Last year's Acura ILX brought in a new look that included an all-new front end, a revised cabin, and new technology. This led to a huge spike in sales for this entry-level sedan, prompting the luxury automaker to stand back and allow it to continue unchanged into 2020.
In 2019, the Acura ILX took on a brand-new look up front, as it gained a Precision Concept-inspired looks from its A-pillars forward. This new look has become so popular with buyers the ILX’s sales have shot up nine percentage points in the first eight months of 2019. With it still riding this wave of popularity, the 2020 ILX continues with no visual changes.
Inside, the refreshed ILX’s updates were more subtle and included revised sport seats with new piping and contrast stitching. This also remains the same in 2020, as will its array of standard tech, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Under its hood, the 2020 ILX carries on with the same standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps 201 horsepower through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. This powertrain will continue to ship power to the front wheels, allowing the ILX to deliver up to 24 miles per gallon city, 34 highway, and 28 combined.
The current ILX performed well in most IIHS tests, earning “Good” ratings in all crash-safety tests and a “Superior” grade in the front-crash avoidance and mitigation test. The latter is thanks to its standard AcuraWatch package that includes automatic emergency braking and many other advanced safety items. Keeping the current ILX out of the IIHS Top Safety Pick list is its “Poor” headlight rating. With no changes to its structure or safety features, we expect the 2020 ILX to continue with the same safety ratings.