Difference between the 2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Acura ILX /*

What are the key differences between your Acura sedan options?

By Product Expert | Posted in Acura ILX, Acura TLX on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 7:55 pm
2018 Acura TLX on left with 2018 Acura ILX on right

Difference between the 2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Acura ILX

What did we ever do before the internet? Automotive research is easier than ever, whether you’re looking to purchase a new vehicle, are looking around for reliable used models or you’re simply wondering about a service issue. On the other hand, it can be difficult to tell the differences and similarities between options when all you have to go on are pictures. Take the 2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Acura ILX, for example. Both appear to be luxury sedans, and the prices aren’t too different from each other.

The Acura TLX is larger and more powerful

One of the reasons it’s so easy to get the Acura ILX and TLX confused is because the names are so similar. To clear things up, the 2018 Acura ILX is a compact luxury sedan, while the 2018 Acura TLX is a midsize option. This makes a big difference not only when it comes to interior space, but when looking at engine options.

Passenger volume sits at 89.3 cubic feet for the ILX with a 12.3 cubic foot trunk. The TLX is a size up with 93.3 cubic feet to stretch out in and a larger 14.3 cubic foot trunk.

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2018 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-Spec with red interior

2018 Acura TLX SH-AWD A-Spec with red interior

2018 Acura ILX with Technology Plus and A-Spec packages

2018 Acura ILX with Technology Plus and A-Spec packages

What about your engine options? It’s true that both models offer a standard 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, but the TLX produces 206 horsepower compared to the ILX engine, which offers 201 horsepower. Sure, that’s not a huge difference, but it’s in the additional V6 engine offered in the TLX that the model truly speeds ahead. Not only does the V6 offer up to 290 horsepower, but it’s also available with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. The ILX doesn’t offer AWD at all, which may make a difference to performance-minded motorists.

When it comes to features, both vehicles are well-stocked with a variety of driver assistance and comfort options.

Curious about other models? Stay tuned here at the Radley Acura Blog for more.