2019 Acura ILX

Original MSRP Range
$25,900 - $31,550
Available Style(s)
24 - 24 MPG City / 34 - 34 MPG Hwy
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2019 Acura ILX

What We Like

Full feature set; engaging 2.4-liter engine; pleasantly premium interior; strong reliability ratings; standard AcuraWatch

What We Don't

No manual-transmission option; modest trunk space; lacking any meaningful sense of individualism


Expert Rating

4.4/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5


What's New in the 2019 Acura ILX?

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.

Which ILX is the Best?

We think the ILX with the Technology package brings all the high-tech luxury, audio and safety features expected of this class at a price that undercuts similar cars from Audi and BMW. Those seeking a sportier ride should add the A-SPEC package to the mix.

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How Much Does a 2019 Acura ILX Cost?

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.

ILX Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
ILX Sedan$25,900 / $24,6174 Cylinder20124 / 348-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
ILX Sedan w/Premium Pkg$27,650 / $26,2744 Cylinder20124 / 348-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-Spec Pkg$29,650 / $28,1694 Cylinder20124 / 348-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
ILX Sedan w/Technology Pkg$29,550 / $28,0744 Cylinder20124 / 348-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
ILX Sedan w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg$31,550 / $29,9694 Cylinder20124 / 348-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Acura ILX Safety

Is the 2019 Acura ILX a Safe Car?

The ILX comes with 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, electronic traction and stability control and a full roster of airbags. Also standard is the AcuraWatch suite (see standard equipment). The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the ILX Good ratings across the board in crash tests, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a top 5-star overall crash-test rating, including four stars for front impacts and five for side impacts.

Frontal Crash Rating
Overall Rating
Rollover Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Crash Rating
5 Year Cost to Own

$38,965 ($0.52 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Protection Pkg I
  • Protection Pkg II
  • A-SPEC Pkg
  • Technology Pkg
  • Protection Pkg
  • Paint Protection Film Pkg
  • Sport Style Pkg


2019 Acura ILX vs the competition

2019 Volkswagen Jetta R-Line -- The Jetta isn't as powerful as the ILX, but it has a more engaging ride and better sport seats. Its interior is equally refined, and it has a lower base price.

2019 Audi A3 -- The A3 costs more, but offers more power, more luxury features and more personality, plus offers the option of all-wheel drive.

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.

Used Audi A4 -- A 2014 -- 2017 Audi A4 provides more power, a larger cabin and trunk, the option of AWD and better-quality materials inside the cabin.

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