Acura ILX

Acura ILX

About Acura ILX

Last year, Acura hit the reset button on its smallest sedan, giving it a new nose and tail, improved technology, and a new standard engine and 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This 2017 Acura ILX carries over pretty much unchanged, with the exception of some new colors. That's fine, as we found the new ILX to be a pretty solid little car. Based on the previous-generation Honda Civic, the ILX actually hides its roots rather well, thanks to its extra power, distinct transmission, and styling that's very much in line with what we've seen in other Acura models. Like its primary competitor, the Buick Verano, the ILX offers a lot of car for the money, especially compared to the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3.

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2017 Acura ILX
What's new for 2017?
2017 Acura ILX

With so much new last year, the 2017 Acura ILX is virtually unchanged. The only noteworthy difference is the addition of three new paint colors.

  • Expert Rating: 8.8
  • Consumers Rating: 8.4
  • MPG 25|35
2016 Acura ILX
What's new for 2016?
2016 Acura ILX

The 2016 Acura ILX comes with a slew of upgrades compared to last year. All models get a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and 8-speed automatic transmission. The chassis is 12-percent stiffer, the steering is sharper, there are more high-tech driver aids, and the nose and tail get refreshed, including Acura's Jewel-Eye headlights.

2015 Acura ILX
What's new for 2015?
2015 Acura ILX

Aside from a new paint color, the only major difference in the 2015 Acura ILX lineup is the absence of the ILX Hybrid. That's fine, since the ILX got a few much-needed upgrades last year, like the addition of active noise cancellation and an upgraded audio system.

2014 Acura ILX
What's new for 2014?
2014 Acura ILX

Among the new available features (some standard depending upon the package) for the 2014 ILX are standard 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seating surfaces (except on the Hybrid), an 8-way power driver’s seat, leatherette door liners, heated front seats, a multi-view rear camera, a new audio-system subwoofer and Active Noise Cancellation.

2013 Acura ILX
What's new for 2013?
2013 Acura ILX

All-new to Acura, but based on the new-for-2012 Honda Civic architecture, the 2013 ILX sedan isn't full-court luxury, but it's nicer than a really nice Civic.

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Consumer Reviews

EXCEEDS NEW MODEL EXPECTATIONS

By on Sunday, January 27, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "LOVE THE LOOK & DRIVING CHARACTERISTICS & CURRENT"

Cons: "MISS EXTRA ZIP & STORAGE OF OUR LARGER TSX"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"HAVE DRIVEN HONDA PRODUCTS SINCE 1996 AFTER DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCES WITH OLDS AND PONTIAC. PURCHASED OUR 1ST ACURAS IN 1992. SINCE OWNED INTEGRA'S CL'S, TL'S & TSX'S. WANTED A SWEET SMALL LUXURY SEDAN AGAIN TO COMPLIMENT OUR TSX, AND THE NEW ILX FITS THE BILL. TEST DROVE TWICE, 2 MONTHS APART AND WAS SOLD. GREAT INTERIOR LOOK & COMFORT FOR A SMALLER SEDAN, FRONT & REAR. TECH PACKAGE IS GREAT. SUPER AUDIO, GPS & VOICE COMMAND SYSTEMS. WIFE LOVES IT. HEAD TURNER STYLING. EXPECTING SAME SERVICE AND QUALITY WE'VE COME TO KNOW WITH ACURA & HONDA."

28 people out of 29 found this review helpful

Great small luxury sedan

By on Monday, February 18, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"After 9 years owning Audis I traded my last A4 for the ILX. I loved my Audi but the repair cost post warranty is just too high. Comparing the IL X to the entry level offerings from Lexus, infinity, BMW and Volvo made the decision easy. The ILX is better looking than all of them and the price lower. The car is so roomy in the front and the finish of the cabin and exterior is very luxurious. The reviews which criticize rear passenger room make no sense to me since all the compact luxury sedans have cramped rear seats. Driving performance is great, while not as invigorating as the German offerings, but with grater promised reliability and lower costs ( maintenance, regular gas and thousands lower List Price) it fits perfectly with a young professionals lifestyle. In this economy us gen x and y folks want to drive a high end vehicle with style and performance but we don't want to sacrifice saving for the future, paying down the mortgage or going into debt all to carry a huge car payment. The ilx fits the bill perfectly."

61 people out of 69 found this review helpful

Nice blend of economy, performance and reliability

By on Friday, May 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Quicker, quieter, nicer interior, more comfortable than a civic or mazda 3. The 8-speed DCT with paddle shifters is a huge performance bump. Not quite as quick or good on the skid pad as an Audi or BMW but better fuel economy and much less to maintain. Just a good mix of them all. My favorite compromise between the German entry luxury and the economy and reliability of the Japanese."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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