A side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Lexus IS 200t

2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Lexus IS 200t

Everyone has to start somewhere when entering a new class of automobile. For those who are getting their first taste of everything Acura has to offer, Spitzer Acura recommends the 2018 Acura ILX. Obviously, this is a bit of biased opinion and the dealership's product experts want everyone to do their homework so they are comfortable with their decision. To aid in the education of potential buyers, Spitzer Acura has completed a brief comparison of the 2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Lexus IS 200t. Both sedans are well-regarded as entry points for each manufacturer and both are evenly matched across many categories. 

People shopping in the luxury portion of the modern sedan class have pretty high expectations – and for good reason. But, at the end of the day, a vehicle still needs to function in a convenient and reliable manner to truly meet the owner's needs. One of the areas where the 2018 ILX is able to outshine the new Lexus IS 200t is with trunk space. The Acura ILX offers 12.3 cubic-feet of trunk space, with the 2018 Lexus IS 200t topping out at just over 10 cubic-feet. This difference might not seem like a lot, but when the time comes to load the trunk, the extra space will be a clear benefit for owners of the Acura ILX.




2018 Acura ILX Vs. 2018 Lexus IS 200t
2.4-liter, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 2.0-liter, 4-Cyl.
Eight-speed automatic Transmission Eight-speed automatic
Front-wheel-drive Drivetrain Rear-wheel-drive
12.3 cu.-ft. Trunk Space 10.8 cu.-ft.


What is it like to drive the 2018 ILX?

With more than 200 horsepower available, the 2018 Acura ILX has more than enough performance under the hood to push the sedan easily up to highway speeds, with enough left over to get around slower traffic. The Acura eight-speed transmission sends power to the front wheels, giving drivers extra confidence when they need to travel on icy or less-than-ideal road conditions. Additionally, the 2018 ILX has received high marks from independent reviews on the internet. The new sedan has been praised for having quick and precise handling as well as being able to take on curves without losing composure.

Front quarter view of the 2018 Acura TLX in white on an isolated country road
A rear quarter view a gray 2018 Acura ILX

A view from the driver's side door of the front seat of a 2018 ILX with white interior upholstery
A view of the back seat of the 2018 ILX with white upholstery

A grey Acura RLX driving down a ramp in a parking garage