2019 Acura ILX



The 2019 Acura ILX shines with some groundbreaking updates for the new model year. With its most up-to-date revision, the ILX looks refined and feels powerful. And, Acura brings some amazing premium upgrade packages so that consumers can tailor their ILX just the way they want.

Exterior Highlights:

The new sedan has a stylish, modern and functional exterior design. Acura took both aesthetics and efficiency into consideration while designing the ILX shell. As the luxury sedan market continues to grow significantly, the new Acura ILX’s visually appealing design certainly fulfills all progressive-minded consumers’ needs. Here is a list of exterior highlights in a nutshell.

Wheelbase 105.1 inches
Chrome Exhaust Outlet Standard in All Trims
LED Headlamp Jewel Eye LED Headlights
Premium Exterior Paint A-Spec-package-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl
Heated Side Mirrors Standard in All Trims
LED Fog Lights Premium A-Specs Upgrade
Power Moonroof Standard in All Trims

LED Headlamp:

The 2019 ILX boasts a stylish and more angular fascia with a new pentagonal grille flanked by the brand’s one-of-a-kind seven-element LED headlights or the Jewel Eye Headlamps on each side.


Chrome Exhaust:

Other visual tweaks such as the exposed chrome exhaust outlet in the rear give this Acura sedan a sharper appeal. The new trunk lid, faux diffuser and the newly restyled taillights are significant rear visual upgrades.


Bold Colors:

ILX comes in five new colors options now, which include the brand-new Majestic Black, Platinum White, Performance Red and Canyon Bronze Metallic. And, with an A-Spec-package, consumers get an exclusive shade of Apex Blue Pearl.


Wheel Upgrades:

Acura ILX looks subtle yet athletic with its new wheelbase and some amazing metallic tints. With the advanced A-Spec, ILX looks mesmerizingly modish as the package-exclusive 18-inch Shark-Gray wheels join the lineup.


Interior Highlights:

The Acura ILX, for its 2019 model year, looks meticulously crafted from inside with myriads of interior upgrades and all included in the standard-feature list. Here are some interior highlights.

Heated Sports Seats Standard in All Trims
Driver’s 8-Way Power Seat Standard in All Trims
Milano Leather A-Spec-package-exclusive
Multi-information Display Standard
Ambient Cabin Lighting Standard in All Trims
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Premium and Up
Bluetooth HandsFreeLink Standard in All Trims

Advanced Cockpit:


Inside, ILX receives a number of functional and cosmetic upgrades. The new cabin exemplifies the next-gen design with a dual-screen infotainment system, user-friendly screen set-up and better-organized menus. And, with the A-Specs additions, ILX will look more sophisticated with a mix of metallic graphite, silver and chrome trim accents on the dashboard.

Premium Leather Trims:

All ILX models now feature leather trimmings, and higher trims boast upgraded perforated leather with synthetic suede inserts for better support and visually appealing contrast stitching. A-Specs, however, offers amazing Ebony and Red Leather sport seat options. For the new model year, espresso brown upholstery joins the lineup too.


Dual-Screen Infotainment:

For 2019, the ILX receives a well-appointed dashboard and an all-new infotainment system with dual screen display options. Both upper 8-inch and lower 7-inch touch-screen offer smartphone connectivity, app integration, multimedia and entertainment options.


Technology Highlights:

With advanced technology integration, the new Acura ILX acts like an intelligent automotive machine. Acura now has an all-inclusive Technology package, which will add advanced navigation with 3D view, upgraded safety features and real-time traffic info.

Smartphone Interface Available
Siri Eyes Free Standard in All Trims
Apple CarPlay Premium Trim and Up
Android Auto Premium Trim and Up
SMS and MMS Capability Standard in All Trims
Acura Navigation System With Technology Package
Center Information Display 5-inch Color to 8-inch LED Backlit

Smart-App Integration:

An update for the new model year brings amazing changes in both styling and technology. ILX is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for maps, music, and entertainment on-the-go.


Safety Highlights:

As Acura is streamlining all its automobile lineups, it now focuses on upgrading the safety suite with mindful High IQ Driving Technology features. AcuraWatch—the signature safety suite—is now standard across all ILX trims, and premium trims have better safety tech options. Here is a table featuring ILX’s safety highlights.

Collision-Mitigation-Braking Standard in All Trims
Blind Spot Information (BSI) Premium and Up Trims
Multi-view Rear Camera Standard in All Trims
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Standard in All Trims
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Standard in All Trims
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Standard in All Trims
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) Standard in All Trims

Performance Highlights:

Acura may have focused a lot on exterior upgrades and technology advancements for the new model year, but it didn’t change pretty much anything about the new ILX’s powertrain or engine. Under the bonnet, ILX still has the sole 2.4-L inline-four engine boasting 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft torque.


Coupled with the 8-speed automatic transmission, the new Acura feels powerful and dynamic and offers compelling fuel economy statistics that may excite potential buyers. The ILX offers an EPA estimate of 24 city and 34 Hwy mpg. Here is a table featuring performance highlights.

Mileage Per Gallon 24/34/28 city/Hwy/combined
Engine Type 2.4L Aluminum-Alloy 4-Cylinder
Horsepower @ rpm 201 @ 6800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 180 @ 3600
Transmission 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission
LED Fog Lights Premium A-Specs Upgrade
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive

Bottom Line: Acura ILX

The new ILX may not look all-new from windows-to-wheels, but it has been able to impress the critics with better driving dynamics and glitzy aesthetics. And, when compared with other sedans in the same segment, the new ILX tops the list with better fuel economy, affordable price-tag and stylish ride. After all, Acura automobiles are all about “precision and performance.”

MPG Disclaimer:
Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.
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