Comparison - Volkswagen Passat SE R-Line 2019 - vs - Acura ILX Premium Package 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
29,995
Updated: 
05 Dec 2018
$
27,650
Updated: 
30 Oct 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Terra Brown Metallic
#50483B
Fortana Red Metallic
#781B23
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D1D1D1
Tourmaline Blue Metallic
#1B3D58
Deep Black Pearl Metallic
#0E0E0F
Pure White
#F1F0EB
Platinum Gray Metallic
#4D5960
Color: 
Platinum White Pearl
#F4F4F4
Canyon Bronze
#7F575C
Majestic Black Pearl
#1E1E1E
Lunar Silver Metallic
#6C6F74
Modern Steel Metallic
#4A5257
Performance Red Pearl
#C0080A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat ranked #15 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Volkswagen Passat has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 60 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious seats
Large trunk
Relaxed ride

Cons
Competitors have nicer cabins
Lacks rivals' engine upgrade options

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is roomy and has a luxurious ride, but rivals have eclipsed it in almost every other way.

Pros
Massive interior
Voluminous interior
Quality feel
Crisp infotainment screens
Active safety tech standard

Cons
Personality free
Some crash-test concerns
Limited lineup
Ready for replacement

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Streamlined to just two trim levels: Wolfsburg Edition and SE R-Line.More driver assistance features come standard on base trim

Pros
Turbo four-cylinder engine accelerates quickly and eagerly
Ride quality is quiet, cushy and comfortable
Back seat and trunk are roomy
Long warranty coverage is among the best in class

Cons
Touchscreens are smaller than those in competitors' systems
Transmission's sluggish shifting hinders performance
Driving engagement is pretty dull
No Audi-like electricity

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Acura ILX ranked #21 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Acura ILX has a score of 7.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 56 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Generous list of standard safety tech
Low starting price

Cons
Some low-grade interior materials
Most rivals are more engaging to drive

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Acura ILX gets a variety of updates this year. For one, there's new front-end styling, and that change alone might be enough for some shoppers to put the ILX on their list.Refreshed exterior and interior design.Revised dual-screen infotainment interface.Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now available.Standard AcuraWatch safety system

Pros
Plenty of features for the money
Precise steering feel

Cons
Lightweight, plasticky interior trim
Many technology features are behind-the-times
Below-average acceleration

By: 
edmunds.com

The ILX is little more than a fancier Honda Civic, but updated styling for 2019 at least has its exterior looking sporty and fresh. The sole powertrain is a 201-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder with front-wheel drive mated to a smooth dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are newly optional, and active-safety features are now standard, but the interior still looks and feels dated. An A-Spec package adds sharper visuals but doesn't back those up with any mechanical changes.

Pros
Solid value,
quality interior appointments,
zingy VTEC four.

Cons
Still a bit of a wallflower,
tight on rear-seat room and front headroom,
dual-screen infotainment takes getting used to.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
36.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.40L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
180ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
Horsepower: 
174hp
at 5 000rpm
201hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
36.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.90in
182.20in
Width: 
72.20in
70.60in
Height: 
58.50in
55.60in
Ground Clearance: 
5.40in
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
110.40in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
38.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
35.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.10in
34.00in
Front Hip Room: 
50.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.90in
55.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.90cu.ft
12.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3285.00lbs
3122.00lbs

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: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
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
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Fender Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
400 Watts Stereo Output
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
7 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0 In.
17 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

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 brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
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: 
yes
no
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 And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Exterior Options: 
Lip Spoiler
Roadside Assistance Kit
Wheels Locks
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Carpeted Mat Kit
First Aid Kit
Rearview Mirror W/HomeLink
Alarm Kit
Luggage Net
Rubber Mat Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Moonrock Gray, leatherette
#86858B
Cornsilk Beige, leatherette
#E7CBB5
Color: 
Graystone, leather
#8D8A83
Ebony, leather
#191919
Espresso, leather
#9B6B57