2018 Acura TLX vs. 2018 Audi A4

The Acura TLX has picked up a few new features and style updates for the new model year. Bill Gatton Acura is helping customers do some of the heavy-lifting of vehicle research. The dealership's staff put together this direct comparison of the 2018 Acura TLX 3.5L vs. 2018 Audi A4. At this level, the current TLX offers a larger and more powerful engine along with a few special features not found on those trims equipped with four-cylinder engines. Additionally, this version of the Acura TLX has a suggested starting price* that comes in under that of a similarly-equipped version of the Audi A4. Bill Gatton Acura customers looking to learn more about the all of the available versions of the 2018 Acura TLX can schedule a test drive with a product expert today.

Even with a lower price to start, the 2018 Acura TLX is more than able to compete with the current model of the Audi A4. Just about every sedan at this level of the automotive industry offers a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. The 2018 Acura TLX is no different. Buyers considering the 3.5L trim will get a smartly-designed infotainment system with a large and responsive touchscreen interface. Not only will this system help a driver choose their favorite music, but it's also compatible with both the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. The Audi A4 offers this capability as well but does so at a higher overall pricing structure. More tech-savvy buyers will want to look at the TLX 3.5L with Advance and its additional options.


2018 Acura TLX Vs. 2018 CLA Class
3.5-L, V-6 Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
290/267 Horsepower/Torque 252/273
Nine-speed auto Transmission Seven-speed auto
14.3 cu.-ft. Trunk Space 13 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

The 2018 Acura TLX 3.5L is the first option on the sedan's trim ladder to offer buyers additional performance options. Under the hood, this model and those above get a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that is attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Drivers will be able easily to accelerate up to highway speeds thanks to the available 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The automaker has also included an option for potential TLX owners looking for better efficiency numbers. TLX 2.4L and TLX 2.4L with Technology trims are outfitted with a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making 206 horsepower and sends power to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

A front left quarter image of the 2018 Acura TLX
A rear left quarter view of the 2018 Acura TLX

A close up photo of the wireless smartphone charging tray in the 2018 TLX
A look at the infotainment system and driver's cockpit of the 2018 Acura TLX
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