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Peter's Garage: 2020 Acura ILX

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What if you want a Honda Civic Si but don't want a manual transmission or a turbocharged engine?

You might want to have a look at the Acura ILX.

It shares a platform with the Civic and comes standard with the engine that used to be the Civic Si's engine (which has been replaced in the current Civic by a smaller, turbocharged engine) and an automatic transmission, which you can't get with the current Civic Si.

For about the same price.

The ILX stickers for $25,900 to start -- automatic transmission included.

The Civic Si stickers for $25,000 -- automatic transmission not available.


What It Is

The ILX is Acura's entry-level, compact, luxury sport sedan.

Base price is $25,900 -- an almost-Honda price -- with the Acura badge and Acura amenities.

A top-of-the-line ILX with the A-Spec performance/handling upgrades and the Technology Package -- which includes a 10-speaker premium sound system -- lists for $31,650.


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