2018 Acura ILX

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2018 Acura ILX
2018 Acura ILX

Key specs

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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 all-wheel-drive option

7 trims

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Notable features

  • New Special Edition
  • Compact luxury sedan
  • One engine and transmission
  • Sporty A-Spec model available

2018 Acura ILX review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Acura ILX is a five-seat compact luxury sedan that competes with cars like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

A new Special Edition includes 18-inch wheels, side sills, a rear spoiler and unique badges.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Worst car I ever bought

Is noisy, uncomfortable; not good for long rides because you will end up in the ER with a very bad headache; you need noise blockers.


Very nice and clean

I loved the service, the way he explained every detail to me. Evelyn was wonderful, very good customer service, very smiling, very friendly and Ahmad, very good job, is an excellent manager. My congratulations


Very Nice car.

This car needs more legroom in the back and more USB ports. The 8-speed dual-clutch transmission is awsome in sport mode but very sluggish in Drive.

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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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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