2021 Acura TLX VS 2021 Lexus ES 250
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 2021 TLX model with the similar 2021 Lexus ES 250. Both are similar in engine and fuel efficiency, but let’s take a closer look at cost and features for a more accurate picture.
2021 Acura TLX VS. 2021 Lexus ES
2021 Acura TLX
The sharp and stylish 2021 Acura TLX offers a sleek silhouette with optimal power and smooth shifting courtesy of its 2.0L Turbo 4 cyl engine and 10-speed 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 2021 Acura TLX is $43,990.
2021 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 2.5L 4cyl gas engine. The revamped interior is luxurious and ergonomically smart. Starting price for the 2021 Lexus ES is $45,050.
|2021 Acura TLX||FEATURES||2021 Lexus ES
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl||Engine||2.5L 4-Cyl
|280 lb-ft @ 1600-4500 rpm||Torque||203 lb-ft @ 6600 rpm
|272 hp @ 6500rpm||Horsepower||184 hp @ N/A|
|10-speed automatic||Transmission||8-speed automatic
|Super Handling AWD||Drivetrain||All-Wheel Drive
|11.2/8.0L/100km||Fuel Efficiency (city/hwy)||N/A
|Standard||Active Sound Control||Not Available|
|Standard||Power Drivers Seat||Standard|
|Standard||Heated Front Seats||Optional
|Standard||Remote Engine Start||Standard|
|Standard||Remote Trunk Release||Standard|
|Standard||Smart Device Integration||Standard|
With comparable engines and performance stats, it looks as if the 2021 Acura TLX and the 2021 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 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 $3,000 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 2021 Acura TLX is right for you is to visit Southview Acura in Edmonton, Alberta, and test drive it for yourself.