2020 Acura TLX VS. 2020 Lexus ES

January 29th, 2020 by

If you’re looking into a luxury model sedan to sport around Edmonton, there are definitely quite a few options available. When it comes to refined style, superior handling, and optimal performance, Acura is high on the list. Let’s compare their 2020 TLX model with the similar 2020 Lexus ES. Both are similar in engine and fuel efficiency, but let’s take a closer look at cost and features for a more accurate picture.

2020 Acura TLX VS. 2020 Lexus ES

2020 Acura TLX

The sharp and stylish 2020 Acura TLX offers a sleek silhouette with optimal power and smooth shifting courtesy of its 2.4L inline 4 gas engine and DCT transmission. Handling is precise, stable and responsive for a balanced feel overall. The interior is spacious and well-designed with plush, comfortable seats and wood accents for a more refined profile. Starting price for the 2020 Acura TLX is $37,490.

2020 Lexus ES

New, edgy styling and responsive power lend a sporty appeal to the 2020 Lexus ES sedan. It delivers a smooth, quick performance with its 3.5L V6 gas engine that provides more than ample passing power. The revamped interior is luxurious and ergonomically smart. Starting price for the 2020 Lexus ES is $45,100.

2020 Acura TLX FEATURES 2020 Lexus ES
3.5-liter V6- Gas Engine3.5-liter V6- Gas
267 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm Torque267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
290 hp @ 6200rpm Horsepower302 hp @ 6600 rpm
9-speed automatic Transmission8-speed automatic
Front-Wheel Drive DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
11.76/7.59L/100km Fuel Efficiency (city/hwy) 10.69/7.13L/100km
Standard Back-Up Camera Standard
Not Available Rear Parking Aid Optional
Not Available Cross Traffic Alert Optional
Not Available Blind Spot Monitor Optional
StandardLane Departure Warning Standard
StandardLane Keeping Assist Standard
StandardBrake Assist Standard
StandardStability Control Standard
StandardTraction Control Standard
StandardAdaptive Cruise Control Standard
StandardPower Drivers Seat Standard
StandardHeated Front Seats Optional
StandardKeyless Entry/Start Standard
Not Available Remote Engine Start Standard
StandardRemote Trunk Release Standard
StandardMulti-zone A/C Standard
Not Available Navigation Optional
StandardSmart Device Integration Standard
Not Available WiFi Hotspot Standard
StandardBluetooth Connection Standard
StandardSatellite Radio Standard

The Results

With comparable engines and performance stats, it looks as if the 2020 Acura TLX and the 2020 Lexus ES are similarly matched. Where they seem a little less equal is in the areas of safety technology and infotainment features. The Lexus came out just a little ahead in both categories with items that were either standard or optional whereas the Acura did not even offer these features. Just because the TLX doesn’t include these safety features doesn’t mean it is not a safe vehicle. The opposite it is true with it having received a full five-star overall NHTSA safety rating and equally impressive scores from the IIHS. Another major advantage the TLX has over the ES is its price tag. The Lexus ES is almost $8,000 more than the Acura TLX. That in itself could be a game changer for someone looking for a luxury vehicle.

The best way to see if the 2020 Acura TLX is right for you is to visit Southview Acura in Edmonton, Alberta, and test drive it for yourself.

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