Motor1 | Chris Bruce | 10/03/2018

The refreshed 2019 Acura ILX will arrive at dealers on October 10 with prices starting at $25,900. This is a major discount over last year’s base price of $28,100. The company isn’t stripping features out of the sedan either. For example, the previously optional AcuraWatch driver assistance suite is now standard and includes collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, and lane departure warning.

The 2019 ILX gains a more angular front end with a sharp-edged pentagonal grille. New, seven-element LED headlights replace the previous units with five LEDs on each side. The designers also tweak the rear end to give it a pointier aesthetic. Five new colors are available: Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic, and the A-Spec-package-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl.

The cabin has an updated dual-screen infotainment system with improved software that reportedly makes the tech 30 percent quicker. The available Premium Package adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration to it, too. The driver’s seat now comes standard with power-adjustable lumbar support, too. Espresso brown interior upholstery joins the lineup for 2019. The A-Spec trim comes in a mix of Ebony and Red with Ultrasuede seat inserts, in addition to a mix of graphite silver and chrome trim on the dashboard.


The Premium Package adds $1,750 to the ILX’s price. It adds blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic monitor to the tech suite. The cabin also gets an upgraded stereo with seven speakers and a subwoofer. Sport seats with perforated leather and four-way power adjustment are also part of the interior updates with this trim.

The Technology Package goes for $3,650. It includes all the features from the Premium, in addition to navigation with real-time traffic, AcuraLink connected services, and a further upgraded stereo with 10 speakers.

The available A-Spec Package gives the ILX a sportier aesthetic, and buyers can combine it with the Premium or Technology packs. On the outside, it has dark chrome trim around the grille, lower fascia, fog lights, and there are matching dark accents around the headlights and taillights. A gloss black trunk lid spoiler adorns the rear. The equipment also includes a set of 18-inch wheels in a Shark Gray finish.

The 2019 ILX has the same powertrain as before. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder produces 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The only available gearbox is an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that turns the front wheels. Fuel economy actually drops for the 2019 ILX, though. The new model carries a rating of 24 miles per gallon city, 34 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined. In comparison, the 2018 version had an EPA rating of 25 mpg city, 35 mpg city, and 29 mpg combined.

The table below shows pricing by package for the 2019 ILX. These figures leave out the $995 destination charge.


*US prices shown above.