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About the Acura ILX

Vehicle Summary

A compact car can be a wise vehicle purchase for those looking for a smaller, easy-to-handle car — whether it be for daily commuting, weekend road trips, or everyday errands. The Acura ILX is a compact, four-door sedan with a lot to offer, including generous standard features, ample customization options, and a surprisingly spacious interior.

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2013-2018 Acura ILX Trim Configurations

2013-2014 Trims

The Acura ILX is still a relatively new release and is in its first generation of production, which began in 2012 for the 2013 model year in North America. Throughout its several years of production, however, the ILX has gone through numerous changes and redesigns.Most notably, its trim and package options have changed significantly from the first year of production to today. For the 2014 model year, Acura responded to the demand for more standard equipment by adding 17-inch wheels, a power driver seat, heated front seats, and even leather upholstery as standard features. For the Acura ILX 2015, perhaps the most notable change was that the Acura ILX hybrid version was completely discontinued. 

  • 2.0 Base - includes 17-inch wheels, sunroof, leather upholstery, and full power accessories with 2.0-liter engine
  • 2.0 Premium - same features as 2.0 base trim, but adds on xenon headlights, a rearview camera, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 2.0 Technology - same features as the 2.0 Premium trim, but adding navigation, voice commands, a larger display, and an upgraded 10-speaker sound system
  • 2.4 Base -includes 17-inch wheels, sunroof, leather upholstery, and full power accessories with a 2.4-liter engine
  • 2.4 Premium -same features as 2.4base trim, but adds on xenon headlights, a rearview camera, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Hybrid - includes16-inch wheels, full power accessories, sunroof, and 1.5-liter engine with electric motor and lithium-ion battery

2015 Trims

  • 2.0 Base - automatic headlights, heated mirrors, keyless entry/ignition, heated front seats, and leather upholstery with a 2.0-liter engine.
  • 2.0 Premium - same features as the 2.0 base trim, but with xenon headlights, satellite radio, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
  • 2.0 Technology - same features as 2.0 Premium trim, adding on a navigation system, GPS-based climate control, upgraded sound system, and voice commands.
  • 2.4 Base - automatic headlights, heated mirrors, keyless entry/ignition, and heated front seats, and leather upholstery with 2.4-liter engine.
  • 2.4 Premium - same features as 2.4 Premium trim, but adds on a navigation system, GPS-based climate control, upgraded sound system, and voice commands.

2016-2018 Trims

For the Acura ILX 2016, the front and rear end of the vehicle were completely redesigned for a sharper and sportier look. Some other changes included the addition of standard LED headlights and a more powerful 2.4-liter standard engine (compared to the 2.0-liter base engine offered in previous model years). Some new features are also available as add-ons for this model year, including blind-spot monitoring and a multi-view back-up camera. 

The Acura ILX 2017 saw no changes from the 2016 model year, but the Acura ILX2018 has a few cosmetic upgrades and new available features(including a "Special Edition" package, which includes a rear spoiler and 18 - inch wheels). In terms of Acura ILXmpg, fuel economy has improved slightly over the years. For example, the 2013 Acura ILX(base trim with 2.0 - liter engine)gets an estimated 29 mpg combined(25 city and 35 highway), compared to the 2018 ILX's 29 mpg combined (25 city and 35 highway) with base trim and 2.4-liter engine.1 

  • Base - includes a sunroof, 17-inch wheels, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, and a rearview camera
  • AcuraWatch Plus -automatic braking, a lane departure warning system, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control
  • Premium - auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual information displays, HD radio, and blind-spot monitoring
  • Premium with A-Spec - this trim includes the A-Spec package, which adds larger 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, and simulated-suede seat inserts
  • Tech Plus - includes an upgraded 10-speaker sound system, voice commands, and a navigation system
  • Tech Plus with A-Spec - all the features of the Tech Plus trim above, but with the added A-Spec package features, such as 18-inch wheels and a rear spoiler

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history.

Reliability Research


RepairPal gave the Acura ILX an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Acura ILX 3rd out of 23 among Luxury Compact Cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Acura ILX is $392, compared to an average of $525 for Luxury Compact Cars and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Acura ILX owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.7 times per year, compared to an average of 2 times for Luxury Compact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 4% for the Acura ILX, compared to an average of 10% for Luxury Compact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Acura ILX

Overall Rating

4.3 out of 5 (88 reviews)

I don't understand this question.

I had the same car before my accident except it was a 6 cylinder and this is a 4. I feel no significant difference and am getting about 4 more miles to the gallon. I would also add that my experience with Carmax was excellent. I even got a letter informing me that they had charged me some $200 extra for the tires for which they reimbursed me. From my sales person, Eileen, to all the others that worked with me, there wasn't a wrong move. I would recommend Carmax to anyone looking for a used car.


  • Fuel Economy: Better than my last one
  • Styling: Pretty car


  • Interior Space: Would like more trunk room

- Anonymous , 2013 Acura ILX

Very Fun and Comfy Car

This is certainly the nicest car I've owned, after Toyota, Subaru and Volkwagen - all of which were great cars - but this Acura is comfortable, solid, and a very smooth ride. The clutch is effortless and it shifts like a dream. I look forward to my mountainous 40-minute commute every morning and evening. The gas mileage has been a pleasant surprise as well. The computer says we're averaging 29.8 mpg. I don't feel like I'm spending much more on gas than I was with my Volkswagen Golf even though I'm now using mid grade.


  • Ride and Handling: It's very fun to drive.
  • Braking: Stops on a dime (and before I hit the deer that ran right in front of me)
  • Styling: Nicely refined.

- Anonymous , 2013 Acura ILX

Way more car than you expect! 2012 Volkswagen CC Sport R-Line

This car is a poor man's Audi A6. I've had an Audi, and everything in this car down to the chair adjustments are Audi. So is the engine, and the power I got from my Audi is equal or better in this car. I cannot be more enthusiastic about this car. Also, the R-Line has the two toned upholstery, and it's gorgeous. People stop me all the time and ask me about this car. Also, it's fairly rare in the R-Line version.


  • Ride and Handling: This drives like a race car, but with the comfort of a living room.
  • Dashboard: My dad says, "You know it's a good car if it has a watch face somewhere on the dash." He's right.
  • Styling: When you're at a red light with a Mercedes, they're looking at you. For the first time in my life, men whistle at me for this car, and my wife is usually with me.


  • Cabin Noise: A little loud on the road, but not so much as to draw your attention away from the incredible sound system.
  • Visibility: Not that you don't have a nice view with the cabin forward design, it just takes getting used to. Once you are used to it, you love it.

- Anonymous , 2013 Acura ILX

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