2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Acura TLX Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

Engine Torque

  192 ft-lbs

MPG (City / HWY)*

  30 / 38

2018 Acura TLX

Engine Torque

  182 ft-lbs

MPG (City / HWY)*

  23 / 33

2018 Acura TLX

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Acura TLX

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To compare the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Acura TLX, it helps to put the difference in perspective. With many similarities, you can save a bundle and enjoy a very similar level of quality in the Honda. If you want luxuries, you can spend about the same and get much more with the Honda Accord Touring edition.


The 2018 Honda Accord Touring may answer your need for luxury. It has a 12-way driver power seat with two-position memory. The front and outboard rear seats are power heated. The front passenger enjoys a four-way power adjustable chair. Front seats are also ventilated. While these things are available on the Acura, the basic edition has a ten-way power chair, and it doesn’t have ventilated front seats. Rear heated seats aren’t offered until you reach the fourth trim level. While the Accord Touring has leather. The similarly priced Acura has leatherette. You can certainly get more, but you will pay as you go up the Acura ladder.


In every category from front legroom to rear headroom, the Honda has more space than the TLX. The Accord's 111.4 wheelbase yields 102 interior cubic feet while the Acura’s 109 wheelbase yields 93 cubes. The Honda also has a 16.7-cu.ft. trunk, which is bigger than the TLX 14.3-cu.ft. trunk.

Dash Technology

With few exceptions, everything you can find on the Acura is already offered on the Honda at a lower price. The Accord starts off shoppers, even at the LX level, with a touchscreen and wireless streaming audio. It includes Pandora capability and SMS text messaging. You can step up to the Accord Sport and get the eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. By the time you get to the Touring edition, you will have navigation, HD digital traffic, a wireless charger and a 450-watt premium audio system.


Multi-view rearview cameras are standard for both. Whether you are buying the Honda or paying extra for the Acura, you get a braking mitigation system, a road departure assist, a forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and a lane departure assist. The Touring edition also has a heads up display, traffic sign recognition, automatic high beams, and a blind spot monitor. Other Touring exterior safety essentials include rain-sensing wipers, heated side mirrors, and a smart entry system that automatically locks when you walk away.

With the 2018 Honda Accord, you don’t have to sacrifice in the area of tech or safety. You have plenty of luxuries if you want them. You also get a more spacious cabin. What's not to like? Check out the Accord at Economy Honda and see the quality for yourself.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.