Acura MDX vs Acura ILX Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,500
Invoice
$41,774
Average Price Paid
$37,593
1,593 listings nationwide

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2021 Acura ILX
FWD
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2020 Acura MDX
FWD
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FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,151
72 listings nationwide

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2021 Acura ILX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,308

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Test Drive Review:

The Acura MDX is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time, with solid performances through three generations of production since 2001. While it may not be an industry leader i...

2021 Acura ILX
FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

Acura’s gussied-up Civic rolls into showrooms for the second year in a row with no significant changes. This comes after the ILX finally got Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the 2019...

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  • Look and Feel 6
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
60
GuruHGT79 writes:
Purchased after testing other luxury brands. Bought for style, ride, comfort and value. An excellent traveling...
Front Seats Ranked 2020 BMW 5 Series worse.
"Seats fit around you with just enough padding to be comfortable on a long drive. BMW is an excellent car but not quite up to Acura standard."
Family Car Ranked 2020 BMW 5 Series worse.
"Three row seating with room in the back and storage underneath. Even third row is reasonably comfortable whereas some 3rd row models not so much. "
30
Guru6Q56S writes:
great
Iggi77 writes:
Drive smooth
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander better.
"Comfort "
Value Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander worse.
"Color and looks "
2021 Acura ILX
FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
2021 Acura ILX
FWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
201 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
180 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11.6:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.43 in x 3.9 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 34 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 12.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,336 lbs 906 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 196.2 in 182.2 in
Width 77.7 in 70.6 in
Height 67.4 in 55.6 in
Wheelbase 111 in 105.1 in

Available Options

2020 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2021 Acura ILX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl

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