2023 Acura TLX vs. 2023 Lexus IS 350 Review

Picture of the 2023 Acura TLX

2023 Acura
TLX

MSRP*: $40,050 to $62,000
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Picture of the 2023 Lexus IS 350

2023 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $43,160 to $46,410
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MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 272-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 311-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 - 355 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 194.6 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 75.2 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 34.9 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 37.2 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in

*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 350. The Lexus IS 350 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 350, 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 350.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TLX is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, 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 350.

Handling
The Acura TLX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Acura TLX has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 350, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Acura TLX and the Lexus IS 350 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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 350.