Comparison - Acura ILX Premium Package 2018 - vs - Subaru WRX Limited 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
30,100
Updated: 
05 Jun 2018
32,795
Updated: 
09 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
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
15.90gals
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

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

The WRX might be one of the quickest and most powerful sport compacts available for less than $30,000, but it’s also one of the least civil. A loud cabin, a stiff-legged ride, and a laggy turbocharged engine are some of the WRX’s surlier traits—a legacy of its rally-car roots. Its infotainment system is antiquated, and its interior is drab.

Pros
All-wheel-drive confidence,
powerful turbocharged engine,
great visibility.

Cons
Noisy cabin,
jiggly ride,
no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Subaru WRX looks tame compared to its newest rivals. Step on the gas and you’ll be convinced otherwise.

Pros
Captivating performance
Better sound deadening
Good safety scorecard
Bright, large touchscreen for infotainment
Restrained looks compared to others…

Cons
…that border on boring
Advanced safety options are pricey
No hatchback version anymore
Not very fuel-efficient

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The WRX receives a handful of useful changes for 2018, including an updated front-end design, revised suspension and steering tuning, and thicker glass, seals and insulation aimed at better suppressing road noise. Subaru also adds a few new features to its EyeSight safety package.

PROS
In both WRX and WRX STI, acceleration is swift and among best-in-class
Delivers superb handling and steering response on twisting roads
Full-time all-wheel drive enhances traction and performance
Offers several premium safety equipment options

CONS
STI's high-performance suspension makes for a rough ride
Interior quality lags behind competitors
Above-average amounts of wind and road noise

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
180ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
258ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
201hp
at 6 800rpm
268hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.80Feet
35.40Feet

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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
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
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.90in
180.90in
Width: 
70.60in
70.70in
Height: 
55.60in
58.10in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
104.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
37.20
Rear Head Room: 
35.90
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.30in
43.30in
Rear leg room: 
34.00in
35.40in
Front Hip Room: 
50.30in
52.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.60in
55.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.70in
53.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.50in
54.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.30cu.ft
12.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3113.00lbs
3340.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows

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
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
MacPherson struts
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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

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
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0
18 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

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
Rear ventilated 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
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #1
EyeSight + Navigation System + Audio W/ Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Blind Spot Detection/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guard WR Blue
Door Edge Guard Crystal White
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black
Body Side Molding Kit Pure Red
Splash Guards Rear Aero WR Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray
Splash Guards Rear Aero Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Dark Gray Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Pure Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
STI Carbon Fiber Trunk Trim
Splash Guards Rear Aero Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Lapis Blue
Splash Guards Rear Aero Lapis Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit WR Blue Pearl
Rear Bumper Applique
Vortex Generator
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard Lapis Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Pure Red
Interior Options: 
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
STI Short Throw Shifter
Center Armrest Extension - Black
Footwell Illumination Kit Blue
Cargo Net - Rear
Sunshade
Cargo Tray
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Kicker Tweeter Kit
Kicker Speaker Upgrade
All Weather Floor Mats
Footwell Illumination Kit Red
Side Sill Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#9F9F9F
#A39280