2020 Acura ILX vs. 2020 Honda Accord

October 23rd, 2019 by

Plenty of drivers assume a luxury vehicle is beyond their reach, but compare Acura ILX vs. Honda Accord and you’ll quickly think differently. The 2020 Acura ILX with Premium Package is priced at $27,750* while the 2020 Honda Accord EX CVT is priced at $27,770, so you can enter the luxury sedan market while spending about the same as you would on a well-equipped Honda Accord. You’ll even get added features into the bargain.

Read on to compare them on:

Power and Performance

Engaging performance is a hallmark of the Acura name, so the Acura ILX with Premium Package naturally brings more power than the Honda Accord EX CVT.

  • Acura ILX Engine: A 2.4L four-cylinder delivers up to 201 hp.
  • Honda Accord Engine: A 1.5L four-cylinder delivers up to 192 hp.

The Acura ILX will feel noticeably more agile and responsive whether you’re cruising through the city or changing lanes on the highway, and you’ll also enjoy Paddle Shifters for quick and easy shifting – they aren’t available with the Honda Accord. The Acura ILX is even a touch more maneuverable thanks to a 36.8 foot turning diameter vs. 38.1 feet with the Honda.

Interior Features

The difference made by choosing a luxury model is readily apparent when you move to the Acura ILX and Honda Accord 2020 Acura MDX AWD Interior Seating with 2nd Row Center Consolecabins. The ILX with Premium Package is the only model of the two to fit the following comfort features as standard:

  • Leather Trimmed Seats
  • Driver’s Seat Memory Adjustment
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • 4-Way Power Passenger Seat

Further features missing from the Honda Accord EX but present with the Acura ILX with Premium Package include:

  • Voice Activated Controls for Audio and Bluetooth® Wireless Enabled Devices
  • Universal Garage Door Opener

Find Out for Yourself What Makes Acura Models Feel a Cut Above

Critics from Car and Driver rightly call the 2020 Acura ILX “one of the best deals among subcompact luxury sedans”, and it’s hard to disagree even pitted against a legendary model like the Honda Accord. To arrange a test drive, find out more, or hear about the latest special offers, simply visit your nearest Chicagoland Acura dealer or contact us directly.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer