2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Acura TLX

2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Acura TLX
2021 Acura ILX


2021 Acura TLX

Starting MSRP for Base Trim

2.4L 4-cylinder


2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder

Fuel Economy (city/highway mpg)

22/31* w/ FWD

Horsepower (hp)


Passenger Volume (cubic feet)


Cargo Volume (cubic feet)


Both the 2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX are outstanding options if you are thinking of getting a luxury sedan for your next vehicle in Winter Haven. There are many differences between Acura ILX and TLX from their starting prices to their performance, so drivers in the Lakeland area can choose one that best suits their lifestyle. Let’s take a closer look at the ILX vs. TLX with the experts at Regal Acura before deciding which one is right for you. 

ILX vs. TLX: Starting Price 

The first difference between Acura ILX and TLX that many Tampa drivers will notice is the sedans’ prices. With a starting MSRP of $26,100**, the ILX is less expensive than the TLX with a starting MSRP of $37,500**. If you are on a budget, you might lend towards the ILX, but the extra cost for the TLX is worth its other appealing features when it comes to performance and interior. 

ILX vs. TLX: Performance

Beyond the starting prices, you will see that the Acura ILX vs. TLX is also distinct in its engine configurations. Though it is difficult to compare these sedans fairly with their different engines, the ILX is more fuel-efficient while the TLX has more power. View their specs below:

 Standard ILX 2.4L 4-cylinder Engine with FWD

  • 201 hp
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • 24 city / 34 highway mpg* EPA-estimated

Standard TLX 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder Engine with FWD

  • 272 hp
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 city / 31 highway mpg* EPA-estimated with FWD

ILX vs. TLX: Interior Measurements

Let’s hop inside to see what is the difference between Acura ILX and TLX when it comes to their interior measurements. Inside these midsize luxury sedans you can bring up to five passengers for any commutes on the Plant City streets. However, the overall interior dimensions vary: 

ILX Dimensions

  • Front Shoulder Room – 55.6 inches 
  • Rear Shoulder Room – 53.6 inches 
  • Front Hip Room – 50.3 inches
  • Rear Hip Room – 51.7 inches 
  • Passenger Volume – 89.3 cubic feet 
  • Cargo Volume – 12.4 cubic feet 

TLX Dimensions

  • Front Shoulder Room – 58.2 inches
  • Rear Shoulder Room – 55.0 inches
  • Front Hip Room – 55.8 inches
  • Rear Hip Room – 54.6 inches 
  • Passenger Volume – 93.4 cubic feet 
  • Cargo Volume – 13.5 cubic feet 

When you are paying more for the Acura TLX, you can expect the interior to be more spacious and for each passenger to have more individual space. 

Experience the 2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX at Regal Acura

Which Acura lineup are you more interested in? If both sedans seem good and you are still unsure, we understand! Come down to Regal Acura to test drive both ILX and TLX to get a feel of both sedans for yourself. Contact us if you have any questions about these sedans or about our financing options. Be sure to check out how to buy either Acura sedan from us online, including financing and trade-ins, if you want to shop for your next car the easy way! Want to explore more Acura vehicles? See how two Acura luxury SUVs compare neck to neck in our MDX vs. RDX guide!

*Based on 2021 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.
**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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