2018 Acura ILX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Lunar Silver Metallic
MSRP
$21,062 - $30,608
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MPG (up to)
25 City / 35 HWY
Horsepower
201
Seats
5

How 2018 Acura ILX Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.4Comfort 4.5Styling 4.3Value 4.4

What's New

For 2018, the AcuraWatch suite of active safety and driver aids is available on all ILX models. There’s also a new Special Edition trim, with a long list of standard equipment including LED headlights, an 8-way-power driver's seat, multi-view rearview camera, sunroof, Bluetooth, keyless entry, push-button start and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It also includes the 18-inch wheels, side sills and a rear spoiler from the A-Spec package.

Acura ILX Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $21,062 - $24,217
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon w/AcuraWatch Plus $22,879 - $26,332
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon w/Premium Pkg $22,193 - $25,572
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg $23,219 - $26,776
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon w/Technology Plus Pkg $24,336 - $28,123
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg $26,461 - $30,608
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Special Edition $21,517 - $24,746
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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Owner Reviews

4.37
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Very fast and performance is great!!

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My vehicle is a reliable vehicle. I use it for all my daily task. Such as work, all my shopping, vacation trips. It has been very good on gas and has never given me any problems. All my friends and coworkers love my vehicle. They want to know where I got my vehicle from. Because they are very interested in getting the same one. They really like the design and the color of my car. I get lots of compliments from my car everywhere I go. I am very proud of my vehicle and I am so glad that I purchased this one. And when I am done with this one. I will get the same one again. It is very comfortable to drive. Very smooth. It feels like your riding on air. I have GPS and Sirius radio. This is all included with my package. I would highly recommend this car to car buyers. The performance is great. The best car I have ever owned.

Lisa S
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Blind spot system that lets you know if you are about to get it hit.

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The ilx is little more than a fancier Honda Civic, but updated styling for 2019 at least has its exterior looking sporty and fresh. The sole powertrain is a 201-hp 2. 4-liter four-cylinder with front-wheel drive mated to a smooth dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission. Apple carplay and android auto are newly optional, and active-safety features are now standard, but the interior still looks and feels dated. An a-spec package adds sharper visuals but does not back those up with any mechanical changes.

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Acura ilx: luxury brand features for economy car price.

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The Acura ilx is a good option for those who want a economic, entry-level luxury car. The car has a decent engine with average acceleration and great mpg. So far the car has been reliable and deal cost is minimal. The seats are comfortable though the backseat is very cramped for large adults. The only problem I have had is the sketchy Bluetooth integration and the annoying start stop function that you have to turn off every time.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$21,062 - $24,217
$22,879 - $26,332

Horsepower

Horsepower
201 (hp)
201 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L 16
2.4L 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Standard
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Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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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
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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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.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3093 (.lbs)
3095 (.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
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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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
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

City

City
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
35 (mpg)
35 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
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Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
G
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 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
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Lane Departure Warning *
  • Blind Spot Information System Blind Spot Sensor
  • and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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