2022 Acura ILX luxury sedan #12 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Small Cars category. It’s currently the smallest vehicle that Acura makes. It also happens to be its oldest. This Acura is also less expensive than other vehicles in the class. The A-Spec package may give the illusion of enhanced performance. But the kit only supplies superficial improvements that aren’t worth the dough.

All trim levels use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (201 horsepower, 180 lb-ft of torque) paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. The EPA estimates that Acura ILX l is good for 24/34 mpg city/highway.

Interior Acura ILX’s

A front-wheel-drive platform means the ILX will never be a real contender for the king of sport sedans. Still, it does an admirable job balancing comfort with agility. Its dual-clutch transmission is a standout.

The Acura ILX’s cabin is roomy for the driver and the front-seat passenger but cramped for those in the rear. Standard equipment is plentiful and includes a sunroof. Heated sport seats with power adjustments for the driver, and dual-zone automatic climate control. 

The base ILX is stuck with a 5.0-inch infotainment display that isn’t touch compatible. Upgrading to the Premium trim brings a dual-screen setup with an 8.0-inch (non-touch) screen above a 7.0-inch touchscreen. It’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but it’s less intuitive than most modern alternatives. Navigation is limited to the top Technology A-Spec trim.

There is ample legroom and shoulder room, and backseat passengers won’t feel confined or compressed. The view out of the ILX is also fine, with large windows and relatively thin windshield pillars.

The ILX’s storage is a mixed bag. Most modern small sedans have places to hold a phone and door pockets large enough to store a bottle of water or two. The center console is a decent size. The bin in front of the shifter is small and the front door pockets are narrow. The rear lacks pockets altogether. The 12.4-cubic-foot trunk is a nice size and roomier than the trunks of car.