The 2019 Acura ILX sedan is the brand’s least expensive product and acts as a move-up for compact four-door owners looking to upgrade to a luxury offering. It shares much of its basic architecture with an older version of the front-wheel drive Honda Civic, but it offers an upgraded powertrain plus comfort and convenience content that's not necessarily available in the cheaper Honda.
As with the mid-size TLX, Acura’s best-selling sedan, the 2019 Acura ILX gets a new front clip with the brand’s sporty new Diamond Pentagon grille, 14-element (seven on each side) Jewel-Eye LED headlamps, and a muscular power-bulge hood. LED taillamps add some spice to the rear as well. Before this year's update, the ILX was last overhauled for the 2016 model year. For 2019, Acura also makes the ILX’s value proposition even stronger with a base price some 8 percent lower than that of the outgoing model — despite added safety and technology content. Including destination and transportation charges, the 2019 Acura ILX sedan retails for $26,895.