2020 Acura TLX

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$33,000 - $48,950
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2020 Acura TLX Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Abhinandan Banerjee Senior Correspondent Updated on: December 6, 2019


The TLX has been one of the most renowned names in the sedan segment, despite being around for a while now. It was famed for its do-it-all nature, with the reliability of Acura, further strengthening its cause. For 2020, Acura is offering all those goodies with the TLX albeit with a choice of 4 new colors.

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Pros

Plush Ride

Long List of Standard Equipment

Above Average MPG figures

Intuitive Infotainment System

Cons

Dull Design

Average looking Interiors

Uninspiring Handling

What's New?

Addition of 4 New Color Schemes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$33000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

134 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

206 hp @ 6800 rpm

torque

182 lbs.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

8 speed automated manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.8/63.1

dimensions

wheelbase

109.3 in.

length

190.7 in.

width

73 in.

height

57 in.

curb weight

3505 lbs.

ground clearance

5.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

93.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.3 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/27/33 mpg

ev range

395.6 mi.

highway range

567.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 Acura TLX 3 Quarter View  2020 Acura TLX Right Side View  2020 Acura TLX 3 Quarter View  2020 Acura TLX Left Side View  2020 Acura TLX Front View
Interior
 2020 Acura TLX Cargo Area  2020 Acura TLX Front Arm Rest  2020 Acura TLX Central Glove Compartment  2020 Acura TLX Front Seats  2020 Acura TLX Rear Seats

Styles

 2020 Acura TLX in Crystal Black Pearl color  2020 Acura TLX in Fathom Blue Pearl color  2020 Acura TLX in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2020 Acura TLX in Modern Steel Metallic color
Crystal Black Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.0

Interior

8.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Acura TLX Base

Base

power
290hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$33,000 - $38,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $33,000 MSRP (23/27/33) 206hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automated manual front wheel drive 5
4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $36,200 MSRP (20/24/31) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SH-AWD 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $38,200 MSRP (20/23/29) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Acura TLX Technology Package

Technology Package

power
290hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$36,700 - $42,100


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $36,700 MSRP (23/27/33) 206hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automated manual front wheel drive 5
Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $40,100 MSRP (20/24/31) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SH-AWD Technology Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $42,100 MSRP (20/23/29) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Acura TLX A-Spec

A-Spec

power
290hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$39,400 - $44,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $39,400 MSRP (23/26/32) 206hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automated manual front wheel drive 5
Red Leather A-Spec 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $39,400 MSRP (23/26/32) 206hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automated manual front wheel drive 5
A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $42,800 MSRP (20/23/30) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Red Leather A-Spec 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $42,800 MSRP (20/23/30) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $44,800 MSRP (20/23/29) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
SH-AWD Red Leather A-Spec 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $44,800 MSRP (20/23/29) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Acura TLX Advance Package

Advance Package

power
290hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$45,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $45,950 MSRP (20/23/29) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition

PMC Edition

power
290hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$48,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD PMC Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $48,950 MSRP (20/23/29) 290hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.6

Overall Rating


The 2020 Acura TLX carries forward, mostly unchanged from 2019 and gets 4 new exterior color options. You do get the same old plush ride quality, strong performance and epic frugality from the TLX. Adding to these is the long list of standard safety features and Acura’s terrific resale value that makes it, one of the best buys in the segment.

You still get a 2.4L Turbocharged Inline 4 Motor or a 3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6 motors on the 2020 TLX. The Former is more of a daily driver while the latter is more suited to the performance enthusiasts. Prices for the 2020 TLX ranges from $33,000 to over $45,950, for the 10 trims and combinations on offer. The Infiniti Q50, Buick LaCrosse, and the Toyota Avalon stand as some of the key rivals for the 2020 Acura TLX.

