2016 Lexus IS vs. 2016 Acura ILX

2016 Lexus IS vs. 2016 Acura ILX Comparison

 

 

With bolder styling and a more comfortable ride than ever, the 2016 Lexus IS is a smaller upscale car that’s definitely worth a look. Similar in size, the 2016 Acura ILX presents drivers with a formidable alternative, as it’s seen some upgrades over previous year models. Which is right for you though? Let’s take a look at the differences.

Interior & Design

2016 Lexus IS Interior & Design 2016 Acura ILX Interior Seating

With plenty of legroom in the front and back, the 2016 Lexus IS also features seats that are both comfortable and supportive. When you step into the 2016 IS, you’ll be awe-struck with the quality of materials used and the dapper styling. The interior is also one of the places that the 2016 ILX falls short, with critics remarking that it’s far inferior to many of its competitors. If you’re familiar with past models, you may notice an improvement, though many don’t see the interior as much higher quality than similar Honda models. As for exterior design, the IS features a bolder front grille and sporty curves that make it as eye-catching on the outside as it is on the inside. The ILX on the other hand isn’t very flashy, but it does feature Acura’s V-shaped front end with classic chrome grille bar.

Technology & Safety

2016 Lexus IS Technology and Safety Features 2016 Acura ILX Safety and Technology

Both the 2016 IS and ILX are equipped standard with a moonroof, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth and USB port (the IS has 2, the ILX has 1). The infotainment system is viewed on 5-inch screen in the ILX while the IS features a slightly larger 7-inch screen. Your tunes will also sound better in the 2016 IS as its eight-speaker sound system dwarfs the six-speaker system in the 2016 ILX. As far as safety is concerned, the Lexus IS has a full complement of airbags, LED daytime running lights and vehicle stability and traction control. Optional features include rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and parking assist. The Acura ILX does come with a rearview camera standard, but many of the additional safety features are comparable.

Performance

2016 Lexus IS Engine Performance 2016 Acura ILX Engine

The 2016 Lexus IS comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that provides a surprising amount of power and acceleration for a smaller vehicle. An optional V6, and modified V6 on all-wheel drive models is also available for even quicker acceleration. Most drivers report that the steering and ride are both very composed and comfortable in the IS. The 2016 Acura ILX has composed handling and a comfortable ride as well, but that’s where the comparisons stop. Its four-cylinder engine isn’t a quick accelerator, and it can struggle to reach highway speeds efficiently.

Verdict

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With a bold design, ultra-high-quality interior materials, better entertainment features and more power behind its engine, the 2016 Lexus IS is our pick. You can test drive a 2016 Lexus IS near Washington D.C. at DARCARS Lexus of Silver Spring. Be sure to view our current 2016 Lexus IS inventory at our Lexus dealership serving Columbia, MD.


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Sedans

IS Base MSRP
$37,825*
22/33 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD
ES Base MSRP
$38,900*
21/31 City/Hwy MPG* FWD
GS Base MSRP
$46,310*
22/33 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD
LS Base MSRP
$72,520*
16/24 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD

Coupes

RC Base MSRP
$40,155*
22/32 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD
LC Base MSRP
$92,000*
16/26 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD

SUVs

NX Base MSRP
$35,085*
22/28 City/Hwy MPG* FWD or AWD
RX Base MSRP
$43,020*
18/25 City/Hwy MPG* FWD or AWD
GX Base MSRP
$51,280*
15/20 City/Hwy MPG* AWD
LX Base MSRP
$89,380*
13/18 City/Hwy MPG* Full-Time 4WD

Hybrids

CTh Base MSRP
$31,250*
43/40 City/Hwy MPG* FWD
NXh Base MSRP
$39,720*
35/31 City/Hwy MPG* FWD or AWD
RXh Base MSRP
$53,035*
32/28 City/Hwy MPG* FWD or AWD
ESh Base MSRP
$41,820*
40/39 City/Hwy MPG* FWD
GSh Base MSRP
$63,635*
29/34 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD
LCh Base MSRP
$96,510*
26/35 City/Hwy MPG* RWD or AWD

Performance

GS F Base MSRP
$83,940*
16/24 City/Hwy MPG* RWD
RC F Base MSRP
$64,165*
16/25 City/Hwy MPG* RWD
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