2020 Acura ILX vs 2020 Honda Civic

White 2020 Acura ILX, VS icon, and black 2020 Honda Civic

Do you want a compact sedan that has a premium design and provides a high level of driving excitement? You should check out the 2020 Acura ILX, with its quick acceleration, precise and responsive steering, a beautifully designed exterior, a comfortable and refined interior, and a plethora of cutting-edge technologies and premium features. One of the leading choices for the compact sedan segment is the Honda Civic. See how the ILX favorably matches up against the Civic in this 2020 Acura ILX Standard vs 2020 Honda Civic LX comparison.

On the performance front, the Acura ILX Standard easily outmuscles the Honda Civic LX. It comes equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which cranks out 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in the Civic LX generates only 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. For greater braking capabilities, the ILX Standard has larger brake rotors than the Civic LX (12.3” front/11.1” rear vs 11.1” front/10.2” rear). Also, unlike the Civic LX, the Acura ILX has gas-charged shock absorbers for a smoother ride.

2020 Acura ILX Standard


2020 Honda Civic LX

201-hp/180 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 158-hp/138 lb-ft
Standard Active Noise Cancellation No
Standard Heated Outside Mirrors No
4-years/50,000-miles Basic; 6-years/70,000-miles Powertrain Warranty 3-years/36,000-miles Basic; 5-years/60,000-miles Powertrain

Advantages of the 2020 Acura ILX

The Acura ILX Standard has a plethora of premium features. This includes Active Noise Cancellation, speed-sensitive windshield wipers, heated outside mirrors, a center folding armrest for the rear seats, and a memory system for setting the preferences for the seat position, climate control system, and the position of the outside mirrors. The Civic LX doesn’t offer any of these features.

Another advantage of the 2020 ILX Standard over the 2020 Civic LX is its generous warranty coverage, with the backing of a 4-years/50,000-miles basic warranty and a 6-years/70,000-miles powertrain warranty. The 2020 Civic LX has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.

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