2021 Acura TLX vs. Audi A4

2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Audi A4 Comparison - Joe Rizza Acura
When it comes to luxury sedans, two of the most recognizable names in the segment are the Acura TLX and Audi A4. Although the A4 has a solid reputation among luxury buyers, it has not seen a significant refresh for several years. In comparison, the 2021 Acura TLX is all-new this year with a bold new exterior design, enhanced performance, and inspired new technology features. To demonstrate how the TLX is the superior choice for those looking for a luxury sport sedan, our team at Joe Rizza Acura has assembled this in-depth model comparison. Once you see the results, it will be even easier to understand why more drivers are choosing the Acura TLX over the Audi A4.

Acura TLX vs Audi A4

Acura TLX Exterior
Audi A4 Exterior
2021 Acura TLX Base AWD VS 2021 Audi A4 45 Premium AWD
$39,500 ✓ Starting MSRP* (excluding destination charges) $40,900
272 ✓ Horsepower 261
280 lb-ft ✓ Torque 273 lb-ft
10-speed automatic ✓ Transmission 7-speed automatic
Smart Entry Doors & Push Button Start ✓ Proximity Key System Push Button Start Only
Optional ✓ Remote Engine Start Not Available
Standard w/Low-Speed Follow and Traffic Stop-Go ✓ Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
Standard, Driver ✓ Memory Seating Not Available
13.5 cubic feet ✓ Rear Cargo Volume 12 cubic feet
64 / 64.6 inches ✓ Front / Rear Track 61.9 / 61.2 inches
6 Years / 70,000 Miles ✓ Powertrain Warranty Coverage** 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

To level the playing field, we’re going to compare equivalent, popular trims of both the Acura TLX and Audi A4 – with each equipped with all-wheel drive. Right from the very start, the TLX begins with a sizable price advantage over the more expensive A4. Thinking that means sacrificing on premium features or performance capabilities? Think again!

The Acura TLX not only offers greater horsepower and torque compared to the Audi A4 — it also has a far more sophisticated 10-speed automatic transmission. More power and more responsive gear changes make the TLX the superior choice for drivers searching for an engaging experience behind the wheel.

Acura TLX Interior

In terms of technology and premium standard equipment, the Acura TLX continues to hold the advantage over the Audi A4. Standard features you’ll enjoy on the TLX include a proximity key system featuring smart entry doors, adaptive cruise control, and seat memory for the driver. All three are either unavailable or require you to step up to a more expensive trim level of the A4. You can also select an available remote start system on the TLX to help you always enter a vehicle that’s set to your temperature preferences.

Also, the Acura TLX has greater rear cargo volume than the A4 which is great for those who enjoy taking extended weekend road trips. Its wider front and rear track provide superior handling and a more composed ride at all speeds. Last but certainly not least, the powertrain warranty coverage you’ll receive on your new Acura TLX far exceeds the coverage provided by Audi. Choosing Acura means you’ll enjoy greater peace of mind.

Acura TLX Rear

Winner – Acura TLX

Now that we’ve tallied the results, the obvious winner of this competitive comparison is the all-new 2021 Acura TLX. The Audi A4 simply cannot compete with the dynamic performance, outstanding value, luxurious standard features, and peace of mind that comes from owning the Acura TLX. Ready to experience the impressive Acura TLX for yourself? Our team at Joe Rizza Acura is standing by to help you choose the model that’s right for you!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.