2017 Acura ILX

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$27,990

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2017 Acura ILX
2017 Acura ILX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Handling
  • Engine power
  • Contemporary styling
  • Clean interior layout
  • Folding backseat
  • Available safety systems

The bad:

  • Tight headroom front and rear
  • Lots of road and engine noise
  • Transmission quick to upshift at low speeds
  • No more manual transmission option
  • No all-wheel-drive option

7 trims

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Notable features

  • Compact luxury sedan
  • One engine and transmission
  • Sporty A-SPEC model
  • Optional upgraded audio system
  • Optional rear cross-traffic alert system

2017 Acura ILX review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2017 Acura ILX?

The 2017 Acura ILX is a five-seat compact luxury sedan that competes with the Buick Verano, Audi A3, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Trim levels include the base model, base with the AcuraWatch Plus Package, Premium, Premium A-Spec, Technology Plus and Technology Plus A-Spec. 

What's New on the 2017 Acura ILX?

Extensively updated for 2016, the Acura ILX has no significant changes for 2017.

How Does the 2017 Acura ILX Compare to Other Sedans?

The Acura ILX is an adequate luxury compact sedan. Overall, it's good-looking with impressive interior quality and ergonomics. The ILX is more affordable than the Audi A3, though the Buick Verano is less expensive than both. It's fun to drive, although more unsettled on rough terrain than the Verano or A3. The ILX isn't as quiet as some competitors, and little headroom leaves much to be desired. It's sporty but a tad unpolished. 

What Features in the 2017 Acura ILX Are Most Important?

Each Acura ILX gets front-wheel drive, a 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Significant standard features include a backup camera, keyless ignition and keyless entry. As required in all new vehicles of this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard.

One of the most notable available features for the ILX is AcuraWatch. This safety system includes lane keep assist, a multiview backup camera with guidelines, road departure mitigation and an enhanced collision mitigation braking system with pedestrian sensing capability. Another is the A-Spec Package, which adds foglights, a side-sill garnish and a trunk spoiler. Further options include an upgraded audio system, blind spot and rear cross-traffic alert systems, adaptive cruise control and optional voice recognition.

Should I Buy the 2017 Acura ILX?

The 2017 Acura ILX Sedan is worth considering if you want dynamic handling, distinctive styling and a folding backseat for extra cargo room. The engine is noisy, however, and taller drivers will likely pine for more headroom. The ILX also doesn't offer a manual transmission or all-wheel drive as options.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

BEST DEALERSHIP IN QUEENS

FELL IN LOVE WITH MY ACURA ILX THAT I PURCHASED FROM LUXURY AUTOMOTIVE CLUB, CAR WAS IN FLAWLESS CONDITION IN AND OUT, MY SALESPERSON JORGE WAS THE ABSOLUTE BEST, TOOK CARE OF ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. GO SEE HIM.

5.0

Luxury with a hint of performance

I currently own a 2017 Acura ILX bought used with only 29k miles. This car has been a great daily driver, very smooth for the longer drives, and a surprising quiet cabin. It has everything a person needs for a trip: sunroof, Bluetooth, heated seats. This car truly is one in a million for the value.

5.0

Well need should be reliable

Great to have milage wise. Will save me on gas. Far as me traveling back n forth to work. N other places in the area

See all 37 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Acura
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Six model years and less than 80,000 odometer miles
Basic warranty terms
Precision Certified: 24 months or up to 100,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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