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2019 Acura Ilx
Select a Different Model (5 Available): Base Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 26226
MPG (EPA) 24 CTY /34 HWY
Horsepower 201@6800
Torque 180@3600
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2019 Acura ILX MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Refreshed for 2019
  • Fun to drive
  • Standard Acura Watch driver-assist package

You Won't Like

  • All-wheel drive is not offered
  • Not much headroom for the driver
  • Rear seats don't have a 60/40 fold-down configuration

New for 2019

Acura refreshed the ILX sedan with redesigned front and rear ends, new interior and exterior colors, restyled sport seats, updated dual infotainment screens, and an updated A-Spec trim. The Acura Watch suite of driver-assist features is now standard.

Trim Levels

The ILX is the brand's smallest and most-affordable sedan, slotting below the larger TLX and RLX.

2019 Acura ILX: The ILX's base trim includes 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, a moonroof, front sport seats, leatherette-trimmed upholstery, eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, a proximity key with push-start ignition, interior ambient lighting, and an 8.0-inch infotainment screen.

2019 Acura ILX Premium: Moving up to the Premium trim adds perforated leather upholstery, a lower 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, an upgraded seven-speaker audio system, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

2019 Acura ILX Technology: Building off the previous features, the Technology package adds a navigation system, an upgraded 10-speaker audio system, and Acura Link Connected Services.

2019 Acura ILX A-Spec: The sporty A-Spec package can be added to either the Premium or Technology packages and includes 18-inch wheels, unique front and rear fascias, LED fog lights, a black rear diffuser and rear spoiler, side spoilers, dark chrome exterior trim, A-Spec exterior badging, leather and Ultrasuede-trimmed seats, a leather-wrapped A-Spec steering wheel, red instrument panel illumination, A-Spec badged door sills, and stainless steel sport pedals.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The front-drive ILX is offered with a single powertrain, a 201-hp, 180-lb-ft of torque 2.4-liter I-4 backed by an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The sedan delivers an EPA-rated 24/34 mpg city/highway and hit 60 mph in 6.8 seconds when we tested the 2016 model.

Safety

The 2019 Acura ILX received the highest overall rating of five stars from the NHTSA. In IIHS testing, the 2018 ILX received the highest rating of Good in all crash tests and the highest rating of Superior for the front crash prevention test because it reduced a 12-mph collision by 11 mph and reduced a 25-mph collision by 15 mph thanks to the automatic emergency braking feature found in the now standard Acura Watch driver-assist package. The package also includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is available in the Premium and Technology trims.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The 2019 ILX offers 12.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk and front passengers have 42.3 inches of legroom while rear passengers have 34.0 inches. The Mercedes-Benz CLA holds 13.1 cubic feet in the trunk but offers less legroom with 40.2 inches in the front and 27.1 for the rear seats.

Technology

The base 2019 ILX comes equipped with an upper 8.0-inch infotainment screen, a USB port, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free (with a compatible smartphone), and Acura Watch. The Premium trim adds a lower 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, an upgraded seven-speaker audio system, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Opting for the Technology package gets you a navigation system, an upgraded 10-speaker audio system, GPS-linked climate control (adjusts temperature depending on the sun's position and intensity), and Acura Link Connected Services (an app that can remotely locate the car and lock/unlock doors, contact a concierge, or contact proper authorities if the car is involved in an accident or stolen).

What We Think

In a First Test review of the 2016 Acura ILX, we enjoyed the sedan's capable handling, strong brakes, and very smooth transmission. When it comes to value, we felt our fully loaded tester had plenty of it thanks to its long list of standard and optional features for the price. Acceleration is quick but the ILX can't keep up with some competitors, and our fuel economy testing resulted in lower figures compared to the EPA's estimates. Also, would have liked more headroom for the driver and rear seats that fold down in a 60/40 configuration. We concluded our review by saying, "A fresh new design, buttery dual-clutch transmission, plentiful standard features, and engaging driving dynamics make a strong case for this entry-level luxer."

