When it comes to luxury sedans, the 2018 Acura TLX and the 2017 Lexus IS are two of the top vehicles around — but which sedan is going to offer you more? Keep reading to see how the 2018 TLX and the 2017 Lexus IS compare.
Both the new TLX and the 2017 Lexus IS offer two powertrain options: a 4-cylinder and a V6. They also both have an available all-wheel drive system and 8-speed SportShift transmission with paddle shifters. The difference is price: adding AWD to the ILX is less costly than adding it to the Lexus IS, and you’ll get more power and better fuel efficiency.
The 2018 Acura TLX V-6 SH-AWD gets up to 290 hp, 21 mpg in the city,* and 30 mpg on the highway* when equipped with a V6 and AWD. With the four-cylinder engine, the TLX can achieve up to 23 mpg city/33 mpg highway.*
The 2017 Lexus IS 300 AWD delivers a mere 255 hp, 19 mpg in the city, and 26 mpg on the highway.
You’ll also be getting a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters on the TLX, but only a 6-speed with the Lexus IS 300.
Comfort and elegance are both first-class in the 2018 Acura TLX and 2017 Lexus IS, but you’ll find that the 2018 TLX offers more of what you want in its base model. For example, in the entry-level TLX you’ll get all of the following features that are only available on upper-level trims on the Lexus IS:
3-level heated front seats
Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)
Multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines
In addition to more standard comfort and convenience features, the 2018 Acura TLX also has more standard safety features than the 2017 Lexus IS, including:
Adaptive Cruise Control
Lane Keeping Assist System
Road Departure Mitigation
There’s no better way to learn more about the 2018 Acura TLX than by coming to Bob Howard Acura and taking one for a test drive. Our friendly staff is ready to answer all of your questions and help you find financing in the Norman and Yukon area. For more information, call us at 405-753-8770 or contact us online. We hope to see you soon!
*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.