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2019 Acura ILX

2019 Acura ILX

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$20,014 — $33,107 NEW and USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
28 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Handling
  • Engine power
  • Folding backseat
  • Active 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
2019 Acura ILX exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Acura ILX
  • Refreshed styling for 2019
  • Updated dual-screen multimedia system available
  • AcuraWatch active safety features now standard
  • Compact luxury sedan
  • Sporty-looking A-Spec model available

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2019 Acura ILX Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Acura ILX?

The 2019 Acura ILX is a compact luxury sedan that can seat up to five people. It’s powered by a 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that works with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It is only offered with front-wheel drive. Competitors include the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

What's New on the 2019 Acura ILX?

Front and rear styling updates give the ILX an updated look, and the AcuraWatch suite of active safety features is now standard. AcuraWatch includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. Inside, the available dual-screen multimedia system gets updated graphics, and Acura claims its responses are quicker. The system also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

What Features in the 2019 Acura ILX Are Most Important?

The ILX's new standard active safety features are a welcome addition, and the luxury sedan also comes standard with a power moonroof, LED headlights and taillights, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, heated front seats and push-button start. Options include leather-trimmed sport seats, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, a premium stereo with satellite radio and navigation.

Should I Buy the 2019 Acura ILX?

The ILX performs well and offers a lot of features for the money, but a loud cabin that doesn't offer a lot of headroom detracts from the luxury experience. The field of entry-luxury cars continues to expand, so checking the competition before you buy is a good idea.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
20 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

New to Acura

by Dr David from Jerico springs mo on May 6, 2020

New to Acura I’ve always bought other cars from other dealers and other makes decided to try Acura after an employee got one have been satisfied and pleased with results Read full review

(1.0)

Metal in oil and poor gas millage

by mattc from LA, CA on December 5, 2019

Great looking car, good value on paper but with 600 miles and tons of metal in the oil and it gets well below the stated gas millage . I would stay away Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Acura ILX currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Acura ILX Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Acura

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

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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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The ILX received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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