Acura kept things simple for the ILX, one engine, one transmission, and a galore of exclusive packages. The engine is naturally aspirated which is not that common these days and more power than any of the other sedans in the competition. The entry-level luxury badge may seem nice on paper but the reality is somewhat inferior. The interior feels plasticky and cannot beat the uber vibe of its sibling car the Honda Civic. The ILX has 2 infotainment screen but it feels distracting and at times confusing to use.
The new aggressive grill and taillights feel sharp and add a little character to the ILX to step out of the TRLX's shadow which is good. Overall it's a solid offering in the executive segment but buying it's as an entry-level luxury is not the best idea.
2020 Acura ILX Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Acura ILX manual transmission?
All of the manual transmission cars came with what Acura called the "Premium Package," but it isn't what we'd call luxurious by modern standards. Acura never offered the manual ILX with navigation, so the base head unit was the only option.
What engine does the Acura ILX have?
The sole powertrain is a 201-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder with front-wheel drive mated to a smooth dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine revs easily and although the ILX isn't the quickest car in its class, its character makes us pine for the VTEC-powered Honda and Acura sedans from years gone by.
Does the Acura ILX have VTEC?
All versions of the Acura ILX come equipped with a 2.4-liter, i-VTEC four-cylinder engine.
Does 2020 Acura ILX have remote start?
All 2020 ILX models will come from the factory equipped with active safety features such as forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control.