2017 Acura ILX vs. 2017 Lexus IS

2017 Acura ILX

2017 Acura ILX

2017 Lexus IS

2017 Lexus IS

Featuring a sleek and stylish exterior, the 2017 Acura ILX is built to turn heads on the streets of Orland Park. With its striking front end, the ILX announces its sporty intentions, and it delivers a compelling and dynamic performance. But the ILX isn’t just athletic – it’s comfortable as well. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison with the ILX and the 2017 Lexus IS to see how the Acura model excels. You can visit Joe Rizza Acura to test drive the elegant Acura model.


Sporting a 2.4L direct-injection 4-cylinder engine, the 2017 Acura ILX offers drivers 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. This gives the ILX a comfortable, smooth ride, but it still features enough power to provide that exciting punch. The power-forward ILX drives with exceptional confidence thanks to its front-wheel drivetrain, and its multi-link rear suspension allows for easy handling. Outfitted with 17-inch wheels and all-season tires, the dynamic, energetic experience of the ILX is reflected in every aspect of its build.

By comparison, the 2017 Lexus IS does feature more raw power. Its 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine delivers 241 horsepower – but because it’s 500-700 pounds heavier than the ILX, depending on model and options, so driver’s don’t necessarily feel that extra power. And with its significantly longer wheelbase – 110.2-inches compared to the 105.1-inches of the ILX – the IS simply cannot turn with the same precision or nuance as the ILX. Featuring identically sized wheels and all-season tires, as well as a multi-link rear suspension of its own, the IS is reminiscent of the ILX in some ways. However, small performance aspects can greatly impact the quality of the ride.


Now let’s see what available features Tinley Park drivers can expect from each vehicle. We’ll start with the 2017 ILX:

  • Leather-trimmed sports seats
  • Multi-level heated seats
  • 10-speaker ELS studio premium audio system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision mitigation breaking system
  • Lane keeping assist

Next, we’ll see what features are offered by the 2017 IS:

  • Bolstered sports seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 15-speaker audio system available on premium models
  • Conventional cruise control
  • Pre-collision system

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2017 Lexus IS competes fiercely, especially in the key categories of power and interior comfort, but it cannot match the overall experience offered by the 2017 Acura ILX. Offering a slightly smaller body and a significantly lighter one, the ILX offers a more athletic and nimble ride, as well as a wider and higher-quality selection of interior features. For these reasons and more, the winner of this comparison is clear.

Learn More About the 2017 Acura ILX at Joe Rizza Acura

If you’re a Naperville area driver, the 2017 Acura ILX offers the ride you need to spice up your morning commutes. To learn more about this model and see how it compares to the 2017 Lexus IS, you can contact us online or by phone at . You can also stop in at 8150 W 159th St in Orland Park, IL, and see us about a test drive today!