2019 Acura ILX Review with Specs, Prices, & Photos

2019 Acura ILX Model Overview at Joe Rizza Acura

Key Features

  • Starting at $25,900 MSRP*
  • 2.4-liter 4-Cylinder 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® Engine with 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with Paddle Shifters
  • Available refreshed dual-screen On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
  • 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights with Diamond Pentagon Grille
  • Standard AcuraWatch™ active safety and driver-assistive technology
  • Optional Acura/ELS Studio® Audio System with 10 Speakers
  • Intricately styled and reshaped front and rear sport seats (with available high-contrast piping and stitching)

About the Acura ILX

Bold new styling adds a distinctively sportier and sophisticated look to the 2019 Acura ILX. In addition to its totally revised exterior, the ILX now boasts significantly enhanced tech upgrades and luxurious interior appointments. Included as standard on all Acura sedans and SUVs, the ILX now includes the collection of AcuraWatch™ active safety and driver-assistive technologies on all trim levels. Improved command structures and revised menus in the optional On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) allows seamless access to infotainment and media. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration allows you to bring the power of your compatible smartphone along for every trip.

What’s New for 2019

Everything from the A-pillars forward on the ILX has been completely redesigned for 2019. Just like the rest of the Acura lineup, the ILX now proudly wears the signature Diamond Pentagon Grille. Other updated styling cues include a new decklid, a new rear fascia including a lower diffuser and exposed exhaust outlet, and LED taillights. You can also choose from five new premium paint options include Canyon Bronze Metallic, Performance Red Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, and an A-Spec exclusive Apex Blue Pearl.

You’ll find plenty of other enhancements inside the 2019 ILX as well. Improved response time and new software are two benefits of the optional On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration are also available. Greater comfort and support come from reshaped sport seats in both the front and rear of the ILX

2019 Acura ILX Features

2019 Acura ILX A-Spec

Style & Performance

All-new for 2019, the exterior styling of the ILX is now more striking and dynamic than ever before. Now with a clear lineage to the rest of the Acura family, the ILX proudly wears the signature Diamond Pentagon Grille complemented by 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights. Viewed from behind, you’ll notice an updated rear fascia, LED tail lights, and a lower diffuser with exposed exhaust finisher. Motorsport-inspired ILX A-Spec models add a gloss-black decklid spoiler, lower fascia with dark chrome accents, and all-new 18-inch alloy wheels.

Performance comes in the form of a standard 2.4-liter 4-Cylinder 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® Engine with 201 horsepower. An 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission features Paddle Shifters for hands-on control throughout the power band. A sport-tuned suspension featuring amplitude reactive dampers provides a composed, confident ride no matter the condition of the road surface.

2019 Acura ILX Interior

Cutting-Edge Technology

Faster, more responsive, and simpler to use — the 2019 ILX is available with a dual-screen On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. Featuring a capacitive display, its 7-inch touchscreen is approximately 30% faster than the prior generation. Additional standard features included on every ILX include a Multi-View Rear Camera, Smart Entry & Push-Button Start, and a power moonroof. For unparalleled audio clarity, you can select the optional Acura/ELS Studio® Audio System that includes a total of 10 speakers. You’ll always arrive at your destination on time and safely with optional features such as Acuralink® Real-time Traffic, the Acura Navigation System with 3D View, and Acuralink® Connected Services.

2019 Acura ILX Safety

Advanced Safety

All Acura ILX models come standard with the AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technology. Included in this collection of features are Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), and a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Enjoy greater peace of mind from the Acura Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure engineering of the ILX. Advanced airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, and an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror round out the impressive safety feature list of the Acura ILX.

Acura ILX Standard Equipment

2019 Acura ILX Standard Equipment


  • 17-inch Glitter Silver Wheels
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration
  • Power Moonroof with Tilt and Slide Feature
  • LED-illuminated Taillights
  • Chrome Exhaust Outlet
  • Acoustic Glass Windshield
  • Heated Side Mirrors

Media & Connectivity

  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® Wireless Telephone Interface
  • Color Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • USB Audio Interface


  • Sport Seats with Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • Keyless Access
  • Pushbutton Ignition
  • Ambient Cabin Lighting
  • Fold-Down Rear Seatback

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • AcuraWatch™ active safety and driver-assistive technology
  • Multi-View Rear Camera

Acura ILX Packages

Premium Package

Premium Package

Upgrade to leather seats, premium tech advancements in mobile connectivity and additional driver-assistive features. MSRP +$1,750. Starting at $27,650*.


  • Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • 4-Way Power Front Passenger Seat
  • 2-Position Memory for Driver’s Seat

Media & Connectivity

  • 8-inch LED Backlit VGA Display
  • Acura Premium Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer
  • On Demand Multi-Use Display™ 2.0 (ODMD™)
  • iPhone® AcuraLink® Navigation App Capability
  • HomeLink®
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • SMS, MMS Text Message and Email Compatibility
  • HD Radio®

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Blind spot information system
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

Technology Package

Technology Package

Sophisticated nav, audio, and connectivity to fit any digital life. Requires Premium Package. MSRP +$1,900. Starting at $29,550*.

Media & Connectivity

  • ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Street and Freeway Conditions
  • Acura Navigation System
  • Song By Voice®
  • Voice Recognition System
  • Traffic Rerouting™


  • GPS-Linked Climate Control

A-Spec® Package

A-Spec® Package

The A-Spec® Package is designed to make you stand out with larger wheels, gloss black accents and unique Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Red or Ebony interior. Requires Premium or Technology Package. MSRP +$2,000. Starting at $29,650 MSRP*.


  • 18-inch Shark Gray Wheels


  • Sport A-Spec Seats with Milano Premium Leather and Perforated Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob with Contrast Stitching
  • A-Spec Exclusive Red Instrument Panel Illumination
  • Piano Black Accents with Chrome Trim
  • Black Headliner
  • Sport Pedals


  • LED Fog Lights
  • A-Spec Badge on Front Fenders and Trunk
  • A-Spec Side Sills
  • Gloss Black Decklid Spoiler
  • Gloss Black Rear Bumper Trim
  • Black Chrome Accents
  • Dark Chrome and Lighting Details

Acura ILX Exterior Colors

Platinum White Pearl

Platinum White Pearl

Lunar Silver Metallic

Lunar Silver Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Majestic Black Pearl

Majestic Black Pearl (+$400)

Performance Red Pearl

Performance Red Pearl (+$400)

Canyon Bronze Metallic

Canyon Bronze Metallic (Requires Premium Package +400 MSRP)

Apex Blue Pearl

Apex Blue Pearl (Requires Premium and A-Spec Packages +$400 MSRP)

Pricing & Performance



2019 ILX


2019 ILX with Premium Package


2019 ILX with Technology Package


2019 ILX A-Spec with Premium Package


2019 ILX A-Spec with Technology Package


2019 Acura ILX Performance & Specifications

Engine Type

2.4-liter 16-Valve,DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder

Transmission Type

8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)


201 @ 6800 RPM


180 @ 3600 RPM

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings** (city / highway / combined)

24 / 34 / 28

EPA Passenger Volume

89.3 cubic feet

EPA Cargo Volume (SAE)

12.4 cubic feet

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2019 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 only) and other factors.