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

2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Lexus IS 200t

Within the highly competitive luxury sedan class of the automotive industry, Acura and Lexus have a long-standing and storied rivalry. Now that the 2018 Acura model class has arrived in full force to the Bill Gatton Acura showroom, it's time to help shoppers with the hardest part of the buying process – head-to-head comparisons. Comparing the 2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Lexus IS 200t shows that both sedans are very closely matched. However, the newest ILX model to be delivered to Bill Gatton Acura has received just enough new updates to make it better than competitive when placed against the Lexus IS 200t. Anyone who would like to take a closer look at the 2018 Acura ILX can schedule a test drive with a Bill Gatton Acura sales professional today.

One of the reasons that Bill Gatton Acura customers may want to choose the 2018 Acura ILX over the 2018 Lexus IS 200t is its standard front-wheel-drive drivetrain. By using front-wheel-drive, drivers will have a little extra stability and peace of mind when having to travel on less-than-ideal road conditions. By comparison, the Lexus IS 200t uses rear-wheel-drive which has obvious differences in handling characteristics. For the new model year, the 2018 ILX has added a new trim called the Special Edition which is slotted right above the base trim but behind the AcuraWatch Plus, Premium, Premium A-Spec, Tech Plus and Tech Plus A-Spec. Each 2018 Acura ILX trim offers more features and refinement than the one before it. Buyers would be limited in choice with the 2018 Lexus IS 200t and its single trim model.

2018 Acura ILX 2018 Lexus IS 200t
2.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 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.

Performance Specifications of the 2018 Acura ILX

Bill Gatton Acura customers choosing to take the 2018 Acura ILX home with them will be getting plenty of performance, regardless of which of the several trims they choose. Every trim grade uses the same naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making more than 200 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the 2018 ILX uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. Under the proper conditions, the 2018 Acura ILX can record 25 miles per gallon* in the city and up to 35 miles per gallon* on the highway – according to fuel economy estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency.

*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.

Front quarter view of the 2018 Acura ILX 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


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