BMW 3 Series vs Acura TLX
Looking for your next luxury sedan? We’re betting you’ve come across the 2018 BMW 3 Series and 2018 Acura TLX, and what a great place to start your search! These vehicles are awesome options to spice up your drives around Atlantic City, Vineland, or Egg Harbor Township.
To give you the full scoop on both of these models, our team at BMW of Atlantic City has developed this vehicle comparison, so you can get all the information you need right in one place.
Let’s get started by looking at the advanced technology features that make the 3 Series and TLX stand apart.
2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2018 Acura TLX: Advanced Technology
When you opt for a higher-end vehicle, you’re going to want the latest technology features. Fortunately, the 2018 3 Series and the TLX both offer standard infotainment systems that will keep you connected and safe and provide your most efficient drives.
The 3 Series and TLX are neck and neck when it comes to their entertainment features. The 3 Series offers BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, while the Acura offers a similar system. However, the 3 Series offers the option of a touchpad or knob to control the system’s features.
When it comes to the latest driver-assistance features, the 3 Series and TLX are tied in this area as well. Both offer plenty of available features, some of which include:
- Rearview camera
- Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Warning
- Blind-spot monitoring
Inside the 3 Series and TLX
The interior of your next vehicle should give you the look and feel of luxury that you’d expect. The cabin of the 2018 3 Series is made of high-quality materials, like standard synthetic leather and wood trims. Unfortunately, the TLX falls a bit short here, with some hard surfaces and cheaper materials.
The BMW 3 Series also offers more passenger space, with 35.1 inches of legroom in the backseat, while the TLX follows with 34.5 inches of legroom. So the 3 Series takes the lead to fit everyone on the way to your next group night out.
In terms of ample cargo space, the 3 Series and TLX are tied, offering at least 13 cubic feet of room in the trunk. This is plenty of space to fit everyone’s luggage and then some to get started on your next road trip.
3 Series vs. TLX: Power & Performance
Although comfort and technology are certainly important in your next vehicle, you’ll want your sedan to be equally as powerful. The 3 Series takes the lead in this category as well, with three different engine options to choose from:
- 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder that puts out 180 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds
- 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder that achieves 248 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.
- 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder that produces 320 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds.
Unfortunately, the TLX only offers two engine options and less of an athletic ride than the 3 Series.
2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2018 Acura TLX: The Results
Although both the BMW 3 Series and Acura TLX are great options for your next sedan, we think the 3 Series’ engine options, passenger space, and luxurious style make this one worth a test drive.
If you’re in the areas of Atlantic City, Vineland, or Egg Harbor Township, contact us at BMW of Atlantic City to set up a test drive today!