The Well Equipped ILX

Precision Crafted Performance Starts Here!

The Acura ILX compact sport sedan is a leader in its segment. While other carmakers try to compete, the ILX gives more of everything for the money. How does it stack up against another popular model with comparable equipment? The 2020 Acura ILX vs Toyota Corolla go head to head, and here’s how it shakes out.

2020 ILX
2020 Corolla XLE
$328 / MO
For 36 Months

Low Retained Value

Cloth Seats

Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)

Continuous Variable Transmission

60K Mile Limited Warranty

$2,876 Total due at signing

Exhilarating Performance

The 2020 Acura ILX Standard is the base trim, yet it still comes standard with a 201-hp i-VTEC 2.4L inline-four, and its 180 lb.-ft. of torque pushes you back in the seat when you accelerate off the line. 

The 2020 Toyota Corolla XLE is a top trim level, packing a 1.8L inline-four under the hood. It makes just 139hp and 126 lb.-ft. of torque, giving up a huge performance margin to the Acura ILX.

Impressive Interior Equipment

The base Acura ILX vs Toyota Corolla XLE - which do you think would have a more comprehensive interior? 

The Corolla XLE includes automatic climate control, power moonroof, Adaptive Cruise Control, and your usual power features as part of the package. 

Not bad, but the Acura ILX gives you all that too, and more. Active noise cancellation for a quiet interior, standard CD player with the audio system, and speed sensing windshield wipers give you more for your money inside the cabin. Plus, the 2020 Acura ILX has more passenger volume overall including more front legroom, front shoulder room, and rear shoulder room than the Corolla.

Sporty Looks

The Corolla has been redesigned recently and has taken a step forward in esthetics. But there’s no comparison to the Acura ILX. With the ILX, you get 17-inch alloy wheels over the Corolla’s 16-inch tires, the attractive diamond-shaped grille flanked by Jewel Eye LED headlights, and svelte, sexy body lines. 10 times out of 10, the Acura ILX takes the title of best-looking compact sport sedan. 

Better Coverage

You want a car company that backs your purchase, and Acura does that better. The Toyota Corolla includes a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty period against manufacturer defects and a 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain coverage. 

New 2020 ILX lease offer above for $239 per month for 36 months is subject to availability through December 31, 2019 on approved credit through Acura Financial Services®, DBA American Honda Finance Corp. Closed-ended lease for 2020 ILX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch (DE2F3LJW). MSRP $26,895.00 (includes destination; excludes tax, title, license, insurance, registration, options, $199 administration fees and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $21,449.64. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Total monthly payments $8,604.00. Option to purchase at lease end $15,868.05. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear, and up to 20 cents/mile over 10,000 miles/year. Dealer participation may affect actual payment. Dealer sets actual sales price. See Jay Wolfe Acura for complete details.