Although based on the Honda Civic, the Acura ILX is quite different to show its position as the most affordable Acura luxury sedan. It comes with more slick styling and higher quality interior. There is also a list of features that are not offered on a more affordable cousin. The suspension has also been reworked for a better balance of sport handling and ride comfort.
Combine them all and you have an entry-level car that is the smallest and most fuel-efficient model in the Acura lineup. For buyers looking for a small sedan that is much nicer than the usual and still budget-friendly, the 2018 Acura ILX should work well.
The 2018 Acura ILX is an entry-level luxury sedan sold in seven trims levels: base, Special Edition, AcuraWatch Plus, Premium, Premium A-Spec, Tech Plus and Tech Plus A-Spec.
The 2018 Acura ILX is backed by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic is the only available transmission (it’s technically an automated manual transmission but it functions like a conventional automatic). EPA estimated fuel economy rated at 29 mpg combined (25 mpg city/35 mpg highway).
In track testing, the 2018 Acura ILX accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, which is a little slower than average for the segment, but still quick enough to maneuver on the highway.