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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2020 Acura ILX Review

New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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New 2020 Acura ILX

2020 Acura
ILX

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $25,400
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$25,900 to $31,780
Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $24,617 to $30,187
MPG - City 26 24
MPG - Hwy 36 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic Si than the Acura ILX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic Si and the Acura ILX in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic Si as you will with the Acura ILX, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic Si will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Acura ILX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Honda Civic Si will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Acura ILX.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Si transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Acura ILX.

Handling
The Honda Civic Si has a larger turning radius than the Acura ILX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic Si and the Acura ILX. The Honda Civic Si has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Acura ILX.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Si is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura ILX.