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2020 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Review

New 2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura
TLX

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New 2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*
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$33,000 to $48,950
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$35,875 to $42,875
Invoice* $31,343 to $46,452 $32,288 to $38,588
MPG - City 20 - 23 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 29 - 33 30 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon in the front seats.

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

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura TLX and the Toyota Avalon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Acura TLX has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Avalon, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Acura TLX has less horsepower than the Toyota Avalon, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura TLX and the Toyota Avalon. The Acura TLX has less cargo capacity than the Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon.