Acura ILX vs Lexus IS

If you’re looking for a vehicle with superior performance, power, and style, you’ve probably been debating between the 2019 Acura ILX and 2019 Lexus IS. While both cars have their advantages, only one can ultimately win. The question is, which one?

Our team at Baierl Acura took both cars for test drives through Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township to see how they measure up-and the results are in! Read on to find out which car is the winner in the battle of Acura ILX vs. Lexus IS.

Acura ILX vs Lexus IS: Performance

2019 Acura ILX DashWhen it comes to a powerful performance and a smooth drive, the 2019 Acura ILX stands out. The ILX is equipped with an 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission that makes for an exceptionally smooth and powerful drive, letting you stay in complete control whenever you hit the road.

Meanwhile, the Lexus IS has an 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, which is less intuitive than the system provided by the Acura ILX.

The Winner: The Acura ILX has power, precision, and a wonderfully smooth and enjoyable driving experience.

2019 Acura ILX vs 2019 Lexus IS: Safety

Safety and style go hand in hand in the 2019 Acura ILX. First up, there’s the Blind Spot Information System, which alerts drivers of a vehicle in their blind spot area when their speed exceeds 20 MPH. Acting as a second set of eyes, this driver-assisting feature will keep you alert and aware on the road.

There’s also the Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, a camera system that makes parking a breeze. It provides you with three separate views to give you an optimal look at what’s going on around your vehicle, so you can safely reverse out of a parking spot.

Acura ILX DashboardOn the other hand, the Lexus IS has fairly standard safety features. It comes with LED rear combination lamps that provide added visibility and last longer than traditional taillamps.

Additionally, the Acura safety systems win in terms of responsiveness and are far more user-friendly than the systems offered by Lexus.

The Winner: With safety features galore, the ultra-secure 2019 Acura ILX wins this round.

Acura ILX vs 2019 Lexus IS Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is an important factor in your vehicle, and the Acura ILX provides drivers with exactly what they’re looking for! It achieves an EPA-estimated 24 city/34 highway MPG, meaning you can have style, elegance, and fuel efficiency all at once!1

On the other hand, the 2019 Lexus IS offers an EPA-estimated 21 city/30 highway MPG. It provides a respectable MPG rating, but the Lexus IS simply can’t stand up to the power and performance (not to mention, the fuel economy) of the Acura ILX.

2019 Acura ILX InteriorThe Winner: The 2019 Acura ILX has the fuel efficiency that drivers are seeking, with power and performance they’ll love.

2019 Acura ILX vs 2019 Lexus IS: The Verdict

The superior performance, features, and safety of the Acura sedan is the clear winner in this Acura ILX vs. Lexus IS comparison. Not only is it elegant, sleek, and stylish, but it’s also extremely fun to drive.

Still, you don’t have to take our word for it: head on over to Baierl Acura and schedule a personal test drive. We’ve helped drivers from Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township all find the cars that suit their lifestyle, and we can’t wait to help you. Browse our inventory of new Acura ILX models online to get started.


1Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.