2020 Acura TLX Sedan Front View
2020 Acura TLX Sedan Front Three-Quarter
2020 Acura TLX Sedan Rear View
2020 Acura TLX Sedan Rear Three-Quarter

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8.0/10
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2020 Acura TLX Features

7.0/10

The 2020 Acura TLX is offered with 4 choices of trims: Standard (base), Technology Package, A-spec, and Advance Package. Then you have a choice of engines as well, coupled with a choice of drivetrain (front-wheel or all-wheel drive) in a few, making the total possible choices up to 14. The AWD configurations are further strengthened by Acura's Sport Hybrid tech that aids frugality and performance. The PMC (Performance Manufacturing Center) edition of the TLX is also on offer but as a limited-run model and adds some sporty enhancements over the standard TLX.

Model Standard Technology Package A-Spec Advance Package

MSRP I-4 FWD

$33,000 $36,700 $39,600 -
MSRP V6 FWD $36,200 $40,100 $42,800 -
MSRP V6 SH- AWD $38,200 $42,100 $44,800 $45,950
Key Features Power Moonroof Adds/Upgrades from Standard Adds/Upgrades from Technology Package Adds/Upgrades from A-Spec
  Remote Operated WIndows 4 Door Smart Entry Fog Lights Auto-Dimming Exterior Side View Mirrors
  LED Headlights, Taillights Voice Recognition A-Spec Front and Rear Bumpers Puddle Lights
  LED Turn Signals on ORVM's Frameless Rearview mirror A-Side Side sill garnish 3 Level Heated Rear Outboard Seats
  Heated and Reverse Tilt Down ORVM ELS Premium Audio System Metallic Footrest pad Heated Steering Wheel
  Driver's 10 Way powered Seats, Passengers 4 way adjust Driver's 12 Way powered Seats A-SPEC garnish on steering wheel, door sill Remote Engine Start with Vehicle Feedback
  Auto Climate Control GPS Linked Climate Control Black Headliner  

Which trim to go for?

The Standard Trim offers a lot of bang for the buck for its asking price. However, people wanting a bit more luxury and some more features can opt for the Technology package.

2020 Acura TLX Engine

Sitting under the long hood is a smooth 2.4-Liter turbocharged 4-cylinders engine, which produces a generous 206 horsepower. Maximum torque is rated at 182 pound-feet, which is strong enough to pull the car out of any and every situation. The engine is mated to a brilliant 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The gearbox feels like it operates butter instead of gears.

Acura TLX Engine
2020 Acura TLX Sedan 2.4-L Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which produces a generous 206 horsepower.

Power is transferred to the front wheels, or all the wheels if you opt for the all-wheel-drive V6 model. The V6 feels far more engaging to drive and is better suited for enthusiastic drives.

Models

Acura TLX FWD

Infiniti Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD*

Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring FWD*

Toyota Avalon XSE FWD*

MSRP

$37,195

$39,595

$40,295

$36,580

Engine

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.0L Turbocharged V6

3.6L Naturally aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally aspirated V6

Transmission

9 Speed Automatic

7 Speed Automatic

9 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower (hp)

290

300

310

301

Torque (lbs.-ft.)

267

295

268

267

*2019 figures used for reference purposes only

Rivals of the Acura however, trump it in terms of sheer power and torque numbers. The Buick offers the most among the segment and is then followed by Toyota and the Infiniti respectively. All the cars here come with Automatic transmissions and the Infiniti is the only one here, with a turbocharged motor.

How fast is it?

Acura is offering 2 engines with the 2020 TLX. The Standard Turbocharged 2.4L Motor isn't the one to talk about as you do feel the need for higher power output. The V6, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of Turbocharged Motor. It has good power on tap and the performance figures, reflect the same.

2020 Acura TLX
2020 Acura TLX Sedan 0-60 in 5.7 sec

terms of the overall feel, the TLX feels eager to rev and overtake and doesn't lose out of breath, easily. There is enough power on tap available at all times and the Acura motor feels eager to reach speed limits in no time.

Models

Acura TLX FWD

Infiniti Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD*

Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring FWD*

Toyota Avalon XSE FWD*

0-60 MPH

5.7 sec

5.7 sec

6.0 sec

6.0 sec

Quarter mile

14.5 sec

14.2

14.6 sec

14.6 sec

Engine

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.0L Turbocharged V6

3.6L Naturally aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally aspirated V6

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.7

8.0

7.4

7.1

In terms of the rivals, the Infiniti matches the performance of the Acura and is tied for the top spot. The Buick and the Toyota fall slightly short of the Acura's and the Infiniti's performance but are decently quick overall.

