2016 Acura ILX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,671 - $29,200
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
201
Seats
5
Color:  Bellanova White Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,671 - $29,200
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
201
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.6 Styling 4.4 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

After stumbling out of the gate with the ILX, Acura tries for a do-over with the 2016 ILX sedan. With a new engine, refreshed styling, a stiffer chassis, and technology upgrades, it's hard to believe that the new Acura ILX is just a significant refresh, and not an all- new car.

Acura ILX Models & Trims

w/Premium Pkg $19,671 - $22,726
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $19,671 - $22,726
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
w/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg $29,200
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg $19,671 - $22,726
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
w/Technology Plus Pkg $19,671 - $22,726
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg $19,671 - $22,726
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.25

55 Reviews

5 star 44% 4 star 42% 3 star 13% 2 star 0% 1 star 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Not my favorite car despite it being the most costly I have owned.

Transmission does not "catch" quickly enough and/or "hesitates. " In the middle of driving, it will seem to "skip" as you increase speed and the car lurches. Service dept says this is a common issue because of so many speeds that cannot keep up with transmission and cannot be fixed. Also, trunk is much too small and wipers leave a space untouched on front windshield.

- Debbie K

The car I have waited for all my life!

I love my Acura. I commute 80 minutes a day to work and back and it is the most enjoyable part of my day. The back up camera is a life saver along with the hands free phone component. I do not know how I lived without it before this car. The heated seats make cold mornings a thing of the past. It is a sporty looking great on gas wonderful car!

- Leann J

Overall my Acura is very well made and is a very smooth and nice ride.

The car has really touchy brakes and sometimes when you get too close to another car it will brake for you. The car is overall really well made and is great from young drivers. It is assessable to get in and out of parking spots and is small and slick. It is nice and modern inside with a great stereo system that you can fix how you like.

- Emma S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$19,671 - $22,726
$19,671 - $22,726

Horsepower

Horsepower
201 (hp)
201 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L 16
2.4L 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 (in.)
42.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 (in.)
38 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34 (in.)
34 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.9 (in.)
35.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.3 (cu. ft.)
12.3 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/45VR17
P215/45VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 (in.)
105.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.8 (ft.)
36.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
181.9 (in.)
181.9 (in.)

Width

Width
70.6 (in.)
70.6 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3113 (.lbs)
3093 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
201 (hp)
201 (hp)

Torque

Torque
180 (ft. lbs.)
180 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
31 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

City

City
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
36 (mpg)
36 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (1)

Air Bags > Frontal > Driver Side Inflator Module Feb 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V061000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

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