Acura ILX

Price $30,805 – $36,205
Fuel consumption 7.0 – 9.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 71%(view ratings)
As the most affordable car in Acura’s lineup, the ILX sedan aims to stand out from the competition by offering a sporty driving experience. Its naturally aspirated 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine produces 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. There is no bigger engine, manual gearbox or all-wheel drive option anywhere on the menu, although Acura came up with an A-Spec package that boosts the car’s visual flair.

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Test Drives2019 Acura ILX: Recycling Done Well
For 2019, the Acura ILX gets another facelift. Yes, this car’s been with us since 2012, and yes, it’s still based on the last-generation Honda Civic’s platform. Yet Acura has somehow injected a healthy dose of relevance to its dated subcompact luxury sedan. If anything, this version is its most …
Test Drives2015 Acura ILX Dynamic: The End of The Beginning
When Honda launched Acura in 1986, it wanted to offer North American drivers a more high-end alternative. Back then, buyers in our market didn’t think of the Japanese manufacturer as a maker of luxury products, so it made sense to create a separate division. Acura initially selected models from Honda …
Test Drives2013 Acura ILX: Worthy of the emblem
For years now, Acura’s compact models haven’t had it very easy. From the EL to, more recently, the CSX, the manufacturer has received heavy criticism for offering a de facto luxury Civic, sticking the Acura logo on the hood and raising the price. But the same cannot be said for …
First Drives2013 Acura ILX: When Americans learn from Canadians
In an attempt to increase overall sales of its Acura division, Honda Canada launched the Acura 1.6 EL in 1996. Despite the Acura logo, it was still just a more luxurious and powerful version of the Honda Civic. It was successful nonetheless and EL sales allowed the Acura division to …


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News2019 Acura ILX: Facelift and Other Improvements
The compact ILX sedan has been around for quite a while now, and although it could’ve been due for a clean-sheet redesign, Acura has given some notable improvements to the current-generation car instead. First and foremost, the 2019 Acura ILX boasts a new face that bears a family resemblance with …
Los AngelesChanges For The 2016 Acura ILX
Honda’s luxury brand has teased the next generation of their entry-level ILX sedan, which is set to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. So far, the ILX has had trouble setting itself apart from the mass of compact luxury sedans, mainly because of its generic lines that aren't …
DetroitNew Acura Sedan to be Built at Award-winning Plant in Greensburg
Indiana plant to build its first Acura model - also the first ever U.S.-made hybrid model Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) today announced that it will be the exclusive manufacturer of the Acura ILX, an all-new luxury sedan going into mass production in Indiana in the spring of 2012.


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Motoring TV 2016 Family Car of the Year
The family sedan may be diminishing when it comes to sales, according to Brad Diamond, but it's not diminishing in importance. The proof of that is in the sheer number of new or redesigned entries for the 2016 model year, making choosing a winner all the more difficult. Making the …
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Test Drive: 2016 Acura ILX
If you think the 2016 Acura ILX is nothing more than a spruced-up Honda Civic you're wrong—kind of. While it's true that the ILX is based on the Civic platform, Acura has gone to great lengths to differentiate the entry-level luxury sedan from its economical sibling. Graeme Fletcher breaks it …
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Review: 2016 Acura ILX
Acura launched the Honda Civic-based ILX sedan back in 2013 with one job and one job only: To attract customers under the age of 35 to the brand. Fast forward three years, and Acura has updated the sedan in a bid to deliver the brand's identity in one compact package.