How Does the 2016 BMW 3 Series Price Compare with an Acura TLX?

April 7th, 2016 by

Acura TLXWhen shopping for a new vehicle, one of the first factors consumers look at is cost.

In the luxury vehicle realm, how does the 2016 BMW 3 Series price compare with rival vehicles? Does a competitor like the 2016 Acura TLX offer better value and more for the money?

Keep reading, and we’ll explore how these two nameplates measure up in terms of cost and the features drivers will receive for the price.

Price Points

The Acura TLX is priced below the BMW 3 Series Sedan models at the base level, and the TLX roster offers a much wider range of trim levels, giving consumers more options as they choose the right vehicle for them.

The 2016 TLX lineup comprises the following trim levels and prices:

  • Acura TLX 2.4 8-DCT P-AWS: MSRP $31,695*
  • Acura TLX 3.5 V-6 9-AT P-AWS: MSRP $35,320*
  • Acura TLX 2.4 9-DCT P-AWS with Technology Package: MSRP $35,750*
  • Acura TLX 3.5 V-6 9-AT P-AWS with Technology Package: MSRP $39,375*
  • Acura TLX 3.5 V-6 9-AT SH-AWD with Technology Package: MSRP $41,575*
  • Acura TLX 3.5 V-6 9-AT P-AWS with Advance Package: MSRP $42,600*
  • Acura TLX 3.5 V-6 9-AT SH-AWD with Advance Package: MSRP $44,800*

The following is the lineup and pricing for the BMW 3 Series Sedan:

  • BMW 3 Series 320i Sedan: MSRP starts at $33,150
  • BMW 3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan: MSRP starts at $35,150
  • BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan: MSRP starts at $38,350

Amenities for the Price

The TLX base model offers amenities not offered standard (if at all) on the 3 Series base trim, including a standard four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, while the 3 Series base model only offers a two-way power-adjustable front passenger seat—and only as an optional upgrade.

Other features offered standard onboard the base model TLX but not the base model 3 Series include:

  • Two-driver memory settings (only offered as an available upgrade in the 3 Series)
  • Power moonroof (only offered as an available upgrade in the 3 Series)
  • Universal garage door opener (only offered as an available upgrade in the 3 Series)
  • Rearview camera (only offered as an available upgrade in the 3 Series)
  • Front adjustable lumbar support (not available in the 3 Series)
  • Power driver seat (only offered as an available upgrade in the 3 Series)
  • Heated front seats (only offered as an available upgrade in the 3 Series)
  • Satellite radio (only offered as an available upgrade in the 3 Series)
  • Noise cancellation (not available in the 3 Series)
  • LED headlights (only offered as an available upgrade in the 3 Series)
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror

Take It for a Spin

Drivers can further explore the winning qualities of the 2016 Acura TLX at any Chicagoland Acura Dealers location.

Visit or contact any of our affiliated dealerships today to take this outstanding luxury vehicle for a test drive.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, TLX