2018 Acura ILX vs Honda Accord

2018 Acura ILX

If you’re searching for your next vehicle, both the 2018 Acura ILX and Honda Accord are worthy options for drivers in Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill. The staff at Elite Acura has created this comparison of the 2018 ILX and Accord. With this comparison it’s easy to educate yourself about what these two vehicles have to offer.

From outstanding performance to comfort inside the cabin to a long list of standard and available features, these two cars bring plenty to the table. Read on below to learn more about the important features in each car.

Leasing vs buying a Car eBook CTAAcura ILX vs Honda Accord: Performance

The Acura ILX performs well on city streets and on the highway, thanks to a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The ILX puts out 201 horsepower. The Accord, on the other hand, offers a base engine that provides 192 horsepower. While it’s a capable engine, it doesn’t match up to the power the ILX brings.

The Accord offers several different engines, but an upgrade to the Sport trim means fuel economy will be sacrificed. On this trim of the Accord, you’ll get just 22 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. The 2018 ILX sets fuel economy the same regardless of which package you might add. The ILX delivers 25 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway.1

ILX vs Accord: Inside the Cabin

Spend time inside a vehicle you love being behind the wheel of. When you’re on the road, the environment you drive in should be a comforting one, with intuitive features abound. A rearview camera comes standard in both cars, so it’s easy to see what’s going on when backing the car up in the driveway or exiting a crowded parking lot.

Heated seats come standard in the 2018 ILX, which feel great when you’re trying to warm up on a windy and cold winter’s morning or chilly fall evening. The Accord offers heated seats, but it’s not a standard feature. A moonroof is another standard in the ILX, so you can open things up and get some fresh air when the weather outside allows for it. The Accord, while offering a moonroof, does not make it a standard feature.

Important Standard and Available Features

2018 Acura ILX InteriorAdvanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE™ Body Structure) is a standard feature on every Accord and ILX. This passive safety feature is highly important, as it can play a large role in case of an accident. With this engineering the car’s body is specifically designed to evenly distribute energy if a frontal collision occurs. The energy is transferred around the vehicle and away from any passengers to reduce the potential for serious injuries.

The paddle shifters that come standard in the ILX are a convenient feature to enjoy, too. This feature lets drivers choose the gear and override the selection the automatic transmission has made if you want to provide more power. The Accord offers paddle shifters, but it’s not a standard feature.

2018 Acura ILX vs Honda Accord: Decide and Drive

When stacking up everything the 2018 Acura ILX and Honda Accord have to offer, it’s understandable that you might want to drive home with both cars! But thanks to its more luxurious interior, strong performance, and worthy safety features, the 2018 ILX will make drivers in Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill happy.

If you’re interested in seeing this luxury car up close, schedule your test drive with our sales team today!


1 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.