Comparison - Acura ILX Premium Package 2018 - vs - Acura RLX Sport Hybrid 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
30,100
Updated: 
05 Jun 2018
61,900
Updated: 
05 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed dual-clutch
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
15.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Bellanova White Pearl
#DDDDDD
Catalina Blue Pearl
#31425C
Crystal Black Pearl
#0D0D0D
Lunar Silver Metallic
#6C6F74
Modern Steel Metallic
#4A5257
San Marino Red
#812F32
Color: 
Platinum White Pearl
#D4D4D2
Lunar Silver Metallic
#7E828A
Modern Steel Metallic
#424346
Fathom Blue Pearl
#0D3360
Gilded Pewter Metallic
#554C44
Majestic Black Pearl
#161415
Brilliant Red Metallic
#890C1D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Acura ILX ranked #20 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Acura ILX has a score of 7.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 54 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Great fuel economy
Less expensive than class rivals

Cons
Few standard features
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Acura ILX is an acceptable entry-level luxury car, but a loaded-up mainstream model like the Honda Civic delivers more features and refinements for less money.

Pros
Rev-happy engine
Excellent transmission
Good safety features
Luxury-level cachet

Cons
Based on the old Honda Civic
Interior space compromised
Not exactly upscale interior
Bland looks

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Handling
Engine power
Contemporary styling
Clean interior layout
Folding backseat
Available safety systems

Cons
Tight headroom front and rear
Lots of road and engine noise
Transmission quick to upshift at low speeds
No all-wheel-drive option

By: 
cars.com

It may not have the bulletproof branding of some competitors, but the RLX is not without charms. Its old beak grille has finally been replaced by a prettier pentagonal nose, and a sharp 10-speed automatic now pairs to the standard 310-hp V-6 engine. Our choice is the Sport Hybrid, which uses a 377-hp powertrain derived from the one used in the NSX and has Acura’s SH-AWD system to aid handling. We like driving the RLX, but the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still stings.

Pros
Strong performance,
comfortable seats,
standard driver aids,
high value.

Cons
Invisible styling,
slow navigation system,
complex two-screen infotainment interface,
subpar paint quality.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Acura RLX ranked #9 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Acura RLX has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 38 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable, spacious seats
Refined, fuel-efficient powertrains
Lots of standard safety features

Cons
Small trunk and no folding rear seats
Unexciting handling and firm ride
Dull interior styling

By: 
usnews.com

The Acura RLX receives a variety of updates for 2018. They include new front-end styling, new front seats, an upgraded suite of driver safety aids, a retuned suspension, a new 10-speed transmission for the front-wheel-drive trim (called P-AWS), and a slightly smaller battery in the Sport Hybrid. Acura has simplified the RLX's trim levels as well.

PROS
Sport Hybrid model offers fast, fuel-efficient acceleration
Long list of standard safety and convenience features
Spacious cabin and seating, especially for rear passengers

CONS
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't available
Steering feels disconnected from the road
Interior design looks dated
Dual-screen infotainment system isn't intuitive to use

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
28.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
3.50L
Torque: 
180ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
341ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
201hp
at 6 800rpm
377hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.80Feet
40.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.90in
197.80in
Width: 
70.60in
74.40in
Height: 
55.60in
57.70in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
4.50in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
35.90
36.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.30in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
34.00in
38.80in
Front Hip Room: 
50.30in
55.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.60in
59.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.70in
54.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.50in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
12.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.30cu.ft
12.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3113.00lbs
4380.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Leather
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
7 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Krell Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
14 Total Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0
19 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#9F9F9F
#A39280
Color: 
Ebony
#515050
Graystone
#7F7F7F
Seacoast
#BEB599
Espresso
#3F241C