Acura TLX vs. Lexus IS

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$36,700 - $41,900
$38,210 - $40,660

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.51 / 5
49 Reviews
4.56 / 5
16 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
206 - 290 hp
241 - 260 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L SOHC 24
2.4L DOHC 16
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT
2.0L Turbo I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.6 in.
44.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.5 in.
32.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
36.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 cu. ft.
10.8 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/50R18 - P245/40R19
P225/40YR18 - P225/45VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
110.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 - 39.5 ft.
34.2 - 35.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.7 in.
184.3 in.

Width

Width
73 in.
71.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3505 - 3765 lbs.
3583 - 3737 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
206 - 290 hp
241 - 260 hp

Torque

Torque
182 - 267 ft. lbs.
236 - 258 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 - 28 mpg
23 - 27 mpg

City

City
20 - 23 mpg
19 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 33 mpg
26 - 32 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Acura TLX
Lexus IS

Body Style

Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan - Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
93.3 ft³.
90.2 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3505 - 3765 lbs.
3583 - 3737 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 - 27 mpg.
22 - 26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 - 23 mpg.
19 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 - 33 mpg.
26 - 32 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 - Premium Unleaded V-6
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.4 L/144 - 3.5 L/212
2.0 L/122 - 3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Port/Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8 - 9
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD - Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 - 4.71
3.52 - 4.60

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 - 2.84
2.04 - 2.72

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - 1.91
1.40 - 1.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 - 1.38
1.00 - 1.46

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 - 1.00
0.71 - 1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - 0.81
0.58 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 - 3.83
3.17 - 4.06

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 - 4.57
3.13 - 3.77

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6, 7.3, 7.4
6.8 - 8.0

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/50R18, P225/55HR17, P225/80R17, P245/40R19
P225/40YR18 - P225/45VR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18, P225/55HR17, P225/80R17, P245/40R19
P225/45VR17 - P255/35YR18

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 19 X 8.5 in.
Compact

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 19 X 8.5 in.
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Compact in.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Aluminum

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.8 - 39.5 ft.
Steel

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Rack-Pinion

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
34.2 - 35.4 ft.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
4-Wheel

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal.
13.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 in.
12.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.6 in.
17.4 gal.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.5 in.
38.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.3 in.
44.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
55.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
34.5 in.
54.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.4 in.
36.9 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
54.9 in.
32.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
53.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
191.7 in.
54 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73 in.
110.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57 in.
184.3 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.8 in.
71.3 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.1 in.
56.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³.
60.4 in.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 - 0.70
61 in.

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 - 0.58
5.1 - 5.3 in.

Model Group

Model Group
TLX
10.8 ft³.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
0.82

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
0.69

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.4 - 3.5
IS300

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC - SOHC
Intermediate Luxury

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
Sedan

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4 - 6
2.0 - 3.5

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
DOHC