The ILX sedan is essentially a version of the already excellent Honda Civic. However, Acura’s interpretation lacks the performance that his namesake promotes and the emotion that certain civic models provide. Your compliant powertrain and your prepared chassis are appreciated, but we expect a greater driving commitment in this segment. Although a number of desirable and high-tech features are standard, some aspects of it are showing their age despite a recent redesign. Even so, the Acura ILX 2020 is a well-built and inexpensive alternative to more expensive subcompact rivals.
which makes sense after it revealed a newly updated version in 2019. Acura does not make any significant changes to the ILX 2020 line.
ILX: $ 26,895
The Acura ILX 2020 is one of the best deals among subcompact luxury sedans. We believe that the value is optimized with the Premium and Technology packages. While both bring a series of luxury enhancements, their highlights include leather upholstery, improved infotainment features, more driver assistance and the full zoo ELS audio system. The A-Spec package can give the illusion of improved performance, but the kit only provides surface improvements that are not worth the dough.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
The only powertrain is a 201 hp four-cylinder with front-wheel drive coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine accelerates easily and although the ILX is not the fastest car in its class, its character makes us pine for the Honda and Acura sedans powered by VTEC of past years. The handling is prepared and confident, but not particularly memorable; The noise of the road and the wind permeate the cabin here more than in rivals such as the Audi A3 or the Mercedes-Benz Class A, especially at road speeds. Still, the smaller Acura sedan has excellent brake pedal feedback.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
The 2020 ILX is expected to earn 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, which are competitive to the non-all-wheel drive versions of class A3 and A. Unfortunately, we have not had the opportunity to test the real-world mpg. from Acura on our 200-mile highway fuel-saving route.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
As with other cars in this segment, the Acura ILX cabin is spacious for the driver and passenger in the front seat, but narrow for those in the rear. Standard equipment is abundant and includes a sunroof, heated sports seats with driver power settings and dual zone automatic climate control. However, the board design seems obsolete compared to slippery-looking screens that adorn the class A script. While its cubby interior storage is not as useful as inside the Civic, the ILX has a large trunk that wraps around the subcompact sedan classification.
Safety features and driver assistance
The ILX obtained a five-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but was not named Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The ILX also has a series of standard driver assistance technology, such as adaptive cruise control and more. Key security features include:
> Standard front collision warning and automated emergency braking.
> Standard lane departure warning and lane maintenance assistance.
> Blind spot monitoring available and rear cross traffic alert.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
> The limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles.
> The powertrain warranty covers 6 years or 70,000 miles.
> No free scheduled maintenance.