2020 Acura TLX VS. 2020 Lexus ES

2020 Acura TLX VS. 2020 Lexus ES

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 Engine 3.5-liter V6- Gas
267 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm Torque 267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
290 hp @ 6200rpm Horsepower 302 hp @ 6600 rpm
9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
Front-Wheel Drive Drivetrain Front-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
Standard Lane Departure Warning Standard
Standard Lane Keeping Assist Standard
Standard Brake Assist Standard
Standard Stability Control Standard
Standard Traction Control Standard
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Standard
Standard Power Drivers Seat Standard
Standard Heated Front Seats Optional
Standard Keyless Entry/Start Standard
Not Available Remote Engine Start Standard
Standard Remote Trunk Release Standard
Standard Multi-zone A/C Standard
Not Available Navigation Optional
Standard Smart Device Integration Standard
Not Available WiFi Hotspot Standard
Standard Bluetooth Connection Standard
Standard Satellite 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 South View Acura in Edmonton, Alberta, and test drive it for yourself.

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