Compare the 2016 Lexus IS Trims to the Acura TLX

April 20th, 2016 by

Acura TLXBefore deciding between the handful of 2016 Lexus IS trims, Chicagoland drivers should take a look at all of their options. The 2016 Acura TLX is available now at a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you, and we think that it has no trouble going head to head with the Lexus.

The 2016 Lexus IS 200t vs. 2016 Acura TLX 2.4

As the entry-level models for two luxury sedans, the base 2016 Lexus IS trim might be expected to match up with the TLX, but that’s not the case. Before we even get into the features, let’s start with the price:

  • The 2016 Lexus IS 200t has a base price of $37,325.
  • The base model 2016 Acura TLX 2.4 8-DCT P-AWS is priced at $31,695 (MSRP).*

Acura has built a reputation for giving drivers luxury at an affordable price while the Lexus brand looks eager to live up to the legacy of many other luxury brands: being some of the most expensive cars on the road. Despite the difference in price, the 2016 Acura TLX has more in the way of standard features; you’ll find the following on the TLX, and each of these features either requires an upgrade or is unavailable on the Lexus:

  • Driver-side memory adjustments
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Heated front seating
  • Noise and sound cancellation
  • Jewel Eye LED headlights
  • Remote trunk release

As if these features and the price advantage weren’t enough, the 2016 Acura TLX 2.4 earns an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the city,** while the Lexus only manages 33 highway and 22 city mpg.

Higher Trims

The differences only get bigger as you move up the trims for the models; we think a comparison of the prices for the 2016 Acura TLX 3.5 and the next highest of the 2016 Lexus IS trims—the 300—will say all it needs to:

  • The 2016 Acura TLX 3.5 V-6 9-AT P-AWS is priced at $35,320 (MSRP).*
  • 2016 Lexus IS 300 models are priced at $39,700.

The differences in features continue as we go up the trim levels, but we’d like to show you what the TLX 3.5 has to offer in person.

Test Drive an Acura

The 2016 Acura TLX is one of the most elegant and luxurious sport sedans on the road, and while the 2016 Lexus IS trims certainly have some nice features, we think that once you get behind the wheel of the TLX, you’ll see why we prefer it. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today 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.

**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 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.

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, TLX