2018 Acura TLX

2018 Acura TLX

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2018 BMW 3 Series

2018 Acura TLX vs. 2018 BMW 3 Series

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If you’re searching for a captivating luxury sedan that boasts a distinct dash of athleticism, both the 2018 Acura TLX and the 2018 BMW 3 Series are logical candidates. The 2018 TLX starts at $33,000,* while the BMW 3 Series is a bit pricier at $33,450 — but the differences are bigger than that. We’ve conducted a competitive comparison to see which one comes out ahead, so read on to discover which one is right for you.

Power and Performance

The 2018 Acura TLX earns its stripes as a sport sedan by delivering exhilarating power as standard, while the 2018 Acura BMW 3 Series feels markedly underwhelming in comparison.

  • Acura TLX Power: Up to 206 hp from the standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine.
  • BMW 3 Series Power: Up to just 180 hp from a 2.0L four-cylinder engine.

The BMW 3 Series also lacks the coveted Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system, that grants the latest Acura TLX such incredible handling and precision across the roads of Naperville, Aurora, and Plainfield. 

Comfort Features

You’d expect both the new TLX and the new BMW 3 Series to deliver indulgent comfort as standard, but only the Acura TLX seems willing to craft a sense of exquisite relaxation without demanding more money for a higher trim level.

Here are just a few key differences:

  • 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat in the Acura vs 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat in the BMW.
  • Three-stage heated front seats in the Acura vs non-heated front seats in the BMW.
  • The TLX comes standard with a power moonroof, which will cost you extra in the 3 Series.
  • Like controlling your media experience with your voice? With every TLX, you can interact with the audio system and Bluetooth-enabled devices thanks to built-in voice recognition — another feature that costs more in the 3 Series.

Safety Scores and Features

The 2018 Acura TLX earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating** from the NHTSA, with a 5-star rating in each crash-test category. The 2018 BMW 3 Series didn’t quite reach that high benchmark, with only a 4-star rating in the Frontal Crash segment. The 3 Series also fails to provide many of the standard safety features supplied in the Acura across all models, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Head-Up Warning
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Monitor with Dynamic Guidelines

2018 Acura TLX Accolades

  • 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA**
2018 Acura TLX front fascia
2018 Acura TLX dash
2018 Acura TLX infotainment display

The 2018 Acura TLX Outclasses the 2018 BMW 3 Series

The 2018 BMW 3 Series certainly carries a strong pedigree — but, in the end, it’s all talk when compared to the outstanding 2018 Acura TLX. To arrange a test drive, simply contact Continental Acura of Naperville today. You can also apply for financing directly.

Why Buy From Continental Acura of Naperville?

  • Named “Best Auto Dealer” for eight consecutive years by Naperville Magazine’s “Best Of” Awards.
  • Earned Platinum Status in Acura’s Client Experience Evaluation — #1 in Chicagoland.


* Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $950 for sedans and $975 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.

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