Acura prices 2019 ILXby Ronan Glon
The updated ILX is due to arrive in showrooms later this month.
Acura has released pricing information for the updated 2019 ILX. The firm's nip-and-tucked entry-level model is on-sale now, and it will reach showrooms before the end of October.
The line-up starts at $25,900 before Acura factors in a mandatory $995 destination charge. That price corresponds to a base model, which nonetheless comes standard with a robust set of standard equipment including lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control. Acura added all of these driving aids to the list of standard features for the 2019 model year.
Next up in the trim hierarchy is the $27,650 ILX with Premium Package. It's followed by the $29,550 ILX with Technology Package. The last two trim levels add the A-Spec package, which bundles a sporty-looking body kit and 18-inch alloy wheels. The A-Spec with Premium Package costs $29,650 while the A-Spec with Technology Package sits at the very top of the line-up with a $31,550 price tag.
Acura hopes pricing the updated ILX lower than its main rivals and the outgoing 2018 model will help lure buyers into showrooms. To add context, the 2018 ILX starts at $28,100. The Audi A3 Sedan costs $31,950, while the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan be available from the low $30,000.
The updates for the 2019 model year include a new design and a faster, more intuitive infotainment system. They don't go very far under the sheet metal; the sedan is still based on a ninth-generation Civic platform. Every ILX regardless of trim level comes with a naturally-aspirated, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 201 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 180 pound-feet of torque 3,600 rpm. It channels its output to the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.