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At first glance, the 2022 Acura ILX looks like a luxury sedan bargain, as it wears a premium exterior styling treatment and an attractive starting price. Look closer though and you’ll notice that the smallest Acura sedan is merely a reskinned previous-generation Honda Civic with a less desirable standard features list. Its infotainment is woefully out of date, and it lacks the sporty driving dynamics we expect in this class. Its 2.4-liter four-cylinder is at least fuel efficient, and its ride is smooth and agreeable. But if you’re looking for something that will truly impress your neighbors and friends, more modern small luxury cars such as the Audi A3, the BMW 2-series Gran Coupe, and the Mercedes-Benz A-class are all worth spending extra to purchase. Otherwise, the all-new 2022 Honda Civic offers better bang for the same amount of bucks.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
As with other cars in this segment, the Acura ILX’s cabin is roomy for the driver and the front-seat passenger but cramped for those in the rear. Standard equipment is plentiful and includes a sunroof, heated sport seats with power adjustments for the driver, and dual-zone automatic climate control. However, the dashboard design looks outdated compared with the slick-looking screens that adorn the dash of the A-class. While its interior cubby storage is nowhere near as useful as inside the Civic, the ILX has a large trunk that belies the sedan’s subcompact classification.
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2023 Acura ILX Redesign
Acura ILX Redesign 2023 The current Acura ILX continues to pick through the parts of the last-generation Civic Si with a 2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The only shining star in this powertrain is the standard eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that delivers sharp gearshifts and maximizes that power. We expect this powertrain to remain the same in the Acura ILX 2023.
Despite its age, Acura continues to update the 2023 ILX in the safety department with standard adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking, which received an IIHS “Superior” rating. Buyers can upgrade to the Premium Plan and get a blind-spot monitor too. We hope these safety features remain the same in the ILX 2023.
Structurally, the ILX currently receives a “Good” rating in every crash test conducted by IIHS, but the headlights with a “Poor” rating and several missing crash tests disqualify it from Top Safety Pick status. We expect this rating to remain the same in ILX 2023.
2023 Acura ILX Release Date
There is no official sale date for the Acura ILX 2023. Based on the previous release date, we expect to see it in Fall 2022