Comparison: 2018 Acura ILX SE vs. 2018 Toyota Camry

July 2nd, 2018 by

The 2018 Acura ILX SE is a luxurious sedan that offers drivers an elevated vehicle. The ILX SE is a triple threat when looking at performance, features and technology, and safety. Acura goes above and beyond in all three categories and delivers drivers the luxury they are looking for in an upper tier sedan for a completive price.

We will compare the 2018 Acura ILX SE to the 2018 Toyota Camry, another sedan that is in the same pricing bracket as the luxury automobile. To take this special edition car for a spin, come into Friendly Acura in Middletown, New York and schedule your test drive for the 2018 Acura ILX SE.

 

Performance

2018 Acura ILX SE

The performance that is packed into the 2018 Acura ILX SE starts with the engine. The engine under the hood is a 2.0 liter inline four that is paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. This engine and transmission duo makes 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, while still producing impressive fuel efficiency of 25/35 MPG city/highway and 29 MPG combined*.

2018 Toyota Camry

The 2018 Camry’s engine set up is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 203 horsepower. As always, Toyota has drivers in mind when creating the Camry, keeping in mind that fuel efficiency saves customers money in the end. The Camry does not disappoint with one of the best fuel ratings in its class, with 28/39 MPG city/highway.

 

Features and Technology

2018 Acura ILX SE

On the 2018 ILX SE, the standard features are ones you would expect for a luxury sedan. The Acura ILX SE is equipped with a power moonroof, synthetic leather upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera. Now, remember, these are just the standard features. If you want a more loaded sedan, you should step into the Premium Package offered for the 2018 ILX SE.

The Premium Trim of the ILX SE furnishes your luxury sedan with leather upholstery, four-way passengers seat, an 8.0-inch infotainment screen above the wheel and a 7.0-inch infotainment screen on the center of the dashboard, and a built-in garage door opener.

2018 Toyota Camry

The 2018 Toyota Camry include Entune Audio technology which allows drivers to access apps from their smartphones and navigation capabilities, but this feature varies depending on the trim level you select.

The base level 2018 Camry has standard offerings of 16-inch wheels and a 7” infotainment system with a USB port. Upgrading your trim to an LE adds 17-inch alloy wheels and dual-zone automatic climate control. There are more features available to drivers including leather seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a remote starter for those cold winter months.

 

Safety

2018 Acura ILX SE

Acura knows drivers want a vehicle they can feel safe driving, so they fitted the 2018 Acura ILX SE with a ton of safety features. One of these safety features is the Acura designed safety suite, AcuraWatch. This collection of safety technology gives the ILX SE automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and adaptive cruise control.

Acura matched their AcuraWatch safety technology with six airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control, and a rearview camera. All of these safety features fully supply the 2018 Acura ILX SE with the safety qualities drivers expect in a luxury vehicle, going about and beyond for their customers.

2018 Toyota Camry

All 2018 Toyota Camry’s come standard with ten airbags, forward-collision warnings, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warnings with active lane control, and automatic high beams. With the 2018 Camry, drivers can also choose to add a surround-view camera system to their sedan that syndicates images from four high-resolution cameras.

 

Pricing

2018 Acura ILX SE

Starts at $28,100**

 

2018 Toyota Camry

Starts at $23,645

 

*2018 EPA mileage based on 2018 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 models only) and other factors.

**Prices shown are Honda Suggested Retail Prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.