2020 Acura ILX comparison image

2020 Acura ILX

2020 Acura TLX comparison image

2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura ILX vs. 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura ILX


2020 Acura TLX

Starting MSRP

24/34 city/highway mpg*

Fuel Efficiency

23/33 city/highway mpg*
12.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space

14.3 cubic feet
2.4L 4-cylinder engine

Engine Configuration

2.4L inline-4 engine

SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

89.3 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

93.3 cubic feet

Drivers from Maple Shade to Sewell want to know the difference between Acura ILX and TLX sedans, and it shouldn’t be hard to see why. After all, both are well known for offering luxurious amenities at accessible price points, along with a performance that you’re sure to enjoy. Compare the 2020 Acura ILX vs. TLX below, and then find your favorite in our Turnersville inventory!

Acura ILX vs. Acura TLX: Performance Specs

No luxury sedan can truly satisfy unless it offers something exciting under the hood! That’s why both the ILX and the TLX feature a standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine. Although specs will vary slightly between the two models, it’s an available 3.5-liter V6 that truly distinguishes the TLX in this comparison:

Standard Engines: ILX vs. TLX

  • Both receive a standard 2.4L Inline-4 engine with FWD.
  • The Acura ILX starts with 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Acura TLX gets 206 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • The TLX also comes standard with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®).
  • While the ILX gets an EPA-estimated 24/34 mpg city/highway*, the TLX gets an EPA-estimated 23/33 mpg city/highway*.

If you choose the TLX, you’ll have the option to upgrade with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, delivering 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. With this upgrade, you’ll also be able to choose between FWD with P-AWS® and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®).

Paired with the larger engine, FWD and P-AWS® get you an EPA-estimated 20/31 mpg city/highway*. With SH-AWD®, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 20/29 mpg city/highway* instead.

Acura ILX vs. Acura TLX: Interior Dimensions

One major difference between the ILX and TLX has to do with their interior volumes! The ILX is a compact sedan, while the TLX fits into the midsize class. Both seat five passengers comfortably, but their dimensions vary:

Interior Dimensions: Acura ILX vs. TLX

  • Passenger Volume: 89.3 cubic feet (ILX) vs. 93.3 cubic feet (TLX)
  • Trunk Volume: 12.4 cubic feet (ILX) vs. 14.3 cubic feet (TLX)
  • Shoulder Room: 55.6/53.6 inches (Front/Rear, ILX) vs. 57.5/55.4 inches (Front/Rear, TLX)
  • Hip Room: 50.3/51.7 inches (Front/Rear, ILX) vs. 55.3.6/54.9 inches (Front/Rear, TLX)

The ILX is a spacious and comfortable compact sedan, but if you want a little bit more room for passengers and cargo, the TLX may feel like a better fit.

Acura ILX vs. Acura TLX: Pricing and Features

For many Cherry Hill-area drivers, the most important difference between ILX and TLX models will have to do with their starting prices:

  • The 2020 Acura ILX starts at $25,900 MSRP**
  • The 2020 Acura TLX starts at $33,000 MSRP**

Wondering what you’ll receive in exchange for the higher TLX price tag? Here’s a quick look at some of the standout features in each model:

Acura ILX Features

  • 8-way power driver seat
  • Heated front seats
  • 6-speaker premium audio system
  • Available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Available perforated Milano leather seats

Acura TLX Features

  • 10-way power driver seat
  • Heated front seats
  • 7-speaker premium audio system
  • Standard SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Available ventilated front seats and heated rear seats
  • Available perforated Milano leather seats

Interested in seeing how the TLX compares to another model? Pit it against the Honda Accord today, or explore the Acura TLX Technology Package features to find out what you’ll enjoy with an upgrade.

Test Drive the Acura ILX or TLX at Acura Turnersville Today

Don’t wait to learn more. Now that you’ve compared the Acura ILX vs. TLX with our team, you may be interested in getting a first-hand look, learning about the 2021 Acura TLX interior, Acura TLX colors, Acura ILX interior, or even reading about the 2021 Acura TLX preview! Shop our virtual showroom from the comfort of your home, and explore our new model inventory to find the ILX or TLX of your dreams.

*Based on 2019 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.
**Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $995.00, MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

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