2017 Acura ILX

2017 Acura ILX
Save up to $1,429
MSRP range
$27,990 - $34,980


  • Competitive pricing for a car with its level of equipment
  • Precise steering lends a sense of sportiness
  • Excellent crash test scores


  • Technology interface isn't as user-friendly as some rivals
  • Less horsepower than other cars in the class
  • Cabin doesn't look or feel premium
  • Ride quality isn't always as refined as you might expect
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Regressing but still worthy
SDA, 12/15/2016
Feels like Honda literally sent Acura a civic LX and they "pimped your ride" with some leather and such. Back in 2007 with my first new Acura, the TSX was with navi or not, and came fully loaded with all the other features and was tons of fun to drive, especially in the twisties (mine was a 6 speed manual). Now they have packages and trim levels (no manual trans offering) and it seems the value of Acura has gotten lost and swept up to try and compete with heavily option oriented luxury brands where you're nickle and dimed for each and every convenience. "Pleather" and heated seats, bluetooth and a dual clutch trans are all nice and standard features but also very basic ones you'll find on most cars with stickers in the low $20k range these days. If you want a touch screen entertainment system you'll pony up $2,000 for the premium package and also get some nick-nack features like perforated leather and blind spot detection. If not you're stuck with the 2006 looking blue interface that is way past its due date to be redone. The 17" wheels they put on this thing belong on a base model civic in my opinion and make the car look a touch like it's trying way too hard to be cutting edge styled, otherwise the styling of the car may be one of it's higher selling points. 2.4L motor is standard now so 201hp but it still feels like it could use a kick in the pants in that department for being damn near $30,000. Truthfully it really is just a very comfortable, better looking Civic that you can lease for under $300 a month with $0 down, however, it may be the best thing you can get for that price in the luxury market.
A new Dud
Laurel Blue, 10/15/2016
I just leased a new 2017 Acura ILX two months ago. This was the seventh Acura I've owned or leased, beginning with the 5 cylinder Vigor many years ago. I loved each and every one of these cars...except this one. I HATE it. There should be a warning sign on these- "Watch out! Buy this if you're a dummy." The "new" 8 gear transmission, with two clutches, is way too complex and does not offer performance as Acura bills it. The car hunts for gears as you accelerate, and has very little power from 10mph to 40 mph when you are accelerating. The car lugs in the lower gears. My previous car, a 2014 Acura ILX was perfection itself. I should have kept it. The most annoying aspect of this new car? The muffler. Acura is apparently ignoring its traditional (loyal) adult audience and seeking to attract new users that are young men in their 20's. So they have "boosted" the HP, but this is not accurate. The car is much less powerful than before, despite the claims for higher HP. And it is supposed to be thriftier on gas, but so far (I now have a little under 2000 miles) it is not as much of a gas-saver as was my 2014 Acura ILX. The worst thing? The muffler. It is noisy as all get-out. I suppose this was to attract those young males. I would do anything to get a different muffler that is quiet. I do not wish to hear the constant "throaty growl" Acura has decided is necessary. I keep thinking 33 tortured months to go...Arrgh.
Piece of you know what!
Catrina, 1/15/2017
I have owned two previous Acura's and loved them. This vehicle is poorly made. I had 18 things wrong with it, and the dealership and Acura customer service were unwilling to assist me. What a way to treat a loyal customer! Do not waste your time or money!!! Traded it in for a Lexus!!!
Snazzy Little Car
Tricia, 7/20/2017
When we decided to buy a new car we looked at the Honda Accord, Subaru Legacy and the ILX. The Subaru had a lot of safety features but wasn't very attractive. Honda surprisingly didn't ride that smoothly and if I wanted all the bells and whistle was very pricey. We have a 2006 TL and it has been a great car so we decided to look at Acura and the last car we saw was the ILX and it was IT! The ride was smooth and had much more power than I thought it would, it has all the bells and whistles I wanted and the safety features that Subaru has. We were able to get the Tech Plus for a price lower than both the Honda and Subaru with the features we got. I've had the car a couple of weeks and the gas mileage is great and I'm truly enjoying it. I've had several people comment on how good looking the car is. I see other reviews slamming this car but this 60 year old Nana with a snazzy red little car couldn't be happier.
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Features & Specs

25 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automated manual
201 hp @ 6800 rpm
25 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automated manual
201 hp @ 6800 rpm
25 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automated manual
201 hp @ 6800 rpm
25 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed automated manual
201 hp @ 6800 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

2017 Acura ILX for Sale

Acura ILX 2017 Technology Plus and A-SPEC Packages 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)
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More about the 2017 Acura ILX

The 2017 Acura ILX holds the spot in the Acura line once occupied by the beloved Integra. It's the small Acura; the one that carries a bit of luxury and sophistication to the market while still being accessible to people on a Honda budget. But while the Integra name is long gone, the ILX has entrenched itself into the Acura psyche. After all, 2017 is this sedan's fifth year on the market.

After a less-than-sizzling debut season, the ILX has evolved into a solid and distinctive car. The most significant advance came with the debut of the 2016 model that incorporated extensive revisions to the front-wheel-drive ILX's mechanical substance and electronic feature set. A 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter, direct-injection, high-compression four-cylinder engine is now the sole powerplant offered and it almost purrs out its 180 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission is a near-brilliant eight-speed automated manual that uses dual-clutch technology to perform precise, reassuring shifts. The suspension consists of simple MacPherson struts up front and a supple and sophisticated independent multilink system in the back, while the brakes are relatively large 12.3-inch diameter ventilated discs in front with 11.1-inch solid discs in back.

With only one engine and transmission offering, every 2017 Acura ILX sold is rated at 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, which combines for an average rating of 29 mpg.

Acura equips every ILX with LED daytime running lights and a "Multi-View" rear camera for easy monitoring of what's behind the car while backing up. And the stability, traction control and "Motion Adaptive Steering" all seamlessly work together to deliver a confident driving experience. OK, whatever that Motion Adaptive Steering is doing is imperceptible, but it's there.

There are five slightly different levels of trim offered in the ILX, ranging from an adequately fitted Standard model up through AcuraWatch Plus, Premium, Technology Plus and A-Spec. And if you want to go nuts, the A-Spec car is also available with a Premium package or Technology Plus package at the very tippy top of the line.

While there's plenty of attractive reasons to choose an ILX, there are limits to its charms, too. Much of the cabin feels more Honda-like than a serious luxury car with surface texturing that's more industrial than sumptuous. As sweet natured as the engine is, this is a naturally aspirated unit playing in an increasingly turbocharged world. So acceleration is, well, modest. And if road silence is a virtue, the tires need to quiet down some. Plus, though the electronic gizmos all function fine, the interfaces are showing some age and are often less than elegantly presented.

Beloved as the old Integra was, there's a bit of coldness in the ILX's soul that keeps it from being all cuddly-wuddly. But if it sounds like it fits your budget and needs, let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Acura ILX for you.

2017 Acura ILX Overview

The 2017 Acura ILX is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), Premium Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), Technology Plus Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), Premium and A-SPEC Packages 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM), and Technology Plus and A-SPEC Packages 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM).

What do people think of the 2017 Acura ILX?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Acura ILX and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 ILX 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 ILX.

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What's a good price for a New 2017 Acura ILX?
2017 Acura ILX Technology Plus and A-SPEC Packages 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)

The 2017 Acura ILX Technology Plus and A-SPEC Packages 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,930. The average price paid for a new 2017 Acura ILX Technology Plus and A-SPEC Packages 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) is trending $1,429 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 Acura ILX Technology Plus and A-SPEC Packages 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) is4% below the MSRP.

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