A side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Acura TLX vs. 2018 Lexus IS 300

2018 Acura TLX vs. 2018 2018 Lexus IS 300

A brief comparison between the 2018 Acura TLX vs. 2018 Lexus IS 300 shows a few similarities, but beneath the surface, the new Acura TLX available for sale at Bill Gatton Acura has more than a few special points in its favor. For sure, car buyers considering a model in this portion of the automotive market have a lot of tough choices to make. Because of the vast volume of decisions to be made, product experts at Bill Gatton Acura wants to get as much objective information into people's hands as possible. For instance, two areas where the 2018 Acura TLX is able to outshine the current Lexus IS 300 come in outright performance and available technology. The 2018 Acura TLX is currently available in the Bill Gatton Acura showroom.

One common thread binding the 2018 TLX and Lexus IS 300 together are the standard suites of active safety systems. The AcuraWatch™ system is available on all six of the sedan's trim grades, TLX 2.4L, TLX 2.4L with Technology, TLX 3.5L, TLX 3.5L with Technology, TLX 3.5L A-Spec and TLX 3.5L with Advance. According to information produced by Acura, the TLX leads all midsize luxury sedans in the availability of active safety systems technology. Taking the idea of the 2018 TLX offering cutting-edge technology a step further, the latest Acura sedan's infotainment system is compatible with most of the top applications for the Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ suites. The 2018 Lexus IS 300 doesn't offer this capability.



2018 Acura TLX Vs. 2018 Lexus IS 300
3.5-liter, V-6 Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
290/267 Horsepower/Torque 241/258
Eight-speed auto Transmission Eight-speed auto
14.3 cu.-ft. Cargo Space 10.8 cu.-ft.


Performance specs: 2018 TLX vs. 2018 IS 300

When choosing the available powertrains for the 2018 Acura TLX, the automaker didn't mess about. Entry-level versions use a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This gives drivers more than 205 horsepower to work with as well as very competitive fuel economy* scores. For the most performance possible, form the new TLX, Bill Gatton Acura customers can also choose a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that is attached to a nine-speed automatic, making 290 horsepower. The top engine option for the 2018 Lexus IS 300 tops out at just 260 horsepower and uses a six-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, the Lexus IS 300 doesn't have front-wheel-drive, only rear- and all-wheel-drive.

*Based on 2018 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.

A left front quarter image of the 2018 Acura TLX against a white background
A rear view of a blue 2018 Acura TLX going around a sharp curve

An interior view of the driver's cockpit of the 2018 Acura TLX including steering wheel, infotainment system and gauge cluster
A close up photo of the dual-screen interface for the 2018 Acura TLX

A front quarter view of an Acura MDX on the road
A grey Acura RLX driving down a ramp in a parking garage


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