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2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Acura TLX

Honda vehicles are known for meeting the needs of their drivers and passengers as well as getting them where they need to go in an affordable, fuel-efficient, safe and comfortable manner. As the 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Acura TLX comparison outlines, the 2018 Accord is fully capable of all of these traits. 

With a base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $23,570*1, the 2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 1.5Tthe base modelis nearly $10,000 more affordable than the base 2018 Acura TLX*2This eye-catching difference in price is just one of several reasons why sedan shoppers choose Honda over Acura. 

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2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 1.5T vs 2018 Acura TLX 2.4L
$23,570*1 Base MSRP $33,000*2
30/38 mpg*3 Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 23/33 mpg*4
Standard Lane Departure Warning Standard
40.4 in. Rear Legroom 34.5 in.
As estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 1.5T earns up to 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway*3. When equipped with its base 2.4-liter engine, the 2018 Acura TLX earns EPA estimates of 23-city mpg and 33-highway mpg*4. Sufficient to say, the base 2018 Honda Accord is the more fuel-efficient of the two, and by a wide margin.

In terms of safety, both sedans are very well-equipped. In fact—still nearly $10,000 more affordable—the 2018 Accord is able to match just about all of the safety features on the 2018 TLX. One thing that does go unmatched, however, is rear legroom. The 2018 Honda Accord offers its rear passengers an ample amount of legroom with 40.4 total inches. The 2018 TLX falls nearly six inches short of this with 34.5 inches of rear legroom. Sure, the driver may never know the difference, but rear passengers—especially those who are taller or long-legged—will notice, and they just might have a few thoughts to share about it. After all, everyone deserves to be comfortable.

Between its much more affordable base MSRP, similar safety features, and unmatched fuel efficiency and comfort, it's no surprise that so many sedan shoppers side with Honda in the 2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Acura TLX comparison.

2018 Honda Accord LX Champagne Frost Exterior Front View
2018 Honda Accord driver-seat view of front cabin including steering wheel, instrument panel, and more
2018 Honda Accord passenger side view of front cabin
2018 Honda Accord Side View of Rear Seats

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX and EX-L models with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport and Touring models with CVT. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport and Touring models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 2.0T EX-L models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 47 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid models with E-CVT. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.