The 2018 Acura ILX is a compact luxury sedan and Acura’s entry-level model with a starting MSRP of $28,100. Competition includes the Mercedes-Benz CLA, Audi A3, and Honda Civic Touring.
Pros: Efficient, Classy Exterior, Affordable Entry to Premium Brand
Cons: High-End Civics Arguably Look Better Inside & Out, Lacks Pizazz of Mercedes-Benz CLA, Audi A3
What You Should Know: With a new ILX expected soon, discounts and generous lease offers should be available which could make the 2018 Acura ILX a more compelling value. Acura also has a great paint color selection, with nicer hues than you’ll find on the Civic. Check out our favorite exterior color, Marino Red, below.
Coolest Feature: Optional A-SPEC Package adds sporty design cues
Looks Best In: San Marino Red exterior/Ebony interior
Summary: For a $2,000+ premium over a high-end Honda Civic, the Acura ILX has more prestige. performance and exclusivity, and has an arguably more handsome exterior design that could make it worth the jump for some shoppers. However, the ILX doesn’t quite match its European competition in terms of design, detailing and appeal.
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