BMW 5 Series vs Acura TLX

BMW 5 Series vs Acura TLX

Are your Destin, Panama City, and Fort Walton Beach, FL, travels in need of an upgrade? Searching for a vehicle that’s both comfortable and innovative? Sounds like either the 2021 BMW 5 Series or Acura TLX has the features you’re looking for.

To help you learn more, we at BMW of Fort Walton Beach have put together this BMW 5 Series vs. Acura TLX review. Ready to see which luxury sedan matches your needs? Keep reading!

2021 BMW 5 Series Interior with Apple CarPlay™ Technology

Innovative Technology

Driving a luxury sedan gives you the opportunity to bring your favorite technology features along for the ride, especially when you drive the BMW 5 Series or Acura TLX. Both sedans come equipped with innovative technology that helps you stay connected to the digital world wherever you go.

While both models come standard with features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto to help you seamlessly sync your smartphone to your sedan, there are some major differences between the technology offered with the BMW 5 Series vs. Acura TLX.

For starters, the 5 Series comes standard with a 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen display. The Acura TLX, on the other hand, comes standard with a 10.2-inch display screen.

After selecting the songs that you want to hear, you’ll hear your music the way it was meant to be experienced—crystal clear. This is thanks to the audio systems offered with both sedans. However, the 5 Series offers crisper audio, thanks to its standard 12 speakers compared to the 10 speakers in the TLX.

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2021 BMW 5 Series Interior Space

BMW 5 Series vs Acura TLX Interior Dimensions

Sedans are a popular choice because of their compact structure. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of room to stretch out inside either the BMW 5 Series or Acura TLX.

Let’s see which sedan offers the interior passenger space you need!

2021 BMW 5 Series vs 2021 Acura TLX Interior Dimensions


5 Series


Headroom (front/rear)

38.8 inches/37.5 inches

37.2 inches/36.3 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

41.4 inches/36.5 inches

42.4 inches/34.9 inches

Shoulder Room (front/rear)

58.7 inches/55.9 inches

58.2 inches/55 inches

The BMW 5 Series offers more passenger room overall than the Acura TLX does, especially to rear-seat passengers. Plus, it offers extra cargo space, thanks to its 14-cubic-foot capacity.

Learn more about the interior features of the BMW 5 Series in our BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class review!

2021 BMW 5 Series Engine Specs

Performance Capabilities

Access to space and technology isn’t all that these vehicles have to offer. They’re also sporty sedans that are sure to add some extra excitement to your commutes.

The TLX comes with a more powerful standard engine, providing 272 horsepower compared to the 248 horsepower of the 5 Series.

Where the TLX shines in standard engines, the optional engines of the 5 Series are what help this sedan power ahead. Equipped with one of three other engines, the 5 Series roars ahead of the competition, especially since the TLX is only offered in one engine size.

Plus, the 5 Series can go from zero to 60 MPH in a mere 3.6 seconds, thanks to the optional roaring 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. With this, you’ll cruise the town with an unbeatable 523 horsepower.

The BMW is offered in a hybrid powertrain, as well, something that can’t be said about the Acura TLX.

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BMW 5 Series vs Acura TLX: The Verdict

When looking to give your Destin, Panama City, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida, travels an upgrade, purchasing either the 2021 BMW 5 Series or 2021 Acura TLX are likely to improve your commutes. While both are great choices, the BMW 5 Series is our pick.

Thanks to its extra technology features, more spacious dimensions, and more powerful performance, the 5 Series is the sedan you need. To learn more, visit us at BMW of Fort Walton Beach today!

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