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2020 Acura RLX vs. 2021 Acura TLX Review

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2020 Acura
RLX

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2021 Acura
TLX

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MSRP*
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$54,900
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$37,500 to $48,300
Invoice* $50,947 $36,554 to $45,758
MPG - City 20 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 29 29 - 31
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Acura TLX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura RLX and the Acura TLX in the front seats.

Convenience
The Acura RLX will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura TLX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RLX will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Acura TLX, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Acura TLX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RLX is a little narrower than the Acura TLX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Acura RLX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Acura TLX.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura RLX and the Acura TLX do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Acura RLX has about the same turning radius as the Acura TLX, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RLX is somewhat more powerful than the Acura TLX.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Acura TLX. The Acura RLX has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Acura TLX.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Acura TLX.