2018 Acura TLX in Gray

2019 Acura TLX*

2018 Accord

2019 Honda Accord*

Both the 2019 Honda Accord and the 2019 Acura TLX are dominant automobiles, capable of imparting unforgettable thrills on the roads and highways near Oak Park and Niles. It’s a shame that you can only choose one, but if you have to choose, we think you’ll prefer the 2019 Acura TLX vs. the 2019 Honda Accord.



Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord: Performance

The 2019 Honda Accord starts out with a 1.5-Liter Intercooled Turbo I-4 engine, and it’s slightly less powerful than the starting option you’ll find in the TLX. The Acura, in this case, gets a 2.4-Liter I-4 that offers 206 hp to the Accord’s 192. The comparably-priced Accord Touring does offer a 3.5-liter V-6 that’s stronger than the I-4 in the TLX, but performance enthusiasts will ultimately prefer the Acura for the following reasons:

  • The Acura TLX is also available with a 3.5-Liter V-6 engine, and with 290 hp, it’s considerably more powerful than the 252-hp V-6 option for the Accord.
  • Every Acura TLX comes standard with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ technology as well as Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering. The Accord only includes the latter.
  • All TLX models that have been equipped with a V-6 are available with Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ technology. There is no comparable all-wheel drive option in the Accord, so when conditions are working against you, you’ll experience better performance in the TLX.
2019 Acura TLX In Motion

Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord: Reliability and Warranty

Both the 2019 Acura TLX and the 2019 Honda Accord are manufactured by the same parent company, but with the TLX, more expensive materials and equipment translate to a more reliable ride. Both companies protect their vehicles with extensive warranties, but the guarantees offered by Acura last longer than those you’ll receive with the Honda:

  • The TLX receives a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty. The Accord, on the other hand, is protected for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
  • Acura also covers their powertrains for longer than Honda is willing to do so. The Accord coverage for these crucial components lasts just 5 years or 60,000 miles. Drivers who choose the TLX will have their powertrain protected for 6 years or 70,000 miles.
2019 Acura TLX Blind Spot

Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord: Interior Design and Features

If you’re trying to decide whether the Honda Accord or Acura TLX is right for you, you’ll definitely want to ask yourself what you want to see in your next new car’s interior. Here are some points to consider as you make your decision:

  • The baseline TLX easily outclasses the baseline Honda Accord in terms of standard features, but the difference between these two models lessens once the Accord’s upper level trims enter the comparison.
  • Since part of the TLX price covers the cost of its high-grade materials and luxurious styling, you may end up getting more features, for less, in the Accord. However, when we compare the Accord Touring to the TLX with Technology package, both priced similarly, it’s clear the difference isn’t too great. Both models offer features like rain-sensing windshield wipers, a navigation system, driver’s seat memory, and more.
  • The TLX’s plush, comfortable seating–complete with suede insets and contrast stitching–are bound to appeal to drivers with a taste for the finer things. Overall, the TLX interior combines beauty and function in ways that the Accord just can’t match.
2019 Acura TLX Features

Experience the 2019 Acura TLX at McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago!

Ultimately, luxury vehicles like the 2019 Acura TLX win out over models like the 2019 Honda Accord in ways that aren’t always easy to describe! The TLX offers performance, reliability, and style that the Accord can’t match, but if you really want to know what sets it apart, you’ll need to get behind the wheel. Drivers near Oak Park and Oak Lawn can get behind the wheel of any TLX in our lineup, today! Just contact us to schedule a test drive.

*2018 Models Pictured

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1301 N Elston Ave.
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