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Finding the Right Sport Sedan for Your Driveway: Comparing the 2021 Acura TLX and 2020 Audi A3

The 2021 Acura TLX has the power, features, and design that will help you enjoy every drive you have ahead of you. No matter if it's your mundane daily commute or you hit some traffic on your vacation, the 2021 Acura TLX can spice it up. The elegant and athletic design of the 2021 Acura TLX will draw you in, while the powerful performance will make sure you never want to get out of the driver's seat.

Popular competitors for the 2021 Acura TLX are the 2021 Audi A3 and 2021 Lexus ES. Both models are widely known for their capabilities and luxuriousness, which might make them sound appealing as your next vehicle, but we want to give you a closer look before deciding. The 2021 Acura TLX, Lexus ES and Audi A3 have some similarities, but some glaring differences put the 2021 Acura TLX ahead of both models.

Our experts are always happy to help, so be sure to reach out to schedule a test drive to get a closer look at the features that are outlined for the 2021 Acura TLX. We want you to feel confident with the model that you choose to add to your driveway, making sure you will enjoy every commute, adventure, or errand that stands in your way. 

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2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Audi A3

  • The 2021 Acura TLX has a stronger engine than either of the engine options of the 2021 Audi A3, giving it a more exciting performance for every drive.
  • Both models come standard with dual-zone automatic climate control to keep you and your passengers comfortable, but only the 2021 Acura TLX has GPS-Linked Climate Control available.
  • Both models come standard with front-wheel drive and have an advanced all-wheel drive system available if you wanted to have better traction and control through any conditions.
  • You'll be getting a ten-speed automatic transmission in the 2021 Acura TLX while the 2021 Audi A3 only comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
  • The interior of both models comes with many standard features to keep you comfortable during even the longest drives, including heated front seats.
  • Jewel Eye LED headlights are standard on the 2021 Acura TLX while the 2021 Audi A3 needs to be upgraded to have full LED headlights.
  • You can choose a package on the 2021 Acura TLX to give it a more unique and exciting design; the 2021 Audi A3 doesn't have any trims or packages that give it a more distinct design.
  • The 2021 Acura TLX comes equipped with AcuraWatch™, giving you more standard safety features to keep you feeling confident than the 2021 Audi A3 does.
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come equipped on both models, but the 2021 Acura TLX has more speakers in a premium audio upgrade than the 2021 Audi A3 does.
  • More cargo space comes in the 2021 Acura TLX than comes in the 2021 Audi A3, allowing you to bring more gear along without cramping your passengers by needing to pack around them.

2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Lexus ES

  • There is a more competitive starting price for the 2021 Acura TLX than for the 2021 Lexus ES, making it a better option for many drivers.
  • Both models have front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive to give you the performance and control you will love for any road or highway.
  • The base engine of the 2021 Acura TLX is more powerful than the base engine of the 2021 Lexus ES, ensuring you will enjoy the time you spend in the driver's seat.
  • There is a ten-speed automatic transmission equipped on the 2021 Acura TLX, while the 2021 Lexus ES only has an eight-speed automatic transmission.
  • Both models come standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, but only the 2021 Acura TLX can be equipped with GPS-Linked Climate Control.
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  • You will need to upgrade the 2021 Lexus ES to have ambient interior lighting, but the 2021 Acura TLX has ambient lighting equipped on each model.
  • Heated front seats are equipped on the 2021 Acura TLX, something that the 2021 Lexus ES only has on a package of its base trim.
  • There is a larger infotainment screen on the 2021 Acura TLX than in the 2021 Lexus ES, making it easier to navigate your media and apps.
  • Both models come with a variety of standard driver assistance features, but the 2021 Acura TLX has Traffic Jam Assist as standard, which is something the 2021 Lexus ES does not have.
  • There is a power moonroof equipped on both the 2021 Acura TLX and 2021 Lexus ES, allowing you to let natural light into the cabin to appreciate the time you spend in the driver's seat.