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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: $37,150

Acura TLX V6   
Difference: $11,550

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelTLXTLXModel 3
TrimV6V6 A-SpecBase
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $36,200 $42,800 $49,000
Enhanced Autopilot     5,000
Metallic paint (extra cost)     1,000
Enhanced Autopilot     0
Metallic paint (extra cost)     0
Options (change) 0 0 6,000
Options (change) 0 0 0
Destination 950 950 1,200
Gas Tax 0 0 -7,500
Total Price $37,150 $43,750 $48,700

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Acura TLX vs. Tesla Model 3

Lowest Adjusted Price: Acura TLX V6
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Tesla Model 3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $10,465
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $41,484
Model Year201820182018
ModelTLXTLXModel 3
TrimV6V6 A-SpecBase
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine290hp V6290hp V6258hp E
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/32 MPG20/32 MPG136/123 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)355, 7490, 10?, ?
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/50-18245/40-19235/45-18
Total Price$37,150$43,750$48,700
Adjustments for Features0-3,890-1,085
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,150$39,860$47,615
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,710$0

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Features Comparison: Acura TLX vs. Tesla Model 3

Model Year201820182018
ModelTLXTLXModel 3
TrimV6V6 A-SpecBase
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400$1400 
1-speed automatic  $800
RWD  $0
Active noise reduction$0$0 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850$850 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware  $1000
Automated lane change  $300
Automated parking system, remote  $200
Remote app  $25
Remote keyless entry$225$225 
Remote start $150 
Remote window/roof operation$15$15 
Semi-automated parking system  $500
Semi-autonomous driving  $600
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power  $350
Universal garage door opener$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200$200 
Blind spot warning system $200 
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100 
Knee airbag, passenger  $75
Lane keeping assist$400$400 
Obstacle detection, front $150$150
Obstacle detection, rear $250$250
Pedestrian detection$50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100 
Wide-view rear camera$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Console with shifter$150$150 
Console without shifter  $150
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity  $50
Android Auto support$100$100 
Apple CarPlay support$100$100 
Aux input$50$50 
CD player$125$125 
DVD-Audio-compatible player $0 
HD radio $50 
In-vehicle Internet  $150
Interior air filter$0$0 
Media drive $15 
MP3-compatible player$50$50 
Navigation system $600$600
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175
Range alert  $0
Satellite radio$200$200 
SMS text-to-speech reader$25$25 
Surround sound $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar $200 
Traffic + travel information $25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75  
Voice control for nav and audio $100$100
Wireless charging station $75 
Black exterior trim (optional) $0 
Body kit $0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25$25 
Glass roof panel(s)  $300
Rear spoiler $200 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror  $75
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror  $75
Digital instruments  $0
Fog lights $125$125
Interior ambient lighting$150$150 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25 
Power-folding mirrors  $50
Spotter mirror(s)$50$50 
10 kW onboard charger  $750
75 kWh battery pack  $0
DC quick-charging capability  $750
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300 
Leather seating surfaces $900 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces$0 $0
Synthetic suede door panel trim  $250
Upgraded floor mats $0 
Wood trim  $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100$100 
Alloy wheels  $350
Machined alloy wheels$350$350 
Performance steering system (optional) $0 
Rear wheel steering$1500$1500 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 
Wheels, dark finish $0 
Total Value of Features$7,965$11,855$9,050
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,890$1,085
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,697140

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Specifications Comparison: Acura TLX vs. Tesla Model 3

Model Year20182018
ModelTLXModel 3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase109.3 in113.2 in
Length191.7 in184.8 in
Width73.0 in72.8 in
Height57.0 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,616 lb.3,814 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.2 gal.0.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom37.2 in39.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.5 in56.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.3 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.6 in42.7 in
Row 2 Headroom36.7 in37.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.4 in54.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room54.9 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom34.5 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume14.3 ft315.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Tesla Model 3

Enhanced Autopilot
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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