Compare 2021 Acura ILX vs 2021 Honda Civic

2021 Acura ILX
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 24 34 $25,460 $26,100
ILX Sedan w/Premium Package 24 34 $27,056 $28,100
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-Spec Package 24 34 $28,915 $30,100
ILX Sedan w/Technology Package 24 34 $28,881 $30,000
ILX Sedan w/Technology/A-Spec Package 24 34 $30,736 $32,000
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $23,423 $24,700
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $21,172 $22,200
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $22,855 $24,100
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $22,098 $23,300
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $27,416 $29,400
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,671 $28,600
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $23,139 $24,400
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $24,275 $25,600
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $20,268 $21,250
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,862 $23,050
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $26,392 $28,300
Civic Type R Limited Edition Manual 22 28 $41,001 $43,995
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $35,323 $37,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,460
$23,423
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,100
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$435 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Acura ILX is cheap for a luxury badge, but it’s not especially luxurious. The 2021 Honda Civic doesn’t let social responsibility get in the way of a good time.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 94.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 36
Front Head Room (in)
38 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 48.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 177.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 25.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 35.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P215/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P215/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 2955
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3600 162 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 174 @ 6000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 31
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 2.65 - 0.41
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 -
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 1.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Honda Civic Hatchback
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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