The 2016 Lexus IS Standard Features vs. the 2016 Acura TLX

April 21st, 2016 by

2016 Acura TLXThe 2016 Lexus IS and the 2016 Acura TLX are both premium entry-level luxury sedans. While they both deliver lots of standard equipment at a competitive price for this segment, you’ll find that the TLX gives you more of the features you want. See for yourself below.

Standard Equipment

The Acura offers more when compared to the Lexus IS. Here are just a few of the features you get standard in the Acura, but not in the Lexus:

  • Power adjustable heated front seats
  • Two-setting memory feature for driver seat, mirrors, climate control, headlights, and locking
  • Rearview camera
  • Noise cancellation
  • LED headlights
  • Remote trunk release
  • Active head restraints

You won’t find any of those features on the standard equipment list of the Lexus—and the Lexus IS is considerably more expensive than the Acura TLX.


Despite all of the features it’s lacking, the Lexus IS is still a lot more expensive than the Acura TLX. Take a look at how the pricing compares for the most basic models of each:

  • The 2016 Lexus IS 200t is priced at $37,325 MSRP in the rear-wheel drive configuration.
  • The 2016 Acura TLX is priced at $31,695 MSRP in the base trim level.*

Plus, in Acura estimates, a Lexus IS comparably equipped to the base Acura TLX would set you back $39,675. Either way, you’re paying a lot more for the Lexus IS. To top it all off, the Acura is more fuel efficient, achieving an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined,** compared to the 26 mpg combined estimate for the Lexus—and the Acura has more space in the cabin!

Visit Your Wisconsin Acura Dealer

The Acura TLX simply offers more value for less money when compared to the 2016 Lexus IS 200t. You’re welcome to come test drive the latest Acura TLX along with the rest of the Acura lineup at your local Wisconsin Acura Dealer!


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.


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