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2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Acura TLX

2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Acura TLX

2021 Honda Accord

vs.

2021 Acura TLX

$24,770 MSRP*

Starting Price

$37,500 MSRP**
30 MPG***

Peak EPA-Estimated
City Mileage

22 MPG****
38 MPG***

Peak EPA-Estimated
Highway Mileage

31 MPG****
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Standard
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist
System (LKAS)

Standard
Available

Heated Front and Rear
Outboard Seats

Available

Most drivers already know that Acura is Honda’s luxury division, so those pondering the difference between standard and luxury sedans frequently ask us to compare the 2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Acura TLX. While the Acura certainly offers a level of performance and available features absent from the Honda, you’ll probably be surprised by how little divides the Accord from the TLX, especially given their respective starting prices.

If you’re struggling to choose the ideal model, simply read on to compare:

  • Pricing Options
  • Power and MPG Specs
  • Features and Safety

Accord vs. TLX: Pricing Options

2021 Honda Accord trim levels range between:

  • 2021 Honda Accord LX: Priced at $24,770 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda Accord Touring 2.0: Priced at $36,700 MSRP*

2021 Acura TLX trim levels range between:

  • 2021 Acura TLX Standard Package with Inline-4 FWD: Priced at $37,500 MSRP**
  • 2021 Acura TLX Advance Package with Inline-4 SH-AWD®: Priced at $48,300 MSRP**

The Honda Accord naturally starts lower than the TLX – in fact, you’ll pay less for a fully-loaded Accord than you would for an entry-level TLX.

Accord vs. TLX: Power and MPG Specs

The Acura TLX has been designed for drivers with a focus on performance, so it provides a 272 hp, 280 lb-ft of torque 2.0L 4-cylinder as standard across all configurations for phenomenal performance. It’s also available with next-generation Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), and you’ll make:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Acura TLX Standard Package with FWD***

The Honda isn’t as powerful, but it still delivers refreshingly responsive performance for most drivers with either the 192 hp standard engine or available 252 hp turbo. It also provides higher peak efficiency scores of:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway with the 2021 Honda Accord LX CVT****

Accord vs. TLX: Features and Safety

Despite the gulf between starting prices, both the Acura TLX and Honda Accord offer cutting-edge driver assistance technology as standard, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Further features shared by both models include:

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Heated Front and Rear Outboard Seats
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ Smartphone Integration
  • Wireless Phone Charger

Let Us Help You Choose Between the Honda Accord and the Acura TLX

You’ll find the latest Honda Accord available alongside several new vehicle specials from our showroom. For any further advice, feel free to get in touch today.

Disclaimers: 

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $965.00, NSX is $1800.00 and MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

***Based on 2019 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.

****Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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