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2020 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Lexus IS 300 Review

New 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura
TLX

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New 2020 Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$33,000 to $48,950
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$38,560 to $41,010
Invoice* $31,343 to $46,452 $35,861 to $38,139
MPG - City 20 - 23 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura TLX than the Lexus IS 300. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura TLX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura TLX as you will with the Lexus IS 300, 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 Lexus IS 300. 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 Lexus IS 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TLX is much wider than the Lexus IS 300, 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 Lexus IS 300.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Acura TLX transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 300.

Handling
The Acura TLX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it much 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 Lexus IS 300.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura TLX and the Lexus IS 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Acura TLX will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 300.

Warranty
The Acura TLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 300.