2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Audi A4 Comparison

2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Audi A4

2018 Acura TLX 2018 Audi A4
  2.4 L – Inline 4 2.0 L – Inline 4
  206 hp 190 hp
  8-Speed Automated Manual 7-Speed Automated Manual

2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Audi A4

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The market for compact luxury sedans is fierce, which is why the cars in this segment are so good and always getting better. Two standouts are the 2018 Acura TLX and the 2018 Audi A4. Both are available in forward-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models (incorporating torque vectoring) that provide precise steering, adept handling and advanced technology. We are confident that a test-drive of both vehicles will reveal the TLX to be the better-value sedan.


Both cars offer two engines. The base engine on the Acura is a 2.4-liter I4 with 206 horsepower, compared to the 190-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 on the Audi. You can upgrade the TLX to the 3.5-liter V6 churning out 290 horsepower, whereas you get only 252 horsepower on the A4 optional engine. In both cases, the TLX engines outmuscle the A4 ones.


The 2018 TLX is 5.5 inches longer than the 2018 A4. The TLX is also slightly higher and has a larger fuel tank. The TLX cabin dimensions beat those in the A4 for front legroom (42.6 vs 41.3 inches), front shoulder room (57.5 vs 55.9 inches), rear shoulder room (55.4 vs 54.5 inches), and trunk space (14.3 vs 13.0 cubic feet).


Both cars offer the extra traction of available AWD and the following standard airbags: driver, passenger, front head curtain, front side and rear head curtain. However, only the Acura provides a driver knee airbag. Furthermore, the TLX scored 5 Stars in the NHTSA Frontal Crash test**, whereas the A4 earned only 4 Stars. The TLX comes standard with AcuraWatch™, which includes lane-keep assist, forward-collision warning, collision-mitigation braking and road-departure mitigation, plus available surround-view camera system, parking sensors, blind-spot information and rear cross-traffic monitor. The Audi A4 offers some, but not all, of these safety features.

We invite you to visit our Acura dealership and take a test-drive of the popular 2018 TLX. We always prioritize customer service for your satisfaction.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age / condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

** NHTSA Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportations New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).