2022 Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350

2022 Acura TLX vs. Lexus ES 350

The 2022 Acura TLX and the Lexus ES 350 both offer impressive style and performance for discerning customers. But which luxury sports sedan is better? Our team at Maus Acura North Tampa weighs in to help you choose the best car for you!



In terms of performance, the 2022 Acura TLX is clearly superior. It has a VTEC Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which boasts 272 horsepower and 280-lb-ft of torque, giving you far more than the Lexus ES 350. You can also purchase the TLX with a V6 engine, or a 3.0-liter 355-hp V6 cylinder engine. The Acura TLX has a 10-speed auto/manual transmission while the Lexus ES 350 has an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Torque vectoring, an exclusive feature available in Super Handling All-Wheel Drive allows you to channel its unparalleled power for improved handling in any road conditions. Thanks to a double-wishbone front suspension system and its ultra-rigid body structure, the TLX is the best handling Acura sedan yet. All-wheel drive is not available on the Lexus ES 350.

The TLX offers three different drive modes that you can switch to in seconds to make changes to the adaptive dampers, throttle, transmission, steering, and more. You can even choose your own settings by programming your favorite settings into "individual mode" on the center dial. The Acura TLX truly offers a personalized driving experience!

Both sports sedans get the same miles per gallon and the same capacity of 15.4 gallons in their fuel tanks. They both also received a 5-star rating in NHTSA crash tests.


Interior + Exterior

The 2022 Acura TLX was made to stand out and be distinct. It offers bold styling, a low and wide stance, pronounced rear shoulders, and an exposed dual exhaust-all reflecting the precision and power found under the hood.

The interior of the Acura TLX is full of luxury features including 13 audio speakers heated and ventilated seats, 16-way powered front seats, plus a heated steering wheel. Some of these features are available in the Lexus ES 350, but as optional upgrades.



The 2022 Acura TLX offers the industry's most intuitive audio and information control system with its True Touchpad Interface and a 10.2-inch display and Acura's navigation system with a 3D view and voice activation. The Lexus comes with a conventional touchpad.

Upgrade to the Advance Package and you'll get a Head-Up Display which allows you to keep your eyes on the road while driving your TLX. Next, the surround-view camera on the TLX gives you more confidence when parking with six unique angles.

The Lexus ES 350 has an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 10-speaker Pioneer audio system, and Lexus Enform connected services.



The TLX comes equipped with AcuraWatch, a suite of standard driver assistance technologies that helps make it one of the safest sport sedans.

Another notable safety feature is the TLX's Collision Mitigation Braking System which works to alert drivers when a potential frontal impact is detected. It can even apply the brakes in this situation to help reduce or avoid the collision impact altogether.


Bottom Line

Though both luxury sports sedans are formidable competitors, the Acura TLX fares better in our head-to-head comparison.

Pros of the 2022 Acura TLX 

       Quiet and seamless ride

       Comfortable luxury interior

       Spacious rear seating

       Standard advanced safety features

       Three engine options.


With ample safety features, enhanced performance, and sporty exterior styling, the 2022 Acura TLX is a must!


Test Drive a 2022 Acura TLX Today

Put the 2022 Acura TLX to the test and come visit our showroom at Maus Acura North Tampa for a test drive!

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