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Which is Better? The 2019 Acura ILX or 2019 Acura RLX?

2019 Acura ILX 2019 Acura RLX Versus

2019 Acura ILX


2019 Acura RLX

2.4-liter 4-Cylinder


3.5-liter V6
24 city / 34 hwy

Fuel Economy

28 city / 29 hwy
201 hp


272 hp

Serving Chantilly, Washington D.C., and Alexandria

Selecting the right luxury sedan to drive home in soon is not a matter to rush through. You understandably have narrowed down your options to an Acura model, but the current Acura line is loaded with stunning models that are well-equipped and that deliver impressive performance. The 2019 Acura ILX, for example, is a more affordable model in the Acura line, and it is characterized as a compact sports sedan. The RLX, on the other hand, is the most advanced sedan offered by Acura at this time. It is classified as a premium luxury sedan and has a higher MSRP than the ILX. As you review the features and capabilities of these two Acura models in detail, you can find the right car to take home today.

Exterior Size and Style

One of the first things that you will notice when you stop by our dealership to make a side-by-side comparison is that the RLX is a much larger vehicle in all dimensions. This difference gives you more than 12 cubic feet of additional passenger space and almost 3 cubic feet of additional cargo space in the RLX. As a compact sports sedan the ILX has sharp contour lines on the side panels and hood. It also has crisp angles on the grille and headlights as well as a forward-facing stance. The RLX has the sophisticated profile of a luxury sedan. Its front end has a modest yet modern grille with large, elongated headlights. C-shaped chrome accents outline the front air vents. The RLX also has contouring along the side panels and hood, but it is blended with the perfect combination of smooth curvature as well.


With a substantial price difference between the 2019 ILX and the 2019 RLX, you can reasonably expect there to be stunning differences inside the cabin. The ILX is well-appointed with many features that are also found in the RLX. The ILX’s features include an ELS Studio premium sound system, automatic climate control, leather interior, cruise control, a large color infotainment display screen, power windows, power locks, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and more. The RLX takes your driving experience a step further by giving you a Krell audio system with 14 speakers, a heads-up driver’s display, a GPS-linked climate control feature, electronic gear selection and more. You can expect both sedans to be well-equipped from a safety perspective. Some of their shared features include vehicle stability assistance, Acurawatch, advanced airbags, a rear cross-traffic warning, a blind spot monitor, rear and front parking sensors and more.

Power and Performance

While these two vehicles are loaded with pampering features in stunning body styles, they are designed with performance in mind. The base ILX trim for 2019 gives you a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder aluminum alloy engine that is paired with an automatic transmission. It also includes traction control, electric power steering, a multi-link rear suspension, a front MacPherson strut suspension and a few other features. The base powertrain in the RLX is a 3.5-liter, i-VTEC hybrid engine that offers 377 horsepower. Its mechanical features are similar to those in the ILX.

Now that you know more about the ILX and the RLX for 2019, you can see that they provide you with different on-the-road experiences. To experience their capabilities in person, stop by Pohanak Lexus in Chantilly, VA soon for a test drive.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2019 Acura ILX 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory


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Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition, and other factors.

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