2020 Acura ILX vs. 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Acura ILX vs. 2020 Honda Civic

A compact car can be a great choice for someone who is doing a lot of driving in the city because this type of vehicle can give you some great fuel efficiency. However, compact cars are also great for couples or small families for everyday driving. The Acura ILX and the Honda Civic are two small cars for you to check out if you are looking to upgrade.

Below, we are going to take a closer look at the Acura ILX and the Honda Civic, including the exterior, performance, interior, technology, and safety. Check out how these vehicles compare below.


With the Acura ILX, there is significant attention to detail to provide you with a great look. This vehicle has a sculpted hood for style as well as aerodynamics. You also get the beautiful Diamond Pentagon grille on the ILX that is surrounded by Jewel Eye LED headlights to light your way. With the 2020 ILX, you also get a premium paint job that includes tinted clear coats to give you a richer color. This premium pain is available in colors like Apex Blue Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, and more.

In the 2020 Honda Civic, you have an aggressive exterior design with functional features like LED headlights, taillights with LED light bars, fog lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and more. The Civic also has some great exterior colors available to you like Crystal Black Pearl, Aegean Blue Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Molten Lava Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, and more. This vehicle has a great exterior look for you.

Performance and Engine Options

When it comes to performance in the 2020 Acura ILX, you will notice that this vehicle pays attention to the details. The Acura ILX is home to a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine produces 201-horsepower, which is plenty of power for taking on your daily commute, as well as a highway road trip. This engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, and it provides you with an above-average fuel economy.

The Honda Civic has a few different engine options. This vehicle comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gives you 158-horsepower. However, there are also two different turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engines. The first 1.5-liter turbocharged engine produces 174-horsepower, and the second option produces 205-horsepower. There is also a Civic Type R model that has a turbocharged 306-horsepower engine. In the Honda Civic, a six-speed manual transmission is standard, and there is a continuously variable automatic transmission available. The Civic can also give you a pretty good fuel economy.

As you can see, the Honda Civic has many different engine options. However, you have to upgrade your engine a lot to match the horsepower and performance coming from the base model of the 2020 Acura ILX. The Acura ILX offers you a great performance standard so that you don’t have to worry about switching out engines to get it.

Interior and Technology

The inside of the Acura ILX feels high-end and comfortable. This vehicle has seating for five, and you have standard synthetic leather upholstery. You also get heated front sport seats standard, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. You also get a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a push-button start standard. There is also a lot of technology that can be found in the 2020 ILX. This vehicle gives you a standard infotainment system, a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, and a USB port.

Above, we discussed all the features the Acura ILX comes with, but there are other features that you can add to this vehicle with the addition of different packages, but this will cost you more. If you want to upgrade your interior further, you can get genuine leather-trimmed seats. There are also available technology features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, a premium audio system, and an 8-inch information display.

Next, let’s take a look at what you get with the Civic. The 2020 Honda Civic seats up to five people, unless, you are upgrading to the Civic Type R model that seats only four. This vehicle has standard cloth seats, a 5-inch display screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, and automatic climate control.

If you want additional features in your Civic, you will have to upgrade or pay extra. These additional upgrades include leather seating, heated seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a navigation system, and more. Other available features include wireless device charging, a premium audio system, HD radio, a push-button start, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more.

As you can see, both the Honda Civic and the Acura ILX have some great features. However, the Acura ILX comes with more standard technology features and more standard comfort and luxury features than the Civic does.


Safety features are a priority in the Acura ILX. This vehicle offers you many safety features standard so that you do not have to pay extra to keep you and your loved ones safe. The standard safety features that you can find in the 2020 ILX include forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera. There are a couple of safety features that will cost you extra, and these features are blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.

The 2020 Honda Civic also gives you some safety features standard. You can get a rearview camera, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and a pre-collision warning system standard. You have to pay extra for blind spot monitoring.

Both of these vehicles are good options for compact cars. The 2020 Acura ILX has some great performance and features standard so that you have a luxury vehicle for your life. Reach out to us at Sunnyside Acura if you have any questions about this vehicle and what it can do for you.

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