The base Acura ILX thankfully doesn’t feel like a stripped-down version of the compact sedan. Leatherette-trimmed seats still look smart, and leather covers the steering wheel and gear shift knob. Power-adjustment for the driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and heated front seats are all welcome inclusions. While a six-speaker sound system is fitted, you’re likely to miss Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, both of which are missing from this variant. However, Acura has done a good job of specifying most of its available driver aids on the base model, too.