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2021 ILX

The 2021 ILX is back in the Nashville with a vengeance, strutting a sporty new look with front and rear fascias, new interior and exterior colors, restyled sport bucket seats, an updated dual-screen infotainment system, and an A-Spec trim! Don’t worry about breaking the bank with the new ILX, because sporty styling, updated technology, and nimble handling can be obtained starting at…

MSRP $27,625*

Car And Driver
“The 2021 ILX is one of the best deals among subcompact luxury sedans.” ~ Car and Driver


Kelley Blue Book
“Best entry-level luxury car in KBB’s 5-year-cost-to-own awards. Owners rave about the ILX’s sharp handling, good fuel economy and comfortable seating.” ~ Kelley Blue Book


The Car Connection
“The Acura ILX is like a fresh college grad ready to climb the corporate ladder.” ~ The Car Connection




Simple Fun

The 2021 ILX is perfect for zipping around the streets of Nashville or taking control of the fast lane on I65. The ILX boasts an impressive power-to-weight ratio, which means for its size, it is one of the most powerful vehicles in its class. Driven by a naturally aspirated, 2.4 liter I4 and mated to a racing-inspired eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, this powerplant generates 201-hp and 180-lb-ft of torque. This combination delivers a faster, smoother, and more exhilarating ride than ever before! Recently graduated or going to soon? Consider checking out Acura’s College Graduate Program for an additional $500 in savings!


Under the Hood

The ILX engine produces 201-hp and 180 lb-ft of torque for immediate throttle response. Intelligent Variable Timing and Lift Control (i-VTEC) increase available horsepower by opening the intake valves longer and deeper at 4,500 rpm and above. Plenty of power to speed around Nashville, but hopefully not enough to buy you too many tickets!

8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission

Designed in-house at Acura to compliment the ILX engine, the 8-speed DCT provides a smooth and fast shifting experience that’s more efficient than a traditional automatic transmission. How does it achieve manual transmission like performance? Simple, two clutches. One clutch is dedicated for odd-numbered gears and the other for even gears. While one clutch is engaged for the current gear, sensors predict upshifts and downshifts making the transmission feel far more responsive.

Vehicle Stability Assist

This feature works in combination with the ILX’s antilock brakes to reduce the risk of over-or understeering. By monitoring speed, lateral G-forces, and other specs, this system can sense if the torque needs to be adjusted and applies braking to individual wheels automatically. This keeps the ILX stable at speeds and in inclement weather conditions. Rain, snow, or sleet, the 2021 ILX delivers sports inspired performance!


360 Degrees of Protection

Precision crafted means more than just performance. ILX earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA.*** All ILX trim level comes standard for 2021 with AcuraWatch, a system that bundles features like forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control designed to maximize occupant safety.


ACE Body Structure

The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure is designed to keep all occupants safe in a crash. Crumple zones help to direct damage away from passengers, and the entire frame is designed to distribute crash forces evenly.

Lane Keeping Assist

The forward-facing camera of the AcuraWatch Plus system helps to keep track of lane position. If you begin to drift out of the lane without first using the turn signal, the system gently nudges the steering wheel to center you in your lane.

Collision Mitigation Braking

The AcuraWatch Plus suite uses a radar transmitter as well as a front-facing camera to detect the likelihood of a collision and alerts you, and can engage the Collision Mitigating Braking system to begin slowing you down if you don’t respond quickly enough.


Sport-Inspired Sedan

The 2021 ILX stands out from the crowd with stunning lines, Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon Grill front and center, Acura’s Jewel Eye headlights, and a sharply sculpted hood. The body panels are creased for better wind coefficient, and the exterior color palette expands with colors including Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, and an exclusive A-SPEC Apex Blue Pearl.

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Jewel Eye LED Headlights

Jewel Eye LED headlights give this luxury sedan the distinctive look of an Acura. With five LEDs per light, the ILX broadcasts a brighter and wider beam than traditional headlights, while also using less energy than halogen or HID bulbs. Light up even the darkest rural side roads of Middle Tennessee with these beautiful, yet functional Jewel Eye headlights.

A-Spec Exterior Design

The reimagined A-Spec package features dark chrome trimmed lined grill and lower front fascia, LED fog lights, a gloss-black decklid spoiler, and 18-inch Shark Gray wheels. A powerful, yet beautifully-sculpted hood, trunk, and taillights complete a design concept that is bumper-to-bumper fearless.

18-Inch Wheels

Stunning 18-inch Shark Gray wheels catch everyone’s attention and mirror the athletic stance of the vehicle’s precision crafted performance persona.


Tech Savvy Sedan

A luxurious, sports-inspired interior awaits you in the new 2021 ILX. Vehicle upgrades include new bolstered front and rear sport bucket seats, driver’s side adjustable lumbar, a silver trimmed dashboard, dual level seat heaters (for Nashville’s colder days) and a stunning A-SPEC package. The sporty A-SPEC package includes NSX inspired Ultrasuede-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped A-SPEC steering wheel, red instrument panel illumination, A-SPEC badged door sills and stainless-steel sports pedals. Add an 8-inch upper infotainment screen, USB port, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto (available on select models), and the 2021 ILX has just about everything you will need behind the wheel!

Siri Eyes Free

It’s not only unsafe to text and drive but also illegal in most states. Acura knows drivers need to stay connected so that iPhone users can take advantage of their familiar digital concierge with the standard Siri Eyes Free connectivity. Android users, don’t worry, SMS texting for Android has you covered.

ELS Studio Premium Audio System

Enjoy studio-quality audio in the ILX with the available ELS Premium Audio system. Engineered by Grammy Award-winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner, this stereo elevates your driving soundtrack to bold new heights with enhanced clarity and an extended frequency range. Enjoy your concert right from your driver’s seat by connecting your phone via standard Bluetooth technology, and stream the sweet sounds of Brett Young, Kenny Chesney, or Jason Aldean!

On Demand Multi-Use Display 2.0

The On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ is an intuitive touchscreen that combines all the controls you need in one striking 7-inch color system. It puts audio, climate and programmed shortcuts at your fingertips, all with haptic feedback you can feel.

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1634 Westgate Circle, Brentwood, TN, United States


* Prices shown do not include taxes or license, and include a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Vehicle shown may differ from actual vehicle to be sold. Model shown: 2021 Acura ILX Base.
***Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (
** Based on 2020 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.
*Prices shown do not include taxes or license. Prices shown include a destination & handling charge. The destination & handling charge for sedans/SUVs is $1025, NSX is $1800 or $1995, and PMC edition is $1995. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.
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