Acura's Best Full-Size Sedans in Chicago

  • 2016 Acura TLX

    Chicago area drivers have a wide variety of luxury cars and crossovers available to them, so if you’re struggling to find the best full-size sedan, we want to help. At Chicagoland Acura Dealers, three of our five new models are luxury sedans, with an option that fits nearly any budget and a wide enough range of features to fit your needs. The best way to see the ILX, TLX, or RLX is to get behind the wheel, but we’ve got an overview to entice you into the driver’s seat.

2017 Acura ILX

The 2017 Acura ILX deserves a place on all “best sedan” lists for pulling off one of the most difficult tricks in the luxury car world: being both affordable and elegant. While this is expected of the Acura lineup, the ILX in particular gives young drivers a luxury option that they can afford before retirement age, and even the fully decked-out A-SPEC model remains competitively priced.

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Acura ILX Interior

Interior Space and Design: The ILX has seating for up to five passengers and gives everyone plenty of space to get comfortable with 89.3 cubic feet of passenger room.

Acura ILX Bluetooth

Standard Features: Each ILX comes with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio, an in-dash touchscreen infotainment system, a multi-view rear camera, Jewel Eye LED headlights, automatic climate control, and heated front seating.

Acura ILX Navigation

Available Features: AcuraLink telematics, a navigation system, satellite radio, a 10-speaker ELS stereo system, voice-recognition technology, and more.

Acura ILX EngineEngine Specs and MPG: Under the hood of each ILX is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine rated at 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, earning an EPA-estimated 35 highway and 25 city mpg.*

Acura ILX Safety

Safety Features: The 2017 Acura ILX is available with the AcuraWatch Plus package that adds on advanced driver assistance and accident prevention features like collision mitigation braking and lane departure warning.


You can compare the 2017 Acura ILX or any of our current Acura models to the competition with our convenient direct compare tool. Just select the vehicle you want from the dropbox and scroll down for the comparison.

2016 Acura TLX

Drivers looking for a new sport sedan should put the 2016 Acura TLX onto their list of best full-size sedans. Available with two different engine options, Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, and Technology and Advance Packages, the TLX has successfully replaced two outgoing Acura models by giving drivers options enough to have a sport sedan that fits their precise expectations.

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The TLX has many of the same standard and available features as the ILX, including the advanced safety amenities. Here’s how it differentiates itself:


Acura TLX InteriorInterior Design and Space: This sport sedan also seats up to five, but you can see from the moment you open the door that it’s inspired by the track, with a driver-centric cabin that puts all the tech and features within easy reach. The 93.3 cubic feet of passenger space ensure you’ll have a comfortable ride even if all five seats are filled.

Acura TLX 2.4 Engine2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine: The standard TLX engine kicks out 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque and is paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, earning an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the city.*

Acura TLX 3.5 Engine3.5L V6 Engine: Upgrading to the V6 brings the power up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, switching out the 8-speed DCT for a 9-speed automatic transmission. You’ll barely notice an impact on the fuel economy, either; 2016 TLX V6 FWD models earn an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 21 city mpg.*

Acura TLX AWDSuper Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD): TLX models with the V6 engine have Acura’s advanced SH-AWD system available for improved performance on both dry pavement and during inclement weather. This system automatically adjusts wheel torque as needed and can even shift the bulk of engine power to the rear outside wheel to launch through a turn. 2016 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD models earn an EPA-estimated 31 highway and 21 city mpg.*


These are just some of the details of the TLX; be sure to ask about the Advance and Technology Packages when you visit.

2016 Acura RLX

The flagship of the Acura lineup, the 2016 Acura RLX is without a doubt one of the best full-size sedans in the Chicagoland area. Available in both the standard and Sport Hybrid builds, the RLX already starts off with the Technology Package applied, giving it an edge over nearly every other luxury sedan on the road.

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Let’s take a look at what makes it special:


Acura RLX SH-AWDSport Hybrid SH-AWD: Most drivers think of a hybrid as a boring car; the RLX Sport Hybrid is anything but. Adding three electric motors and Acura’s SH-AWD system gives drivers incredible levels of control and actually increases the total system power to a whopping 377 combined hp. The 2016 RLX Sport Hybrid remains fuel-efficient despite its power and all-wheel drive, earning an EPA-estimated 32 highway and 28 city mpg.*

Acura RLX 3.5 EngineStandard 3.5L V6 Engine: The Sport Hybrid is just a special version of the RLX, and they both have a 3.5L V6 engine powering them. The standard V6 delivers 310 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque, earning an EPA-estimated 31 highway and 20 city mpg.*

Acura RLX TechnologyTechnology Package: Standard on the RLX, this package raises the tech to new levels with standard features that include keyless entry and ignition, adaptive cruise control, Acura navigation with real-time traffic, a premium 14-speaker ELS audio system, and much more.

Acura RLX FeaturesComfort Features: Each RLX comes with a premium Milano leather-trimmed interior, a GPS-linked tri-zone climate control system, heated front seating, 12-way power-adjustable front seating with 4-way lumbar adjustment (driver and passenger), and more.
Acura RLX Interior SpacePassenger Space: This five-passenger sedan is positively cavernous, giving everyone plenty of comfort room with 102.1 cubic feet of passenger space.

Find the Best Full-Size Sedan for You

We hope we’ve shown you that Acura makes some of the best full-size sedans in the Chicago area, but if you can’t decide which one is right for you, we can help. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of one, two, or all three of these sedans to find your next luxury car.


*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.
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Chicagoland Acura Dealers
Chicagoland Acura Dealers
Chicago, IL, United States
Chicagoland Acura Dealers 41.8819, 87.6278.