Compare 2022 Acura ILX vs 2021 BMW 2-Series

2022 Acura ILX
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 24 34 $25,850 $26,500
ILX Sedan w/Premium Package 24 34 $27,440 $28,500
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-Spec Package 24 34 $29,298 $30,500
ILX Sedan w/Technology/A-Spec Package 24 34 $31,119 $32,400
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228i Gran Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 228i Gran Coupe 24 33 $33,700 $35,700
2 Series 228i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 33 $35,560 $37,700
2 Series 230i Convertible 23 33 $39,420 $41,850
2 Series 230i Coupe 25 32 $33,885 $35,900
2 Series 230i xDrive Convertible 21 30 $41,280 $43,850
2 Series 230i xDrive Coupe 21 30 $35,745 $37,900
2 Series M235i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 32 $42,815 $45,500
2 Series M240i Convertible 21 30 $47,885 $50,950
2 Series M240i Coupe 21 30 $43,605 $46,350
2 Series M240i xDrive Convertible 21 30 $49,745 $52,950
2 Series M240i xDrive Coupe 21 30 $45,465 $48,350
M2 Competition Coupe 18 24 $55,275 $58,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,850
$33,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,500
$35,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$595 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Acura ILX doesn’t offer many advantages to less expensive compact cars, despite the premium badge. No matter the flavor, the 2021 BMW 2-Series lineup offers plenty of appeal—if not so much back-seat room.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 178.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 927
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 927
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 3393
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
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 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 228 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 5.52
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.80
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.96
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.05
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 1.24
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 3.18
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.49
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX BMW 2 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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 6.3
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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