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Acura TLX vs. Tesla Model 3 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Acura TLX vs. Tesla Model 3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,690

Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus   
Difference: $835

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2021202120212021
ModelTLXModel 3Model 3Model 3
Trim2.0TStandard Range PlusLong RangePerformance
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $37,500 $37,990 $46,990 $54,990
Enhanced Autopilot   5,000 5,000 5,000
Metallic paint (extra cost)   1,000 1,000 1,000
Enhanced Autopilot   0 0 0
Metallic paint (extra cost)   0 0 0
Options (change) 0 6,000 6,000 6,000
Options (change) 0 0 0 0
Destination 1,025 1,200 1,200 1,200
Gas Tax 0 -7,500 -7,500 -7,500
Total Price $38,525 $37,690 $46,690 $54,690

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Acura TLX vs. Tesla Model 3

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,020
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,127
Model Year2021202120212021
ModelTLXModel 3Model 3Model 3
Trim2.0TStandard Range PlusLong RangePerformance
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine272hp I4258hp E346hp E450hp E
TransmissionT10A1A1A1
DrivetrainFWDRWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)355, 7?, ??, ??, ?
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/50-18235/45-18235/45-18235/45-18
Total Price$38,525$37,690$46,690$54,690
Adjustments for Features0-1,185-2,885-2,885
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,525$36,505$43,805$51,805
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$7,300$15,300

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Features Comparison: Acura TLX vs. Tesla Model 3

Model Year2021202120212021
ModelTLXModel 3Model 3Model 3
Trim2.0TStandard Range PlusLong RangePerformance
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
10-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1500   
1-speed automatic $800$800$800
FWD$0   
RWD $0  
AWD  $1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0   
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850   
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware $1000$1000$1000
Automated lane change $300$300$300
Automated parking system, remote $200$200$200
Remote app $25$25$25
Remote keyless entry$225   
Remote window/roof operation$15   
Semi-automated parking system $500$500$500
Semi-autonomous driving $600$600$600
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250   
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350$350$350
Universal garage door opener$100   
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200   
Knee airbag, passenger $75$75$75
Lane keeping assist$400   
Obstacle detection, front $150$150$150
Obstacle detection, rear $250$250$250
Pedestrian detection$50   
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100   
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100   
Wide-view rear camera$0   
Cargo Management 
Console with shifter$150   
Console without shifter $150$150$150
Overhead sunglass holder$25   
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50$50$50
Android Auto support$100   
Apple CarPlay support$100   
Aux input$50   
CD player$125   
In-vehicle Internet $150$150$150
Interior air filter$0   
MP3-compatible player$50   
Navigation system $600$600$600
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175$175
Range alert $0$0$0
Satellite radio$200   
SMS text-to-speech reader$25   
Surround sound $250$250$250
Variable intermittent wipers$75   
Voice control for nav and audio $100$100$100
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25   
Glass roof panel(s) $300$300$300
Sunroof$900   
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75$75$75
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75$75$75
Compass$0   
Digital instruments $0$0$0
Fog lights $125$125$125
Interior ambient lighting$150   
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25   
Power-folding mirrors $50$50$50
Spotter mirror(s)$50   
Tachometer$75   
Powertrain 
10 kW onboard charger $750$750$750
54 kWh battery pack $0  
75 kWh battery pack  $0 
DC quick-charging capability $750$750$750
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100   
Seats and Interior Trim 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150$150$150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150$150$150
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100   
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100
Synthetic suede door panel trim $250$250$250
Wood trim $300$300$300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100   
Alloy wheels $350$350$350
Machined alloy wheels$350   
Rear wheel steering$1500   
Total Value of Features$8,065$9,250$10,950$10,950
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,185$2,885$2,885
Value of Feature Adjustments0198389332

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Specifications Comparison: Acura TLX vs. Tesla Model 3

Model Year20212021
ModelTLXModel 3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase113.0 in113.2 in
Length194.6 in184.8 in
Width75.2 in72.8 in
Height56.4 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,710 lb.3,555 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.0.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom37.2 in39.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.2 in56.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.8 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.5 in42.7 in
Row 2 Headroom36.3 in37.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.0 in54.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room54.6 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom34.9 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume13.5 ft315.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus

Enhanced Autopilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware850No
Automated lane change300No
Automated parking system, remote200No
Semi-autonomous driving600No
Total Requested2008%
Total Not Requested245092%

Option Package Details
Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Enhanced Autopilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware850No
Automated lane change300No
Automated parking system, remote200No
Semi-autonomous driving600No
Total Requested2008%
Total Not Requested245092%

Option Package Details
Tesla Model 3 Performance

Enhanced Autopilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware850No
Automated lane change300No
Automated parking system, remote200No
Semi-autonomous driving600No
Total Requested2008%
Total Not Requested245092%

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