2014 Acura ILX

2018 Acura ILX

Pros: Surprisingly hospitable rear seat; competitive pricing; good range of available luxury and safety features; improved quietness; nice ride/handling balance

Cons: Only one powertrain available; cabin ambiance and materials a bit drab for the class; engine occasionally feels coarse to some testers

CG Says: The 2018 Acura ILX gains a Special Edition package that includes 18-inch wheels and special trim. The ILX is a premium compact sedan that is positioned between regular compact cars and the majority of premium compacts. A 201-horsepower 2.4-liter cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed automated-manual transmission is the sole powertrain. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. The numerous improvements for 2016 made ILX a more credible contender in its segment. This junior Acura still doesn’t quite match the premium ambiance of some of its class rivals, but competitive pricing and a long list of desirable available features make it a worthwhile choice.

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 ILX: $29,050
ILX w/Special Edition: $29,850
ILX w/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $30,350
ILX w/Premium Pkg: $31,050
ILX w/Premium and A-Spec Pkg: $33,050
ILX w/Tech Plus: $34,050
ILX w/Tech Plus A-Spec: $36,050

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower
201
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35

2016 Acura ILX
2018 Acura ILX
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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Road Tests and Additional Info

Test Drive: 2016 Acura ILX

2017 Acura ILX Review