For 2013, Acura introduced an all-new compact sedan, the ILX, that’s based on a modified 2012 Honda Civic. Like the Civic, the ILX seats five, and even though its backseat is surprisingly roomy, it holds only two child-safety seats. This entry-level car has a starting MSRP of $26,795, including an $895 destination fee.
For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide 30 rear-facing infant-safety seat, a Britax Roundabout convertible child-safety seat and Graco high-back TurboBooster seat.
The front seats are adjusted to a comfortable position for a 6-foot driver and a 5-foot-8 passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver’s seat, and the infant seat and convertible seats are installed behind the passenger seat. We also install the infant seat in the second row’s middle seat with the booster and convertible in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit. If there’s a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible.
Here’s how the 2013 ILX did in Cars.com’s Car Seat Check: