2022 Acura ILX Review

2022 Acura ILX

MSRP: $26,500 - $32,400










  • Excellent gas mileage
  • Starting price is low
  • A pleasant ride


  • The cabin design and materials are awful
  • a difficult-to-use infotainment system
  • Unimpressive handling


The 2022 Acura ILX is placed at the bottom of the premium small vehicle class due to an antiquated interior design, cramped back seats, and unimpressive infotainment controls. At first look, the 2022 Acura ILX appears to be a luxury sedan deal, with a quality external styling treatment and a low starting price. 

When you look closely, you’ll see that the smallest Acura car is simply a reskinned preceding generation Honda Civic with a less attractive standard feature list. Its infotainment system is embarrassingly out of date, and it lacks the aggressive driving qualities that we expect from a vehicle in its class.

Its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is fuel-efficient, and the ride is smooth and comfortable. However, if you want to impress your neighbors and friends genuinely, more recent compact luxury vehicles like the Audi A3, BMW 2-series Gran Coupe, and Mercedes-Benz A-class are all worth the extra money.

More details regarding the Specs, Features, and Interior have been described in the article below. If you want to know about the 2022 Nissan LEAF, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine2.4L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power201 @ 6800 RPM
Transmission8-spd auto-shift man w/OD
MPG24 City / 34 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2022 Acura ILX ranges between $26,500 – $32,400.

What’s Newly Include in 2022

  • There are no sufficient changes in 2022 Acura ILX.

Engine, Transmission, and Fuel Efficiency

This Acura is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The engine is powerful enough for everyday driving, and the automatic transmission shifts smoothly. However, this vehicle is not especially quick, and unlike other competitors, no engine modifications are available.

This car gets 24 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway, according to the EPA. Those are good ratings for the class.  On the road, the ILX rides well. The handling is composed but not very sporty, and the brake feel is superb, but the steering is numb, and there is a lot of wind and road noise in the interior.

2022 Acura ILX Engine
2022 Acura ILX Engine

2022 Acura ILX Interior

What is the seating capacity?

This vehicle can seat up to five passengers. Standard features include synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Genuine leather upholstery and a four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat are available options. 

The front seats are supportive and pleasant even after several hours of driving. However, you won’t want to keep adults in the rear for too long. Because of the limited legroom, this row is best suited for children.

How many Child Car Seats?

There are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the back outboard seats and a tether anchor for the back center seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the LATCH system on the very identical 2021 ILX as Acceptable for its simplicity of use, noting that the lower anchors are placed deeply in the seats.

Interior Quality

The ILX’s low pricing comes with some low-quality materials. The plastics are harsh, and some of the panels have been reported to creak by reviewers.

Cargo Space

This sedan features an average-sized trunk for the premium small vehicle class, measuring 12.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The base infotainment system is simple to operate. However, the display is tiny, and the interface is simple. Getting the updated unit with smartphone connectivity, on the other hand, comes with a dual-screen setup that is difficult to use. The menus are difficult to navigate, the graphics are antiquated, and there is a learning curve for which settings run on which screen.

  • A 5-inch infotainment display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and six-speaker audio are standard infotainment features.
  • A 7-inch lower touch screen, an 8-inch higher display, Navigation system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a stereo with seven or ten speakers are among the available infotainment features.
  • Push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and a moonroof are all standard.
  • Other features include remote start.
2022 Acura ILX Interior
2022 Acura ILX Interior

Should I Buy a 2022 Acura ILX?

The 2022 Acura ILX is a good car because it features a luxury sedan deal, with a quality external styling treatment and a low starting price. 

For more information about the latest Acura ILX, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.