Honda Accord vs Acura TLX Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
MSRP
$31,290
Invoice
$29,337
Average Price Paid
$31,290
736 listings nationwide

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2021 Acura TLX
FWD
MSRP
$37,500
Invoice
$36,554
Average Price Paid
$36,455
17 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Fair Price
$32,707
Good Price
$31,094
Great Price
$30,172
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Fair Price
$37,641
Good Price
$34,963
Great Price
$33,431

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,531
40 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
7 GOOD deals

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2021 Acura TLX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,676
32 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

For the 2021 model year, Honda is taking the Accord in a more elevated direction. The company has refined the Accord’s features list, added a trim level, and priced it right to compete...

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 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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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.

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
Guru9DHM2K writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited better.
"It looks qualityl"
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Kia Cadenza Limited better.
"It is better appointed and more powerful."
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

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
38 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.8 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
192 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
9.8:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.87 in x 3.52 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
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 40.4 in 34.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.7 cu ft 13.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,078 lbs --
Exterior
Length 196.1 in 194.6 in
Width 73.3 in 75.2 in
Height 57.1 in 56.4 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 113 in

Available Options

2021 Honda Accord
EX-L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic
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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