2015 Acura ILX

Pros: Surprisingly hospitable rear seat; competitive pricing

Cons: Middling acceleration in with base engine; optional 2.4-liter engine is available only with manual transmission; technology features don’t feel cutting-edge compared to best in class; engine noise

CG Says: Acura’s entry-level compact sedan loses its hybrid model for 2015, but is otherwise unchanged. The ILX is positioned between regular compact cars and the majority of premium compacts. The base 2.0-liter engine’s acceleration is rather leisurely for the class; the optional 2.4 is stronger, but it’s available only with a manual transmission. Ride quality, handling, and interior appearance are pretty good, but this small Acura is largely unexceptional. Brand loyalists will find enough to like, but we would encourage ILX intenders to check out the superior Buick Verano.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Acura
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2.0L: $27,050
2.4L w/ Premium Pkg: $29,350

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
150
Std. Transmission
5-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
201
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

2014 Acura ILX 2.0L
2015 Acura ILX