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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|2019 Acura ILX|
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|2019 Volvo S60|
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