2020 Acura ILX VS. 2020 Lexus IS

January 28th, 2020 by

Upgrading to a luxury sedan may seem intimidating, but there are many options that make the transition an easy one. Take the 2020 Acura ILX sedan for example. This entry-level luxury model delivers all you could want in a higher-end vehicle at an approachable price. Let’s compare it to a similar model in the Lexus lineup for a closer look.

2020 Acura ILX

Well-equipped and sporty, the 2020 Acura ILX delivers a lot of value for the price. It is stocked with convenience features such as keyless entry and start, heated front seats, multi-zone A/C, and remote start and trunk release. The 2.4L inline 4 engine pairs nicely with an 8-speed transmission, giving the ILX plenty of power and smooth transitions. The 2020 Acura ILX also received an overall NHTSA safety score of five stars and Good ratings for crashworthiness from the IIHS. Starting price for the 2020 ILX is $30,490.

2020 Lexus IS

The sporty exterior of the 2020 Lexus IS is a head-turner for sure. Outfitted with a 2.0L turbo inline 4 gas engine, the IS isn’t exceptionally quick but handles well, even at higher speeds. Plenty of driver-assisted features enhance the overall safety of the IS. The exceptional interior delivers a high-quality refinement and plush comfort you expect from a sedan in this price range. Starting price for the 2020 Lexus IS is $41,250.

2020 Acura ILX FEATURES 2020 Lexus IS
2.4-liter Inline 4 - Gas Engine2.0-liter Turbo Inline 4 - Gas
180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm Torque 258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
201 hp @ 6800rpm Horsepower 241 hp @ 5800 rpm
8-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
Front-Wheel Drive DrivetrainRear-Wheel Drive
9.8/6.918L/100km Fuel Efficiency (city/hwy) 11.20/7.84L/100km
StandardBack-Up Camera Standard
Not Available Rear Parking Aid Optional
Not Available Cross Traffic Alert Standard
Not Available Blind Spot Monitor Standard
Standard Lane Departure Warning Standard
Standard Lane Keeping Assist Standard
Standard Brake Assist Standard
Standard Stability Control Standard
Standard Traction Control Standard
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Standard
Standard Power Drivers Seat Standard
Standard Heated Front Seats Optional
Standard Keyless Entry/Start Standard
Standard Remote Engine Start Not Available
Standard Remote Trunk Release Not Available
Standard Multi-zone A/C Standard
Not Available NavigationOptional
Standard Bluetooth Connection Standard
Not Available Satellite Radio Standard

The Results

In most areas, the 2020 Acura ILX and the 2020 Lexus IS are comparably matched. The Lexus engine delivers a bit more horsepower and torque, giving it a more aggressive stance. Convenience features weigh more on the side of the ILX, with many of these included as standard. Safety technological features favoured the IS, but all of this pales in comparison to the over $10,000 price difference between the two sedans. You get a lot of value with this entry-level Acura. It is loaded with features, delivers decent power and fuel economy and presents it all in a sporty upgrade.

To find out if the 2020 Acura ILX is right for you, check out South View Acura in Edmonton, Alberta, and test drive one for yourself today.

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