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.

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Quick Specs
4.7
The 2019 Acura ILX delivers some luxury car goods, but we’d spend our money on a loaded-up Honda Civic instead.
6.7
The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks.
6.5
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.
6.8
The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that.
6.4
Mercedes takes a second aim at an entry-level sedan with the A-Class, and this time hits closer to the mark.
7.3
The 2019 Volvo S60 hits a sport-sedan sweet spot, somewhere between nurturing and overbearing.
MSRP From     
$25,900N/A$19,450N/A$32,500$35,800
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsN/ACompact CarsN/ACompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
SedanN/ALX ManualN/AA 220 SedanT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5N/A5N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanN/ASedanN/ASedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODN/AManual w/ODN/AAuto-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