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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Dodge Charger Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

MSRP*: $37,500 to $53,100
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2021 Dodge
Charger

MSRP*: $30,570 to $70,570
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Invoice* $36,554 to $50,299 $30,047 to $68,306
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 12 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 21 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 16.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 272 - 355 hp 292 - 797 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,000 lbs
Exterior Length 194.6 in 198.4 - 201.0 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 75.0 - 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 34.9 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.1 in
Head Room Front 37.2 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 38.6 in
Rear 36.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Dodge Charger 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 Dodge Charger a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura TLX as you will with the Dodge Charger, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Dodge Charger. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Dodge Charger.

Dimensions
The Acura TLX is about the same width as the Dodge Charger. The Acura TLX is slightly shorter than the Dodge Charger, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura TLX is significantly less powerful than the Dodge Charger. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Acura TLX has much less torque than the Dodge Charger, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura TLX than that of the Dodge Charger.