Full feature set; engaging 2.4-liter engine; pleasantly premium interior; strong reliability ratings; standard AcuraWatch
No manual-transmission option; modest trunk space; lacking any meaningful sense of individualism
Along with its lower price and new front and rear-end styling, the ILX now features the AcuraWatch suite of active safety and driver assists as standard equipment.
The 2019 Acura ILX comes in one model with four possible options packages.
Standard on the ILX ($26,895) are 17-in alloy wheels, a sunroof, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic climate control, automatic LED headlights, a tilt-and-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 AcuraWatch package adds adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, collision-mitigation braking and forward-collision warning.
The Premium package ($26,645) 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, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a power passenger seat and a 2-position driver's-seat memory feature.
The Technology package ($30,545) includes the Premium package plus an 8-in display, a multi-view rearview camera 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 ($32,545) or the Premium ($30,645) 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|
2019 Cadillac ATS Coupe -- The ATS comes in coupe form only this year, but it offers more engine and luxury options, available AWD and a manual transmission. It's also a much more engaging driver's car.