The 2022 Acura ILX works itself as a valuable luxury sedan deal as it sits at a comfortable price point. However, one thing drivers will find with this vehicle is that it doesn’t have anything that makes it stand out against other models. It comes with a simple infotainment system and a powertrain that doesn’t excite like other luxury sedans out there. Overall, this is a budget choice that’s been outclassed by a lot of its rivals. This 2022 Acura ILX review will look into the specs and features that can be found on this sedan. We’ll also look into the different 2022 Acura ILX models and packages available for buyers.
The ILX is one of the smallest models offered by the automaker for this year. As it stands, it doesn’t carry any major changes to its performance or design. However, we’re expecting news about the 2023 version anytime now as it’s slated to be an updated version.
The 2022 Acura ILX price point is well within a range that we feel gives the car a lot more value for the price. The base ILX is at an affordable starting MSRP of $27,300 and is highly suggested as it comes with most of the standard features already worked in. The Premium and A-Spec packages are for those who want a little more out of their car. However, take note that most of the changes involve interior features rather than performance additions. The roster of 2022 Acura ILX colors is limited to 5 different colorways: Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Majestic Black Pearl. Below is our 2022 Acura ILX cost table which details the different starting MSRPs of the packages and models:
|2022 Acura ILX||$27,300*|
|2022 Acura ILX Premium Package||$29,300*|
|2022 Acura ILX A-Spec Premium Package||$31,300*|
|2022 Acura ILX A-Spec Technology Package||$33,200*|
Getting a new car under a lease agreement can be a great way of financing without the burden of a sudden large purchase. Acura offers the 2022 Acura ILX lease price on their official website alongside other financing options. Make sure to check their lease deals for yourself and to talk with your preferred car dealer to make sure you’re getting the best value out of your purchase.
According to the 2022 Acura ILX specs, all models and packages make use of a 2.4-Liter Aluminum-Alloy 4-Cylinder Engine. This powertrain produces around 201 horsepower and a torque output of 180 pounds-feet. It’s paired with an 8-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission with SportShift Paddle Shifters for manual gear changes. Steering is facilitated by an Electric Power-Assisted Steering System, allowing it a turning diameter of 36.8 feet. Stopping power is provided by a set of Front and Rear Disc Brakes which make use of reinforced calipers and an electronic brake distribution system.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
When it comes to the EPA’s fuel efficiency rating, the 2022 Acura ILX scores a relatively decent score in the luxury car market. The different ILX packages don’t come with differences when it comes to fuel expenses or even performance. With that in mind, we feel that the ILX is a solid choice but there are also other choices on the market right now. Below is our rundown of the MPG scores of the 2022 Acura ILX:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/MPG||Highway/MPG||Combined/MPG|
|2022 Acura ILX||24||33||27|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Luxury is the main selling point in this category and the 2022 Acura ILX interior embodies this with good material work. The layout itself isn’t as organized as other cars on the market but it’s still respectable on its own terms. The ILX has enough passenger capacity for 5 people sitting within 89.3 cubic feet of space. The front seats get Lumbar Support and a Premium Leather seat cover if you’re going for the premium and A-Spec packages. For cargo capacity, the 2022 Acura ILX has a cargo volume of 12.4 cubic feet which is about standard compared to other models in the market. However, we do note that the interior cubbies within the cabin aren’t as useful as the large trunk of the ILX.
The base ILX model comes with the standard version of the Acura Audio System. The Premium Package is upgraded with additional features while the A-Spec Package gets the ELS Studio Premium Audio System installed. Only the Premium and A-Spec models get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration while Bluetooth features are shared across the lineup. Higher trim levels also get premium features such as compatibility with Pandora, SiriusXM’s Satellite Radio services, and HD Radio. The ILX also makes use of Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation to adjust the noise level of the cabin to comfortable levels depending on road conditions.
The NHTSA, a lead figure when it comes to car safety, has given the 2022 Acura ILX a great rating of 5-stars when it comes to overall car safety. This is all thanks to the many safety and driver-assistive features that are present on the standard and premium trim levels of the ILX. Some of these features include a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control feature, Lane Keeping Assists, and a Forward Collision Warning System. Additional features only available on the Premium Package and an A-Spec Package include a Multi-View Rear Camera, Blind Spot Information System, and a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. This is all complemented by the company’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure which helps to spread crash energy and reduce the amount of force experienced by passengers during a crash.
The company offers the ILX with a solid warranty package that’s sure to be a great perk for all new drivers. Their limited warranty plan spans 4 years or the first 50,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their powertrain warranty which lasts for 6 years with a mileage limit of 70,000 miles driven. One thing to note is that Acura doesn’t offer any perk related to complimentary scheduled maintenance.