2015 Acura TLX VS 2015 Lexus ES 350 Comparison serving Chicago


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Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Provides A Comparison Between The 2015 Acura TLX And Lexus ES 350

Choosing the right luxury sedan can be a chore. Continental Acura is here to help with the following discussion of design, performance, safety, and features offered by the ES 350 and the Acura TLX. Both are respectable vehicles and both live up to the standards expected of a luxury vehicle. There are, however, some important distinctions to note before making a decision. Take a look at the following information then be sure to come by Continental Acura near Chicago, IL to test drive the Acura TLX.

2015 Acura TLX


2015 Lexus ES 350

$32,365* Base Price $38,625
24 City – 35 Highway** Fuel Mileage 21 City – 31 Highway
Standard Equipment Front Heated Seats Optional Upgrade
Standard Equipment LED Headlights Not Available



Not All Luxury Sedans Are Designed Equally At Continental Acura In Naperville, IL

Both of these vehicles offer striking design cues of modern sophistication. The ES 350 comes in with a traditional front end prominently defined by a horizontally split grille that looks as if it has been pinched in on the sides. Once inside the ES 350, traditional design continues with wood grained accents typical of luxury vehicles and an analog clock predominantly placed in the middle of the center stack. The Acura TLX offers a much more modern feel with two large screens in the center stack and a gauge cluster that would not be out of place on a space ship. The Acura TLX also offers the refinement of wood grained trim with intuitive steering wheel controls that help the driver stay connected while also focused. The seats in the Acura TLX are a bit more defined and modern looking than those found in the ES 350. As such expressive designs rely heavily upon personal preference, it is important to drop by Continental Acura near Downers Grove, IL to see the marvelous Acura TLX first hand.


Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Looks At The Performance Of The Acura TLX And The Lexus ES 350

When looking at the entry levels of each model, the difference in fuel mileage is striking. This is largely due to the Acura TLX coming with an inline 4-cylinder engine where the ES 350 only offers the V6 engine. The Acura TLX does have the option for a V6 engine which is the same size as that in the ES 350 however the Acura TLX V6 produces significantly more power. Also standard in the Acura TLX are paddle shifters which are not offered in the ES 350. The nice thing about the Acura TLX is that it has the option of the more economical 4-cylinder or the far more powerful 6-cylinder, each of which are in a vehicle that is designed not only for comfort and convenience but also to keep the driver well connected with the car and the road. Both vehicles are front-wheel drive which is recognized as being better in inclement weather and slippery roads. Front-wheel drive is also known to have a bit of steering resistance when entering a turn known as ‘understeer.’ The Acura TLX has a brilliant solution to this in the form of Precision All-Wheel Steer which will automatically steer the rear wheels slightly. This ingenious feature provides much better handling in the turns and confidence during emergency maneuvers. Come by Continental Acura near Aurora, IL and take the Acura TLX for a test drive to see first hand a quiet, smooth, luxury car that handles like a sports car.

Safety And Features From Continental Acura In Naperville, IL

Vehicle safety is more important than ever before with the increasingly crowded roadways. Both vehicles are recognized as safe, however, only the Acura TLX has earned the highest IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award. Such an accolade establishes the Acura TLX as one of the safest vehicles on the road today. Each vehicle features some of the ever more common technology like blind spot indicators and lane departure warnings. The Acura TLX also offers the optional ‘Adaptive Cruise Control’ with low speed follow. Cruise control has long been a wonderful asset on long highway trips but now it can be used throughout the city on those trips to and from work. The Acura TLX allows the driver to set the distance from the car in front and the TLX will automatically follow at low speeds and even assist with the steering. It should be noted that steering input is still required when utilizing this technology. Come to Continental Acura to learn more about the cutting edge Acura TLX and don’t forget to test drive one.

Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Is The Premier Acura Dealership In Northern Illinois

The car business today is rife with loud promises and fake smiles. At Continental Acura outside of Chicago, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. We provide every customer with VIP treatment before, during, and after each transaction. The large variety of new Acura vehicles allow customers to appreciate first hand the advantages and differences of owning an Acura. We provide one of the best finance teams in the business as well as the best rates and terms. For those looking for used vehicles, we offer a wide selection to choose from. We don’t stop at just providing the vehicles. We are also available when vehicles are due for service or in need of repairs. Our state-of-the-art service department specializes in quality work with a smile while working around customers’ busy schedules. The professional and courteous parts department is well stocked for the home mechanics. Come see for yourself at 2275 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540 or call and make your appointment by calling 844-219-3741.

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* Manufacturer’s suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

** Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.