Review 2022
Acura ILX Sedan USA

Acura ILX Sedan (2019-2022)

  • Sold in the USA = 2019-2022
  • 1st generation 2nd facelift
  • Status = Discontinued

Acura ILX Sedan Price in USA in 2022

Acura ILX Sedan $28,395
ILX Premium $30,395
ILX Premium A Spec $32,395
ILX Technology A Spec $34,295

ILX is an executive car of luxury brand of Acura that was launched in 2012 and it became the successor of RSX which was discontinued in 2006 and since then Acura’s ILX became the first compact model of Acura in United States. ILX made a great success within these years in United States and managed sale of 11,273 units in 2018. The 2019 model of Acura ILX  has been refreshed with new exterior and interior design, availability of Apple Car play and Android Auto, standard Acura Watch Safety system and a lot of plenty features.  The 2019 model has been ranked number twenty four among Luxury small cars keeping in mind the reliability, safety features, interior, performance and critics rating. It is available in only one trim, however it offers variety of packages to its customers. The base trim offers many features including multi view rear view camera for parking, forward collision warning system, technological features like its heated front seats and five inches display screen.

 The packages include Premium package, technology package and A-spec package. Premium package is available from 1750 US dollars and it offers leather covered seats, 4 way adjustable passenger’s seat, rear cross traffic alert system, seven inches display screen and eight inches infotainment display screen. Technology package is available at 1900 US dollars and it offers additional features of ten speakers, navigation system and Acura link telematics system. The A spec package is available at 2000 US dollars and it offers larger wheels, suede car seats, rear spoiler and all other basic features.

Engine & Power:

Acura ILX is powered by 2.4 liters 4 cylinder sixteen valve DOHC i-VTEC engine that generates the horsepower of 201bhp at 6800rpm and torque of 180 lb-ft at 3600rpm. It offers a dual clutch automatic transmission that lets the car drive easily on city streets and highways on front wheels only. It offers a good fuel economy by offering twenty four miles per gallon in city and thirty four miles per gallon on highways. It offers a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons. The Macpherson strut axles on front multi-link on rear provide a smooth and firm suspension.


The handling of the car is just satisfactory but it provides a very comfortable ride but sometimes it feels uncomfortable when passing over bumpy surfaces. The braking response of the car is very grabby with intuitive pedal and steering is light and easy to handle while among all the driving modes, the sport mode is most quick and responsive while the normal mode is economical to use and it is very easy to shift between different driving modes. When talking about the safety features of Acura ILX, then we must mention that it has been awarded with four stars out of ten by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. IIHS gave it highest scores in various crash tests thus prove it that this is a safe vehicle to drive. Some of the safety features include forward collision warning system, lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control system, rear view parking camera, air bags, lane departure warning system and collision mitigation braking system.

Exterior, Interior Design & Features:

 Acura ILX is 182.2 inches in length, 70.6 inches in width, 55.6 inches in height and a ground clearance of 5.3 inches. It is a five door sedan with seating capacity for five passengers. There is a new design of frontal fascia with more aggressive looks. The beak grille on front has lumpy lines and Acura’s tag plate embossed on it. The A pillar has been redesigned with pentagon grille and Jewel eye shaped headlights. The rear is also very attractive with redesigned trunk lid, LED tail lights and sportier appearance. A spec package offers matte graphite grille, side sill extensions, piano theme color bumper accents and deck spoiler. It offers eighteen inches wheel wrapped with all-season tires.





 The interior cabin is also very eye catching with leather trimmed interior, heated front seats, eight way power adjustable seat of driver, four way power adjustable seat for passengers, power side mirrors, GPS linked climate control system, cup holders and central arm rest. The base trim level offers variety of features including sunroof, heated seats on front, climate control system, smart push start and Bluetooth connection. It offers driver’s assistance program system consisting of lane keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking system and adaptive cruise control. There is enough cabin area for passengers providing more legroom in the back. There are two screen displays for infotainment in the car with Apple Car play and Android Auto system and the ten speakers ELS audio system and a single USB port.





Although Acura ILX has generous list of features and has a good affordability but Acura has no longer that fame as is past decades, the Acura badge on front grille is very large and not much liked by customers. There are total nineteen switches and buttons for various functions that looks very messy and low quality of material used for the cabin and it offers below average reliability.

