2019 Acura TLX VS Lexus ES 350 Comparison
The new 2019 Lexus ES 350 offers outstanding value after a ground up redesign improving the performance, efficiency, technology, and luxury of this popular sedan. Let's take a closer look at one of its previous competitors in 2018 and how they now stack up in 2019. Below we compare the 2019 Acura TLX to the 2019 Lexus ES 350. These are two of the most popular luxury sedans in America.
2019 Lexus ES 350 Compared

2019 Lexus ES 350 Quick Look

Lexus ES 350 Pros
  • Legendary Lexus ride quality
  • More powerful V6 engine
  • Fully redesigned in 2019
  • Comfortable, spacious, and upscale interior
  • Upgraded technology & safety features
Lexus ES 350 Cons
  • Infotainment interface and menu is not intuitive
  • Rear seats don't fold down

2019 Acura TLX Quick Look

Acura TLX Pros
  • Quiet ride with comfortable interior
  • Spacious rear seating
  • Several standard advanced safety features
Acura TLX Cons
  • Very underwhelming driving performance, especially for a "luxury" sedan
  • Under-powered 4-cylinder engine is expensive to upgrade to V6 Engine, which is a must to actually compare with other luxury sedans
  • Hasn't been redesigned since 2015
  • Base model does not have upscale interior like Lexus
2019 Acura TLX Compared

2019 Acura TLX


2019 Lexus ES 350

$33,000Estimated MSRP$39,600
33 HWY MPG RatingEstimated
33 HWY MPG Rating
192″ L x 73″ W x 57″ HVehicle Dimensions196″ L x 73″ W x 57″ H
2.4 L 4-cylinderEngine3.5L V6 
206 HPHorsepower302 HP
6 yr/70,000 miPower-train Warranty6 yr/70,000 mi
5-StarsNHSTA Safety RatingNot Yet Rated

Lexus ES 350 Vs Acura TLX Comparison Review

The 2019 Acura TLX is part of the 1st generation TLX designed in 2015 to replace the TL and TSX, which combined more performance & luxury into a conventional midsize sedan. The base 2019 Acura TLX 2.4L 4-cylinder engine is under-powered and upgrading to the V6 engine is a must for anyone looking for luxury sedan level performance. The TLX is due for an update, but it still offers good value for a luxury vehicle. Its interior is handsome with a quiet ride, but doesn't have the upscale interior of a Lexus. The back seats and trunk are both spacious. There are two digital displays, which is a little much. We would prefer a larger touch screen instead. Overall, the TLX is a great sedan for a reasonable price. 

The newly redesigned 2019 ES 350 features a wider, longer body and a more sporty look, inherited from the flagship LS. With first-of-its-kind technology and a more powerful engine, this is the best ES ever. The ride quality is quiet and silky-smooth, with even more interior space. The acceleration and handling are outstanding, especially with the fun, new F Sport trim. 

Overall, we highly recommend test-driving the all-new 2019 Lexus ES 350. It is one of the most fun, exciting Lexus cars available and has the total package of performance, upscale design, efficiency, and technology. For the 2019 TLX to come anywhere near the quality and performance of the 2019 ES 350, you would need to upgrade to the 3.5L V6 engine and tech package at a minimum. At that point, why? You're getting a better luxury vehicle in the ES 350 with Lexus' legendary reliability and driveability. 

Test-Drive the All-New 2019 Lexus ES 350

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