Comparison: 2019 Acura ILX vs 2019 Lexus ES 350

February 27th, 2019 by

Comparison: 2019 Acura ILX vs 2019 Lexus ES 350
The Acura ILX and Lexus ES are luxury sedans with powerfully-styled exteriors and roomy interiors. Both models have a strong fuel economy, but we believe the 2019 Acura ILX delivers plenty of standard features as well as available elements at a very competitive price. If you are in the market for a new premium sedan, visit us at Friendly Acura in Middletown, New York.

Performance

2019 Acura ILX

The sporty and bold 2019 Acura ILX is powered by a 2.4-liter i-VTEC in-line four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and front-wheel drivetrain. The powerful engine generates 201-horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. The paddle shifters allow you to shift gears smoothly with just a tap on the paddle and the reactive dampers with dual pistons deliver ideal ride comfort and stability. The ILX has an estimated EPA rating of 34 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the city*.

2019 Lexus ES 350

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drivetrain which produces 302-horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. The available Drive Modes include normal, sport and ECO modes to make your drive more responsive or efficient. The estimated fuel economy is 33 mpg highway and 22 mpg of city driving.

Features and Technology

2019 Acura ILX

The newly designed ILX offers multiple standard features as well as three available packages, Premium, Technology, and A-Spec®, so you can design your ILX how you want. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, ambient cabin lighting, power moonroof, and GPS-linked dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration all come standard. Milano leather with exclusive Ultrasuede® trimmed seats and 4-way power front passenger seat are optional. An 8-inch center information display with voice recognition, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, and the premium AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ and advanced Traffic Rerouting™ navigation system, are available.

2019 Lexus ES 350

Dual-zone climate control with smog sensor and 10-way power adjustable front seats come standard. Optional are heated and ventilated front seats, driver’s seat power cushion extender for added thigh support, and panorama glass roof. Included is the Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 with Amazon Alexa integration works through an 8-inch multimedia display for access to your favorite mobile applications. Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation, head-up display, remote touchpad, and hands-free power trunk are available.

Safety

2019 Acura ILX

The 2019 Acura ILX was awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)*. Standard on all Acura ILX models is AcuraWatch™, an advanced safety and driver assistance system, which utilizes a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist system, and road departure mitigation. In addition, vehicle stability assist with traction control and motion adaptive steering, forward collision warning system, and a three-view rear camera come standard.

2019 Lexus ES 350

The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 includes pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane tracing assist, lane departure alert with steering assist, all-speed dynamic radar cruise control, and intelligent high beams. Available is blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and a panoramic view monitor.

Pricing

2019 Acura ILX

Starting at $25,900***

2019 Lexus ES 350

Starting at $39,600

* Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition and other factors.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safer.car.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
*** Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
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