Acura ILX A-Spec
Acura ILX A-Spec
Acura ILX A-Spec

2020 Acura ILX A-Spec

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: After last year’s refresh, the 2020 Acura ILX is unchanged. 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 collision-mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, road-departure mitigation, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. The numerous improvements for 2016 made ILX a more credible contender in its segment and the 2019 refresh upped the game further still. 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: $26,925
ILX w/Premium Pkg: $28,775
ILX w/Technology Pkg: $30,675
ILX A-Spec w/Premium Pkg: $30,775
ILX A-Spec w/Technology Pkg: $32,675

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
Horsepower
201
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34

Acura ILX
2020 Acura ILX
Road Tests and Additional Info
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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