Compare 2018 Acura ILX vs 2018 Acura TLX

2018 Acura ILX vs 2018 Acura TLX

Acura ILX

  • Standard Engine2.4L I4
  • Horsepower201
  • MPG (city/hwy) *25 / 35
  • Seats5

Acura TLX

  • Standard Engine2.4L I4
  • Horsepower206
  • MPG (city/hwy) *23 / 33
  • Seats5

Specs at a Glance

Performance

The 2018 Acura ILX and the 2018 Acura TLX offer multiple ways to enjoy luxury living. Choosing between them may be one of the most fun ways to spend a few hours. To get you started, here’s a comparison.

The 2018 Acura ILX is the most fuel efficient gas-powered car in the lineup. It earns 35 mpg on the highway and has a combined rate of 29 mpg. The engine is an in-line four-cylinder. With an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, this high-tech unit cranks out 201 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. To keep your costs low, Acura engines have a 100,000-mile projected interval for scheduled tune-ups.

Making its own case for budget-friendly gas mileage, the Acura TLX has a 33 mpg highway rate and earns 27 mpg overall. This engine, which is controlled by the same eight-speed transmission as the ILX, is mated to an even more powerful inline four. TLX engines edge outlay up to 206 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. of torque. For something speedier, you may want to step up to the TLX with a 3.5-liter VTEC engine. A nine-speed automatic transmission controls 290 horsepower.

Also sporting Jewel Eye LED headlights, the ILX has a distinctive look. Body-colored side sills and a body-colored spoiler dress up the Special Edition and the A-SPEC. Acura lets you dress ILX sport seats in leatherette, perforated leather or ebony suede.

Appearance

The TLX reflects an all-new design language. The front wears a signature diamond pentagon grille and sports a sharply sculpted hood. Jewel-eye headlights add an upscale touch. The TLX A-Spec wears a blackened or darker look on its pentagon grille, surround, and headlights. Exterior favorites include reverse-gear tilt-down side mirrors and available rain-sensing wipers. These sedans have a 109.3-inch wheelbase and are rated at 93.3 cubic feet for passengers. TLX cabins come with ambient lighting, heated front seats, and a choice of leatherette or leather upholstery.

Features

The standard dash tech package on the ILX includes Bluetooth streaming audio with Pandora compatibility and SMS text messaging. Higher editions add the Next-Generation AcuraLink touchscreen with Siri Eyes Free, Aha capability, and HD radio. TLX editions start you out with the On Demand Multi-Use Display. This comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can step up to the 3D View navigation system. Both vehicles are offering dual-zone automatic climate controls GPS-linked capability.

For the first time, AcuraWatch features are standard with the TLX. Shoppers drive away with a warning system that watches for dangers ahead. A collision mitigation braking system will intervene if the driver can’t do so fast enough for conditions. A lane departure system reacts with a warning and, if unheeded, may tug to help the Acura straighten up in its lane. A similar road departure system works if the Acura strays onto the shoulder. You can also get a rear cross-traffic system with a blind spot monitor. The ILX offers all of these systems. Both vehicles have standards such as Acura’s Motion Adaptive Steering and a multi-view rear view camera system. TLX models also have Adaptive Cruise Control with a helpful Low Speed Follow function and a new Traffic Jam Assist. This is available with the Technology package on the ILX.

You'll want to take a test drive of your favorite at Acura of Peoria. With three engines and multiple packages, you're sure to find the right ILX or TLX for you.

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Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $965 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

* 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 models only) and other factors.

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