2021 Acura ILX

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$26,100

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2021 Acura ILX
2021 Acura ILX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Handling
  • Engine power
  • Active-safety systems
  • Attainable pricing

The bad:

  • Tight headroom
  • Road and engine noise
  • Transmission quick to upshift at low speeds
  • No all-wheel-drive option

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Acura ILX trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat compact luxury sedan
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 201-hp four-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • AcuraWatch active-safety features standard
  • Sporty-looking A-Spec model available

2021 Acura ILX review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Acura ILX?

The Acura ILX is a compact luxury sedan that seats 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’s only offered with front-wheel drive. Competitors include the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz A-Class

What’s New on the 2021 Acura ILX?

There are no significant changes this year. 

What Features in the 2021 Acura ILX Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • LED headlights and taillights 
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Power moonroof
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Available features include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation
  • Leather upholstery
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert

Should I Buy the 2021 Acura ILX?

The ILX performs well and offers a lot of features for the money, but it has a loud cabin that doesn’t offer a lot of headroom. The field of entry-luxury cars has expanded, so checking the competition before you buy is a good idea.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

So far I love it!

It has a lot of features for the price point. The safety features are easy to navigate . It’s a fun car to drive , and the two screens are awesome.

4.6

This car as a pleasant surprise

We felt the value for the price far exceeded Mercedes, a car we were interested in buy. It has all the safety features and uses regular gas.

5.0

Great car!

The ILX that I recently leased from the Crown Acura dealership has already exceeded my expectations. The dealership also exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend using Sean as your salesman at Acura Crown.

See all 3 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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