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2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Acura TLX

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2021 Acura ILX


2021 Acura TLX

Starting MSRP

2.4L 4-cylinder engine

Engine Configuration

2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine
201 hp


272 hp
24/34 city/highway mpg*

Fuel Efficiency

22/31 city/highway mpg* w/FWD
89.3 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

93.4 cubic feet
12.4 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

13.5 cubic feet

If you’re someone who wants to give their Des Moines commute a much-needed upgrade, then check out the Acura ILX or Acura TLX. What’s the difference between the Acura ILX and TLX? Compare these two sports sedans with Acura of Johnston to see which one is more suitable for your future drives, and visit our dealership to set up a test drive of your preferred model.

2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX: Starting Price

If you’re like most Waterloo drivers, then you prioritize a good deal when looking for a new car. Here are the starting prices for ILX vs. TLX:

  • 2021 Acura ILX: Starting MSRP of $26,100**
  • 2021 Acura TLX: Starting MSRP of $37,500**

No matter which model you choose, buy with confidence when you visit our finance center at Acura of Johnston.

2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX: Interior Dimensions

Despite their luxury exteriors, the Acura ILX and TLX both sport cozy and spacious interiors. However, the amount of room you’ll have for every Johnston trip will be different for ILX vs. TLX. See the interior dimensions of each model:

2021 Acura ILX:

  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 55.6 / 53.6 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 50.3 / 51.7 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 89.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 12.4 cubic feet

2021 Acura TLX:

  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 58.2 / 55 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 55.8/54.6 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 93.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 13.5 cubic feet

2021 Acura ILX vs. TLX: Performance

The Acura ILX and TLX both provide exceptional performance on the Cedar Rapids roads in their own ways. The ILX gives you a little better fuel economy while the TLX boasts slightly more engine power. Here are the specs of each model:

2021 Acura ILX: 

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

2021 Acura TLX:

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine
  • FWD
  • 272 horsepower
  • 180 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 22/31 city/highway mpg*

After you have decided which model is right for you, save on your next purchase with our new vehicle specials.

Choose the 2021 ILX or TLX at Acura of Johnston

Now that you know some of the differences between the Acura ILX and TLX, see the ILX vs. TLX in person and choose your favorite at Acura of Johnston. Contact us to set up a test drive and answer any of your questions about either model. If you’re shopping on a budget, we can help you find a good fit in our pre-owned TLX and ILX selections.

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*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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