2019 Cadillac CTS vs 2020 Acura TLX in Libertyville, IL
2019 Cadillac CTS vs 2020 Acura TLX
- Standard 268 horsepower vs standard 206 horsepower
- Optional 13-speaker sound system vs optional 10-speaker sound system
- Standard HD Radio™ vs optional HD Radio™
- Optional 20-way power front seats vs Optional 12-way power driver's seat
- 45.7 inches of front legroom vs 42.6 inches of front legroom
If you’re currently weighing your options for your next luxury sedan, we at Napleton Cadillac of Libertyville would love to tell you more about a model that we consider to be a real contender—the 2019 Cadillac CTS. Delivering heart-pounding performance along with an abundance of cabin amenities, this premier ride knows how to please. In fact, to prove just how much it brings to the table, we’ll be comparing it to the 2020 Acura TLX.
From the moment you engage the ignition and bring the 2019 CTS to life, you’ll know that you’re in for an incredible experience. Its standard 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrain gets down to business without delay, generating 268 horsepower with utmost conviction. Meanwhile, the Acura TLX’s standard 2.4L naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engine doesn’t come close to matching these levels, producing just 206 horsepower. Even if you equip the Acura’s optional 3.5L V6 system, the 290 horsepower it offers still can’t keep up with the staggering 335 horsepower cranked out by the Cadillac’s available 3.6L V6 powertrain. As a final bonus, the CTS can be further enhanced with optional Magnetic Ride Control® and Brembo® performance brakes—neither of which can be found in the TLX.
The 2019 Cadillac CTS keeps on rolling by arming you with updated technology. First, given that safety is essential, it’s paramount to have intelligent systems watching the road ahead for signs of danger. With the CTS, you’ll receive this with the convenience of both Forward and Reverse Automatic Braking1 so that even if a hazard takes you by surprise, you’ll have some support both up front and in back. Meanwhile, with the 2020 Acura TLX, you’ll only receive autonomous stopping power when moving forward. Even when we introduce entertainment to the equation, the CTS still comes out on out top. Whereas the TLX can only come with up to 10 speakers and requires an upgrade for HD Radio™, the sedan from Cadillac can be equipped with a 13-speaker Bose® system in select trims. Plus, regardless of your preferred edition, you’ll enjoy standard HD Radio™.
Comfort & Space
Finally, your luxury vehicle should look after your various comfort needs behind the wheel. For this reason, the Cadillac CTS is available with 20-way power front bucket seats, granting you and your copilot an enviable degree of versatility when it comes to customizing your position and angle. Unfortunately for fans of Acura, the TLX really misses the mark in this regard, as it can only be upgraded with a 12-way driver’s seat and an 8-way front passenger chair. To make matters worse, the 2020 TLX might leave you feeling a bit stiff due to its 42.6 and 34.5 inches of front and rear legroom, respectively. Thankfully, the CTS steps in to save you with 45.7 and 35.4 inches of legroom for these areas.
So, between the 2019 Cadillac CTS vs 2020 Acura TLX in Libertyville, IL, which would you rather own? If you agree with the experts at Napleton Cadillac of Libertyville, then the CTS is your winner! Pay us a visit at 1050 S Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, IL, right by Riverside Golf Course.
1. Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.