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2020 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Dodge Charger Review

New 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura
TLX

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New 2020 Dodge Charger

2020 Dodge
Charger

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MSRP*
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$33,000 to $48,950
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$29,995 to $69,995
Invoice* $31,343 to $46,452 $29,481 to $67,746
MPG - City 20 - 23 12 - 19
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 21 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 5
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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura TLX and the Dodge Charger in the front seats.

Convenience
The Acura TLX will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Dodge Charger, 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). Whether you pick the Acura TLX or the Dodge Charger, it's going to cost you about the same. 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
Since the Acura TLX is much slimmer than the Dodge Charger, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura TLX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Dodge Charger.

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

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.

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 less cargo capacity than the Dodge Charger, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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