Considering the Acura TLX? Lexus IS 350 takes you a step above
What makes or breaks a journey on the road? The answer is in what you drive. And, when it comes to choosing between two quality luxury sedans, it may come down to the little things. If you’re trying to make the choice between the 2016 Acura TLX or the Lexus IS 350, vehicles that are comparably priced and both offering plenty of advanced features, take the time to think about those little things that make a big difference. Let’s take a look at how these two cars compare.
Lexus IS vs Acura TLX performance
Every driver wants performance, and both the Lexus IS and Acura TLX deliver their promise. The Acura engine is a solid 3.5-liter, 290-horsepower V6 with 9-speed automatic transmission. The Lexus IS takes us a step further with 307 horsepower, along with an 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering that extra bit of response when it’s needed. And, while the Acura offers front wheel drive, the standard IS rear-wheel drive system gives you that bit of extra control and road performance in a sportier ride. Opt for a turbocharged experience, with the Lexus IS 200t F Sport that takes challenges to a new level with a 241-horsepower, turbocharged engine.
Thinking about Acura TLX? Step up to the Luxury of a Lexus IS 350
When it comes to the cabin, the Acura TLX and Lexus IS both offer a comfortable experience, and range of entertainment and safety features, including multi-user display, bluetooth compatibility, bucket seats, power windows and keyless access. The IS offers extra finishing touches like contrast steering, wood-trim steering wheel, analog, in-dash mounted clock and Drive Mode Select. The Lexus IS gives driver and front passenger a bit more legroom, making long and short trips more comfortable and enjoyable, and provides greater cargo space than the TLX.
The Acura has four available interior options and seven options for exterior color. Once again a step above, the Lexus IS 350 lets you personalize your driving experience with eight exterior colors and nine striking accent choices for the interior.
Lexus IS 350 Sharp Exterior Outshines the Acura TLX.
The Acura TLX offers a sleek modern appearance, but its more conservative, narrow grille can’t compared to the wide, gleaming mesh and spindle grille of the Lexus IS. The exterior of the Lexus IS 350 shouts performance with aerodynamic design and craftsmanship. Intelligent, high-beam head lamps automatically adjust when oncoming drivers are detected, which makes shifting between high- and low-beams an act of the past.
Lexus IS 350 offers a range of advanced safety features. Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic take the guesswork out of parking and alert you to vehicles or other objects that come too near. In reverse, the Lexus Display switches to backup camera view, ensuring children, friends and objects are not in your path.
Lexus Ownership Opens Doors.
If you’re ready to step up your driving experience, consider the opportunity to upgrade by joining the Lexus ownership family. Lexus owners enjoy an overall experience that goes far beyond quality, luxury transportation. It includes personalized customer service, and dealership perks like free service loaner cars, a comfortable lounge that includes workspace, wi-fi and gourmet coffee and snacks. It opens doors to new dining and travel experiences, and retail partners offer exclusive Lexus driver discounts. The app, My Lexus and Beyond, makes sure you never miss an opportunity to take advantage of Lexus benefits.
We have seen that the Acura TLX and Lexus IS 350 are similar, yet strikingly different. While comparably priced, Lexus offers a step up in luxury and performance, and comes with an exclusive ownership experience that stands out among automotive brands. If you have to drive to get where you are going, why not make it enjoyable in style and comfort, and in a Lexus? Check out our new Lexus specials or stop by the Lexus of Las Vegas dealership at 6600 W Sahara Ave today to try one on.