What about the driving dynamics then?

The all-wheel-drive variant is the best handler without a doubt. It offers great traction, owing to the brilliant Acura SH-AWD system, which sends power to all wheels independent of other wheels. This maintains tractions on all four anchor points, without losing control even when not on tarmac. The front-wheel-drive variants are fun to drive too but are simply outpaced by other cars in the segment, especially the German and Italian rivals. Other than that, the handling isn't particularly exciting.

Red Acura TLX going through a Winding Road
The Acura ILX all-wheel-drive variant is the best handler without a doubt

Ride quality is fine, and the TLX balances the suppleness of ride and stiffness under cornering well. If the weather is pleasant, and you have no plans for the weekend, throw in your bags and set out on a road trip. Smiles are guaranteed here.

How does the Acura TLX fare on the braking front?

With big 12.6" Rotors on the front and 12.2" Rotors at the back, the Acura feels one of the most confidence-inspiring cars, as far as braking performances are concerned. The pedal feel is precise and the brakes themselves are very responsive.

Brake Rotor of the New Acura TLX
2020 Acura TLX Sedan Brakes are big 12.6" Rotors on the front and 12.2" Rotors at the back

You also get automatic emergency braking, which is great for distracted drivers.

Model

Acura TLX FWD

Infiniti Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD*

Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring FWD*

Toyota Avalon XSE FWD*

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.6

12.6

12.0

Brake Rear (in.)

12.2

12.1

11.3

11.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3616

3730

3358

3560

60-0 MPH (ft.)

113

109

119

120

All the cars in this segment come fitted with discs on all four wheels, which aids braking a lot. Under a panic braking situation, you could simply bury the pedal into the floor, and the electronics will make sure you safely come to a halt. Braking distances in this segment are simply astounding and the Infiniti leads the way, in this respect.

2020 Acura TLX Fuel Economy

The Acura motor isn't the most powerful, as discussed earlier. What it is, is an extremely frugal commuter. You could ferry your entire family around all day and still the fuel bills won't hurt your pockets. You get brilliant gas mileage of 23 MPG in the city and 33 on the highways, figures good enough to stay at the top of the segment.

Model

Acura TLX FWD

Infiniti Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD*

Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring FWD*

Toyota Avalon XSE FWD*

MPG (city)

23

23

20

22

MPG (highway)

33

30

30

32

MPG (combined)

27

25

24

26

While the Acura is the best in the segment as far as MPG figures are concerned, the Infiniti follows it closely behind. The Toyota is the next in line and the Buick, loses out on the same front.

2020 Acura TLX Interior

8.0/10

Unsurprisingly, this Acura sedan has a lot of space on offer on the inside. You can easily seat 4 or even 5 people on the inside, which is quite wonderful. Space is actually the best in this segment, and taller passengers would be the most comfortable in the Acura.

Milano Leather Seats on the Acura TLX
2020 Acura TLX Sedan has a lot of space on offer on the inside

The interiors quality leaves you somewhat dissatisfied though. You will notice road and wind noise creeping into the cabin at speed, and prolonged use may also bring forth squeaks and rattles, especially in the rear armrest. This annoying niggle is shared by the Honda Accord too, although the lower price tag of the latter forces you to look the other way.

Models Acura TLX FWD Infiniti Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD* Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring FWD* Toyota Avalon XSE FWD*
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Front Headroom (cu.ft.) 37.2 38.3 38.4 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (cu.ft.) 57.5 56.4 57.7 58.3
Front Legroom (cu.ft.) 42.6 42.6 42 42.1
Rear Headroom (cu.ft.) 36.7 37 37.2 37.9
 Rear Shoulder Room (Cu.ft.) 55.4 54.8 56.6 57.1
Rear Legroom (Cu.ft.) 34.5 36.4 38 40.3

As with the big exteriors, the Buick is the most impressive of the lot in terms of the space on the inside as well. The Toyota comes as the closest to the Buick's space and the Infiniti falls in the 3rd spot here. The TLX is the least spacious here, courtesy of its compact dimensions.

