The 2017 Jaguar XE vs the 2017 Acura TLX

2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Acura TLX

2017 Acura TLX

When Huntington and New York City drivers consider the 2017 Acura TLX, they’re looking at an entry-level premium sedan; with the 2017 Jaguar XE, they move to the front of the class.

The problem is that Acura is only a luxury marque for Honda, so the vehicles often stop-short of true prestige, instead delivering what you’d expect from a top trim of an Accord or a Civic. In contrast, Jaguar deliver only the finest. This is where you come for refined European styling and performance, plus high-end tech, and that really shows when you compare a model like the 2017 Jaguar XE to the Acura TLX.

Powertrains

The 2017 Jaguar XE has been finely crafted by some of the world’s foremost automotive designers to offer smooth, commanding performance. As such, you’ll find three sophisticated engine options that possess serious firepower.

Options include:

  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo: Crafted from lightweight aluminum, the entry-level turbo four is able to put you in command of up to 240-hp and 251 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • 2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel: Boasts an output of up to 180-hp and a stunning 318 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • 3.0L Supercharged V6: A roots-style twin vortex supercharger puts up to 340-hp and 332 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal.

In contrast, the 2017 Acura TLX really lags behind. It only offers two engine options, with no diesel variant. You’ll make either 206-hp and 182 lb.-ft. of torque with the standard 2.4L four-cylinder or 290-hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque with the available V6. Those numbers might make the TLX look good in isolation, but, once you get on the road, the 2017 Jaguar XE is going to breeze past with ease.

Comfort and Convenience Features

The 2017 Acura TLX’s inability to move beyond the type of technology you’d expect from an economy-focused Honda is painfully evident when you compare its onboard features to those of the 2017 Jaguar XE.

The 2017 Jaguar XE starts off stronger by providing several standard features that are absent from the entry-level TLX, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 8-inch central touchscreen. It then begins to add in further technologies as you move up its trim levels which aren’t offered by the 2017 TLX at any price.

Examples include:

  • InControl Touch Pro 10.2-Inch Touchscreen: The TLX’s maximum 7-inch touchscreen looks tiny compared to this massive screen.
  • InControl Wi-Fi: Create a 3G hotspot using the vehicle’s antenna, then connect up to eight devices to browse the web at leisure.
  • Surround System Camera: Uses five cameras to provide 360-degree views. The TLX makes do with the same rearview camera you’ll find as standard with the base-level Honda Accord.

The 2017 Jaguar XE is Levels Above the 2017 Acura TLX

They might technically be in the same class, but the difference between front-runner and entry-level is clear when you compare the Jaguar XE to the Acura TLX. To find out more, just contact Jaguar Great Neck today.