling, low stance, and dual exhausts. Quality is the name of Acura’s game–from the quality materials used on both the inside and the outside of the TLX to the quality service provided by the standard AcuraLink–a cloud-based service that connects you with your vehicle, sending notifications on mileage, tire pressure, oil life, and more.

The TLX comes in seven different model variations: A-Spec, Tech A-Spec, SH-AWD A-Spec, SH-AWD Tech, SH-AWD Tech A-Spec, SH-AWD Elite, and SH-AWD Elite A-Spec. The lowest-priced TLX A-Spec starts at $37,490 and features a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine that offers 206 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. That engine is used in the lowest two models; after that, the 3.5-litre V6 engine is used and provides 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The A-Spec and Tech A-Spec are both front-wheel drive vehicles while the other five models are all-wheel drive.

2020 Jaguar XE

A vehicle manufacturer whose name is synonymous with luxury, Jaguar offers the new XE as an introductory-level small sedan. The Jaguar name differentiates the XE from other vehicles in its class, but it helps that the style, presence, performance, and technology are there, too. The 2020 model year includes upgrades to the suspension as well as a revised JaguarDrive Control and upgraded interior materials.

The 2020 Jaguar XE starts at $49,900 and comes in two models to balance a driver’s performance and efficiency needs–the XE SE and the XE R-Dynamic SE. The lowest-priced Jaguar XE SE features a P250 AWD Automatic engine that delivers 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. It includes standard leather seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and LED headlights.

2020 Acura TLX vs 2020 Jaguar XE

Acura TLX A-SpecFeaturesJaguar
2.4-litre 4-cylinder Engine 2.0-litre I4
206Horsepower247
10.2City Fuel Economy 9.8
7.4Highway Fuel Economy 6.9
876mmLeg Room in the Rear 889mm
405 L Cargo Volume 410 L
5Seating Capacity 5

The 2020 Acura TLX and the 2020 Jaguar XE are very similar-sized vehicles that both center on performance and luxury. However, there are two main differences. The first is the price–the lowest-priced TLX model comes in $12,000 below the Jaguar XE, mainly due to the Acura being FWD at the lowest level. However, even when upgrading to AWD, the Acura is still $8,000 cheaper than the Jaguar.

The other main difference is the focus on reliability and longevity. Built by Honda, Acuras are made to last, providing you many years and kilometres of maintenance-free driving. Jaguar does not have a reputation for reliability and could end up with multiple, expensive repairs.

The 2020 Acura TLX is great for driving in Edmonton or anywhere across the country. It provides performance, agile handling, comfort, and reliability without breaking the bank.

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