2015 Acura TLX VS 2015 Lexus IS 350 Comparison Naperville, IL


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2015 Acura TLX vs 2015 Lexus IS 350 Base Model Comparison By Continental Acura In Naperville, IL

Every Luxury car maker presumes to offer the best vehicle for the money yet many rely on their brand name in hopes that customers will not look beyond the badge on the front of the car. Deciding the best value in the automotive market requires research which is why Continental Acura has developed the following comparison between the Acura TLX and the Lexus IS 350. Take a look at the following discussion then come by Continental Acura just outside Chicago, IL and experience the Acura TLX first hand.

2015 Acura TLX


2015 Lexus IS 350

$32,365* Base Price $40,990
24 City – 35 Highway** Fuel Mileage 19 City – 28 Highway
Standard Equipment Rear View Camera Optional Upgrade
Standard Equipment Memory Seat And Mirror Adjustment Not Available



Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Looks At Two Different Designs

Exterior design is the first thing to be noticed with any vehicle and the Lexus IS 350 has gone to great lengths to present itself as a unique vehicle with some alterations to the Toyota sedan front end design. The Acura TLX truly is unique with a stylish and sophisticated front end that immediately catches the eye with Jewel Eye LED headlights making clear that this is not just another car. Once inside, the Lexus IS 350 is void of the warm wood grain trim that has long been a standard for luxury vehicles. The Lexus IS 350 also has touch based temperature controls making quick and precise adjustments more difficult. The Acura TLX is more of what is to be expected in a luxury vehicle with warm wood grain accents and intuitive controls that allow for precision without distraction. Step into Continental Acura close to Downers Grove, IL to experience the beauty of the Acura TLX first hand.


Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Looks At Which Vehicle Performs Where Needed

There are two major differences in the performance of the entry level models. The Lexus IS 350 is a rear wheel drive vehicle that only comes with a less than economical V6. This setup is admittedly preferable for a race track under ideal conditions. Rear-wheel drive typically outperforms front-wheel drive in high speed cornering. Acura realizes that luxury sedans are not generally the preferred vehicle for track days and so they chose to build a vehicle more suitable for every day driving in all conditions. The front-wheel drive Acura TLX will be more capable on wet or icy roads as it is better to pull a vehicle through slick roads than it is to push through as rear-wheel drive vehicles do. The other main difference is the V6 which is the only option for the Lexus IS 350. The Acura TLX provides customers the option of a more economical and quite capable 4-cylinder engine or a more powerful V6. The V6 option in the Acura TLX is very nearly as powerful as the Lexus IS 350 yet it still provides better fuel mileage. Steer into Continental Acura near Aurora, IL today to test drive the impressive Acura TLX.

Which Vehicle Pulls Ahead With Safety And Features At Continental Acura In Naperville, IL

The difference between these two vehicles becomes even more clear when looking at the safety and features offered by each. As the roadways become increasingly crowded, safety is more important than ever. The results from IIHS crash testing illustrates a clear difference. The Lexus IS 350 is shown to be relatively safe in two crash tests and it scored reasonably well for front crash prevention. The Acura however, performed very well in all five crash tests as well as earning a Superior front crash prevention score. These results earned the Acura TLX the highest IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus award which proves that it is not only safer than the Lexus IS 350 but also one of the safest vehicles on the market. When it comes to the safety of family and loved ones, there should be no compromise and that is exactly what the Acura TLX provides. There are certain expectations that come with luxury vehicles and the Acura TLX delivers on these by providing standard features like memory driver seat and mirror settings, standard power moon roof, and rear view camera to name a few. The Lexus IS 350 does not offer memory driver settings and only offers a rear view camera and moon roof as additional and costly upgrades. The fact that the Lexus IS 350 is already far more expensive begs the question of what exactly is that extra money for. Come get the most for the money at Continental Acura just south of Geneva, IL.

Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Specializes In Exceptional Customer Service

Too often the car buying experience is rife with confusion, frustration, and poor customer service. Continental Acura just north of Plainfield, IL stands apart from the competition by always putting the customer first. Whether it is maintaining a vast selection of new Acura vehicles to ensure the right vehicle for each customer or going the extra mile to hand pick the best quality used vehicles, we are determined to put our customers best interest at the forefront of all we do. This also means that we offer a top-of-the-line service department staffed with factory trained technicians and courteous service advisers. When it comes to precision engineered Acura vehicles, only the right parts will do which is why our parts department keeps a comprehensive inventory of genuine Acura parts and accessories on hand. Come experience the value of Continental Acura just south of Wheaton, IL today. Appointments with knowledgeable sales consultants can be made by calling 844-219-3741. We are conveniently located at 2275 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540.

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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 2016 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.