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The Acura ILX might lack the refinements of the small European luxury sedans it emulates, but it still makes a great pick for a sporty, fuel-efficient compact car with style. The ILX makes decent power (201 horsepower) and handles with athletic flair thanks to mechanical roots shared with the Honda Civic. There’s a generous set of standard features including a sunroof, heated front seats, and faux leather upholstery.
If you’re considering an ILX, consider a 2019 model. Acura added several driver-assist features — adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking — to every model. Options were pared back to three packages — Premium, Technology, and A-Spec — and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ finally arrived with all the packages. A classier grille design also streamlined the look.
The ILX isn’t as polished as alternatives like the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Lexus IS, or BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe. The interior isn’t as nice, the cabin gets noisy, and the ride is too stiff to qualify as luxury. Instead, think of it as a more upscale, full-featured Civic.
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 42.3"/R 34"
F 38"/R 35.9"
Handling performance: The ILX is a Honda Civic at heart, and Honda’s traditional focus on balanced suspension and snappy handling come baked into the ILX. It bends into turns with direct and responsive steering and remains stable over bumps. A thick-rimmed steering wheel lends weight to driving experience, and the engine’s enthusiastic hum at high rpm is an added bonus.
Visibility: Driving with any kind of gusto requires good sightlines, and the ILX offers clear, unobstructed views all around. The structural pillars are narrow but strong enough to help the ILX earn top crash test ratings. They allow for excellent visibility to the back and sides, which helps not only during bouts of spirited driving but also with simple lane changes and merging. The outward visibility is a good thing too since the 2019 ILX only offered blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning on pricier Premium trims and above.
Fuel economy: The ILX returns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined
Ride comfort: While other entry-luxury models balance the firm suspension needed for tight and sporty handling with a comfortable ride, the ILX offers the former without the latter. It’s simply too stiff and unyielding, almost to the point of distraction. Big bumps will toss you around in your seat, and taller passengers may find themselves brushing the headliner over nastier road rash.
3 out of 52 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Acura ILX an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Acura ILX 2nd out of 22 among Luxury Compact Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Acura ILX
The 2019 Acura ILX is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Acura ILX received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Acura ILX as 1 out of 22 among Luxury Compact Car
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