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2021 Acura ILX vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si Review

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2021 Acura
ILX

MSRP*: $26,100 to $32,000
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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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Invoice* $25,461 to $30,736 $23,405 to $23,590
MPG - City 24 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 201-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 205-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 205 hp
Exterior Length 182.2 in 182.8 in
Exterior Width 70.6 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 34.0 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 36.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

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

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic Si than the Acura ILX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura ILX and the Honda Civic Si in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura ILX as you will with the Honda Civic Si, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura ILX is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Civic Si. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX and the Honda Civic Si have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura ILX is about the same width as the Honda Civic Si. When looking at overall length, the Acura ILX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Civic Si.

Handling
The Acura ILX has a smaller turning radius than the Honda Civic Si, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Acura ILX and the Honda Civic Si.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Acura ILX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda Civic Si.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Honda Civic Si.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX than that of the Honda Civic Si.