2017 Acura TLX 2.4 8-DCT P-AWS vs. 2017 Lexus ES 350 FWD

March 27th, 2017 by

2017 Acura TLX AWD Exterior Front GrilleChicagoland drivers know luxury when they see it, and as far as they’re concerned, the 2017 Lexus ES 350 FWD offers little to get excited about, especially when it’s compared to an Acura. Pricing for the ES begins at $38,900 MSRP, but despite that high price tag, the performance and design features it offers can’t hold a candle to those of the more affordable 2017 Acura TLX 2.4 8-DCT P-AWS! The latter is priced at just $32,000 MSRP,* but it offers standard features, fuel economy, and safety that its more expensive competitors universally lack.

Get the Luxury You Deserve

The reviewers at Edmunds.com are pointing Chicagoland drivers in the right direction when they write: “Looking for a luxury sedan that’s roomy, quiet and provides plenty of features, all within your budget? Consider the 2017 Acura TLX.” Drivers who opt for the more expensive ES 350 will miss out on the TLX’s standard heated front seats, paddle shifters, noise/sound cancellation, and two-setting driver’s seat memory function. Apart from noise/sound cancellation, these features are only offered as optional upgrades in the Lexus for an additional cost, but there’s no reason for Chicagoland drivers to pour money into a vehicle that will still be inferior to the TLX at the end of the day.

The Lexus ES 350 FWD has been equipped with a bulky 3.5L V6 engine, and we think drivers have plenty of reasons to prefer the 2.4L I4 they’ll find in the TLX. Both models offer considerable power, but the ES 350 gets only 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway! The TLX 2.4 8-DCT P-AWS, which offers up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city and 35 mpg highway,** is clearly the more sensible option. What’s more, Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Steer feature allows the 2017 TLX to handle like a dream! You’ll love how you feel behind the wheel of this Acura, and the touring experience offered by the Lexus pales in comparison.

Take the 2017 Acura TLX for a Test Drive!

When the 2017 Lexus ES 350 is compared to the 2017 Acura TLX, it’s easy to see why the latter continues to excite drivers all across the nation. You can explore our current offers and take the TLX for a test drive by visiting a Chicagoland Acura Dealers location near you!


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or destination and handling charge. Destination and handling charge is $950 for sedans and $975 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2017 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.

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