Pros & Cons:


  • Spacious front seat
  • Desirable standard features
  • Notable value proposition.


  • Cramped rear seat
  • Tame driving demeanor
  • Noisy cabin

Major Competitors:

Kia Stinger, Honda Civic, Acura TLX and Honda Accord are major competitors of Acura ILX  in markets.

Body Sedan
Country USA
Engine Petrol
Drive FWD
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Grey
Interior Color Black
Engine Capacity (cc) 2398 cc cc
Horse Power (HP) 201 Hp
Mileage N/A
  • Top speed 133 Mph and 0 To 60 in 6.6 seconds
  • Engine: 2.4L 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC
  • Transmission: 8 speed dual clutch-inc: torque converter and sequential sport shift paddle shifters
  • Transmission with driver selectable mode
  • Front wheel drive
  • 3.94 axle ratio
  • 45 Amp/Hr 410CCA Maintenance free battery with run down protection
  • 95 amp alternator
  • Gas pressurized shock absorbers
  • Front and rear anti roll bars
  • Single stainless steel exhaust
  • Wheels: aluminum alloy noise-reducing
  • Spare tire mobility kit
  • Clear coat paint
  • Express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row sunroof with sunshade
  • Body colored front bumper
  • Body colored rear bumper
  • Chrome side windows trim and black front windshield trim
  • Body colored door handles
  • Body colored power heated side mirrors with convex spotter and manual folding
  • Fixed rear windows with defroster
  • Light tinted glass
  • Speed sensitive variable intermittent wipers
  • Front windshield-inc: sun visor strip
  • Fully galvanized steel panels
  • Metal look grille with chrome surround
  • Trunk rear cargo access
  • Fully automatic projector beam led low/high beam day time running headlamp with delay off
  • LED brake lights
  • Radio: Acura audio system-inc: 6 speakers-SM/MMS text message capability- Bluetooth Hands free link wireless telephone interface-Pandora capability-USB audio interface with iPod integration-Bluetooth streaming audio-Mp3/Auxiliary input jack and speed sensitive volume compensation
  • Radio with seek scan-in dash Mounted single CD-Mp3 player-clock-steering wheel control and radio data system
  • Audio theft deterrent
  • Window grid diversity antenna
  • 1 LCD monitor in the front
  • Heated front sport seats-inc: driver’s 8 way power seat and 4 way manual passenger seat
  • Full folding bench front facing fold forward seatback rear seat
  • Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Gauges-inc: speedometer-odometer-engine coolant temp-tachometer-trip odometer and trip computer
  • Power rear windows
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Front cup holder
  • Rear cup holder
  • Proximity key for door and push button start
  • Valet function
  • Remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter-illuminated entry-illuminated ignition switch and panic button
  • Remote releases-inc: mechanical cargo access and mechanical fuel
  • Cruise control with steering wheel controls
  • Dual zone front automatic air conditioning
  • HVAC-inc: under seat ducts
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Driver foot rest
  • Interior trim-inc: metal look instrument panel insert-metal look console insert-chrome and metal look interior accents
  • Full cloth headliner
  • Leatherette door trim insert
  • Leather gear shift knob
  • Leatherette trimmed interior
  • Day Nigh rear view mirror
  • Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors with driver and passenger illumination
  • Full floor console with covered storage and 1 12V DC power outlet
  • Front map lights
  • Fade to off interior lighting
  • Full carpet floor covering-inc: carpet front and rear floor mats
  • Carpet floor trim and carpet trunk lid/rear cargo door trim
  • Cargo feature-inc: spare tire mobility kit
  • Cargo space lights
  • FOB controls-inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate-windows and sunroof/convertible roof
  • Tracker system
  • Instrument panel covered bin-driver and passenger door bins
  • Power 1st row windows with driver and passenger 1 touch up down
  • Delayed accessory power
  • Power door locks with auto lock feature
  • System monitor
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Analog display
  • Seats with leather back material
  • Manual adjustable front head restraint and manual adjustable rear head restraints
  • Front center armrest and rear center armrest
  • 1 seat back storage pocket
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Engine immobilizer
  • 1 12V DC power outlet
  • Air filtration
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Side impact beams
  • Dual stage driver and passenger seat mounted side airbags
  • Tire specific low tire pressure warning
  • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
  • Airbag occupancy sensor
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point-height adjusters and pretensioners
  • Back up camera

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