2019 Acura ILX Offers A Lot More For Much Less

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From $25,900, the subcompact luxury sedan is over $2k cheaper than last year.

Acura has rolled out a substantial array of upgrades to the ILX for 2019, not the least of which is a more attractive beak. But instead of increasing the price, it's actually cut it. And not by an insignificant amount, either.

Pricing just released for the 2019 Acura ILX starts at $25,900 – plus a $995 destination charge to bring the cost of admission to $26,895. That's $2,200 less than the 2018 model. And the savings only grow as you go up the list: opt for the top ILX A-Spec with the Technology Package and you'll be looking at $31,550 ($32,545 delivered), representing a $3,550 discount.

The new pricing substantially undercuts the competition in the entry-luxury segment, like the Audi A3 sedan (which starts at $31,950) and the Mercedes CLA ($33,100) soon to be joined by the new A-Class sedan. And it puts the ILX within spitting distance of the Buick Regal Sportback, which starts just $920 less at $25,070.

What's more is that, despite the chopped price, you get a better car for your money than the model it replaces. It comes packed with technology, like LED head- and taillights, the AcuraWatch suite of driver-assistance and safety systems (which now comes standard), and the available On-Demand Multi-Use Display 2.0 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

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All this is packed inside revised sheetmetal, capped by the new Diamond Pentagon grille, and a redesigned rump. And the revised A-Spec trim makes it look even sportier both inside and out.

Power comes from a 2.4-liter inline-four, channeling 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Buyers will also be able to spec the Premium and Technology packages and choose between seven exterior colors – five of which are new for 2019 – along with three interior colorways (and another two for the A-Spec). Deliveries begin next week on October 10.

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