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2019 ACURA ILX SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
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Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Sequential SportShift 8 Speed Automatic
Trim
Base Sedan
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
201@6800
Standard MPG
24/34
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Sequential SportShift 8 Speed Automatic

Std Std

Exterior Color, Platinum White Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Majestic Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Modern Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Performance Red Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Net (Dealer)

Opt $40

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Interior Illumination (Dealer)

Opt $159

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Handsfreelink, with Phone

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.940

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Engine Block Heater (Dealer)

Opt $80

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 13.2 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $220

Chrome Door Trim (Dealer)

Opt $285

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Edge Film (Dealer)

Opt $45

Door Edge Guards (Dealer)

Opt $115

Door Handle Film (Dealer)

Opt $50

Decklid Spoiler (Dealer)

Opt $399

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Illuminated Door Sill Trim (Dealer)

Opt $399

Emblems - Black Chrome "ILX" (Dealer)

Opt $35

Front Underbody Spoiler (Dealer)

Opt $400

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [SG] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rear Bumper Applique (Dealer)

Opt $65

Rear Underbody Spoiler (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SG] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Opt $400

Splash Guard Set (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RUS] Rear Underbody Spoiler (Dealer); [SUS] Side Under Body Spoiler (Dealer)
Opt $155

Side Body Skirts

CONTAINED IN: [SUS] Side Under Body Spoiler (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Side Under-Body Spoiler

CONTAINED IN: [SUS] Side Under Body Spoiler (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Sunroof, Glass Remote

Std Std

Side Under Body Spoiler (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Side Body Skirts; Side Under-Body Spoiler NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SG] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Opt $650

Trunk Trim - Chrome (Dealer)

Opt $165

Window, Rear

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Floor Mats, All-Season (Dealer)

Opt $175

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy & Synthetic Leather On Instrument Panel ; Chrome And Leather On Shift Knob ; Alloy Look On Console; None On Doors

Std Std

Premium Carpet Floor Mat Set (Dealer)

Opt $225

Sunshade (Dealer)

Opt $60

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

LED Lights, Front Fog Lights

CONTAINED IN: [FO] Fog Lights - LED (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Low Beam

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Chrome Door Mirror Cover (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mirror, Chrome Driver; Mirror, Chrome Passenger
Opt $235

Mirror, Chrome Driver

CONTAINED IN: [CDMC] Chrome Door Mirror Cover (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Mirror, Chrome Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [CDMC] Chrome Door Mirror Cover (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Cargo Hook (Dealer)

Opt $12

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Trunk Tray (Dealer)

Opt $130

Majestic Black Pearl

$378 $400

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Performance Red Pearl

$378 $400

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Back-Up Sensors (Dealer)

$485 $528

Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (Cmbs™)

Std Std

First Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

Fog Lights - LED (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Front Fog Lights; LED Lights, Front Fog Lights
Opt $500

Front Fog Lights

CONTAINED IN: [FO] Fog Lights - LED (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi View Rear Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Driver Seat, 8-Way Power Heated Bucket; Passenger Seat, Heated Bucket

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ebony Leatherette Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player with Color Multi-Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Dealer)

Opt $312

Six Speakers

Std Std

Dynamic Steering, Motion Adaptive EPS

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, P215/45VR17 All Season BSW

Std Std

Black Locking Wheel Nuts

CONTAINED IN: [WLB] Wheel Locks - Black (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Wheels, 17" Glint Black Alloy Wheels (Dealer)

Opt $1240

Wheels, 17" Alloy

Std Std

Wheel Locks - Black (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Black Locking Wheel Nuts
Opt $82

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

Opt $56

Wheel Lugs - Black (Dealer)

Opt $45
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$750 Acura announces a Military Bonus Cash for customers who lease or finance through AFS. 03-31-2020
$500 Acura announces a College Graduate Bonus program for customers who finance or lease through AFS. 03-31-2020
$3275 Acura announces a Lease Cash offer for customers who finance through AFS. 07-01-2019
$1200 Acura announces a Finance Cash offer that is good towards a purchase through AFS Financing. 07-01-2019