2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Audi A4

2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Audi A4 Overview

The new Acura TLX has hit the market, and let us be the first to report there's plenty to love about this 2021 sport sedan. Between its stunning design and formidable performance, the latest TLX can win the hearts of both traditional driving enthusiasts and those who like a dash of luxury in their vehicles. With that in mind, we at Maple Acura have taken the opportunity to compare the 2021 Acura TLX to a popular competitor in the Audi A4. If you're based in Maple, Ontario or any of the nearby areas of Mississauga, Vaughan, or North York, find out how the new TLX reigns supreme below before visiting our dealership to meet this Acura sport sedan.

Interior & Exterior

When it comes to design and style, the 2021 Acura TLX is tough to beat. With its long, lined hood, stylish bodywork, and standard 18-inch alloy wheels, this new sport sedan leaves a lasting impression on most any motorist. Acura's patented Jewel Eye LED headlights, a bold grille, and dual-rectangle exhaust tips round out the 2021 TLX's awe-inspiring exterior, with a power moonroof coming standard across the lineup. The Audi A4, on the other hand, enters its 2021 model with a streamlined body and a far more understated design. Its aesthetic may win the hearts of those who want a balance between luxury and anonymity, but this Audi sedan fails to set itself apart from a segment with plenty of stiff competition.

The 2021 Acura TLX's interior style is just as stunning, with numerous options and configurations available to those who love nothing more than customizing their driving experience. While its A4 rival's cabin is clean, comfortable, and user-friendly enough, the new Acura sport sedan boasts an improved interior from last year's model, one that will steal the hearts of driving enthusiasts. Available materials include open-pore wood trim and genuine aluminum accents, with leather upholstery providing optimal comfort. The Acura TLX also includes analog gauges and an in-dash rotary drive-mode selector that motoring purists will love, while its larger dimensions give it more cargo space than the Audi A4.

2021 Acura TLX Interior

2021 Acura TLX Exterior


This is where the 2021 Acura TLX really separates itself from the Audi A4. A standard 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine gives the new TLX a solid 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, while the A4's base turbocharged motor comes in at a full 70 horses less. The TLX's base engine pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission providing seamless shifts, while an available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system optimizes traction and stability in various driving conditions. While the Acura TLX's fine-tuned chassis, communicative steering, and balanced ride make it incredibly fun to drive, the A4's performance is far more subdued. Indeed, its steering doesn't feel as responsive at lower speeds, and you'll have to upgrade to its peppier engine to enjoy the acceleration you'd expect of a luxury vehicle. In short, if you're a traditional driving enthusiast, look no further than the new Acura TLX, and if you'd like to experience its riveting performance firsthand, contact us at Maple Acura for a test drive.


Those in the market for an upscale sedan will be pleased to hear both the 2021 Acura TLX and Audi A4 boast excellent safety ratings, and while the A4 isn't stingy on driver-assist technology, the TLX's suite is as comprehensive as they come. The AcuraWatch package comes standard in the TLX sedan, including popular functions like Lane Departure Warning, a Forward Collision Warning system, and a Forward Collision Mitigation System. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also available in the TLX lineup, as are other popular features like traffic sign recognition and a driver-awareness monitor. With such an extensive safety package, the 2021 Acura TLX allows you to enjoy its dynamic drive with the utmost confidence.

If you'd like the particulars on how you can make this new Acura sport sedan yours, reach out to us at your convenience.

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