2017 Acura RLX vs 2017 Acura ILX

2017 Acura RLX

2017 Acura RLX

2017 Acura ILX

2017 Acura ILX

Sporting a stylish exterior and an elegant, sleek interior, both the 2017 Acura RLX and the 2017 Acura ILX feature ideal rides for Naperville drivers. But each one also features unique options and specifications optimized for different kinds of sedan performance. That means each one will be slightly better suited to different styles of driving; take a look at this side-by-side comparison, and see which one suits your style!

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With its 3.5L V6 engine, the new Acura RLX offers drivers 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque, delivering a confident and robust ride. Featuring a 112.2-inch wheelbase, the Acura RLX is built for an effortlessly smooth ride, which is also reflected in its front-wheel drivetrain, as well as its 19-inch wheels and all-season tires. This size also gives the RLX a stunningly spacious interior cabin, which achieves a more luxurious ride for its passengers. Sporting a split-level control arm front suspension and multi-link rear, the Acura RLX excels at providing a smooth and stable ride, and it delivers a luxury experience that is perfect for that Orland Park commute.

The new Acura ILX, on the other hand, prioritizes speed and a sporty performance. A compact sedan, the ILX features a smaller body with a wheelbase of just 105.1 inches. That means it offers a less spacious cabin, but it makes up for it with a smaller turning radius. Ultimately, this translates into sharper and more precise handling. The Acura ILX features a 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, giving it a sporty performance. Similarly, the Acura ILX’s 2.4L direct-injection 4-cylinder engine offers 201 horsepower, which, while less powerful than the RLX’s, still promises an exhilarating ride because the compact ILX is nearly 1,000 pounds lighter than the RLX.


Now let us take a look at what features each car offers to liven up those Tinley Park drives. We’ll start by examining the 2017 RLX:

  • Sport seats with perforated Milano leather trim
  • GPS-linked trizone automatic climate control
  • 14-speaker Krell audio system
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • AcuraLink real time traffic with exclusive street and freeway conditions
  • AcuraLink Next Generation

Next we’ll take a look at the offerings of the 2017 ILX:

  • Multi-view rear camera
  • Expanded view driver’s mirror
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Lane keeping assist system

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2017 Acura RLX offers drivers an exceptionally luxurious experience. It achieves an incredibly graceful and smooth ride, and its spacious interior cabin comes decked out in a stunning selection of comfort-enhancing features. The 2017 Acura ILX, on the other hand, prioritizes speed, dynamism, and energy. Its smaller size allows it to make more out of its available power, and it comes available with an unbeatable selection of features designed to make your ride safer, more convenient, and more exciting. Take all of this into consideration before you come into Joe Rizza Acura!

Try the Acura RLX and the Acura ILX at Joe Rizza Acura

If you’re a driver in the Naperville area, you can learn more about the 2017 Acura RLX and the 2017 Acura ILX by visiting us at 8150 W 159th St in Orland Park, IL for a test drive today! Contact us online or call us at 800-952-7697 with any questions you may have or to schedule your appointment.