2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Acura TLX Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Engine Torque

  192 ft-lbs

MPG (City / HWY)*

  30 / 38


2018 Acura TLX

Engine Torque

  182 ft-lbs

MPG (City / HWY)*

  23 / 33

2018 Acura TLX

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Acura TLX

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Having become one of the best known and most popular sedans, the 2018 Honda Accord poses a challenge to luxury cars, especially the closely related 2018 Acura TLX. With the Accord’s many updates this year, it is even more likely that you can get a premium product at Honda’s more affordable price.

Size

These two midsized sedans are made by related companies. This might lead you to assume they are the same size. Actually, the 2018 Acura TLX is smaller than the 2018 Honda Accord. TLX interiors are rated at 93 cubic feet whereas the Honda’s volume is rated at 105.6 cubic feet. The Honda has six inches of extra rear legroom. If you have a family, the Accord is definitely sized more appropriately. Your adult friends will thank you when they climb into the Accord’s backseat. Drivers will find that the front seat also favors the Accord. It has two inches of extra headroom. The difference continues with the trunk. Acura provides only 14.3 cubic feet while Honda provides almost 17 cubic feet. Which one is better for passengers and luggage when you are taking a long trip? We think the Accord wins that contest.

Affordability

You can shape your Accord purchase to your liking with more wiggle room in your budget. At each higher trim level, the Accord grows closer to the TLX in pricing. Every Accord comes with dual-zone climate control and audio streaming options. Climbing the ladder, you quickly add a power-adjustable driver’s seat and an eight-inch touchscreen. Like the Acura, the system includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and HD radio. The EX level adds heated front seats, a moonroof and a remote starter. Still saving over the TLX, the EX-L starts to feel more like an Acura. It has leather upholstery, a 10-speaker audio system, and a power passenger seat. The Accord has better fuel economy, earning 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.* TLX base models earn 23/33 mpg. Furthermore, the Accord uses regular unleaded which is less expensive than the premium unleaded needed for the TLX engines.

Value Packaging

The Accord Touring trim competes directly with the TLX. These Hondas have a wireless charger, front/rear parking sensors, navigation, 4G LTE WiFi availability, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats. Compare the Touring to the TLX and much is missing. Standards on the Acura TLX, when priced about the same as the Accord Touring, include leatherette upholstery, a power adjusting driver’s seat, an 8-inch touchscreen, a programmable dual thermostat, and heated front seats. If you choose the TLX, you will pay more for leather upholstery, a power passenger seat, ventilated front seats and other items already listed on the Honda Accord Touring. While both have a big safety package, the Touring edition adds a head up monitor, a blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert. These will cost you more on the TLX.

You can check out the value of the 2018 Honda Accord when you visit the Bosak dealership in Michigan City. Our large inventory will help you compare different trim levels and find the premium features you want in the affordable Accord.


* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.