2017 Acura TLX vs. the BMW 5 Series

When you're figuring out your next luxury sedan to take around the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo areas, and you're torn between the 2017 Acura TLX and the 2017 BMW 5 Series, you have some tough decisions to make. Although both vehicles are similar, they each offer something unique to their drivers. To help you decide between these two luxury sedans, we're going to take a closer look and compare them so you can see which one offers you more. 

In this car comparison between the 2017 Acura TLX and the 2017 BMW 5 Series, we're going to delve in deep to show you what these vehicles offer. We'll be focusing our attention on the interior space and comfort, efficiency and specs, entertainment and technology, and even safety features. Reading this car comparison will be very helpful with informing your decision of which sedan is right for you.

2017 Acura TLX vs 2017 BMW 5 Series: Interior Space & Comfort

Both the Acura TLX and the BMW 5 Series are equipped to carry five passengers. While they feature very similar cabins, the Acura TLX has a slight advantage in passenger space. This is more noticeable in the rear because the Acura TLX offers 36.7 inches of headroom and 34.5 inches of legroom, compared to the 36.1 inches of headroom and 33.7 inches of legroom offered in the rear of the BMW 5 Series. The Acura TLX also features more front legroom with 42.6 inches vs. the 42.2 inches of front legroom in the BMW 5 Series.

2017 Acura TLX Efficiency vs BMW 5 Series Specs

The Acura TLX and the BMW 5 Series are both equipped with a 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine. The BMW 5 Series features an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Acura TLX, on the other hand, is outfitted with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission with a Torque Converter and Sequential SportShift paddle shifters, which offer you a quick acceleration response, no matter what terrain you're on.

Both of these vehicles feature direct injection, which determines how much fuel your engine needs to perform without wasting any in your combustion chamber. In the Acura TLX this systems yields an EPA-estimated 24/35 city/highway MPG.* To compare, the BMW 5 Series gets 23/34 city/highway MPG.

Entertainment & Technology

The Acura TLX and the BMW 5 Series are each equipped with sophisticated touchscreens for the drivers, providing easy access when choosing your audio entertainment. Each vehicle even features a premium sound system that delivers high-quality audio entertainment from the respective radios and CD players. The Acura TLX takes it one step further with Active Sound Control with Speed Sensitive Volume Compensation, which helps reduce exterior interference with your listening pleasure. Each vehicle features Bluetooth®, which comes in handy when you need to get in contact with family or friends.

However, once again, the Acura TLX shows its worth by including the SMS Text Message Reading, which displays your incoming text messages on the On Demand Multi-Use Display™ screen. The TLX even offers connectivity to Pandora® and Aha™, allowing you to access a variety of stations and apps to deliver your audio entertainment.

Safety Features

When it comes to passenger protection, each of these sedans is equipped with advanced airbags that adjust the inflation pressure to compensate for the force of impact. Each vehicle features front airbags, side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags. The Acura TLX offers more protection with the driver's knee airbag, which can go a long way in preventing short- or long-term leg disability in the event of a frontal collision. 

Each vehicle is equipped with stability and traction control systems. These systems detect wheel slip and brake the wheel accordingly to prevent a further loss of traction. The BMW 5 Series features Driving Dynamics Control, while the Acura TLX offers Vehicle Stability Assist. These features keep their respective vehicle on track during slippery conditions. The Acura TLX also includes Motion Adaptive Steering, which provides extra assistance when driving on tricky terrain, and Agile Handling Assist®, which provides superior control during cornering at high speeds.

Making Your Decision

At Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo, we hope this comparison of the 2017 Acura TLX vs. 2017 BMW 5 Series was useful in showing you how these vehicles differ. While we did learn that that Acura TLX has several advantages, you can learn even more by checking this sedan out in person. You'll be able to learn a lot by taking it out on the road.

Learn more by scheduling your test drive with us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo, the dealership that proudly serves drivers in the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo areas.

Get more information: Learn about the 2017 Acura TLX GT package in this review.

*Based on 2017 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 only) and other factors.

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