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2021 Acura ILX vs TLX

2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Acura TLX


Starting MSRP

2.4L 4-cylinder engine

Engine Configuration

2.0L inline-4 engine
201 hp


272 hp
24/34 city/highway mpg*

Fuel Efficiency

22/31 city/highway mpg* w/FWD
89.3 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

93.3 cubic feet
12.4 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

13.5 cubic feet

If you’re shopping for a luxury sedan in Escondido, you may be wondering, “what’s the difference between the Acura ILX and TLX?” Both models shine with premium finishes, technology, and performance, but which one is best for you? The team at Acura of Escondido is comparing the 2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX to help point you in the right direction.



ILX vs. TLX: Pricing

One of the most noticeable differences between the Acura ILX and TLX is starting price. The ILX delivers luxury and fun in San Diego for a lower starting MSRP than the TLX, which takes your options up a notch with its higher price point.

  • 2021 Acura ILX: Starting MSRP of $25,950**
  • 2021 Acura TLX: Starting MSRP of $37,500**


ILX vs. TLX: Performance Specs

When sizing up the Acura ILX vs. TLX in terms of power, both house similar engines with slight variations in performance outputs. The ILX achieves a small boost in fuel efficiency, while the TLX delivers more power behind the wheel in Temecula.  

Standard Acura ILX Engine Specs: 

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with FWD
  • 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 24/34 city/highway mpg*

Standard Acura TLX Engine Specs:

  • 2.0L inline-4 engine with FWD
  • 272 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 22/31 city/highway mpg* w/FWD


ILX vs. TLX: Interior Dimensions

Other differences between the Acura ILX and TLX are found in their cabins. Both luxury sedans seat five passengers comfortably, but the TLX does provide several extra inches of space, which can add up to a more relaxing journey through Carlsbad.

Acura ILX Dimensions:

  • 89.3 cubic feet passenger volume
  • 12.4 cubic feet cargo volume
  • 55.6/53.6 inches front/rear shoulder room
  • 50.3/51.7 inches front/rear hip room

Acura TLX Dimensions:

  • 93.4 cubic feet passenger volume
  • 13.5 cubic feet cargo volume
  • 58.2/55 inches front/rear shoulder room
  • 55.8.6/54.6 inches front/rear hip room


Compare the 2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX at Acura of Escondido

The best way to explore the difference between the Acura ILX and TLX is to test drive both in person at Acura of Escondido! Getting behind the wheel of each model will help you see which sedan better speaks to your needs, and along the way, our knowledgeable sales team can point out all the highlights of these stunning vehicles. Learn more about add-ons such as the Acura Technology Package or Acura TLX Technology Package, and get a great deal when you take advantage of our current new vehicle specials! Contact us today to get started, to learn about the Acura TLX interior, and more.

*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 models only) and other factors.
**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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