The 2024 Acura ILX is a subcompact executive car manufactured and marketed by Honda under the Acura brand Honda Civic sedan. The Acura ILX comes with a fairly well-equipped base trim level and offers three major upgrade packages: Premium, A-Spec, and Technology. All trim levels use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
The 2024 ILX looks like a very stylish product from Aura and its technology features are outdated and not up to the standards set by the segment leaders. However, the ILX is significantly cheaper than rivals such as the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Compared to rivals like the Audi A3, Genesis G70, and Mercedes A-Class, the ILX suffers from outdated tech features, less-than-luxurious interiors, and disappointing performance.
2024 Acura ILX : Interior
The ILX’s bargain price tag comes with some bargains. The plastics are tough, and critics report squeaking on some panels. The basic infotainment system is easy to use, but the screen is small and the interface is quite simple. However, getting the upgraded unit with smartphone integration also annoys you with a dual-screen setup that is frustrating to work with. The menus are complex, the graphics are old, and there is a learning curve as to which settings work on which screen.
The front seats are strong and stay the agreeable late at night of driving. You won’t want to keep the adults behind for long, though. The narrow legroom means the row is more suitable for children. There are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the outer rear seats and a connecting link for the rear middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the LATCH system in the very similar Acura ILX the second-highest Acceptable rating for ease of use, noting that the bottom anchors are embedded deep into the seats.
2024 Acura ILX : Engine
Powering this Acura is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The engine is sufficient for normal driving and the automatic transmission works smoothly. This car isn’t particularly fast though, and unlike some rivals, it lacks engine upgrades. Honda ILX gains 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, as estimated by the EPA, these are good points for the class.
2024 Acura ILX : Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave this Acura an overall safety rating of five stars out of five, with five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests. As of this writing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not evaluated the Acura ILX. However, it gave a similar to the previous year’s model, it is the highest Good rating in five crash tests and its lowest Poor rating for how well its headlights illuminate the road ahead.
IIHS uses a different scale to rate its collision avoidance characteristics, giving this vehicle the highest superior rating for standard frontal collision avoidance. The standard safety and driver assistance features include blind spot monitoring, rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, road departure reduction, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, collision warning, emergency braking, and rear parking sensors.