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Sometimes you just can't transcend humble origins. Trying to make a premium model out of the Honda Civic is a fool's errand, as proven by the Acura ILX. Adding projector headlights, power seats, a dual-screen infotainment system, and slapping the Acura badge on the car shouldn't deceive anyone.
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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

“It shifts too soon into higher gear, making acceleration feel sluggish unless under hard acceleration.”

P P., ON (2016 Acura ILX)

“Weird jerky feeling when stopped sometimes which makes me and the passengers wonder what is going on”

DOUGLAS W., NJ (2016 Acura ILX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

“Road noise is very pronounced. I will be trading the ILX in as soon as I can on something quieter.”

Anonymous, FL (2016 Acura ILX)

“Can not raise passenger seat. Sits too low for my wife. Unacceptable in a luxury car line.”

Anonymous, TX (2016 Acura ILX)

“Seat on passenger side has no power driver side has no back support.”

THOMAS H., MS (2016 Acura ILX)


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

What Owners Say

“Even though the car is posted as getting 28mpg i am getting 14.5! It has a tiny gas tank so i have constantly fill up. It is ridiculously underpowered. With 2 adult passengers the engine runs at 5000rpm. The dealer lied about the mileage and when i complained they said i needed to break it in - a lie.”

MARIANNE L., MA (2016 Acura ILX)

Would you buy this car again?

2016 vehicles
Acura ILX
Audi A3
Buick Verano
Lexus CT 200h
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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