2017 Acura TLX vs. 2017 Acura RLX
The 2017 Acura TLX and the 2017 Acura RLX exhibit world-class performance and luxury sensibilities, but choosing the right one to fit around your needs can be tough. With everything from efficiency ratings to interior space impacting your decision, it pays to read through our quick comparison.
Power and Efficiency
The 2017 Acura RLX is fitted as standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that makes up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, resulting in pinpoint precision and immediate acceleration. The 2017 Acura TLX offers its own V6 engine, but not as standard. The majority of models come with a 206-hp four-cylinder.
Providing a four-cylinder as standard might not grab your attention, but it’s worth noting that the Acura TLX is able to offer up to a generous 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.* The Acura RLX reaches 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway* — that’s good for a V6, but it still means the Acura TLX takes the edge in terms of fuel economy.
Both will serve you well, though, whether you’re just running between Norman and Yukon or going on a longer trip.
Space and Size
The 2017 Acura RLX expresses itself across a sprawling body, with interior measurements more than living up to its position as a full-size sedan. With up to 14.9 cubic feet of cargo vs. 12.3 cubic feet with the Acura TLX and up to 102.1 cubic feet of passenger space vs. 89.3 cubic feet, the Acura RLX is a stronger choice if cabin space is a priority.
Of course, that expansive interior does come at a cost, with the Acura TLX’s smaller exterior dimensions allowing for greater maneuverability in the city. For example, it offers a much tighter turning diameter of 36.8 feet vs. 40.5 feet with the Acura RLX.
Both the 2017 Acura TLX and the 2017 Acura RLX offer drivers a wealth of high-end features, from Adaptive Cruise Control to leather-trimmed seats to GPS navigation with Real-time Traffic and Voice Activation.
The difference is that the Acura RLX offers those features as standard, while the Acura RLX provides them in higher trim levels. If you want fully loaded from the get-go, opt for the Acura RLX; for more choice when it comes to price and features, opt for the Acura TLX.
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*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.