Road noise, choppy ride, no driver-seat lumbar support, value.
The ILX is Acura's entry-level luxury compact and shares its underpinnings with the Honda Civic. But it has different suspension tuning, as well as fancier features and nicer interior materials. Engine choices include three four-cylinder engines: a 2.0-liter base, 1.5-liter hybrid, and a higher-performance 2.4-liter. The base engine and five-speed automatic work very well. Handling is sound, but the ride is a bit choppy and road noise is pronounced, undermining its "affordable luxury" promise. For 2014 Acura upgraded the interior with more standard gear, including heated front seats, a multi-angle rear camera, and active noise cancellation.
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