Maus Acura of North Tampa: 2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Audi A4

When it comes to luxury sedans, two of the most recognizable vehicles in this class are the Acura TLX and Audi A4. While the A4 is certainly a worthy competitor, there hasn't been a significant style refresh in several years. By comparison, the 2021 Acura TLX is all-new with a bold exterior design, enhanced performance, and inspired new technology features.

Still not sure which luxury vehicle will best fit your needs? The team at Maus Acura of North Tampa assembled an in-depth model comparison between the Acura TLX vs. Audi A4. Once you see the results, you'll understand why more drivers in Brandon, Tampa, Clearwater, Largo, and St. Petersburg are choosing the Acura TLX over the Audi A4!


The Acura TLX not only offers greater horsepower (272-hp vs. 261-hp) and torque (280 lb-ft vs. 273 lb-ft) compared to the Audi A4, but it also has a far more sophisticated 10-speed automatic transmission than that of the A4's 7-speed automatic. Better performance and more responsible gear changes make the TLX the clear winner in terms of performance and a superior choice for drivers who want an exciting experience behind the wheel.

Technology Features

In terms of technology and premium standard equipment, the Acura TLX again has a significant advantage over the Audi A4. Acura TLX drivers will enjoy standard features including a proximity key system with smart entry doors, adaptive cruise control, and driver seat memory. With the Audi A4, these features either come with a hefty price tag or are not available at all!

Another reason to go with the Acura TLX (especially being a Florida resident)? You can select an available remote start system on the TLX to pre-set temperature preferences upon entry. You'll thank us for that one during one of our Florida heat waves!

Interior & Exterior Features

For drivers that want their luxury vehicle to make a bold statement, the Acura TLX is the clear winner over the Audi A4! The TLX offers next-generation styling with its enhanced Diamond Pentagon grille, expansive sculpted hood, and Jewel Eye LED headlights. Compared to the TLX, the A4 is lackluster in design and has not been updated in recent years.

Travel much? Because the Acura TLX has a greater rear cargo volume than the A4 (13.5 cubic feet vs. 12 cubic feet), it is a much better option for drivers who enjoy taking extended weekend road trips.

At-A-Glance: 2021 Acura TLX vs. Audi A4

The chart below shows an apples-to-apples comparison of two popular (and equivalent) Acura TLX and Audi A4 trims - both of which are equipped with all-wheel drive.

2021 Acura TLX Base AWD

2021 Audi A4 45 Premium AWD

Starting MSRP







280 lb-ft

273 lb-ft


10-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Proximity Key System

Smart Entry Doors & Push Engine Start

Push Button Start Only

Remote Engine Start


Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Standard w/ Low-Speed Follow & Traffic Stop-Go

Not Available

Memory Seating

Standard (Driver)

Not Available

Rear Cargo Volume

13.5 cubic feet

12 cubic feet

Front/ Rear Track

64/ 64.6 inches

61.9/ 61.2 inches

Powertrain Warranty Coverage

6 years/ 70,000 miles

4 years/ 50,000 miles

Test drive an Acura TLX at Maus Acura of North Tampa!

As you can see, the Acura TLX has a clear advantage over the Audi A4 in terms of performance, design, technology, and more! Interested in taking the 2021 Acura TLX for a test drive? Contact the team at Maus Acura of North Tampa today at (813) 535-6287 to schedule an appointment!

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