2018 Acura ILX vs. Honda Civic

April 24th, 2018 by

2018 Acura ILX White

For Chicago-area drivers looking for a compact sedan, the 2018 Acura ILX and the 2018 Honda Civic are both great options. But which vehicle offers more comfort features inside and more power on the road? According to Motor Trend, the ILX “comes with a generous amount of standard equipment and options” and it also out-performs the Civic with more horsepower. And with a longer warranty, drivers will find an outstanding value with the ILX.

  • More comfort and convenient features
  • More horsepower
  • Longer warranty

Comfort and Convenience Features

When it comes to comfort and convenience features, the ILX hands-down offers more equipment as standard than the Civic. To find these same features inside the Civic, drivers will have to explore the upper trim levels at higher price points.

  • Power Moonroof
  • Front Heated Seats
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • MP3 Auxiliary Audio Input Jack
  • Noise/Sound Cancellation
  • LED Headlights
  • Push Button Start Ignition
  • Seatback Storage
2018 Acura ILX Interior


For drivers looking for a sedan that will produce more power on the road, consider the ILX over the Civic. With more horsepower and torque for quicker acceleration, the ILX helps in trickier driving situations such as merging or passing on the highway..

  • 201 horsepower @ 6800 rpm (ILX) vs. 158 horsepower @ 6500 rpm (Civic)
  • 180 lb-ft of torque @ 3600 rpm (ILX) vs. 138 lb-ft of torque @ 4200 rpm (Civic)


When you buy an ILX it comes with a number of warranties that increase its overall value over the Civic. The ILX offers a Basic Warranty that covers 48 months or 5,000 miles. The Civic, on the other hand, has a Basic Warranty that covers just 36 months or 3,600 miles. The ILX also offers a longer powertrain warranty at 72 months or 70,000 miles. The Civic’s powertrain warranty covers just 60 months or 60,000 miles.

Test Drive Today

Learn more about the 2018 Acura ILX by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Chicagoland Acura Dealer. Explore current offers and leasing specials, and sit behind the wheel with a test drive today.

2018 Acura ILX In Tunnel
2018 Acura ILX Shifter