How is the Infotainment system like on the Acura TLX?

Acura's have not been the most popular in terms of the infotainment system that they offer in their vehicles and sadly, this is the case with the 2020 TLX as well. While the Infotainment System features all the apps that you would expect from a sedan of this category, we particularly don't like the feel and feedback of the interface of the system.

  • 10 Speaker ELS Audio System
  • Sirius XM Radio/ HD Radio/ Pandora compatibility
  • USB, AUX, Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple Car Play, Android Auto compatibility
  • Acura Navigation with Real-Time traffic and Rerouting feature
  • Color Multi-information Display with Homelink

Creature comforts on offer?

In a category of sedans like the TLX, all manufacturers leave no stone unturned in offering the best that they have to offer. Such is the case with the 2020 TLX. Acura has left no stone unturned in offering the best of the convenience features that they can deck their cars with. The following list shows a few of those features

  • Milano Leather-Trimmed Sports Seats
  • 12 Way Power adjust driver seat and 4 way adjust passenger seats
  • 3 Way Heated front seats and Rear Outboard seats
  • 60/40 Split-folding rear seats
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with GPS link
  • Push Button Start
  • Leather Wrapped Heated steering wheel with Tilt/Telescopic function
  • Steering Mounted Cruise, Audio, Telephony controls
  • Auto Up/Down power windows

How good is the Acura TLX on the cargo front?

Acura engineers did a lot of good on the TLX, but designing a large trunk was not one of them. The boot space is quite small compared to the Kia Stinger, which utilizes its hatchback design to incorporate more space in the back. Still, the Acura is better than average, with more than 14 cubic feet on offer.

Acura TLX Cargo area
2020 Acura TLX Sedan 60/40 Split-folding seats, furthermore liberate space on the inside

You could easily stuff two big backpacks in the back easily. The 60/40 Split-folding seats, furthermore liberate space on the inside.

Model

Acura TLX FWD

Infiniti Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD*

Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring FWD*

Toyota Avalon XSE FWD*

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.3

13.5

15.0

16.1

The Toyota Avalon manages to lead the Buick in terms of the cargo capacities on offer. The Acura comes in next to the Buick and the Infiniti has to suffice with the last spot here.

Acura TLX Center Cupholders
Acura TLX Center Cupholders
Acura TLX Leather Seats
Acura TLX Leather Seats
Acura TLX Front Leather Armrest
Acura TLX Front Leather Armrest
Acura TLX center console
Acura TLX center console
Acura TLX Transmission console
Acura TLX Transmission console
Acura TLX Rear Seats
Acura TLX Rear Seats

2020 Acura TLX Exterior

Japanese cars offer magnificent engineering, but their designs are best described as low on the priority list. Usually, the Japs either nail it or try too hard and fail miserably. The Acura however, doesn't believe in both those extremes. It is a moderately good-looking car, but that isn't a bad thing. The design language is quite subtle. The LED strips in the headlamps and taillamps look brilliant.

White Acura TLX from the Outside
2020 Acura TLX Sedan LED strips in the headlamps and taillamps look brilliant

The 2020 Acura TLX is a heavy car, at over 3 and a half thousand pounds. This isn't uncommon though, as other cars in this segment weigh the same. This, however, means that the ride and handling aren't too great. You can feel the weight when driving around. The TLX is the widest of them all and has a decent height as well. The 5.8" of ground clearance on offer, makes the Acura's underbelly, the least prone to scraping or damage from speed humps.

Model

Acura TLX FWD

Infiniti Q50 3.0t LUXE RWD*

Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring FWD*

Toyota Avalon XSE FWD*

Curb weight (lbs.)

