Want to elevate your Asheville and Hendersonville commutes with a luxury sedan? Especially when it comes loaded with everything from a reliable performance, ample cabin space, and a great starting price. Acura offers two great options to choose from: the 2020 Acura ILX or 2020 Acura TLX. Apple Tree Acura is here to compare the 2020 Acura ILX vs. 2020 Acura TLX to see which luxury sedan is right for you.

2020 Acura ILX vs. 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura ILX


2020 Acura TLX

Starting MSRP

24/34 city/highway mpg*

Fuel Efficiency

23/33 city/highway mpg*
12.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space

14.3 cubic feet
2.4L 4-cylinder engine

Engine Configuration

2.4L inline-4 engine

SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

89.3 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

93.3 cubic feet

Acura ILX vs. Acura TLX: Engine Specs

The difference between Acura ILX and TLX doesn’t start with the engine: both feature standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine configurations that deliver almost identical fuel economy ratings and performance specs. However, if you opt for the TLX, you will have the option to upgrade to a 3.5L V6 engine. Check out the performance specs for both models below: 

 Standard Acura ILX Engine Specs: 

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with FWD
  • 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 24/34 city/highway mpg*

Standard Acura TLX Engine Specs:

  • 2.4L inline-4 engine with FWD and Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®)
  • 206 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23/33 city/highway mpg*

Upgraded Acura TLX Engine Specs:

  • FWD with P-AWS® or SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™)
  • EPA-estimated 20/31 city/highway mpg* (FWD)
  • EPA-estimated 20/29 city/highway mpg* (SH-AWD®)
  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque

Acura ILX vs. Acura TLX: Interior Dimensions

Whether you choose the 2020 Acura ILX or the 20202 Acura TLX, you’ll have seating for five passengers. There are some slight differences between Acura ILX and TLX when it comes to interior measurements: the ILX has a slightly more compact ride while the TLX offers extra space. 

Acura ILX Dimensions:

  • 55.6/53.6 inches front/rear shoulder room
  • 50.3/51.7 inches front/rear hip room
  • 89.3 cubic feet passenger volume
  • 12.4 cubic feet cargo volume

Acura TLX DImensions:

  • 57.5/55.4 inches front/rear shoulder room
  • 55.3.6/54.9 inches front/rear hip room
  • 93.3 cubic feet passenger volume
  • 14.3 cubic feet cargo volume

Acura ILX vs. Acura TLX: Pricing and Interior Features

Another difference between Acura ILX and TLX is you can expect to save more when you opt for the Acura ILX with a starting price of $25,900 MSRP**. If you find yourself choosing the TLX, then you can just expect to pay a little more with its starting price of $33,000 MSRP**. Both cars feature luxury interior amenities with the TLX going a step further:

Acura TLX Interior

  • 10-way power driver seat 
  • Available perforated Milano leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Available ventilated front seats and heated rear seats
  • 7 speakers 
  • Standard SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Acura ILX Interior

  • 8-way power driver seat
  • Available perforated Milano leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 6 speakers
  • Available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Compare the Acura ILX or TLX in Person at Apple Tree Acura Today

Whether you prefer the Acura ILX or TLX, either model is sure to pack all of the power and interior space you need at a price you can appreciate. Now that you’ve compared the Acura ILX vs. TLX, head to Apple Tree Acura and browse our inventory of new TLX and new ILX models for sale to fit your budget. Contact us today to find out about our TLX lease specials and schedule a test drive at our dealership near Johnson City and Greenville!

*Based on 2019 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 do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

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