Compare 2018 Acura ILX vs 2018 Honda Civic
Specs at a Glance
2018 Acura ILX vs 2018 Honda Civic
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Having a subcompact body, the 2018 Acura ILX is an executive car that boasts sophisticated technology and powerful capabilities. The 2018 Honda Civic is a compact car that’s efficient and reliable. Both models run on the signature i-VTEC technology, but the ILX is a lot more powerful. The AcuraLink platform also gives this Acura a major advantage over the Civic in digital technology. Genuine perforated leather, ambient lighting and the Active Sound Control are some other notable installations inside the well-appointed ILX model.
Capable of generating a maximum of 201 horsepower, a 2.4 L engine is standard in the 2018 Acura ILX. The valvetrain of this naturally aspirated I-4 engine runs on the i-VTEC technology. This four-cylinder engine only needs to revolve at 3,800 RPM to deliver 180 lb-ft of peak torque. Also carrying the i-VTEC technology, the Honda Civic’s 2.0 L engine has a net output of 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. Even though it has a turbocharger, the 1.5 L engine can’t match the capabilities of the ILX’s standard powertrain. This Acura is handled by an eight-speed transmission system that has dual clutches. Select Civic models have a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that mimics automatic and manual shifting patterns. Both sedans have the Hill Start Assist function that compensates for excessive gravitational pull on sloped roads.
A GPS navigation system is integrated into the 2018 Acura ILX’s 8.0-inch touch screen. You can avoid heavy traffic congestion by using the AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Traffic Rerouting applications. If you’re seeking to connect a smartphone with the car’s multimedia platform, take advantage of the AcuraLink Next Generation technology. This mobile app lets you send directions to the navigation system, check the motor oil level, unlock the doors and do other remote tasks. Siri Eyes Free and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink provide additional connectivity options inside this high-tech sedan. When it comes to entertainment on the road, the ILX and Civic offer plenty of choices on HD Radio, SiriusXM and Pandora. Both vehicles have the Song by Voice function that makes it easy to personalize a playlist on the go. Featuring 10 speakers with Aha Radio service, the ELS Studio sound system is available in this Acura. Designed by Elliot Scheiner, this audio system generates richer acoustics than the Civic’s 10 speakers that don’t carry any particular brand label.
The upholstery options in the 2018 Acura ILX include leatherette, Milano leather and Lux Suede. Two levels of heating are included in the standard sport seats that have perforations in select trims. Linked to GPS satellites, the dual zone automatic climate control system with humidity control maintains proper conditions based on precise data. Aluminum pedals and red instrument gauges are some of the sporty installations in the ILX’s modern cockpit. The Active Sound Control and ambient lighting ensure a pleasant drive regardless of the outdoor conditions. Despite having some great entry-level features, the Honda Civic just doesn’t match the sophistication and craftsmanship of the ILX.
Are you interested in taking the 2018 Acura ILX for a test drive? Then come to our dealership today. This high-end Acura sedan is available with the A-SPEC, Technology Plus and other packages. Visit us today to compare the ILX with the 2018 Honda Civic.