2016 Acura ILX vs. the 2016 Acura RDX

2016 ILX

2016 Acura ILX

2016 RDX

2016 Acura RDX

The 2016 Acura lineup has a lot to offer Orland Park, Tinley Park, and Naperville drivers, including the 2016 ILX and the 2016 RDX. Comparisons between these two vehicles highlight the differences between owning a fun performance-ready sedan and a versatile and dynamic crossover SUV. From engine power to features, each vehicle offers something special and unique to discerning drivers who want the best of both worlds.

Power and Performance

Both the 2016 ILX and the 2016 RDX offer something a little different in terms of power and performance. The ILX is anchored by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that revs up to 201 hp and 180 pound-feet of torque. The RDX, on the other hand, offers 279 hp, 252 pound-feet of torque, and 1500 pounds of towing capacity in a 3.5L V6 engine. The RDX offers a highway fuel economy of 29 mpg*, and the ILX offers a highway fuel economy of 36 mpg.* The ILX offers a direct injection fuel system, while the RDX is powered using sequential electronic fuel injection. Both vehicles come standard with performance all-season tires, affixed to 17-inch wheels on the ILX and 18-inch wheels on the RDX.

Comfort and Convenience

The most notable differences between the two vehicles are in terms of space and cargo capacity. The 2016 ILX is a very spacious sedan, providing 89.3 cubic feet of passenger volume and 12.3 cubic feet of trunk space. The 2016 RDX offers versatile cargo capability, thanks to 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume that offers 26.1 cubic feet of cargo space. With the seats folded down, this space expands to 61.3 cubic feet. Inside, both vehicles provide many creature comforts, including standard automatic climate control, power moonroof, steering wheel mounted controls, front power outlets, and front heated seats. Each vehicle offers a few unique extras, including:

  • Standard telematics system on the ILX with emergency SOS, internet services, roadside assistance, and stolen vehicle tracking
  • Standard noise and sound cancellation on the ILX
  • Standard 2-memory adjustment on the RDX, including settings for headlights, exterior mirrors, and seats
  • Standard universal garage door opener, tinted privacy glass, and satellite radio on the RDX

Safety, Comfort and More with Joe Rizza Acura

If you want to get to know the ILX and the RDX a little bit better, then it’s time to head down to Joe Rizza Acura. You can call ahead to plan your visit to our Orland Park location at (800) 934-9025. Our team will be happy to help you explore our showroom and our on-site service and parts center. In addition, we offer competitive financing from both local and national lenders to help you get the best deal possible on your new Acura vehicle. Come hop behind the wheel for a test drive today!

*Based on 2016 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.