2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Lexus ES

Blue 2021 Acura TLX on a Highway vs White 2021 Lexus ES on a City Street

Are you looking for a fun-to-drive luxury sedan? After a complete redesign, the 2021 Acura TLX promises to check all the boxes for potential owners at Acura of Maui with an athletic style, luxury interior, potent powertrain and next-generation technology. Find out how the refined Acura TLX compares to a premier competitor in the class with this in-depth 2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Lexus ES comparison.

Acura TLX models are built on a Base trim level that is upgraded with three available trim packages – Technology, A-Spec® and Advance – that will each add an impressive level of technology and features. The 2021 Acura TLX luxury sport sedan makes room for five passengers in a luxurious cabin that provides 93.4 cubic feet of passenger space with 13.5 cubic feet of trunk space – perfect for day-to-day errands.

2021 Acura TLX


2021 Lexus ES

272-Horsepower 2.0-Liter Turbo 4-Cylinder  Base Engine 203-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder 
10-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
13.5 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 16.7 Cubic Feet
SH-AWD®  Available AWD Intelligent AWD

Differences Between the 2021 Acura TLX and 2021 Lexus ES

What are the differences between the 2021 Acura TLX and 2021 Lexus ES? We are here to find out and this 2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Lexus ES comparison will highlight why the Acura TLX is a great option in a competitive automotive class. Power is supplied to the Acura TLX by a 272-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

Front-wheel drive Acura TLX Base models will earn 22 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg combined*. Acura Super Handling AWD® is an available asset for drivers who crave performance. Lexus ES models are available with a base 203-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with Intelligent AWD and an eight-speed automatic transmission, a 302-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a 215-horsepower 2.5-liter Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain.

To deliver the luxury, comfort and infotainment you crave, the 2021 Acura TLX Base model comes standard with Jewel Eye® LED headlights, a power moonroof, a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, onboard Wi-Fi, a 10-speaker sound system, heated front seats and synthetic leather upholstery. Features available with the addition of Technology, Advance and A-Spec® packages will vary by package and include advanced driver-assist systems, customizable interior ambient lighting, plush leather upholstery, a wireless charging pad, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and a Head-Up Display.

Schedule a test drive in the 2021 Acura TLX today at Acura of Maui!

*Based on 2021 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 only) and other factors.