Lexus IS vs Acura TLX

2021 Lexus IS vs. 2021 Acura TLX

Experience pure driving pleasure behind the wheel of the 2021 Lexus IS. Engineered for agile performance and equipped with some of our most advanced and intuitive technologies, the Lexus IS is available in two AWD models and a turbocharged RWD. Take style and performance to the next level with different choices of premium, luxury, or your choice of F SPORT  Series 1, 2 or 3 packages.


  • Pre-collision Safety System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beam
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • 10-Airbag System
LSS+ integrates a portfolio of active safety technologies to support your awareness and decision-making under a variety of traffic conditions and contingencies. For even greater peace of mind, Lexus IS makes available Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). BSM helps you change lanes with confidence, warning you of vehicles in your blind spot. With an integrated suite of class-leading standard active safety equipment,* security comes included.


  • Enhanced Chassis Rigidty
  • Revised Suspension Layout
  • 8-Speed Sport Direct-Shift Transmission
  • Performance Driving Modes
The 2021 IS is the first to sport the new Lexus Driving Signature. The new IS spindle grille is flanked by air intakes that clearly announce IS' performance-focused intent. IS 300 RWD and IS 350 AWD feature large 19" alloy wheels, while the IS 300 AWD features 18" alloys.

Interior Features

  • 8-way power front passenger seats
  • Sporty Touches
  • Intelligent Amenities
  • Dual Climate Control
The IS' inspired is where luxury and performance live in harmony. The IS features a futuristic gauge cluster that reinforces the sense that you're seated in the true cockpit. An available 10.3" high resolution multimedia monitor redefines the art of at-a-glance information transfer. Interior colours -- including F Sport Black or white Nuluxe and F SPORT Circuit Red to provide a final touch of sport-inspired luxury.

Fuel Economy

  • Drive Mode Select
  • Enhanced Handling With AWD
  • 2.0-Litre Turbocharged Engine
Touch the throttle and Lexus IS 300 RWD's 2.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder puts 241 HP and 258 lb.-ft. of torque at your command, while the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters invite you to take control. IS 300 AWD and 350 AWD add an extra dose of exhilaration with a 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 -- that generates 260 HP on IS 300 and 311 HP IS 350.