2019 ACURA TLX VS 2019 LEXUS IS

Exceptional levels of luxury, initial quality, and dependability make the Acura TLX, and the Lexus IS two of the most popular sports sedans on the road today. But, while this year's editions have much in common, each also come with a number of standard features not found, or available, on the other. Here's a look at the base trims of the 2019 Acura TLX, and the 2019 Lexus IS, and how they stack-up in some of the most important categories. 

Exterior

For 2019, both vehicles continue to turn heads and win hearts with LED headlighting (conventional on the Lexus and Jewel Eye on the Acura), aerodynamic lines, and bold front styling. Lexus once again gives the IS its signature hourglass-shaped grille from prior years, while Acura updated the TLX with a newly designed Diamond Pentagon grille.  

Interior 

As expected, the Acura TLX and Lexus IS both come with heated front seats (a package upgrade on the IS) and a 10-way adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support. The TLX also gets leather upholstery at no extra charge. Both vehicles come with excellent sound systems that feature touchscreen controls (single screen on the IS and dual screen on the TLX), SiriusXM satellite radio, Siri Eyes Free, and Bluetooth connectivity. The TLX also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as Pandora compatibility. Spacewise, the TLX and IS matchup closely with the TLX having slightly more hip and shoulder room. 

Safety 

Both vehicles come standard with advanced safety features such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, and a rear camera (single-view on the IS and multi-view on the TLX). Not available on the IS, the TLX also comes with a Road Departure Mitigation System. 

The following chart highlights how the 2019 Acura TLX stacks up against the 2019 Lexus IS in some of the more important categories. 

The 2019 Lexus IS                  

Vs.

The 2019 Acura TLX

LED Headlights, Power Moonroof

Exterior

Jewel Eye LED Headlights, Power Moonroof, Remote-Operated Windows and Moonroof, Capless Fuel Fill System

Single

Touchscreen Display

Dual

Streaming Audio via Bluetooth, SiriusXM Satellite Radio,Siri Eyes Free, Pandora Compatibility (optional)

Audio

Streaming Audio via Bluetooth, SiriusXM Satellite Radio,Siri Eyes Free, Pandora Compatibility standard, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration

Power Driver's Seat, Heated Front Seats (package upgrade), cloth upholstery, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel 

Interior

 Power Driver's Seat, Heated Front Seats (standard), leather upholstery, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

Smart Entry with Keyless Access

Convenience

 Active Sound Control,

Hill Start Assist, Smart Entry with Keyless Access, GPS-Linked Climate Control (with upgrade)

2.0L I-4 Turbo

Engine

 2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder

Rear-wheel Drive

Drivetrain

Front-wheel Drive

8-speed Automatic

Transmission

Automatic 8-Speed Dual Clutch

No

All-wheel Steering

Yes

4 Star

NHTSA Driver Crash Test Rating

5 Star

4 Star

NHTSA Passenger Front Crash Test Rating

5 Star

No

Road Departure Mitigation System

Yes

It looks like the 2019 Acura TLX has somewhat of an edge over the 2019 Lexus IS in many important categories. But, when it comes to buying a 2019 Acura TLX in Edmonton, nobody has an edge over West Side Acura. At West Side Acura, we have a large selection of new and used Acura cars, trucks, and SUVs. Our friendly sales staff, expert service department, and flexible financing make us the best place to buy a vehicle in Edmonton, and all of Canada, as well.

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