You want a car that’s a little more luxurious than the average mainstream car without hitting the incredible upper echelons of luxury prices, the 2020 Lexus ES and the 2020 Acura TLX likely have quite a bit of appeal to you. These cars have a lot to offer, and it can be difficult to decipher which might be the best pick for you. Read our quick comparison guide to see which might be better suited to you.
On paper and in-person, the 2020 Lexus ES blows the 2020 Acura TLX out of the water in its performance. The ES rides with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes a potent 302 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. Paired with the eight-speed transmission in the ES, you’ll have plenty of exciting power available to you. The 2020 Acura TLX only comes equipped with a 2.4-liter I4 that makes 206 horsepower and a meager 182 pound-feet of torque. Even if you upgrade to the TLX’s available 290-horsepower engine you still won’t be able to meet the power of the 2020 ES. In addition to offering far more power, the ES matches the TLX for fuel economy.
One look inside the cabins of these two cars will have you even more convinced that the 2020 Lexus ES is the superior choice. High-quality materials are used throughout the cabin, and a full suite of infotainment options is at your fingertips with every drive. The TLX is often noted by critics for having a low-quality cabin for the class, especially in comparison to the Lexus EX.
While the Lexus ES and the 2020 are rather evenly matched for interior space in most of their passenger measurements, the ES pulls far ahead for rear legroom, offering a whole four inches more than the TLX. The ES also offers significantly more trunk space to help keep your car organized.
The 2020 Lexus ES comes with an impressive bundle of driver assistance features, including pre-collision system, low-light pedestrian detection, daytime bicyclist detection, road sign assist, lane tracing assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. Though the 2020 Acura TLX comes with some driver assistance features, it isn’t nearly as many as the 2020 ES offers. In contrast, the 2020 TLX only comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and a rearview camera.
The 2020 Lexus ES is an incredibly well-rounded luxury sedan, offering great power, fuel efficiency, space, and features that best its competitors. If you’re ready to cruise through Wesley Chapel in a 2020 Lexus ES, we invite you to shop our current ES inventory at Lexus of Wesley Chapel. Ready for a test drive? Contact us today to set up your test drive appointment.