2020 Toyota Avalon vs. 2020 Acura TLX

The Toyota Avalon continues its role as the manufacturer’s flagship sedan for the 2020 model year. It was among the first Toyota vehicles to make a smartphone-compatible infotainment system and a high-speed Wi-Fi hotspot as standard equipment across its lineup. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Avalon vs. 2020 Acura TLX will show just how much potential buyers will have to contend with in this particular corner of the automotive industry. A high-altitude view of the two sedans will show that the 2020 Toyota offers more standard and available power than its Acura competitor while also offering continually strong fuel economy scores and more access to more advanced technology.

Colonial Toyota customers can take a closer look at the 2020 Toyota Avalon when they schedule an appointment today by calling 203-403-6890. 

A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Toyota Avalon vs. 2020 Acura TLX.

2020 Toyota Avalon


2020 Acura TLX

3.5-L, V-6 Standard Engine 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
301/267 Horsepower/Torque 206/182
22/32 Fuel Economy 23/33
Yes Wi-Fi Hotspot No


What does the 2020 Avalon have to offer?

Since both the 2020 Toyota Avalon and 2020 Acura TLX can be considered entry-level luxury models, they share a few accessories that would be considered premium additions with other brands. Each sedan offers versions with a heads-up display and an available wireless charging pad. The 2020 Avalon and its Acura competitor both offer a smartphone-compatible infotainment system.  

Avalon owners will be able to connect their smartphones through the Apple CarPlay® suite and with their Amazon Alexa digital home assistant. The 2020 Acura TLX offers similar integration but not with Alexa. Additionally, the 2020 Toyota Avalon offers a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot on all five of its available trim grades. The 2020 Acura TLX does not offer this feature on any of its models. Finally, the 2020 Avalon has a larger trunk than the 2020 Acura TLX. 

Performance Specs 

Every 2020 Toyota Avalon available at Colonial Toyota will have a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine under the hood that will be attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.

The XLE version can record up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Avalon buyers who choose the XSE, TRD, Limited or Touring models can expect to see 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. 

On the other hand, the 2020 Acura TLX offers two engine options. The standard setup is a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder power plant mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, producing a little more than 200 horsepower while also achieving fuel economy scores within a point or two of the 2020 Avalon. Also, the TLX offers an available V-6 engine option that makes more than 10 fewer horsepower than the 2020 Avalon and also posts lower fuel efficiency results.