2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Acura TLX

2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Acura TLX

2021 Acura ILX


2021 Acura TLX
$26,100 MSRP*

Starting Price

$37,500 MSRP*
2.4L 4-cylinder


2.0L 4-cylinder
201 hp


272 hp
24/34 city/highway mpg**

Fuel Efficiency

22/31 city/highway mpg**
Up to 89.3 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

Up to 93.3 cubic feet
Up to 12.4 cubic feet

Trunk Space

Up to 13.5 cubic feet

Drivers seeking a state of the art luxury midsize sedan are soon going to find themselves comparing 2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Acura TLX. As you might expect, every member of the team here at Springfield Acura are experts on each model, so we can talk you through each and every important difference between Acura ILX and TLX models.

Simply read on to compare:

  • Pricing Options
  • Power and MPG
  • Dimensions

ILX vs. Acura: Pricing Options

One key difference between Acura ILX and TLX that Union County drivers are going to notice relates to price. While both are luxury sedans, the Acura ILX starts decidedly lower than the Acura TLX. Here’s how pricing breaks down for entry-level trims:

  • 2021 Acura ILX Standard Package FWD: $26,100 MSRP*
  • 2021 Acura TLX Standard Package FWD: $37,500 MSRP*

ILX vs. TLX: Power and MPG

Compare the ILX against the TLX and you’ll notice the Acura ILX fits a 2.4L four-cylinder engine as standard, while the Acura TLX features a slightly smaller 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Where the Acura TLX summons more power, the ILX provides superior fuel economy.

Standard ILX engine specs include:

  • Up to 201 hp
  • Up to 180 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard FWD
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 24/34 city/highway mpg**

Standard TLX engine specs:

  • Up to 272 hp
  • Up to 180 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard FWD
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 22/31 city/highway mpg**

ILX vs. TLX: Dimensions

Though the ILX and TLX are both midsize luxury sedans that seat five comfortably, the TLX is a little roomier.

ILX dimensions include:

  • Up to 89.3 cubic feet of passenger space
  • Up to 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space
  • Up to 55.6/53.6 inches of front/rear shoulder room
  • Up to 50.3/51.7 inches of front/rear hip room

TLX dimensions include:

  • Up to 93.4 cubic feet of passenger space
  • Up to 13.5 cubic feet of trunk space
  • Up to 58.2/55 inches of front/rear shoulder room
  • Up to 55.8.6/54.6 inches of front/rear hip room

Whether you value roomy passenger dimensions for comfy Bridgewater commutes or added room for taking cargo around Staten Island, the TLX might just edge ahead of the ILX.

Compare the Acura ILX vs. TLX in Person at Springfield Acura

By far the best way to choose between the ILX vs. TLX is by visiting our showroom to take each one out for a test drive. Take a closer look at the TLX lineup with our overview of the fully connected Acura TLX Technology Package. Check out more helpful vehicle comparisons to find the right Acura with our breakdown of the Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350. To arrange yours or simply find out more, all you need to do is contact us today.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2021 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 only) and other factors.

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