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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
MSRP
$37,500
Invoice
$36,554
Average Price Paid
$36,193
17 listings nationwide

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2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
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2021 Acura TLX
FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,542
8 listings nationwide

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2021 Acura TLX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,536
32 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
Kyree Rollerson Preview:

The Acura RLX, a full-size luxury sedan, first arrived in 2014 to replace the RL. It carries over for 2020. Every RLX gets a 3.5-liter V6 capable of 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet...

2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Cherise Threewitt Test Drive Review:

Acura, the premium brand in the Honda portfolio, has released the second-generation of its midsize sport sedan, the TLX. Now on its own new platform, no longer shared with the Honda Ac...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
Dive_kwaj writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2020 BMW 3 Series worse.
"Love everything about the interior of the Acura. Like the outside of the BMW "
Back Seats Ranked 2020 BMW 3 Series worse.
"Inside the Acura is beautiful"
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Jay writes:
The engineers did a great job this time around. Driving dynamics comfortable fast and reliable
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Lexus IS worse.
"Low-slung lock"
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Lexus IS worse.
"More comfortable and faster"
GuruCXBRQ writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD with A-Spec Package worse.
"yes"
J writes:
Power Ranked 2017 BMW X6 M better.
"The horsepower "
Handling Ranked 2017 BMW X6 M worse.
"Bmw tech is not as advanced as Japanese TLX"

Specs

2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
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272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
272 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
9.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.7 in
3.39 in x 3.38 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.5 in
Back Legroom 38.8 in 34.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.9 cu ft 13.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 996 lbs --
Exterior
Length 198.1 in 194.6 in
Width 74.4 in 75.2 in
Height 57.7 in 56.4 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 113 in

Available Options

2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Red Metallic
  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gilded Pewter Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
2021 Acura TLX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl

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