2020 Acura TLX vs. Kia Optima | McGrath Acura of Westmont
2020 Acura TLX

2020 Acura TLX

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Kia Optima

2020 Acura TLX


2020 Kia Optima
2.4L I4 i-VTEC® engine

Standard Engine

2.4L I4 engine
206 hp


185 hp
182 lb-ft of torque


178 lb-ft of torque
8-speed dual-clutch


6-speed automatic
19.5 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

18.5 gallons
3.5L V6 engine

Available Engine


2020 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Kia Optima

Whether you’re on your daily Naperville and Elmhurst commute or packing up to hit the open road, you deserve a luxury model that can deliver a dependable ride along with plenty of extras to keep you relaxed, safe, and entertained. That’s why McGrath Acura of Westmont is here to compare the 2020 Acura TLX vs. Kia Optima to help you discover which of these top options is right for you in terms of performance, technology, and more. Let’s break down these two options and then be sure to stop by our dealership to experience your favorite model in person.

Acura TLX vs. Kia Optima: Performance Specs

Performance is key for any luxury sedan, as you want plenty of power on the road. Despite the fact that the TLX and Optima both feature a 2.4L engine, you’ll achieve greater overall performance in the Acura sedan over the Kia option. There is also the added benefit of the available 3.5L V6 engine upgrade available in the TLX lineup that is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission to generate a striking 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Here’s a breakdown of the standard performance specs for both models below:

2020 Acura TLX:

  • 2.4L I4 i-VTEC® engine
  • 8-speed dual-clutch transmission 
  • 206 hp
  • 182 lb-ft of torque
  • 19.5-gallon fuel tank capacity

2020 Kia Optima:

  • 2.4L I4 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 185 hp
  • 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 18.5-gallon fuel tank capacity

Acura TLX vs. Kia Optima: Technology and Safety Features

To balance out powerful and fuel-efficient performance, you also want cutting edge technology and safety features at your fingertips when you step behind the wheel of your preferred sedan. Acura once again lives up to its name by delivering to drivers a vast array of interior systems over the Kia Optima, so they can feel connected and comfortable during their travels. Take a look at some of the standard features available in the 2020 Acura TLX and 2020 Kia Optima below:

2020 Acura TLX:

  • On-Demand Multi-Use Display 2.0
  • 3-level heated front seats
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • Acura Premium Audio System with 7 speakers
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Active Sound Control

2020 Kia Optima:

  • Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®
  • Bluetooth® Hands-Free Technology
  • Kia UVO Infotainment System
  • Siri® Eyes Free

Test Drive the Acura TLX in Person at McGrath Acura of Westmont

After comparing the 2020 Acura TLX vs. Kia Optima, you can learn more about the TLX and find more Acura sedan comparisons at McGrath Acura of Westmont, such as the TLX vs. Honda Accord or Buick LaCrosse. Be sure to browse our inventory to find a new TLX for sale that meets your driving standards and fits your budget. Contact us today for more information on auto financing and leasing options, and don’t forget to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Downers Grove and Chicago!

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Phone: 630-323-8200

400 East Ogden Avenue Westmont, IL


Phone: 630-323-8200

400 East Ogden Avenue Westmont, IL


Phone: 630-323-8200

400 East Ogden Avenue Westmont, IL
41.810947 -87.965787
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