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2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Acura TLX

2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Acura TLX

2021 Honda Accord


2021 Acura TLX

$24,770 MSRP*

Starting Price

$37,500 MSRP**

EPA-Estimated City MPG


EPA-Estimated Highway MPG


Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)


Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)


Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)


Thinking of upgrading to a luxury sedan for your Ventura, CA commute? There’s a lot to consider as far as the level of features, performance, and amenities that come with a luxury price tag, but are they right for you? Comparing the 2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Acura TLX to see whether or not taking the plunge is worth it, especially in terms of: 

  • Power and MPG Ratings
  • Features
  • Starting Prices

Accord vs. TLX: Power and MPG Ratings

Right off the bat, it’s the clear the Acura TLX is poised for performance with its: 

  • Available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
  • Up to 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque

Meanwhile, the Accord is no slouch, serving up thrilling power by any measure: 

  • FWD across all trims
  • Up to 192 hp as standard or an available 252 hp

Honda does have an advantage over Acura when it comes to fuel efficiency. While the TLX has the get up and go, the Accord helps you cruise for longer distances: 

  • 2021 Honda Accord LX CVT: 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway***
  • 2021 Acura TLX Standard Package with FWD: 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway****

Accord vs. TLX: Safety Features

It should come as no surprise that the Acura TLX is well-equipped with many premium amenities not available with the Honda Accord. But that doesn’t mean Honda drivers are missing out. In fact, both the Accord and TLX share many of the same advanced safety features, including: 

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Accord vs. TLX: Starting Prices

Luxury models are known for higher price tags, and that holds true in this pairing as well. 

2021 Honda Accord price range:

  • 2021 Honda Accord LX: Priced at $24,770 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda Accord Touring 2.0: Priced at $36,700 MSRP*

2021 Acura TLX price range: 

  • 2021 Acura TLX Standard Package with Inline-4 FWD: Priced at $37,500 MSRP**
  • 2021 Acura TLX Advance Package with Inline-4 SH-AWD®: Priced at $48,300 MSRP**

The 2021 Honda Accord Offers Affordability and Fun 

If luxury models are not your style, you can’t go wrong with the Honda Accord. This stylish, budget-savvy sedan gives you everything you need for a comfortable ride. Find yours at Ocean Honda of Ventura today, and don’t forget to explore our new vehicle specials. Schedule your test drive when you contact us


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $965.00, NSX is $1800.00 and MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

***Based on 2019 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 models only) and other factors.

****Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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