Compare 2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 BMW 3 Series

2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 BMW 3 Series
2021 Acura TLX 2021 BMW 3 Series
  272 255
Drivetrain Warranty
  6 yr./70,000 mi. 4 yr./50,000 mi.
Cargo Space
  13.5 cu. ft. 13.0 cu. ft.
Adaptive Cruise Control
  Standard Optional

2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 BMW 3 Series

Serving Memphis, TN

Acura and BMW are both popular luxury brands with an extensive range of beautiful models. Now that you are in the market for a smaller sedan that is loaded with premium features, your attention may be centered on the Acura TLX and the BMW 3 Series. For 2021, both models are mid-generation versions that have individualized appeal. Which of these sedans has what it takes to meet your expectations?


The 2021 Acura TLX and the BMW 3 Series are both available with your choice of standard or high-performance powertrains. The base engine for the TLX is a 2.0-liter, turbo VTEC gas unit that delivers 272 horsepower. Its high-performance counterpart is the TLX Type S, and it is a VC-Turbo V6 engine that will impress you with its output of 355 horsepower. The BMW 3 Series for 2021 has a 255-horsepower, turbo four-cylinder engine as the base option. The high-performance BMW M340i has a turbocharged V6 engine.


The Acura TLX is a sight to behold with its “jewel-eye” LED headlights and its crisply sculpted surfaces. The pentagon grille combines with a stunning lower-front fascia to create a bold first impression from the front view. If you step up to the TLX Type S, your vehicle will have quad exhaust tips, summer performance tires, black wheels, and a black grille. The BMW 3 Series, on the other hand, has a long, linear flow with a smoothly rounded nose. The small grille has BMW’s signature, separated design. The stretched headlights are connected to this thin grille to consume most of the front end.


These luxury vehicles share a variety of interior and exterior features. For example, they both have power-adjusting seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, forward collision mitigation, LED headlights, and a sound system at the base trim level. The TLX Type S is packed with high-end features. Some of these are heated leather seats, a navigation system, voice recognition, a rotary-style drive mode selector, a keyless ignition, a touch control pad, an ELS Studio premium audio system, and more.

Are you ready to take your model research to the next level with a test drive of the lovely TLX? Our Acura of Memphis sales associates are standing by and will happily assist you with a tour of our showroom and a test drive comparison of the TLX to the TLX Type S. Stop by our convenient location today, or call us soon to schedule an appointment with one of our sales reps.