Compare the Acura ILX to the Honda Civic at Acura Columbus

Picking from the available sedan options can be a difficult decision especially when you want to blend luxury with capability. Here at our Acura dealership, we understand that it can require a lot of time and effort to research the many available options which is why we've taken the time to compare the Acura ILX to popular models like the Honda Civic.

Whether you're looking for a responsive engine under the hood or you want to have fun with loads of technology, the Acura ILX stays a step ahead of the Civic in several categories. Check out how the two compare below!

Power and Performance

  • The Acura ILX equips a 2.4-liter aluminum-alloy engine that delivers 201 horsepower and a maximum of 181 pound-feet of torque. The Civic offers two engine options - a 2.0-liter and a 1.5-liter turbocharged option. However, neither manages to offer the same performance level that the Acura perfected with one standard engine package.
  • The ILX keeps shifting simple with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission while the Honda makes you decide between a six-speed manual and continuously variable transmission. The Acura's transmission guarantees a seamless shifting experience.

Exterior and Interior Design

  • When it comes to a luxury model like the Acura ILX, you can be confident knowing that it will out-equip most of the standard models on the road. The Acura comes standard with Jewel Eye® LED headlights to help light your way at night, while the Honda Civic only offers LED headlights on the top-tier and expensive Touring trim level.
  • Looking to maximize your luxury? The Acura ILX comes standard with a power moonroof with tilt and slide features to help you enjoy the sun when it's shining. Again, the Civic offers a similar feature but you won't unlock unless you upgrade to the EX trim level.
  • Both models offer cozy comfort for five passengers to enjoy no matter where your travels take you. The Acura comes standard with luxurious sport seats with leatherette-trimmed interiors while the civic makes use of a more pedestrian-feeling cloth-trim. Both offer leather trim if you prefer to upgrade.
  • Honda offers power-adjustable front seats for both drivers and front-row passengers, but the Acura makes a power-adjustable driver's seat standard. Heated front seats are standard on the Acura - this feature isn't available with any Civic model.


  • Both models make use of a five-inch screen on their base trim level so an upgrade with either is required if you want to unlock touchscreen capability and smartphone integration. However, the Acura ILX does offer an intuitive eight-inch touchscreen while the Civic only manages a seven-inch screen.
  • Available features like a dual-zone automatic climate control system, push-button ignition, and Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock® can be found with certain Honda Civic models. Drivers of the Acura ILX will be able to enjoy these features with any model as they are standard from the get-go.


  • Both sedans feature a variety of driver assistance tools to assist you in high-traffic areas and at peak hours. The Acura ILX and Honda Civic include a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Road Departure Mitigation System. Only the Acura offers a sense of style and grace along with these features while it navigates around the Dublin, OH area.
  • The Acura ILX offers a Blind Spot Information System with Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor. The Honda Civic only provides Honda LaneWatch™ which isn't as intuitive as the Acura's setup.

Whether you like luxury, performance, style, or capability, the Acura ILX demonstrates what it can offer daily with an impressive setup. Swing by our Acura Columbus today, and we'll help you get started with a test drive!