Inspecting Value: The 2015 Cadillac ATS or Acura TLX?
The 2015 Acura TLX is available now at Chicagoland Acura Dealers, but if you’re looking at a new sport sedan like this, you likely have been eying the competition as well. So, how does a vehicle like the 2015 Cadillac ATS compare to the TLX? While there are quite a few different features that we think push the TLX well ahead of the Cadillac, all of those features combine with the construction of the vehicle and translate into one very important factor: residual value.
Essentially, the residual value of a vehicle is the amount that it is estimated the vehicle will be worth as a percentage of its original price. ALG is the leading expert in residual value calculations, and they’ve found something quite impressive about the new TLX.
The ALG Residual Value
The 2015 TLX is built to replace both the Acura TL and TSX, and it has done a stellar job. Of course, a luxury sedan that replaces two incredibly competitive luxury sedans is likely to be a great value, and ALG agrees. The ALG residual value of the 2015 TLX sits at 51% after 36 months and 38% at 60 months.
The Cadillac, on the other hand, only has a residual value of 45% at 36 months and 33% at 60 months. There’s not one single cause for such a disparity in residual value, but we think the features and fuel economy of the TLX along with Acura’s reputation for excellence have had a significant impact on the value of the TLX.
Of course, you should really see Acura’s sport sedan for yourself before making a decision.
Test Drive the TLX Today
We think that the residual value is a very important part of the new car search, but it’s only a part of it. One of the most important aspects of buying a new car is the test drive, that way you can get a feel for just how the car performs when you’re behind the wheel.
Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today and see if the TLX lives up to its incredible reputation. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.