3616

3730

3358

3560

Length(in)

191.7

189.6

197.5

195.9

Width(in)

73.0

71.8

73.5

72.8

Height(in)

57.0

57.2

57.5

56.5

Ground clearance (in)

5.8

5

N/A

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

109.3

112.2

114.4

113.0

The Buick is the longest, widest and tallest sedan among all its adversaries and that shows in its interiors. The Acura follows it in terms of length but misses out on its height. The Q50 has the most compact proportions and comes with the lowest ground clearance as well.

Any eye-catching features?

Yes and in plenty as well. Modern-day Acura's are known to be sleek in their design and the way they look and the TLX is no different either. Here is a list of few of those eye-catching features that you can find in the Acura TLX

  • Remote Operated Moonroof
  • LED Headlights, Foglights, and Taillights
  • Heated, Powered and Auto-Dimming Exterior RVM
  • Decklid Spoiler
  • Puddle Lights
  • LED Turn Indicators on Mirrors
Red Acura TLX front view
Red Acura TLX front view
White Acura TLX rear view
White Acura TLX rear view
Blue Acura TLX front profile
Blue Acura TLX front profile
Red Acura TLX side view
Red Acura TLX side view
White Acura TLX side view
White Acura TLX side view
White Acura TLX in action
White Acura TLX in action

2020 Acura TLX Safety

One of the growing concerns among the Car buyers these days is in terms of the Safety tech on offer as standard. The 2020 Acura TLX, manages to address this issue by offering a long list of Safety tech as standard. These are some of the features on offering

  • Multi Rear View Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Surround View Camera
  • Front, Side Curtain and Driver's Knee Airbags
  • VSA with Traction control and motion adaptive steering
  • 4 Wheel ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
  • Hill start Assist with Auto brake hold
  • Front and Rear Parking sensors
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Lane keep Assist
  • Road departure mitigation system

IIHS Safety Ratings

Moderate Overlap Front Test Results

Good

Side Impact Test Results

Good

Rear Crash Protection Results

Good

Roof Strength Test Results

Good

Small Overlap Front Driver Test Results

Acceptable

Small Overlap Front Passenger Test Results

Not Rated

Headlights Results

Acceptable

Front Crash Prevention Results

Superior

2020 Acura TLX Competition

Acura TLX vs Infiniti Q50

Acura TLX and Infiniti Q50 are two of the most practical, affordable, and easy-to-live-with cars in this segment. They're built by two premium Japanese manufacturers, which is actually the reason for all those things. Japs have consistently built good and affordable cars. You can't go wrong with any of these sedans. If you were looking for a little more interior space and slightly more compact dimensions, the Infiniti makes a stronger point. In terms of looks, efficiency, and trunk space, the Acura takes the lead.

2020 Infiniti Q50
2020 Infiniti Q50 Sedan

Acura TLX vs Buick LaCrosse

The Buick Lacrosse has been built, keeping in mind the average-sized American. The Lacrosse is big on the inside, offers decent cargo space and comes loaded with a long list of creature comforts and features. However, in comparison with the Acura, the Buick loses out on the build quality, standard safety tech, and the Japanese reliability. The Buick is surely, the more fun car to drive but if you were to look for a car on a long term basis, the Acura would still be our pick.

Buick LaCrosse
2020 Buick LaCrosse Sedan

Acura TLX vs Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon has been a long-standing segment benchmark for its practicality, performance, and reliability. The New-gen Avalon is the better car to drive of the 2 and feels slightly more stable and nimble and agile around the corners. The Acura, on the other hand, offers terrific MPG figures, a good infotainment system and a long list of safety features as standard. Choosing one of these is purely a matter of choice but we would prefer the Avalon for its better looks and design over the Acura.

Toyota Avalon
2020 Toyota Avalon Sedan

2020 Acura TLX Final Verdict

To conclude, it's safe to say the 2020 Acura TLX is a great car for your average car needs. It doesn't offer much excitement but is a strong contender for a good daily driver. While you can find overpriced and underpowered German rivals of the Acura, there aren't many sedans that can combine the reliability and features of the Acura. Looks aside, the 2020 Acura TLX does everything that's asked of it and we aren't complaining about that.