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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 BMW 330 Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

MSRP*: $37,500 to $53,100
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2021 BMW
330

MSRP*: $41,250 to $43,250
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Invoice* $36,554 to $50,299 $38,865 to $40,725
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 34 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 17.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 272 - 355 hp 255 hp
Exterior Length 194.6 in 185.7 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 71.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 34.9 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 37.2 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 38.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 330 than the Acura TLX, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura TLX, drivers may find the BMW 330 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The BMW 330 requires fewer visits to 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 TLX is somewhat more expensive than the BMW 330. 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 TLX and the BMW 330 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TLX is much wider than the BMW 330, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura TLX, which is slightly longer than the BMW 330.

Handling
The Acura TLX has a larger turning radius than the BMW 330, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura TLX is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 330.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Acura TLX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 330.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura TLX and the BMW 330. The Acura TLX has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 330, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Acura TLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 330.