Full feature set; engaging 2.4-liter engine; pleasantly premium interior; strong reliability ratings
No manual-transmission option; modest trunk space; lacks any sense of individualism
A new Special Edition package debuts, sporting new 18-inch wheels, A-Spec aero body moldings and a rear spoiler. See the 2018 Acura ILX models for sale near you
The 2018 Acura ILX comes in one model with seven possible options packages.
Standard on the ILX ($29,050) are 17-in alloy wheels, a sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic climate control, automatic LED headlights, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, an 8-way power driver's seat, leatherette seating surfaces, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, Bluetooth with streaming audio capability, a 5-in color display that controls many accessory functions (including a read-aloud SMS text feature), a rearview camera, a 6-speaker 160-watt sound system with iPod/USB connectivity, Pandora Internet Radio and active sound cancellation.
The Special Edition package brings 18-in wheels, A-SPEC side moldings and a spoiler.
The AcuraWatch package on the base car includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, collision-mitigation braking and forward-collision warning.
The Premium package adds a 7-speaker 360-watt premium sound system, leather seating, rear cross-traffic alert, a blind spot monitoring system, a 7-in multiuse touchscreen, HD and Aha Radio, Siri Eyes Free, a power passenger seat and a 2-position driver's-seat memory feature.
The Technology Plus package includes the Premium and AcuraWatch packages plus an 8-in display and a hard-drive-based navigation system that offers 15 gigabytes of music storage and a 10-speaker ELS audio system.
The A-SPEC package can be added to either the Technology Plus or Premium package and brings 18-in alloy wheels, sport seats with Lux Suede inserts, a black headliner, fog lights, a rear spoiler and aluminum sport pedals.
In back, the ILX has plenty of room for a couple of adults, which shouldn't come as a surprise. The Civic has been similarly roomy for quite a few years, so although this is a compact sedan, your rear passengers won't necessarily feel the pinch.
You will, however, notice space limitations in the trunk, where maximum cargo capacity is a modest 12.3 cu ft.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2018 Volkswagen Jetta GLI -- The GLI has more power, a more engaging ride and better sport seats. Its interior is equally refined, and it has a lower base price.
2018 Audi A3 -- The A3 costs more but offers more power, more luxury features and more personality.
2018 Cadillac ATS -- The ATS also costs more than the ILX at the base level, but it offers more engine and luxury options, available all-wheel drive and a manual transmission. It's also a much more engaging driver's car.
Used Audi A4 -- A 2013-2016 Audi A4 provides more power, a larger cabin and trunk, the option of all-wheel drive and better-quality materials inside the cabin.