2020 Acura ILX Hits Showrooms, Retains Last Year’s $25,900 Starting Price

The 2020 Acura ILX has arrived in showrooms with a starting price of $25,900 (excluding $995 destination and handling tax), the same as the 2019 model which sported a number of major upgrades.

Last year’s changes included a sportier appearance, standard AcuraWatch technology, plus updated onboard tech such as available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

The 2020 ILX can be purchased with three distinct packages, named Premium, Technology and A-Spec, each powered by a 201 HP 2.4-liter i-VTEC four mated to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

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Additionally, all 2020 models feature the AcuraWatch suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies, which consists of Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, as standard.

Other key features include the driver 2-way power lumbar control, front and rear sport seats (with available high-contrast piping and stitching), silver-finished dashboard trim with chrome insert, machine finished ignition button, 17-inch split 5-spoke wheels and a total of seven exterior color options: Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic, Apex Blue Pearl (A-Spec exclusive), Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic.

As for the 2020 ILX A-Spec, it is available with exclusive 18-inch wheels, dark chrome trim for the front grille and lower fascia, LED fog lights, dark treatment for both headlights and taillights, a gloss black decklid spoiler, A-Spec badged steering wheel with contrast stitching and aluminum sport pedals, and sport seats finished in Ebony or Red leather with black Ultrasuede center panels.

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    A very fussy dashboard.

  • Joe E

    The Spirit of Cimarron lives on!

  • kachuks

    I’ve always wondered about the Vtech/dct combo in these Acuras. Does it make for a nice little performance bargain?

    • Salih Ahzem

      I don’t know about that but in Houston area black ones qualify for “luxury” Uber Black so there is that.

  • Salih Ahzem

    Wow, folding down rear bench instead of the usual 60/40 split, really classy.

  • Jweisberg

    Acura should just throw in the towel. Honda has no clue what to do with the Acura brand. That dash is very busty and the design reminds me of a Buick.

    • Bige Lee

      I think they could just turn it into a trim level. The highest trim of Hondas and a halo car like the NSX on the side.

  • dumblikeyou2

    Back in the day, when this was a new model, I tested it, and I felt the Civic from that same generation felt more refined.
    There was some boominess I kept hearing and feeling from the center of the floor plan, not the exhaust, but vibration from road impacts. Wonder if they’ve improved it. Actually, no, I don’t wonder about this car at all. Never mind.

  • Merc1

    WOW they still sell this? Even the current Civic is a newer and most likely a better car.

    Acura = fools luxury. Luxury for those who don’t know what luxury is.


    • Bo Hanan

      That last part was cruel.

      • Merc1

        But true lol.


    • pcurve

      It’s weird how Honda has never figured out how to do proper luxury for the past 30 years, whereas Toyota got it right the first time. Even Nissan nailed it with the first gen Q45. My hunch is, it’s due to the fact that Toyota (and Nissan) have always had very expensive flagship sedan in their domestic market, whereas Honda’s best effort was stretched Accord with longitudinally mounted engine.

      • Merc1

        It’s because Honda just can’t think big. They called the V12 in the 1992 600SEL gross lol. Acura will never been anything long as Honda’s basic principles are in play. Small, small engine, fwd, meek, but “nice” vehicles. This would make a nice starter car for someone, but beyond that Acura has nothing besides the NSX.


    • D-splash

      Despite the hate this car gets, it’s actually outselling the Mercedes CLA, Audi A3 and the BMW 2-series…

      Sept 2019 US sales…

      ILX 1078
      2series 863
      A3 863
      CLA 623

      • Merc1

        One month doesn’t prove or mean squat. You have to realize that. The CLA is going through a model change at the moment also. Check back in once the 2020 model is at dealers. The 2-Series is a coupe and completely destroys this warmed over Civic on the road. A3 is a better car also. If people are getting 7K off it makes sense that the ILX would sell. It’s a “nice” car for an entry buyer.


        • D-splash

          Then let’s look at the past 7 months of sales (excluding August, I couldn’t find all the numbers for that month)…

          ILX 7375
          CLA 6953
          A3 4986
          2 series 3453

          Seems like you’re full of excuses, or have a victim mentality. Not a surprise since the refreshed ILX has victimized the competition. No wonder it’s the best selling luxury compact vehicle in America.

          • Merc1

            Oooh it outsold the CLA in model change over year by 422 units. Yikes, stop the presses. Nah you’re just reaching for some reason to talk about this dullard vehicle. The CLA is in the middle of a model change over, FACT, not excuse.

            Are you telling that because it sells it is a better car than a 2-Series? The 2-Series is more expensive and it’s a coupe. That kills it’s sales potential from the start vs a sedan.

            Seems to me you’re a simpleton that thinks that sales = best. The car is still medicore at best.

            “No wonder it’s the best selling luxury compact vehicle in America.” – NOPE


            Jan- Sept ILX – 10,697
            Jan- Sept A-Class – 13,440



          • D-splash

            u mad

          • Merc1

            Nope, the facts have spoken. Doesn’t matter about me. You simply don’t know what you’re talking about and your response proves you’re spent.


  • Bige Lee

    A very nice last generation Civic

  • Bige Lee

    I can see these things selling with a heavy discount (if they sell) I don’t think it’s a bad deal for having a somewhat luxurious Civic for low 20k. But then if I’d buy a new car… I’d want something actually new.

    • IFDU

      I literally just test drove this car today, and salesman said some Acura models (I’d assume mostly the sedans) are selling with factory incentives of $7,000! He wanted to get me into ILX or TLX today. Id figure if this is true or can be worked out that is a hell of a deal. The one i test drove was a loaded ILX A-Spec for $30K.

      So before rebates I’m guessing these were high 30s, low 40s. Same with TLX (mid to high 40s/low 50s).

  • Karl

    Poor Acura! Just look at that interior,it would be right at home in the Legend.

  • Craig

    Even though it sounds like an insult [it’s not] the ILX is one of those cars that make a great USED car buy.

  • Six_Tymes

    Buick’s look way better than these.

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