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Acura TLX
2021 Acura TLX
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$37,500
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2021 Nissan Maxima
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$36,990
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2021 Volkswagen Passat
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$23,995
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13.5 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
174 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
261 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
206 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,709 lbs
3,565 lbs
3,325 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
24 MPG
28 MPG
City
22 MPG
20 MPG
24 MPG
Highway
31 MPG
30 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 Tons/yr
7.4 (2020) Tons/yr
6.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
18 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
349.8 miles
360 miles
444 miles
Cruising Range Highway
492.9 miles
540 miles
666 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.6 in
192.8 in
193.6 in
Height
56.4 in
56.5 in
58 in
Max Width
75.2 in
73.2 in
72.2 in
Front Width
64 in
62.4 in
62.1 in
Rear Width
64.6 in
62.4 in
61 in
Wheelbase
113 in
109.3 in
110.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.3 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.5 in
45 in
42.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
37.2 in
39.4 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.2 in
56.7 in
56.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.8 in
54.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
34.9 in
34.2 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.3 in
36.7 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55 in
55.7 in
57 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
53.5 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.5 ft³
14.3 ft³
15.9 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
40.1 ft
N/A
36.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 8.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 8.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P235/50VR18
P245/45VR18
P215/55HR17
Rear Tire
P235/50VR18
P245/45VR18
P215/55HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Pearl White Tricoat
Aurora Red Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Cashmere, Leather-Appointed Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Leather-Appointed Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles