Acura ILX vs. TLX

Acura ILX vs. Acura TLX: Explore the latest premium Acura sedans at St. Louis Acura

While SUVs and crossovers may have taken over as the industry's most popular vehicle type, the tried-and-true sedan still delivers the best blend of efficiency, drivability, comfort, and value. And for St. Louis drivers seeking something sporty and luxurious to enhance their driving experience, Acura offers a pair of premium sedans that are among the most well-rounded and compelling models in their respective classes. The Acura ILX and TLX offer something for a wide range of needs and preferences, but which one is the best fit for you? To help you in your search, here's a quick look at the differentiating characteristics of these two intriguing sport sedans.

Acura ILX

  • Type: Premium Sport Compact Sedan
  • Engine: 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® four-cylinder (201 horsepower, 180 pound-feet of torque)
  • Passenger Volume: 89.3 cubic feet
  • Trunk Space:
  • AcuraWatch™: Standard
  • Packages: Premium, A-Spec

Offering an upscale cabin, maneuverable dimensions, and responsive performance, the Acura ILX is ideal for Kirkwood drivers looking to upgrade their morning commute at an accessible price point. Acura labels it a Premium Sport Compact Sedan, and with its aggressive styling, advanced amenities, and city-friendly physical footprint, the ILX certainly lives up to the designation.

ILX Under The Hood

Under the hood, a DOHC i-VTEC® engine provides the ILX with ample motivation, while the amplitude reactive dampers and race-inspired 8-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission deliver engaging and agile handling through the curves and corners.

Like, all Acura models, the ILX comes nicely equipped with standard features like a sunroof, simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation

Acura TLX

  • Type: Premium Sport Sedan
  • Engine: 2.0L VTEC® turbo-four (272 hp, 280 lb-ft)
  • Passenger Volume: 93.4 cubic feet
  • Trunk Space: 13.5 cubic feet
  • AcuraWatch™: Standard
  • Packages: Technology, A-Spec, Advance

TLX: Redesigned

Coming off a full redesign for its second generation, the Acura TLX takes over for the outgoing RLX as the automaker's flagship sedan. Slightly larger than its smaller ILX sibling, the TLX also offers enhanced accommodations and performance to go along with its increased dimensions. In addition to a potent V6 under the hood, the TLX delivers an agile and engaging driving experience thanks to its Adaptive Damper System, Integrated Dynamics System drive modes, and available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™.

Like the ILX, the Acura TLX is also well-equipped, but with even more amenities for the standard features list. Notable additions to the base TLX include a 10.2-inch True Touchpad-controlled HD center display, Traffic Jam Assist, front and rear parking sensors, and Advanced Pedestrian Detection.

Test-drive Acura luxury sport sedans near St Charles and Chesterfield

For more information about Acura TLX and ILX sedans and their available configurations and special financing offers, please reach out to St. Louis Acura at your convenience. And if you'd like to experience the accommodations and driving dynamics for yourself, we invite you to schedule a test drive. We'll be happy to give you a tour.

  1. St. Louis Acura

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    St. Louis, MO 63011

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