2018 Acura TLX vs. 2018 Honda Accord

Nobody should be fooled about the relatively slim dimensions of the current Acura TLX that is available at the Spitzer Acura showroom. It offers several well-equipped trim grades, a pair of powerplants with a lot of performance to offer a unique experience in this particular segment of the automotive industry. In fact, the compact Acura sedan is such a strong performer that it is able to compete above its weight class. The team of product experts working at Spitzer Acura have done a comparison of the features and specifications for buyers trying to decide between the 2018 Acura TLX vs. 2018 Honda Accord. Shoppers can take a closer look at the 2018 Acura TLX at the Spitzer Acura showroom or schedule a test drive by calling, 724-201-3045.

The 2018 Acura TLX is available in six well-appointed versions, TLX 2.4L, TLX 2.4L with Technology, TLX 3.5L, TLX 3.5L with Technology, TLX 3.5L A-Spec and TLX 3.5L with Advance package. Each number in the name of the trim grade is a clue to which of the two available engines are used, either a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder or 3.5-liter, V-6. Honda also offers a pair of engine options, but discontinued building the Accord sedan with a V-6 a few years ago. Obviously, the biggest difference between the two sedans is sheer size. It’s true that the 2018 TLX is smaller than the Accord, but the Acura model has been praised by independent online reviews for providing amply rear legroom and comfortable seats – even on long trips.


2018 Acura TLX


2018 Honda Accord

2.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.
201/180 Horsepower/Torque 192/192
Eight-speed automatic Transmission CVT
Yes Avail. V-6 Upgrade No


Performance Specs

Both of the available powertrains that can be equipped on the 2018 Acura TLX will make more power than either option available with the 2018 Honda Accord. Base models of the current TLX use a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine and is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This will give drivers more than 205 horsepower to work with. Entry-level versions of the 2018 Accord employ a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission with a peak output of 192 horsepower.

Buyers can upgrade to a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine making 290 horsepower which outperforms the Accord’s available upgrade that barely makes more than 250 horsepower.



A close up photo of the center console features in the 2018 Acura TLX.
A photo of the wireless charging tray in the 2018 Acura TLX.
A photo of the center gauge cluster in the 2018 Acura TLX.
A rear photo of the 2018 Acura TLX going around a curve on a mountain road.