Discover the Acura TLX versus the Germans with our Acura dealership, Acura Plus Blainville near Mirabel.

The 2018 Acura TLX versus the German: the Clash of the Titans


A lot of drivers think that when it comes to luxury and performance, the C300 is THE sedan to beat. It goes without saying that this German vehicle is not without merits, far from it, but it would be wrong to assume that it’s impossible to find as good a value for the money - or even better – on the market. If the 2018 Acura TLX already enjoys a fairly decent reputation, few would dare to compare it to the sporty German sedan, but would it be so unreasonable? Acura Plus Blainville, your Acura car dealer located near Laval and Saint-Jerome, is convinced that you should think a bit more about this question.


Design and Features

Design is always a subjective element, but Acura’s in general and the 2018 TLX’s in particular rarely goes unnoticed. Capitalizing on the distinctive signs already associated to the brand, the 2018 Acura TLX’s manufacturer refined the front grille (and the overall figure of the vehicle) which is framed between LED headlights with automatic high beams for an improved visibility during nighttime or in poorly lit areas. This feature is only optional on the C300 and will cost you nearly 2,000 $ (after taxes), even if the German sedan is already significantly more expensive than the 2018 TLX. This is only one of the many features that come stock on Acura and are only optional on the German car (including several safety features), another aspect to consider when it comes to good value for the money. A word on the design of the C300: the most recent version sports a slightly rounded figure, especially to the ends, a bold choice that will not appeal to everybody.


Performance and Gas Consumption

The 2018 Acura TLX comes with a directly-injected 3.5-liter, 6-cylinder VTEC engine that can produce up to 290 HP.  The C300 from the same year is powered by a 2-liter, inline-4 turbo engine that delivers 241 HP. Despite its superior performance, the 2018 Acura TLX actually offers a lower gas consumption, both in the city and on the road! We’re talking about 10 L/100 km in the city and 7.1 L/100 km on the road for the Japanese sedan versus 10.1 L/100 km in the city and 7.8 L/100 km on the road for the German competitor. Drivers that spend a lot of time on the road know all too well the impact these seemingly insignificant differences can have on their wallet, especially considering the gas prices we’re seeing these days.

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In short, if you really want a C300 because you’re a fan of the German manufacturer, go and buy one, no one will stop you. However, don’t be so easily convinced that it’s the best luxury and performance car out there. In order to make an informed decision, go at once to Acura Plus Blainville, your Acura car dealer located near Laval and Saint-Jerome.

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