2016 Acura TLX vs. 2016 Cadillac ATS

2016 Acura TLX

2016 Acura TLX

2016 Cadillac ATS

2016 Cadillac ATS

Entry-level luxury cars really hit the sweet spot in terms of brand name, cushy features, and style for a more value-oriented price than what you see at the super-high end level. The Acura TLX and Cadillac ATS are two prestigious entry-level luxury vehicles that are worth a closer look. We took the two models toe-to-toe in several different areas, comparing the 2016 Acura TLX Tech versus the 2016 Cadillac ATS 2.5L.

Fuel Economy

With constantly fluctuating fuel prices, it’s important to consider what kind of mileage you can expect from a new vehicle. These two sedans have a few significant differences, starting with the size of their fuel tanks. The Acura TLX contains a 65 liter tank, compared to the Cadillac ATS’ 61 liter capacity tank. Add the fact that the TLX attains 9.6L/100 km in the city and 6.6L/100 km on the highway for a combined mileage rating of 8.2/100 km, compared to the ATS ratings of 10.6L/100 km in the city, 7.3L/100 km highway, and 9.1/100 km combined, and you’re looking at fewer trips to the pump with the TLX.

Engine Design and Performance

There are some basic differences between these two vehicles when it comes to reviewing the drivetrain features, as well. The TLX is a front-wheel drive, 8-speed, auto-shift manual mode car. The ATS is a rear-wheel drive, 8-speed, automatic vehicle. The TLX provides superior horsepower, generating 206 hp at 6,800 RPM, compared to the ATS with 202 hp at 6,300 RPM. The TLX is powerful, while maintaining that competitive fuel economy.

Exterior and Interior Style

The Acura TLX features an athletic, streamlined body style, and the Cadillac ATS also is recognized for a bold, low-lying design. The differences between the two include the jewel-eye LED low/high beam headlamps on the TLX versus the halogen on the ATS. The wide but highly-focused white beams of the LED lights on the TLX illuminate the night 200 milliseconds sooner than halogen technology, a big difference on dark, curvy roads at night. The Acura TLX also features LED daytime running lights, versus the standard ones on the Cadillac ATS. The TLX also has driver side and passenger side turning signal indicators on the side-view mirrors and height-adjustable seat belts for safety, which are not available on the ATS. These are just a few of the TLX’s unique, high-end features, which are aimed at creating a luxe environment for drivers.

Make Your Choice

The 2016 Acura TLX offers several advantages over the 2016 Cadillac ATS. The TLX has more competitive fuel efficiency, generates more power, and has some unique and different exterior and interior features. This comparison has only scratched the surface of all the ways the TLX is different from the ATS. Visit Harmony Acura to get more in-depth information about the inspiring Acura TLX. Contact us today or stop by our dealership anytime!