2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Honda Civic

Acura and Honda vehicles may be cousins, but there are some noticeable differences to be discussed. With that, a comparison of the 2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Honda Civic is going to show a few similarities, however, the ILX will feature several differences that will help buyers new to either brand make important distinctions. For the current model year, the 2018 Acura ILX adds a new step in its trim ladder with the Special Edition package that is slotted above the entry-level base trim. Additionally, the 2018 ILX continues to offer its six other previously available trim grades, ILX (base), AcuraWatch Plus, Premium, Premium A-Spec, Tech Plus and Tech Plus A-Spec. The sedan version of the 2018 Honda Civic has six trims of its own, LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring and Si. Spitzer Acura customers can schedule a test drive with the 2018 Acura ILX today by calling, 724-201-3045.

At the entry-level, the 2018 Acura ILX and 2018 Honda Civic share a few basic features like LED automatic headlights, Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. However, Acura adds a few more standard accessories to the base model. Future owners of the 2018 ILX entry-level model will have keyless entry-ignition, simulated leather upholstery as well as tilt and telescoping steering. Other features that appear in the 2018 ILX that aren't included in the corresponding version of the Civic include limited text messaging functionality, streaming internet radio and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's sport seat. Additionally, the 2018 Acura ILX has been praised by independent internet reviews by offering large doors that open wide enough to make entry and exit very easy as well as interior dimensions that provide plenty of legroom for front and rear passengers. 


2018 Acura ILX


2018 Honda Civic LX

2.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
201/180 Horsepower/Torque 158/138
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed manual
Yes Standard Cruise Control Yes


Performance Specs

The 2018 Acura ILX is available with a single powertrain setup. Under the hood of each 2018 ILX available at the Spitzer Acura showroom is a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission with sequential paddle shifters. This set up will produce 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the 2018 Acura ILX can expect to achieve Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy scores of 25 miles per gallon* in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway*. By comparison, the entry-level model of the 2018 Honda Civic is powered by a smaller four-cylinder engine that also doesn't use a turbocharger to make less than 160 horsepower mated to a six-speed manual as standard equipment.

*Based on 2018 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 models only) and other factors.



A close up photo of the center gauge cluster in the 2018 Acura ILX.
A photo of the two touchscreen interfaces used in the 2018 Acura ILX.
A photo of the folding rear seat and trunk pass-through hole in the 2018 Acura ILX.
A photo of the trunk space available in the 2018 Acura ILX.