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2018 Acura TLX

2018 Acura TLX

2018 Buick LaCrosse

2018 Buick LaCrosse

2018 Acura TLX vs. 2018 Buick LaCrosse

Are you in the market for a luxury sedan? Then you’ve likely come across the 2018 Acura TLX and the 2018 Buick LaCrosse. In comparison, the 2018 TLX:

  • Produces 12 hp more than the competition via a Sequential SportShift Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission with paddle shifters
  • Earned five stars out of five from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the front passenger and front side crash tests*
  • Holds 1.4 more gallons of gas in its fuel tank
  • Offers safety features on its introductory trim, like adaptive cruise control and a collision mitigation system


Although the 2018 Acura TLX has a smaller engine to start, it still generates more power than the 2018 Buick LaCrosse.

  • TLX: A 2.4L inline-4 starts off the lineup, making 206 hp. This model also offers innovative performance systems like Precision All-Wheel Steer, Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive, and integrated driving dynamics with different drive modes.
  • LaCrosse: The Buick sedan gets a larger 2.5L inline-4 to start, yet it musters just 194 hp. The LaCrosse’s all-wheel drive system isn’t as advanced as the one on the TLX, and there are no drive modes from which to choose.

What’s more, the Acura sedan’s 3.5L V6 boasts superior fuel economy when compared to the 3.6L V6 on the LaCrosse, at an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway versus 30 mpg highway**, respectively.

2018 Acura TLX Performance


If you want more bang for your buck, then you’re better off selecting the 2018 Acura TLX. That’s because it comes standard with many features that are either unavailable or not offered on the introductory 2018 Buick LaCrosse model, such as:

When you add the Technology Package to your TLX, you can also expect a hard drive with 15GB, which isn’t available on upper LaCrosse trims.

2018 Acura TLX Features

Find the 2018 Acura TLX at Acura of Ocean

Contact Acura of Ocean to learn more about the 2018 Acura TLX, compare it to other Acura models, see how the TLX compares to the competition, and to discover the vehicles we have in stock. We can also recommend the best beaches of Jersey Shore. Check them out and drive your new vehicle to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.
**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.
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