The Acura ILX compact four-door sedan is designed for commuters who need a reliable, yet comfortable vehicle. The Acura ILX was introduced in 2013 and received a redesign of its exterior and interior for 2019.
Acura ILX is a great choice for anyone looking for a compact, stylish car with advanced technology. Although the car doesn’t have a lot of power, it offers good gas mileage and a smooth ride.
What’s new for 2019
Get a refresh for 2019 with new styling inside and outside. AcuraWatch driver assistance now standard equipment Now available: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Pricing and Trims
Acura offers the ILX in five trim levels: ILX and ILX With Premium Package, ILX and Technology Package, with ASpec/Premium Package and with ASpec/Technology Pack.
Even though the entry-level ILX is still loaded with tons of features, it’s still a great choice. Exterior features include alloy wheels 17 inches in diameter, automatic LED headlights and taillamps, heated side windows, and a power sunroof. The interior is equally well-stocked with leatherette upholstery and heated front seats. There’s also a split-folding rear bench seat and proximity keyless entry. Dual-zone climate control, dual-zone climate control and leather steering wheel. Safety-wise, the ILX has adaptive cruise control, active lane keeping assist, front side airbags and curtain airbags in both rows.
The Premium Package includes memory side mirrors, AcuraWatch blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alarm. The Premium includes leather seating, 4-way power passenger, driver seat memory and auto-dimming rearview. An 8-inch touchscreen.
The Tech Package includes all the above plus navigation and a 10-speaker ELS Studio sound system.
A-Spec trims include 18-inch wheels and other styling options.
The ILX starts at $26,000. The ILX Premium Package starts at $27,700 or $29,600 with the Technology Package. A-Spec trims start at $29,700 with Premium Package and $31,600 with Technology.
Engine and Performance
Acura equips the ILX 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 180 pound feet of torque. An 8-speed dual clutch auto with paddle shifters is available. Front-wheel drive is the only option. The fuel economy is estimated at 25 mpg in cities and 35 mpg highway.
The interior appears modern at first glance. The interior is modern and well-designed. Excellent fit and finish.
Technology is where the interior shines. Acura’s touchscreen display, which is either 5-inch or 8-inch in size, can be found at the top of the center stack. This allows the driver to access many infotainment functions. The system has the unique ability to convert text messages from connected phones into speech. This allows the driver to communicate via text while keeping his eyes focused on the road. Easy navigation is possible even while driving in cities with the touchscreen.
The interior space is good, even for a small sedan. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, but soft enough to allow for longer trips. For a small sedan, the backseat is quite spacious and allows for adults to comfortably sit. Although the trunk is 12.3 cubic feet, it’s average in size. However, larger items will be difficult to fit due to its narrow opening.