How Does the 2016 Lexus IS Price Compare to the 2016 Acura TLX?

December 16th, 2015 by

2016 Acura TLXIf you listen to Lexus, the 2016 Lexus IS 200t price puts it well within the range of the young professional, but at $37,325, we think you can find a more affordable and better-equipped luxury sedan. Like the 2016 Acura TLX. The 2016 TLX has a base price starting at just $31,695 (MSRP)* and yet manages to give drivers quite a bit more than the Lexus IS 200t.

Keep reading to see what advantages you’ll find on the TLX besides its lower pricing.

Acura Delivers Luxury and Affordability

The 2016 Lexus IS 200t price certainly makes it affordable among the Lexus lineup, but in the rest of the luxury car world, it has trouble keeping up with its competition. In addition to the TLX’s lower price, Acura’s sedan delivers long-term savings via a high fuel economy:

  • 2016 Acura TLX models with the standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission earn an EPA-estimated 35 highway and 24 city mpg for 28 mpg combined.**
  • The 2016 Lexus IS 200t’s engine only manages 33 highway and 22 city mpg for 26 combined mpg.

And then there are the features. It’s common to assume that the more expensive luxury sedan has a better package of features, but this is just a glimpse at the amenities you’ll find on the TLX that are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the Lexus IS:

  • Driver memory settings for seat, mirrors, and HVAC
  • Multi-angle rearview camera system
  • Heated front seating
  • Active noise/sound cancellation
  • LED Jewel Eye headlights
  • Remote trunk release
  • Active head restraints

The higher price of the Lexus is simply because they know many drivers expect to pay extra for a luxury sedan. Why not use that price difference to add some upgrades onto the TLX and make it even more impressive than the Lexus IS?

Test Drive a TLX

Price and features are just a few aspects of the 2016 Acura TLX that make it so popular among Chicago area drivers, but the best way to see just why so many Chicagoans choose it for their sport sedan is to get behind the wheel and go for a drive. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today for a test drive of the TLX and let us know how you think it compares to the Lexus IS.

*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.

**Based on 2016 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 models only), and other factors.

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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