Amongst entry-level luxury sedans, the Buick Verano is probably the closest competitor for the ILX in price and options, but it feels like a slightly more mature vehicle for shoppers even more concerned with comfort.
The Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA both cost slightly more than the ILX, but both offer a more robust suite of available options, drivetrains, and generally better driving dynamics.
However, well-equipped models of either easily exceed $40,000, which makes them less of a bargain.
The Lexus CT 200h offers the reliability and hybrid drivetrain that might be missed from the now-absent ILX Hybrid, though it's only available as a hatchback.
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|2015 Acura ILXBrowse Used Listings||2015 Audi A3Browse Used Listings||2015 Buick VeranoBrowse Used Listings||2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas/4-cyl||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Compact||Subcompact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 2.0L||4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium||4-Door Sedan w/1SV||4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
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|2015 Acura ILX vs. 2015 Audi A3||2015 Acura ILX vs. 2015 Buick Verano||2015 Acura ILX vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class|