2019 Acura ILX vs. 2019 Acura TLX: Which is Right for You?

If you are looking to upgrade your car, you should consider the 2019 Acura ILX and the 2019 Acura TLX. These vehicles are two great options. The Acura ILX is a compact car, and the Acura TLX is a midsize car, so they have some differences when it comes to size, performance, features, and price. Check out some of the key differences below so that you can decide which of these cars is right for you.

Size Comparison

First, let’s take a look at the size difference between the 2019 Acura ILX and the 2019 Acura TLX. The Acura ILX is a compact car and the Acura TLX is a midsize car, so these vehicles have a slightly different size. When you look at exterior specs, the ILX is 182.2 inches long and the TLX is 191 inches long. For width, the ILX is 70.6 inches, and the TLX is 73 inches. The Acura TLX Is also about an inch and a half taller than the Acura ILX.

As you can see, the exterior of the Acura TLX is slightly larger than the Acura ILX. What does this mean for the interior? There are some differences when it comes to passenger volume and cargo capacity with these two vehicles. Both of these cars seat up to five people, but they are slightly different in the room they have. In terms of passenger volume, the 2019 Acura ILX gives you 89.3 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the 2019 TLX gives you 93.3 cubic feet. This means that the TLX gives you a few more inches of head and shoulder room for your front and second row passengers.

When it comes to cargo space, the Acura ILX gives you 12.4 cubic feet of cargo volume. The TLX gives you 14.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. These vehicles are not significantly different in terms of size, but there are slight differences. If you are looking for a bigger vehicle, the Acura TLX is probably the one you want to go with.

Performance

Next, let’s look at the performance of these vehicles. The 2019 Acura ILX offers you a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine gives you 201-horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, you also get an estimated 24 city and 34 highway miles per gallon.

In the 2019 Acura TLX, you can choose from one of two engine options. The base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 206-horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. This engine gives you 23 city and 33 highway miles per gallon. If you want to upgrade for more power, you can get a 3.5-liter V6 engine for the Acura TLX. This engine option produces 290-horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. However, the fuel efficiency isn’t quite as good with 20 city and 31 highway miles per gallon.

In terms of performance, the 2019 Acura TLX offers you the more powerful performance, but the 2019 Acura ILX offers you the more fuel-efficient performance.

Interior and Technology

On the inside, the 2019 Acura ILX offers you a lot of great features and technology. In terms of interior comfort, you get standard features like leatherette-trimmed seating, heated front sport seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. You also get a moonroof and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat standard.

When it comes to technology features, the 2019 Acura ILX gives you a standard infotainment system, a USB port, Bluetooth, a 5-inch display, and Siri Eyes Free. You also get a lot of standard safety technology including features like lane keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, a rearview parking camera, adaptive cruise control, and more. If you would like more features and technology, you can upgrade to get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen, blind spot monitoring, and more.

In the 2019 Acura TLX, you can find standard leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, and power-adjustable front seats. You can upgrade for available Milano and Alcantara leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

In terms of technology, the 2019 TLX offers you a standard 7-inch touchscreen, 8-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Siri Eyes Free. You also get the standard suite of safety features in AcuraWatch, which includes forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, road departure warning, and more. Available features include wireless phone charging, navigation, and AcuraLink.

When it comes to interior and technology features, both of these vehicles offer you a lot of options. The 2019 Acura TLX offers you a few more standard technology features, but it has a slightly higher starting price.

Pricing

Finally, let’s compare the pricing of the 2019 Acura ILX and the 2019 Acura TLX. The Acura ILX has a starting price of $25,900, but it can get up to a price of $35,500 if you add additional features and technology. The Acura TLX has a starting price of $33,000, but it can get up to a price around $44,000 if you add features.

The pricing isn’t significantly different between these two vehicles, but the Acura ILX will fit better in a budget if you are looking for a more affordable vehicle.

Which is Right for You?

Both of these cars have a lot to offer you. The car you choose depends on which features and capabilities are most important to your life. In terms of size, the TLX is the slightly bigger car, so if you will often have passengers in the backseat, this will be a good option. The ILX is the more fuel-efficient car, so if you want a vehicle for your morning commute, it could be a good option. In terms of features and technology, you have a lot of great standard and available safety and technology features in both cars. Finally, when you look at price, the ILX is slightly less than the TLX. Decide what is most important to you in your next car, and that will help you choose between these two great vehicle options.

*Prices shown do not include a destination & handling charge. Destination charges for ILX, TLX and RLX is $995.00, NSX is $1800.00 and MDX and RDX is $995.00.