2021 Acura ILX FWD

2021 Acura TLX FWD
$26,100 MSRP*

Starting Price

$37,500 MSRP*
2.4L 4-cylinder


2.0L 4-cylinder
201 hp


272 hp
24/34 city/highway mpg**

Fuel Efficiency

22/31 city/highway mpg**
Up to 89.3 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

Up to 93.3 cubic feet
Up to 12.4 cubic feet

Trunk Space

Up to 13.5 cubic feet

What’s the Difference Between the Acura ILX and TLX?

When it comes to luxury sedans, the 2021 Acura ILX and TLX present a perfect combination of power and sophistication on East Baton Rouge roads, but what’s the difference between Acura ILX and TLX models? Aside from pricing and trim options, both lineups deliver their own distinct performance specs along with uniquely designed cabins to meet your needs behind the wheel. Compare the 2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX to find the right fit, and shop for your next Acura sedan at Acura of Baton Rouge. 

Acura ILX vs. TLX: Pricing Options

In terms of starting price, the 2021 Acura ILX base model comes in at $26,100 MSRP*, while the 2021 Acura TLX base model has a higher starting price of $37,500 MSRP*. The ILX offers customers the luxury of a lower starting price and options including the ILX, Premium, A-Spec® w/Premium, and A-Spec® w/Technology packages. Despite the higher MSRP of the TLX, you can enjoy more luxurious features among its configurations: TLX, Technology, A-Spec®, and Advance packages. 

Acura ILX vs. TLX: Power and MPG

The particular performance you’re looking for on East Baton Rouge roads will play a major factor in your decision. Both luxury sedans come with standard front-wheel drive systems, however there are several differences to note. The ILX boasts a larger engine and a more efficient fuel economy rating, while the TLX offers drivers a stronger transmission and higher horsepower and torque for a sportier ride. Here’s a breakdown of the 2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX specs below:

ILX Performance Specs:

  • 2.4L four-cylinder engine
  • 8-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard FWD
  • 24/34 city/highway mpg**

TLX Performance Specs:

  • 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission 
  • 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard FWD
  • 22/31 city/highway mpg**

Acura ILX vs. TLX: Interior Dimensions and Features

Another difference between Acura ILX and TLX models is that the ILX is a bit more compact, as it has a cabin that measures 89.3 cubic feet in passenger space. You’ll have up to 93.4 cubic feet of passenger space in the TLX. While the TLX has a bit more room to stretch out during your commute, both offer ample storage with 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space available in the ILX and 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the TLX. Each provides its own unique set of luxury amenities and safety features which are highlighted below:

ILX Interior Features:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • 7-inch central display
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Multi-View Camera System

TLX Interior Features:

  • Premium full-grain Milano leather trim
  • Iconic Drive™ Ambient Cabin Lighting
  • 10.2-inch HD display
  • True Touchpad Interface™
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Surround-View Camera
  • AcuraLink® Connected Services

Compare the Acura ILX vs. TLX in Person at Acura of Baton Rouge

Now that you’ve compared the difference between the Acura ILX and TLX, put these two luxury sedans to the test on East Baton Rouge roads. Bring home a new Acura ILX or TLX for sale from Acura of Baton Rouge, and check out our new vehicle specials for more savings on new Acura packages. Learn more about your favorite Acura models with our other vehicle comparisons, and speak with our sales team about leasing your next car. Contact us today for more information on the 2021 ILX vs. TLX, and visit our dealership in Baton Rouge for a test drive! Explore more Acura comparisons to see which sedan is right for you with our breakdown of the Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord.

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*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.

**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 only) and other factors.

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