2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Honda Accord Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Acura TLX

2018 Acura TLX

Engine Power

  206 hp

Basic Warranty

  4 yr / 50,000 mi


2018 Honda Accord

Engine Power

  192 hp

Basic Warranty

  3 yr / 36,000 mi

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Acura TLX vs 2018 Honda Accord

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The 2018 Acura TLX should not be confused with the 2018 Honda Accord. Although the Touring edition may cost as much as the base TLX, the Acura is definitely the classier, racier product shoppers associate with luxury rides. Sometimes the confusion lies in the low price tag on the TLX, which makes it one of the best values in its luxury class.

Base Trim Powertrains

Luxury cars should be performers, and Acuras are no exceptions to the rule. The TLX has a 206-horsepower engine, surpassing the Honda Accord’s 192-horsepower engine. Furthermore, the Acura has an eight-speed automatic transmission which is more precise than a typical automatic. TLX performance tires suggest this luxury car’s mission to make driving more fulfilling.

V6 vs Turbo Four

If you want a more powerful Accord, you can get a 252-horsepower four-cylinder turbo. This engine has replaced its higher horsepower V6. The 2018 Acura TLX once again offers a more powerful way to drive. The 290-horsepower V6 is sure to please driving enthusiasts. This engine adds to the fun of owning a TLX. The model gains a nine-speed automatic transmission and precision all-wheel steer. You will enjoy tighter cornering and an overall sense of greater control with P-AWS on board your Acura. If you want four-wheel drive, you can get Acura’s exclusive Super Handling all-wheel drivetrain. It delivers power to all four wheels and makes it easier to escape poor traction snafus such as mud, sand or snow. In European style, SH-AWD also makes dry weather driving more precise. When you add it up, the TLX is all about giving the driver a better experience behind the wheel.

More Style

From its sleeker sheet metal to its refined, well-appointed interior, every TLX element has been crafted for luxury living. The Accord may aspire to luxury at its uppermost trim level, but it cannot quite match the TLX for elegance and style. Only Acura brings you a selection of premium leathers including Milano. It also offers soft Alcantara inserts with leather upholstery. Wood and aluminum trim the interior. Special color options offer contrast stitching and piping for a racier, more customized look. Drivers will appreciate touches such as the available sport seats or the driver’s seat thigh extender. Acura’s new A-Spec edition really takes luxury to a new level with more amenities and standards. Special Acura elements include LED ambient lighting, soft materials, and fine craftsmanship. The dual-zone programmable thermostat can be complemented by two rows of heated seats, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The advanced two-screen infotainment system includes touch and voice controls. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been added to Acura’s tech standards. A wireless charger and other modern conveniences are on the TLX menu.

Check out the 2018 Acura TLX at Hiley Acura. You’ll find a beautiful product with a sporty demeanor.