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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$37,500 to $48,300
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $36,554 to $45,758 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 21 - 22 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Volkswagen Arteon 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 Volkswagen Arteon in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Arteon you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura TLX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Volkswagen Arteon. 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 Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
The Acura TLX is a little wider than the Volkswagen Arteon, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Acura TLX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Arteon.

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

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Acura TLX and the Volkswagen Arteon.

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

Warranty
The Acura TLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Arteon.