2019 Acura ILX

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2019 Acura ILX
2019 Acura ILX

Key specs

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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

5 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2019 Acura ILX review: Our expert's take

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

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

Most recent consumer reviews


Happy customer

Love my car overall and happy customer will stay in the family .. will tell anyone to get Acura if possible for a best fit for them.


My second Acura!

I had an 07 TSX that I loved, that was traded in for a different vehicle. I needed a new car again and knew I wanted another TSX or similar, the ILX. I love my Acura!


Not reliable.

I have had so many issues with it and the dealership is horrible to work with when it come to trying to get it fixed.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura Precision
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old and newer from their original in-service date, with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of vehicle delivery.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/100,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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