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2020 Acura ILX

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MSRP* $25,900 - $31,650
Invoice* Information not available

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City 24 MPG Hwy 34 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 5
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.8
Performance 5
Reliability 4.5
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by candygurl359 from Chicago,IL | January 31, 2020

I love the comfort and style. i.t makes my commute to work not even feel like a commute. Glad I went with Acura and not any other brand.

Love the ILX, warts and all

by saturnotaku from Chicago, IL | January 15, 2020

As you may or may not know, the ILX, even the 2020 model, shares most of its basic engineering from the 2012-2015 Honda Civic. While Acura has done a nice job of keeping the styling and technology as fresh as they can, in many ways the car still feels very much like a product of its time. In many respects, I think that's a great thing. ILX is powered by a large-displacement four-cylinder engine that delivers great mid- and upper-range power, which is something you just don't get on the tiny turbocharged motors on most rivals. There's also no engine idle stop/start function to annoy you as you sit in traffic. Handling is excellent, with great steering feel and grip in turns. The climate controls couldn't be simpler to operate, and the heated seats are governed by mechanical switches as opposed to pushbuttons or, worse, the infotainment system. Speaking of infotainment, this is one area where ILX could use an update. The redundant dual-screen arrangement can be somewhat confusing. The built-in navigation system, which is part of the optional Technology Package, is very antiquated. Fortunately, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, though you must purchase the somewhat costly Premium Package to get them. Using CarPlay with the dashboard control knob isn't terrible, but it is far less elegant than in other cars. Voice control works well. Passenger and cargo room will be suitable for most, though overall space is less than other modern compact-class cars. Base ILX models have leatherette upholstery that looks and feels a lot like genuine leather. To get the real stuff, you need the Premium Package. Ordering it opens up access to the A-Spec package that includes a number of upgrades, which I think really enhance the car's looks. You can even choose a red leather interior, which is such a refreshing change from the usual black, gray, and brown, that it's what ultimately sold me on the car. Now my ownership experience hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows. Less than two months in, and I started hearing a clunking/popping sound when driving at low speeds. My dealer was able to trace the noise to a faulty strut, which required replacement of the entire shock absorber assembly. Naturally, this was done under warranty. While my experience with the service department was great, I'm more than a bit annoyed that such a part failed on a car derived from another with an otherwise excellent reputation for reliability. For now, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and believe that the strut was faulty from the factory, but I can't in good conscience rate the ILX any higher than average in this category. Put it this way: My "new" Acura has experience more mechanical failures than my wife's 2016 Honda CR-V, a vehicle that, as of this writing, has literally 30 times more miles on it. Still, I really do like this car and would recommend it to folks who want something that's both fun to drive and different than what you'll find elsewhere in the market.

Enjoyable ride!

by Sue from Wildwood Crest NJ | January 02, 2020

This car has met my current needs. Nice interior and exterior and a nice ride. It is equipped with the amenities I am looking for in a car.

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2020 Acura ILX Overview

The 2020 Acura ILX is a premium compact sedan for five passengers. It features angular, athletic styling that includes a bold, pentagonal front grille. It competes with the Mazda3, Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Base, Premium, Technology, and A-SPEC packages are available. The A-SPEC package comes with LED fog lights, red-illuminated gauge clusters, Ultrasuede seats, 18-inch Shark Gray wheels, and special badging.

Powering the ILX is a standard 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the ILX is an EPA-estimated 24/34 mpg city/highway.

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