2022 Acura TLX vs. German Competition: Audi A4 & BMW 3 Series

2022 Acura TLX vs Audi A4 Comparison - Joe Rizza Acura
When it comes to luxury sedans, three of the most recognizable names in the segment are the Acura TLX, Audi A4, and BMW 3 Series. Although the A4 and 3 Series have a solid reputation among luxury buyers, they have not seen a significant refresh for several years. In comparison, the Acura TLX was refreshed last year with a bold 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 and BMW 3 Series.

Acura TLX vs Audi A4

Acura TLX Exterior
Audi A4 Exterior
2022 Acura TLX Base AWD VS 2022 Audi A4 45 Premium AWD
$40,700 ✓ Starting MSRP* (excluding destination charges) $42,000
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

Acura TLX vs BMW 3 Series

Acura TLX Base AWD
BMW 3 Series
2022 Acura TLX Base AWD VS 2022 BMW 330i xDrive AWD
$40,700 ✓ Starting MSRP* (excluding destination charges) $43,450
272 ✓ Horsepower 255
10-speed automatic ✓ Transmission 8-speed automatic
Electro-Mechanical ✓ Limited Slip Differential Not Available
10-inch ✓ Touchscreen Display Size 9-inch
Standard ✓ Adaptive Cruise Control Not Available
Standard ✓ Lane Keeping Assist System Not Available
Standard ✓ Heated Front Seats Optional
6 Years / 70,000 Miles ✓ Powertrain Warranty Coverage** 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

Acura TLX Display

Just as we did in the prior matchup, this comparison involves equivalent trim levels of both the Acura TLX And BMW 3 Series. Once again, the TLX starts off with a sizable price advantage over the more expensive 3 Series. This trend continues when we compare the performance specs of both of these luxury sedans.

Choosing Acura over BMW means that you’ll enjoy greater horsepower and a more responsive 10-speed automatic transmission for superior power delivery throughout the power band. Better still, the TLX includes a limited-slip rear differential to help transfer power to the ground across all types of road surface conditions.

Shifting focus towards the interior, the advantages continue to add up for Acura. The TLX boasts a larger touchscreen display along with standard heated front seats. Laughably, BMW charges extra for heated seats inside the 3 Series. Helping you stay one step ahead of danger, drivers will also appreciate the standard Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control included inside the TLX. Last but not least, Acura includes a longer term of powertrain warranty coverage than BMW.

Acura TLX Rear

Winner – Acura TLX

Now that we’ve tallied the results, the obvious winner of this competitive comparison is the Acura TLX. The Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series 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 $1,045.00. 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.