Drivers looking for a refined driving experience often find themselves choosing between the 2021 Acura TLX vs the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan. But which model is the better choice for the average driver? We’ve broken down the major differences that drivers should know about these two sedans, including their performance ratings and internal space.
The 2021 Acura TLX comes standard with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine with 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Mazda3 Sedan may seem weak in comparison, coming equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine with 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the base model, the 2021 Acura TLX is also available Technology, A-Spec and Advanced configurations.
2021 Acura TLX
2021 Mazda3 Sedan
|272 hp||Standard Horsepower||155 hp|
|280 lb.-ft.||Standard Torque||150 lb.-ft.|
|13.5 cu.ft.||Standard Cargo Capacity||13.2 cu.ft.|
|54.6 in.||Rear Hip Room||50.9 in.|
It’s important for drivers to note that the 2021 Acura TLX is more spacious than the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan in several key areas. Overall, the 2021 Acura TLX features 106.9 cubic feet of interior volume and 13.5 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity. The 2021 Mazda3 Sedan is smaller in comparison, featuring only 106 cubic feet of interior volume and 13.2 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space.
Similarly, the 2021 Acura TLX has 54.6 inches of rear hip room, compared to the 50.9 inches found in the 2021 Mazda3 Sedan. The 2021 Acura TLX also features 42.5 inches of front leg room and 34.9 inches of rear leg room.
A large assortment of interior amenities and comfort features are available for the 2021 Acura TLX, including: Adaptive cruise control, electric power steering, a rearview camera system, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a keyless ignition system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, dual-zone front climate control and dual vanity mirrors.