2020 Acura TLX

Acura TLX

2020 Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350

2020 Acura TLX vs. 2020 Lexus ES 350


Starting MSRP

23 mpg city/33 mpg highway**

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

22 mpg city/32 mpg highway

Heated Seats


All-Wheel Drive

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Cross-Path Warning System

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Pre-crash Seat Belts

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For those Costa Mesa drivers who want a refined sedan with luxurious interiors and true performance, their search often ends with the match-up between the 2020 Acura TLX or 2020 Lexus ES 350. Thanks to our experts, you’ll have all the information about these two stunning models in terms of price, performance, and features to help you decide which fits your Tustin lifestyle. Discover yours with the Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350 comparison from Weir Canyon Acura.

Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350: Pricing and Performance Features

Sedan drivers know how rare it is to find an elegant and powerful option at a price point they love. While the 2020 Lexus ES 350 has a capable engine and plenty of horsepower for those Montclair drives, it’s the 2020 Acura TLX that pairs a comparable performance with an unexpectedly low $33,000 MSRP*. Compared to the Lexus ES 350’s MSRP of $39,600 for its base trim, the Acura TLX outpaces the Lexus ES 350 for less:

  • 2020 Acura TLX: The TLX engine can be paired with the Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) or All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) drivetrain. Thanks to high-efficiency engineering, the 2020 Acura TLX has an EPA-estimated mpg of 23 city/33 highway.
  • 2020 Lexus ES 350: The ES 350 is only offered with a front-wheel drive drivetrain, and despite its capable engineering, the ES 350 only manages an EPA-estimated of 22 city/32 highway mpg fuel economy.

Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350: Safety Features

What good is a roaring engine and performance-enhancing systems without a wealth of the latest innovative technology to safely travel wherever the roads take you? Upgrading to a luxury vehicle means you’ll have access to the latest safety features that offer visibility, traffic updates, and far more:

  • 2020 Acura TLX: Your commutes can be that much safer with pre-crash front seat belts to protect against injury even in the most harrowing of collisions, while an optional cross-path warning system that uses radar to alert drivers of vehicles approaching from the side can help prevent some of the most dangerous driving situations.
  • 2020 Lexus ES 350: Unfortunately, a cross-path warning system is not available for the latest Lexus ES 350, although it does have a respectable safety rating of 4 out of 5 stars from the NHTSA. Pre-crash front seatbelts are also unavailable on the ES 350.

Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350: Interior Features

Naturally, no one looks for an Acura or Lexus to live the ascetic lifestyle. Although efficiency is key for many Acura and Lexus enthusiasts, the austerity of your common sedan is nowhere to be found in the TLX and Lexus E3 350. Here, again, however, the 2020 Acura TLX outperforms:

  • 2020 Lexus ES 350:
    • available heated and ventilated front seats
    • ambient lighting
    • dual-zone climate controls
  • 2020 Acura TLX:
    • standard sport seats with leatherette-trimmed interior
    • three-level heated front seats
    • dual-zone automatic climate control
    • leather-wrapped steering wheel

Find Your Acura TLX at Weir Canyon Acura

Although the Lexus ES 350 has many exceptional qualities, it simply doesn’t have the range of the 2020 Acura TLX. If you find you’re curious about other Acura sedans, perhaps in a slightly smaller and even more efficient package, consider our Anaheim experts’ comparison of the Acura TLX vs. the Acura ILX. Or, simply stop by our showroom for some first-hand experience of your favorite model and trim when you take a test drive. Explore our wide range of new vehicle special offers to find yours for the price you deserve, or contact us today to talk to one of our finance specialists for all your leasing or loan options!

*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 only) and other factors.

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