2017 Acura ILX vs. 2017 Acura TLX

2017 Acura ILX

2017 Acura ILX

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Acura TLX

Few sedans are backed by the exquisite upper-class pedigree of the 2017 Acura ILX and the 2017 Acura TLX. From indulgent cabin materials to finely tuned performance to state-of-the-art technology, these two Acura models represent the pinnacle of automotive engineering and refinement — but that only makes choosing between them harder.

To provide a helping hand, we’ve put together this quick and easy comparison.

Performance and Efficiency

The 2017 Acura ILX and 2017 Acura TLX both offer four-cylinder engines as standard; the Acura ILX makes 201 hp, while the Acura TLX summons up to 206 hp. That’s a small difference, but the Acura TLX fits Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) as standard to tighten handling for a track-like ride. The Acura TLX is also the only vehicle of the two available with a 290-hp 3.5L V6 engine and Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

That said, the Acura ILX is impressively efficient, making up to 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.* The 2017 TLX, on the other hand, offers up to 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway* when equipped with a four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive.


Let’s say you’re going to be regularly filling all five seats or taking plenty in the trunk. You’ll probably want the Acura TLX, which can provide up to:

  • 13.2 cubic feet of cargo volume vs. 12.3 in the Acura ILX
  • 93.3 cubic feet of passenger volume vs. 89.3 in the Acura ILX

On the other hand, let’s imagine you spend most of your time in places like Ocean City or Atlantic City instead of on the highway. The Acura ILX is noticeably more maneuverable and agile thanks to a turning diameter of 36.8 feet vs. 39.2 feet with the Acura TLX. It’s also 3-inches thinner and close to 9-inches shorter, making it ideal for city-based driving.


Both the Acura ILX and the Acura TLX make no compromises when it comes to comfort, convenience, and safety, with features such as GPS-linked climate control, perforated leather upholstery, and numerous driver-assistance technologies all available.

There are some small differences. For example, the ILX uses a 6-speaker sound system as standard while the TLX has a 7-speaker audio system. However, it’s hard to find fault with either model when it comes to the latest and greatest creature comforts.

Test Drive Your Next Luxury Sedan with Boardwalk Acura

Regardless of your chosen sedan, you’ll find competitive financing and first-class service at Boardwalk Acura. If you’d like to find out more or arrange a test drive, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.