2016 Acura ILX Still Feels Cheap, Says Consumer Reports

Turning a regular car like the Honda Civic into a premium model is what Acura failed to do with the ILX, but the recent facelift has been described by the automaker as a massive improvement.

Consumer Reports’ Tom Mutchler begs to differ though, as the first drive of the 2016 Acura ILX didn’t impress him. He claims the refreshed ILX still feels cheap and unsubstantial for the price it commends – it starts from $30,820. The reviewer also says the 2016 ILX is not a premium-feeling car.

Most of the criticism regards the interior, which isn’t plush enough and features the confusing dual-screen infotainment system on higher trim levels. Mutchler also disliked the tight front head room.

There were also some things he liked about the 2016 Acura ILX, but not too many, as you can see in the video review that follows.

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