2017 Acura TLX vs. 2017 Acura RLX
It’s hard to seek out a luxury sedan without setting your crosshairs on both the 2017 Acura TLX and the 2017 Acura RLX, but it can be surprisingly tricky to choose between the two. It’s for just that reason that the team here at Elite Acura in Maple Shade, NJ has put together a quick and easy comparison to help you select your ideal model.
Power and Efficiency
The Acura RLX is well-positioned for drivers who place high priority on track-inspired performance, with a 3.5L V6 engine fitted as standard to deliver up to a considerable 290 hp. Efficiency figures come in at 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.*
The Acura TLX isn’t ever quite as powerful, but it instead emphasizes versatility and efficiency. You’ll enjoy the freedom to choose between a 206-hp 2.4L four-cylinder for 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway* or a 290-hp 3.5L V6 for 21 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.*
A full-size sedan, the Acura RLX has been designed to meet the needs of drivers who regularly take longer journeys while fully loaded with passengers and luggage. Like the 2017 Acura TLX, it offers seating for 5, but you’ll find 102.1 cubic feet of passenger space in the larger vehicle vs just 93.3 cubic feet in the Acura TLX, plus 14.9 cubic feet of cargo room vs 13.2 cubic feet.
For taking trips from Cherry Hill to New York City or from Maple Shade to other states, or for those with growing families, the Acura RLX might prove a stronger choice. However, it’s longer and wider than the Acura TLX, so the latter vehicle might be a better choice if you’re looking to stick to the tight streets of Philadelphia.
The 2017 Acura TLX provides a wealth of premium features as standard, including dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power driver seat, upper 8-inch display, and lower 7-inch touchscreen.
That said, the Acura RLX brings perforated Milano leather upholstery as standard, plus features that aren’t available with the Acura TLX, including a surround-view camera system and 14-speaker Krell audio system.