2018 Acura TLX 2.4 vs. 2017 Audi A4

2018 Acura TLX 2.4 vs. 2017 Audi A4

Introduced in 1994, the A4 is Audi’s luxury sport sedan that fits between the smaller A3 and larger A6 sedans. The A4 was
all-new for 2016 as a 2017 model. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 7-speed
dual-clutch transmission. Buyers have a choice of front-wheel drive or Audi’s quattro® all-wheel-drive system. For performance
buyers, Audi offers the S4 sedan, which has a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and
quattro all-wheel drive as standard equipment.
Even though the A4 is aimed at performance-sedan buyers, unless you get the expensive S4 model, it lacks many of the dynamic
driving qualities that the TLX has. Plus, the TLX offers many advanced comfort and safety features that the A4 can’t match.

Acura TLX 2.4 advantages over Audi A4 2.0 TFSI
• The TLX 2.4 uses a larger-displacement engine that doesn’t require a turbocharger to make power.
• Standard 8-speed Dual Clutch automatic Transmission with torque converter (vs. 7-speed DCT without torque converter)
• Standard 10-way power driver’s seat (vs. 8-way power)
• More front and rear shoulder room (57.5/55.4 inches vs. 55.9/54.5 inches)
• More front legroom (42.6 inches vs. 41.3 inches)
• Larger fuel capacity (17.2 gallons vs. 15.3 gallons)
• Longer powertrain warranty (6 years/70,000 miles vs. 4 years/50,000 miles)
• The TLX 2.4 comes with a host of standard and available features that you won’t find on the A4 2.0 TFSI:
––Standard Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®)
––Standard Agile Handling Assist®1
––Available GPS-linked2 climate control when equipped with navigation
––Standard Active Sound Control
––Standard capless fuel fill system
––Standard Tire Fill Assist
––Standard Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit
––Standard Pandora®3 compatibility and Aha™4 compatibility
––Standard Siri®5 Eyes Free
––Standard On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™)
––Standard Road Departure Mitigation system6
• In addition, you’ll have to pay extra on the A4 2.0 TFSI to get these standard TLX 2.4 features:
––LED headlights
––Heated front seats
––Keyless Access System with smart entry
––Multi-view rear camera (vs. single-view)
––Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow7
––Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system8
––Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system9
––Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)10
––Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)11

Audi A4 2.0 TFSI advantages over Acura TLX 2.4
• More horsepower (252 vs. 206)
• Available with all-wheel drive on 4-cylinder models
• Smaller turning circle diameter – curb-to-curb (38.1 feet vs. 39.2 feet)
• Standard leather-trimmed interior
• Standard 3-zone automatic climate control (vs. dual-zone)
• More front and rear headroom and legroom
• Longer corrosion warranty (12 years/unlimited miles vs. 5 years/unlimited miles)


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DISCLAIMERS
1 The Agile Handling Assist system cannot enhance stability in all driving situations. You still need to drive and corner at speeds appropriate for the conditions
and always leave a sufficient margin of safety.
2 Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for
information regarding navigation system area coverage.
3 Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply.
4 Compatible smartphone required. All Aha platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature. Vehicle does not provide any feeds. Some state laws prohibit
the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch smartphone applications only when the vehicle is safely parked. Aha is a
trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply.
5 Always remain attentive when driving. Certain functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. Only operate the system when conditions
permit you to safely do so. Avoid focusing on the device display or manually operating the system controls while driving. State or local laws may prohibit the
operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.
6 Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System
operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
7 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on
weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a
collision.
8 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation
affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
9 LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary
based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and
avoiding collisions.
10 LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering
torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by
extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
11 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation
affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.