Comparison: 2017 Acura TLX vs 2018 Honda Accord

March 16th, 2018 by

Acura and Honda both have performance luxury sedans, so we get a lot of buyers asking how similar models compare between the two brands. It all comes down to budget and your preference for the luxury features Acura offers, but now you can take advantage of year-end offers on 2017 models and get a great deal on a new TLX.

To help you decide between the 2017 Acura TLX and the 2018 Honda Accord, we’ve written a one-to-one comparison. Get all the information you need to make an informed decision, then visit us in Middletown, New York to take the TLX or a pre-owned Accord for a test drive:

Comfort and Convenience

Acura TLX

The 2017 TLX gives you 93.3 cubic feet of passenger space in its luxe cabin and up to 14.3 cubic feet of cargo volume. Plus, it’s equipped standard with luxury features such as heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, leatherette-trimmed sport seats, a 10-way power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, ambient cabin lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and Active Sound Control.

Available features include heated and ventilated front seats, GPS-linked Climate Control, sport seats with perforated Milano leather. Also available for your convenience are the Acura Navigation System with 3D View, Next-Generation AcuraLink, Real-Time Traffic, and Traffic Re-routing.

Honda Accord

When you opt for a newly redesigned 2018 Honda Accord, you’ll 105.6 cubic feet of passenger volume and 16.7 cubes of cargo space. However, you may be more enticed by the Acura’s more advanced standard features. The Accord comes standard equipped with dual-zone climate control, Push Button Start, cruise control, and manually adjustable cloth seats.

Upper trims are available with leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjustable seating, HomeLink, an auto-dimming mirror, and door pull ambient lighting. Premium models are also available with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation. Other luxury features that you’ll find on the Acura are not available on the Accord.

Technology and Entertainment

Acura TLX

The Acura TLX comes available with a range of driver assistance technology. Features include Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Blind Spot Information System, and a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.

Standard entertainment and connectivity features include Siri Eyes Free, SMS/MMS Text Message and Email Capability, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Acura Premium Audio, Sirius CM Radio, and the HomeLink universal transceiver. Options include Remote Engine Start, ELS Studio Premium Audio, Song By Voice, and HD Radio.

Honda Accord

Standard driver-assistive tech on the 2018 Accord includes a Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Traffic Sign Recognition, and automatic high beam headlights. Options include a Head-Up Display and a Blind Spot Information System.

The Accord also comes equipped with basic 4-speaker audio, Bluetooth tech, Pandora, and SMS text messaging. Available features include 8- or 10-speaker audio, 8-inch Display Audio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Sirius XM Radio, HD Radio, mobile hotspot, and wireless phone charging.

When you visit us in Middletown, we can take you for a test drive of both the TLX and the Accord so you can be sure to leave the lot with the best model for your needs and budget.


Acura TLX

Starting at $32,000 MSRP**

Honda Accord

Starting at $23,570 MSRP**

Category: Comparison
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**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.