2019 Acura TLX vs Lexus ES 350


Life spent in a luxury vehicle in Warwick, Providence, and Coventry is a little more exciting, and a little more rewarding. Speedcraft Acura knows you have many options when searching for a luxury vehicle, particularly in the sedan category.

Comparing the 2019 Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350, it’s easy to see what makes both of these cars special. However, which one is the right fit for your lifestyle? We’re answering that question in this comprehensive vehicle comparison.

Acura TLX vs Lexus ES 350 Performance

2019 Acura TLX Engine SpecsWhether you’re taking on snow-covered back roads or cruising around the city, the 2019 TLX offers driving confidence. Typically, you’d have to look to an off-road SUV for this kind of technology. The torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), which comes with the TLX, automatically adjusts to the always-changing road conditions.

When you pair that kind of functionality with the 3.5L iVTEC V6 engine which makes 290 horsepower, this is a sedan that can turn any old trip into an extraordinary one. Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) works in concert with the 9-speed automatic transmission with SportShift paddle shifters, giving you extra control and efficiency when navigating the roads ahead.

The Lexus ES 350 comes with a powerful 3.5L V6 engine in its own right. It’s mated to a smaller direct-shift 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, unlike the TLX, drivers of the Lexus sedan have to take on the roads without the benefit of an all-wheel drive system.

Learn more in the 2019 Acura TLX Review!

Acura TLX vs Lexus ES 350 Safety

Peace of mind is something that every driver strives to have when traveling the roads in the Ocean State and beyond. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind the TLX is able to provide, with the AcuraWatch™ suite of driver-assist technologies.

This suite includes:

  • Blind spot information (BSI) system
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors

The built-in Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering also works hand-in-hand with the engine and braking system. The ES 350 also offers drivers safety technology, including low-light pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control.

Interior Amenities and Features

Acura TLX Interior FeaturesBoth the 2019 TLX and the Lexus ES 350 are well-appointed, down to the last detail. These interiors are meant to inspire but also meant to keep you feeling comfortable at all times. Cold winter mornings and chilly nights are warmed up thanks to the available front and rear Milano leather sports seats, along with the available heated steering wheel found in the TLX.

The center console is laid out in a simple manner, giving you everything you need:

  • On Demand Multi-Use Display™
  • SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability

The Apple CarPlay® functionality in the Lexus ES 350 is an available feature, not standard as it is in the TLX, and the ES 350 also doesn’t carry Android Auto™ at all. When you want tech and an interior that works for you, turn to the 2019 Acura TLX.

2019 Acura TLX vs Lexus ES 350: The Verdict

With its engine capabilities, interior features, and tech offerings, the 2019 Acura TLX outclasses the Lexus ES 350 in many ways.

Take a test drive here at Speedcraft Acura, and you’ll see that for yourself. We look forward to serving drivers in Warwick, Providence, and Coventry, and are here to answer any Acura questions you may have.


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