The 2014 Lexus ES Horsepower Comes Up Short

February 26th, 2014 by

In order to have a truly competitive luxury vehicle, you have to be firing on all cylinders, and while the 2014 Lexus ES is certainly a nice car, it falls short of the 2014 Acura TL in a handful of important places, including horsepower.

The 2014 Acura TL is available now at a Chicagoland Acura Dealer, where we’ll be happy to show you the ins and the outs in person, but for now, read on to see how it compares to the Lexus.

The Lexus ES 350 Just Doesn’t Deliver

Features and horsepower are two of the most important aspects of a luxury car for many drivers, and seeing the Lexus come up short in both of them is a nice reminder that the 2014 TL is truly something special.

Under the hood is a 280-hp 3.5L V6, compared to the Lexus’s 268-hp V6 engine. You also get more torque (254 lb-ft to 248 lb-ft) when you choose the Acura. But if it were just the superiority of the engine, we might understand some drivers still choosing the ES 350.

That said, the TL has features that either require upgrade or are unavailable on the Lexus, including:

  • Two memory adjustments for driver-side features
  • Speed sensing wipers
  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • Dual adjustable seat height with driver memory
  • Front heated seating
  • High intensity discharge (HID) headlights
  • Paddle shifters

It looks clear to us where the advantage lies.

The TL is a Fun Drive

Take it from us, the 2014 TL is one of the most fun experiences we’ve had behind the wheel. Actually, you don’t have to take it from us; visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today and take one for a test drive. We have many convenient locations in and around the greater Chicago area, and we think you’ll be glad you made the trip.


Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville

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