2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Lexus ES 350 comparison

2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350

$37,500 MSRP*

Starting Price

$40,000 MSRP
2.0L I-4


3.5L V6
10-speed automatic


8-speed automatic

All-Wheel Drive

Not Available

Pre-crash Seat Belts

Not Available

Heated Seats


When you’re ready to take on Union County and Bridgewater roads at the wheel of your next luxury sedan, you may have narrowed your search down to the 2021 Acura TLX or Lexus ES 350. There are some differences to note between these two luxury sedan options that will help you determine which suits you best. Compare the 2021 Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350 in terms of price, performance, and features with the help of the experts at Springfield Acura today!

Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350: Starting Price and Trims

Just because you’re shopping for a luxury sedan doesn’t mean you have to break the bank in the process. That’s why appreciate the lower starting price of the base 2021 Acura TLX FWD at $37,500 MSRP*, while the 2021 Lexus ES 350 has a higher price tag of $40,000 MSRP. The more competitively priced TLX affords you more savings as well as the option to equip your luxury sedan with available OEM parts and accessories to make it all your own.

Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350: Performance

Your next luxury sedan should provide a reliable performance whether you’re around Bridgewater or far from home. While the ES 350 offers a bit more horsepower, the TLX delivers a more well rounded ride thanks to a stronger transmission, torque, and available drivetrain options. See the base specs for these two luxury sedans below:

  • 2021 Acura TLX
    • 2.0L I-4 engine
    • 10-speed automatic transmission
    • 272 horsepower
    • 280 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard front-wheel drive
    • Available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™
  • 2021 Lexus ES 350
    • 3.5L V6 engine
    • 8-speed automatic transmission
    • 302 horsepower
    • 267 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard front-wheel drive

Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350: Safety and Interior Features

Along with a great price and performance, you also expect your luxury sedan to provide accessible safety features and interior amenities to enhance your driving experience and keep you safe on Union County roads. The TLX once again tops the ES 350 with more standard amenities and advanced driver-assist technologies to keep you moving with ease. Easily manage cabin settings and benefit from better control and visibility with the Acura safety systems. Take a peek at the features you’ll find in the Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350 below:

2021 Acura TLX features:

  • Standard sport seats with leatherette-trimmed interior
  • Three-level heated front seats
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available cross-path warning system
  • Available pre-crash front seat belts

2021 Lexus ES 350 features:

  • Ambient lighting
  • Backup camera
  • Dual-zone climate controls
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available cross-path warning system

Bring Home a New Acura TLX for Sale at Springfield Acura

Now that you’ve compared the 2021 Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350, are you ready to upgrade our Staten Island commute with a new Acura sedan of your own? Find a new Acura TLX for sale at Springfield Acura, and save on your next luxury sedan when you take advantage of our new vehicle specials. Take a look at more Acura comparisons, or speak with a member of our finance team about leasing your next Acura. Contact us today for more information on the 2021 Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350, and schedule a test drive at our dealership near Bridgewater!

*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.

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