2016 Acura TLX vs. the 2016 Lexus ES 350

2016 Acura TLX

2016 Acura TLX
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2016 Lexus ES 350

2016 Lexus ES 350
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Sporty and dynamic, the 2016 Acura TLX is perfect for drivers in the Westmont, Naperville, Elmhurst, and Chicago area. With its athletic handling and roaring engine, the TLX stands as one of the best vehicles in its class. In this article, we’ll take a look at how it compares to its peer, the 2016 Lexus ES 350, and illuminate exactly what stands out about the Acura TLX!

How Each Sedan Performs

With a narrow 109.3-inch wheelbase and MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, the 2016 Acura TLX provides precise and nuanced handling. Built to handle turns, curves, and winding roads with verve, its body is designed to grip the road tightly. And with a 3.5L direct-injection V6 engine, the TLX offers an available 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. That dynamic ride has some force behind it, making the TLX powerful as well as athletic. Achieving up to 24 mpg city* and 35 mpg highway*, according to EPA estimates, the TLX is also one of the most efficient luxury sedans available. See our inventory of 2016 Acura TLX models for more details.

By comparison, the 2016 Lexus ES 350 comes up short in EPA estimates, earning only 21 mpg city* and 31 mpg highway*. And its 3.5L V6 engine only delivers 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers are respectable, but they just can’t match the TLX. In addition to not being as powerful, the ES 350 also isn’t as nimble or agile. With a 111.0-inch wheelbase, the ES 350 is longer than the TLX and less skilled at handling turns and curves with precision.

What Features They Offer

Performance isn’t everything, though. Let us take a look at what available features both vehicles offer.

With the 2016 Acura TLX you’ll find features that include:

  • 10-speaker ELS Studio premium audio system
  • Song By Voice
  • AcuraLink the next generation
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Forward collision warning system

The 2016 Lexus ES 350, on the other hand, offers the following:

  • Optional 15-speaker Mark Levinson premium surround sound
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Enform service connect
  • Radar cruise control
  • Vehicle proximity alert
  • Lane-departure alert
  • Pre-collision system

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2016 Lexus ES 350 is a fine vehicle, and against many of its competitors it would come out ahead. Unfortunately, it lacks the power of the 2016 Acura TLX, as well as the precision, handling, and efficiency. It comes close to offering similar features, but still falls short of the comprehensive safety features offered by the TLX. The choice is clear!

Learn More about the 2016 Acura TLX Today at McGrath Acura of Westmont

If you’re a driver in the Westmont, Elmhurst, Chicago, or Naperville area, the 2016 Acura TLX could be right for you. If you’d like to learn more about the TLX, or how it compares to the 2016 Lexus ES 350, contact us online at McGrath Acura of Westmont or by phone at 888-299-8727 today. Or stop in at 400 E. Ogden Ave. in Westmont, IL for a test drive today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.