2017 Acura ILX vs 2017 Acura TLX

2017 Acura ILX Black


2017 Acura TLX White


The 2017 Acura ILX and 2017 Acura TLX both ably epitomize the standout styling, precision performance, and design sensibilities of their luxury nameplate. That said, subtle differences between the two are worth noting before you make your final decision, with everything from available power to available cargo space to consider. To ensure you drive home in an Acura sedan perfectly balanced around your lifestyle, we put together this quick and easy comparison.

Performance and Efficiency

Though both models deliver an artful combination of efficiency and power, the 2017 Acura TLX focuses a little more keenly on performance. The difference between its 206 hp, 182 lb-ft of torque and the Acura ILX’s 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque is minor, but fitting precision all-wheel steer (P-AWS) as standard optimizes performance on the TLX. Additionally, only the Acura TLX offers an available 290 hp, 267 lb-ft of torque 3.5L V6 engine and super-handling all-wheel drive (SH-AWD).

The 2017 Acura ILX isn’t quite as well suited for the track, but smaller dimensions add up to agile city-based driving, and according to Edmunds, you’ll make up to 25 mpg* in the city (35 mpg highway*) driving around Norman, OK compared to 24 mpg* in the city (35 mpg highway*) with the Acura TLX.


Acura models live up to the highest standards of interior luxury. As such, both the 2017 Acura TLX and the 2017 Acura ILX can be personalized with first-rate comfort features, including heated front seats and perforated leather upholstery, as well as cutting-edge technology like GPS-linked climate control, adaptive cruise control, and satellite navigation with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic.

The 2017 Acura TLX also provides the freedom to add ambient interior lighting and parking sensors at both the front and rear, while the ILX is available with an A-SPEC Package that adds distinct styling cues.


The difference between a compact sedan like the 2017 Acura ILX and a mid-size sedan like the 2017 Acura TLX isn’t as drastic as you might expect, as both models offer generous interior dimensions. Despite its sleek body and nimble handling, the Acura ILX contains up to 89.3 cubic feet of passenger space and 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Acura TLX may better suit the needs of a growing family, with up to 93.3 cubic feet of passenger space and 13.2 cubic feet of cargo space, making it a little easier to accommodate everyone comfortably during longer journeys around Yukon, OK.

The 2017 Acura TLX and 2017 Acura ILX are Both Available from Bob Howard Acura

Picking between two luxury models like the Acura ILX and Acura TLX is seldom easy, so we encourage drivers to visit our showroom for a couple of test drives. And always feel free to contact us directly to discuss everything from financing to servicing.

*Based on 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.