2019 Acura ILX vs. Its Competition

2019 Acura ILX
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The ILX splits the difference between mass-market and luxury.

It’s based on the old Honda Civic, which is a shame since the current model is a hoot to drive and has a more spacious and borderline more luxurious interior, especially in top-trim spec.

The Mazda 3 also has a bucks-up feel in most configurations and is more fun to drive than the ILX.

If cachet is crucial, the Mercedes A-Class sedan is a zippy, if pricey, gateway to prestige.

The Audi A3 offers more features for the money than the A-Class.

Stretch a little and the divine Volvo S60 might be in reach, too.

2019 Acura ILX2019 Acura ILX
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2019 Audi A32019 Audi A3
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2019 Honda Civic Si2019 Honda Civic
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2019 Mazda 32019 Mazda MAZDA3
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Seattle media drive, September, 20182019 Mercedes-Benz A Class
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Quick Specs
The 2019 Acura ILX delivers some luxury car goods, but we’d spend our money on a loaded-up Honda Civic instead.
The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks.
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.
The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that.
Mercedes takes a second aim at an entry-level sedan with the A-Class, and this time hits closer to the mark.
The 2019 Volvo S60 hits a sport-sedan sweet spot, somewhere between nurturing and overbearing.
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Gas Mileage     
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Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
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Compact CarsSubcompact CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
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SedanTitanium Premium 40 TFSILX CVTFWDA 220 SedanT6 AWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
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Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 Acura ILX vs. 2019 Audi A32019 Acura ILX vs. 2019 Honda Civic2019 Acura ILX vs. 2019 Mazda MAZDA32019 Acura ILX vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz A Class2019 Acura ILX vs. 2019 Volvo S60