Acura's entry-level car is well equipped with premium features such as a push-button starter, heated leather seats, a rear-view camera and HID headlights. But there's only so much Acura can do to mask the car's humble roots. Handling is responsive, but vague steering feedback robs the car of being sporty to drive.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Very sporty performance and fun to drive"

David M., ON (2013 Acura ILX)

"Spunky handling & acceleration."

EDWARD S., SK (2013 Acura ILX)

"rough handling,"

M F., CT (2013 Acura ILX)

"Handles well"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Acura ILX)

"vehicle is underpowered and ride is very harsh and thumps over minor road bumps"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Acura ILX)

"It could use more power when accelerating."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Acura ILX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Good driving position"

David M., ON (2013 Acura ILX)

"Rough ride ,does not handle bumps well."

Anonymous, DE (2013 Acura ILX)

"Structural integrity, interior noise not comperable to Acuras we have owned in the past"

PAUL R., TN (2013 Acura ILX)

"Ride is bumpy at times and noisy. There is wind noise at highway speeds."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Acura ILX)

"vehicle of this category should be equipped with seat lumbar support road noise is considerable"

RANDY H., AL (2013 Acura ILX)

"Smaller interior room, both front and back"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Acura ILX)

"most comfortable seats -just like my saab 9-3"

JIM A., NY (2013 Acura ILX)

"noisy, ride poor indash computer for radio etc"

M F., CT (2013 Acura ILX)

"Engine noisy. Could be better mpg. Excellent quality of interior materials. Very good handling."

EDWARD S., SK (2013 Acura ILX)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Numerous items are standard equipment in Acura. Since most other car manufacturers charge extra for them, Acura/Honda automobiles are bargain."

TESLA C., CA (2013 Acura ILX)

"one issue is the outside nose the vehicle makes."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Acura ILX)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Over all great ride"

LARRY A., SC (2013 Acura ILX)

"I feel is just looks stylish."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Acura ILX)

"The only way to make this model look good is to buy the radical styling accessories for front, sides, and back. This car is 10 inches too wide and I wish Acura would make the Integra again."

KATHRYN H., NY (2013 Acura ILX)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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