2020 Acura ILX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Acura ILX Model Overview at Motorcars Acura in Bedford, OH

Key Features

  • Starting at $25,900 MSRP*
  • 2.4-liter 4-Cylinder 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® Engine with 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with Paddle Shifters
  • Standard AcuraWatch™ active safety and driver-assistive technology
  • 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights with Diamond Pentagon Grille
  • Available refreshed dual-screen On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
  • Intricately styled and reshaped front and rear sport seats (with available high-contrast piping and stitching)
  • Optional Acura/ELS Studio® Audio System with 10 Speakers

Aggressive styling adds a notably sportier and sophisticated look to the 2020 Acura ILX. Along with its bold exterior appearance, the ILX features cutting-edge technology upgrades and premium cabin appointments. Now standard on all Acura sedans and SUVs, the ILX receives the collection of AcuraWatch™ active safety and driver-assistive technologies on every trim level. More intuitive menus and command structures in the available screen On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) allows seamless access to infotainment. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration allows you to bring the power of your compatible smartphone along for each journey.

What’s New for 2020

Following a significant redesign last year, the 2020 Acura ILX returns with no major changes. It remains the top choice for drivers searching for a compact luxury sedan which balances refinement, performance, and innovative technology.

Style & Performance

The Acura ILX features exterior styling that’s bolder and more dynamic than ever before. Now with a clear lineage to the rest of the Acura lineup, the ILX now wears the signature Diamond Pentagon Grille accented by 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights. At the rear, you’ll also find a striking rear fascia, LED tail lights, and a lower diffuser with exposed exhaust finisher. Race-inspired ILX A-Spec models add a gloss-black decklid spoiler, lower fascia with dark chrome accents, and 18-inch alloy wheels.

In terms of performance, the ILX is powered by a standard 2.4-liter 4-Cylinder 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® Engine with 201 horsepower. An 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission features Paddle Shifters for precision control throughout the power band. A sport-tuned suspension featuring amplitude reactive dampers provides a composed, confident ride regardless of road conditions.

2020 Acura ILX A-SPEC Exterior Styling
2020 Acura ILX Technology

Cutting-Edge Technology

Quicker, more responsive, and easier to use — the 2020 ILX features an available dual-screen On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. Its 7-inch touchscreen has a capacitive display which is approximately 30% faster than the previous generation. Other standard features found inside every ILX include a power moonroof, Smart Entry & Push-Button Start, and a Multi-View Rear Camera. For unrivaled audio clarity, opt for the available Acura/ELS Studio® Audio System with a total of 10 speakers. You’ll always reach your destination safely and on-time thanks to available features like the Acura Navigation System with 3D View, Acuralink Real-Time Traffic, and Acuralink® Connected Services.

Groundbreaking Safety

For 2020, the Acura ILX now comes standard with the AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technology. Included in this comprehensive collection of technologies are Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), and a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW). You’ll also enjoy added peace of mind from the Acura Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure engineering of the ILX. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, and advanced airbags round out the impressive safety feature list found on the Acura ILX.

2020 Acura ILX Safety

Acura ILX Standard Equipment

2020 Acura ILX Standard Features


  • 17-inch Glitter Silver Wheels
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration
  • LED-illuminated Taillights
  • Power Moonroof with Tilt and Slide Feature
  • Heated Side Mirrors
  • Acoustic Glass Windshield
  • Chrome Exhaust Outlet

Media & Connectivity

  • Color Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® Wireless Telephone Interface
  • USB Audio Interface
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Siri® Eyes Free


  • Sport Seats with Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • 8-Way Power Driver’s Seat
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • Keyless Access
  • Pushbutton Ignition
  • Fold-Down Rear Seatback
  • Ambient Cabin Lighting

Safety & Driver-Assistive

  • AcuraWatch™ active safety and driver-assistive technology
  • Multi-View Rear Camera

Acura ILX Packages

Premium Package

2020 Acura ILX Premium Package

Upgrade to leather seats, premium tech advancements in mobile connectivity and additional driver-assistive features. MSRP +$1,850. Starting at $27,750*.

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura Premium Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer
  • 8-inch LED Backlit VGA Display
  • On Demand Multi-Use Display™ 2.0 (ODMD™)
  • iPhone® AcuraLink® Navigation App Capability
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio®
  • SMS, MMS Text Message and Email Compatibility
  • HomeLink®


  • Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • 2-Position Memory for Driver’s Seat
  • 4-Way Power Front Passenger Seat
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Blind spot information system
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

Technology Package

2020 Acura ILX Technology Plus Package

Sophisticated nav, audio and connectivity to fit any digital life. Requires Premium Package. MSRP +$1,900. Starting at $29,650*.

Media & Connectivity

  • ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers
  • Acura Navigation System
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Street and Freeway Conditions
  • Traffic Rerouting™
  • Voice Recognition System
  • Song By Voice®


  • GPS-Linked Climate Control

A-SPEC Package

2020 Acura ILX A-SPEC Package

The A-Spec® Package is designed to make you stand out with larger wheels, gloss black accents and unique Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Red or Ebony interior. Requires Premium or Technology Package. MSRP +$2,100. Starting at $29,750 MSRP*.


  • 18-inch Shark Gray Wheels


  • LED Fog Lights
  • Black Chrome Accents
  • Dark Chrome and Lighting Details
  • A-Spec Badge on Front Fenders and Trunk
  • A-Spec Side Sills
  • Gloss Black Decklid Spoiler
  • Gloss Black Rear Bumper Trim


  • Sport A-Spec Seats with Milano Premium Leather and Perforated Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob with Contrast Stitching
  • Piano Black Accents with Chrome Trim
  • Sport Pedals
  • A-Spec Exclusive Red Instrument Panel Illumination
  • Black Headliner

Acura ILX Exterior Colors

Platinum White Pearl

Platinum White Pearl

Lunar Silver Metallic

Lunar Silver Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Majestic Black Pearl

Majestic Black Pearl (+$400 MSRP)

Performance Red Pearl

Performance Red Pearl (+$400 MSRP)

Canyon Bronze Metallic

Canyon Bronze Metallic (Requires Premium Package +$400 MSRP)

Apex Blue Pearl

Apex Blue Pearl (Requires Premium and A-Spec Packages +$400 MSRP)

Pricing & Performance



2020 ILX


2020 ILX with Premium Package


2020 ILX with Technology Package


2020 ILX A-Spec with Premium Package


2020 ILX A-Spec with Technology Package


2020 Acura ILX Performance & Specifications

Engine Type

2.4-liter 16-Valve,DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder

Transmission Type

8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)


201 @ 6800 RPM


180 @ 3600 RPM

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings** (city / highway / combined)

24 / 34 / 28

EPA Passenger Volume

89.3 cubic feet

EPA Cargo Volume (SAE)

12.4 cubic feet

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.