Compare 2020 Acura TLX vs 2020 Acura ILX

2020 Acura TLX vs 2020 Acura ILX
2020 Acura TLX 2020 Acura ILX


2.4L I-4 2.4L I-4


206 201

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/33 * 24/34 *

2020 Acura TLX vs 2020 Acura ILX

Serving Memphis, TN

If you have a passion for driving excitement, a sports sedan is destined to get you revved up. Many car shoppers will be choosing between the 2020 Acura TLX and the 2020 Acura ILX. While the midsize TLX gives your family more space to spread out, the compact ILX’s affordability will appeal to a lot of people. Let’s take a closer look at how these two models compare.


Whether you choose the TLX or ILX, you can look forward to having a lot of fun. Both cars come standard with a 2.4-liter, i-VTEC four-cylinder engine. While the TLX develops 201 horsepower, the ILX pushes out 206 horsepower. As you would expect, acceleration is quite similar. However, expect the smaller ILX to be slightly more efficient. If you demand more muscle, opt for the TLX’s advanced V6 engine. It elevates driving excitement with 290 horsepower. Although the ILX is an entertaining sports sedan, only the TLX offers Acura’s famed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. This system improves wet-weather traction and handling.


These cars will definitely turn heads with several feature styling cues. The TLX and ILX have a bold front fascia with standard Jewel Eye headlamps, and a Diamond Pentagon grille help create a stunning profile. For drivers who desire a uniquely dynamic appearance, Acura offers an exhilarating A-Spec package. It brings a sleek body kit and exclusive wheels.


You’ll enjoy many great features. Although the TLX is designed to offer just a bit more luxury, don’t expect the ILX to make many compromises. It mimics the TLX’s list of standard equipment by providing creature comforts like power heated front seats. While both cars offer perforated Milano leather seats as an option, only the TLX can be equipped with ventilated seats. Similar technologies include a powerful ELS premium sound system, a touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and navigation. Most importantly, AcuraWatch is standard on both sedans. This system provides several valuable accident-avoidance technologies, including automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist.

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If you would like to compare the 2020 Acura TLX and the 2020 Acura ILX, contact Acura of Memphis to schedule a test drive today!

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* Based on 2020 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 only) and other factors.