2020 TLX SH-AWD V6

Performance Tuned 3.5L V6

When getting behind the wheel means more to you than just getting from point A to point B, Acura is an industry leader. Every model is stuffed with technology, comfort, and attitude to ensure you love every minute of your drive. For luxury appointments and exciting driving characteristics in an executive-level sedan, both the Lexus ES 350 and the Acura TLX stand up strong. But when you put the 2020 Acura TLX vs Lexus ES 350, which model comes out the better value?

2020 TLX SH-AWD V6
2019 ES 350
$359 / MO
For 36 Months

Front Wheel Drive Only

Low Retained Value

8-Speed Automatic Transmission

17in Wheels

$3,999 Total due at signing

Dramatic Looks

The 2020 Lexus ES 350 has a fancy hourglass-shaped grille mounted between LED headlamps. 17-inch alloy wheels are standard equipment. The rest of the luxury midsize sedan is, well, very average.  

Acura TLX, on the other hand, makes a statement everywhere it goes. The diamond-shaped grille with a starfield pattern immediately indicates its vivacious nature, set between its Jewel Eye LED headlamps. Pewter 10-spoke alloy wheels are standard, and the aggressive stance makes no qualms about the fun driving experience you’re about to have. 

Outrageous Performance

You’ll enjoy your time behind the wheel of the Lexus ES 350 likely, with 302 horsepower from its 3.5L V6 engine. Its Direct-Shift 8-speed automatic transmission puts power to the front wheels smoothly. AWD isn’t available. 

But is that sole option befitting a premium midsize car? In the Acura TLX, you have choices. Opt for the efficient 2.4L V6 with 206 horsepower and Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), or choose the 3.5L V6 with 290 horsepower and P-AWS. For the best traction, the 290-hp V6 can be paired with an amazing Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system that puts the rubber to the road at all four tires. 

Interior Features

Standard equipment for the Acura TLX is vast. Power-adjustable sport seats trimmed in leatherette with 3-level heating, ambient lighting, automatic climate control, and Keyless Access System are standard equipment. Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Agile Handling Assist, and Collision Mitigation Braking System are all standard equipment as well.  

The Lexus ES 350 keeps pace well with the Acura TLX’s standard features. Push-button start, dual-zone climate control, power front seats, and Lexus Safety System 2.0 are all included, but at a much higher price point than the Acura. 

Warranty Coverage

Both models take care of you after the sale. Acura offers comprehensive warranty coverage for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Powertrain coverage is 6 years or 70,000 miles for all your major components. 

New 2020 TLX SH-AWD V6 lease offer above for $356 per month for 36 months is subject to availability through December 31, 2019 on approved credit through Acura Financial Services®, DBA American Honda Finance Corp. Closed-ended lease for 2020 TLX SH-AWD V6 (UB3F3LJW). $3999 total due at signing. Includes destination; excludes tax, title, license, insurance, registration, options, $199 administration fee and the like). Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear, and up to 20 cents/mile over 10,000 miles/year. Dealer participation may affect actual payment. Dealer sets actual sales price. See Jay Wolfe Acura dealer for complete details.