BMW 230i can't compete with ILX performance and innovation

2021 Dark Grey BMW 230i

2021 BMW 230i 

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $40,1001 
MPG (City/Hwy) 24/32 
SPEED 8
ENGINE 2.0L I4 Turbo
2021 Red Acura ILX

2021 Acura ILX with Premium Package

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $27,9502
MPG (City/Hwy) 24/343
SPEED 8
ENGINE 2.4L 4-Cyl

Ready to see ILX outperform 230i? Let's go.

(Video features Acura ILX with Technology and A-Spec® Package)

2021 BMW 230i vs. 2021 Acura ILX
The Differences are Clear
2021 Dark Grey BMW 2-Series 230i Grille
BMW 230i Front Styling

Although updated in 2019, the 230i's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved.

BMW 230i Front Styling

Although updated in 2019, the 230i's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved.

2021 Grey Acura ILX Grille
Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

A freshly-styled front and signature Diamond Pentagon grille on ILX make a bold statement on the road.

Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

A freshly-styled front and signature Diamond Pentagon grille on ILX make a bold statement on the road.

2021 Dark Grey BMW 2-Series 230i Headlight
BMW 230i LED Headlights

LED headlights with two light elements are standard on the BMW 230i. 

BMW 230i LED Headlights

LED headlights with two light elements are standard on the BMW 230i. 

 2021 Grey Acura ILX Headlight LEDs
Acura ILX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on ILX boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

Acura ILX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on ILX boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

2021 BMW 2-Series 230i Black Interior Seats
BMW 230i Front Seating

You won't find heated front seats on the BMW 230i for the base price and leather seating is also optional.

BMW 230i Front Seating

You won't find heated front seats on the BMW 230i for the base price and leather seating is also optional.

2021 Acura ILX Black Interior Seats
Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

The ILX with Premium Package features front sport seats that are leather-appointed and heated for comfort.

Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

The ILX with Premium Package features front sport seats that are leather-appointed and heated for comfort.

2021 BMW 230i Black Interior Center Console Display
BMW 230i Single-View Display

230i’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

BMW 230i Single-View Display

230i’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

2021 Acura ILX Black Interior Center Console Display
Acura ILX Dual Display

The On Demand Multi-Use Display™ on ILX lets you easily switch between climate, audio and programmed shortcuts.

Acura ILX Dual Display

The On Demand Multi-Use Display™ on ILX lets you easily switch between climate, audio and programmed shortcuts.

2020 ILX Special APR
0.9%

0.9% APR for 24-72 months

2021 White Acura ILX Front View

2020 ILX Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-72 months

For well-qualified buyers.



Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2020 ILX Models from September 9, 2020 through November 2, 2020, to well qualified buyers on approved credit by Acura Financial Services through participating dealers. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by November 2, 2020. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2020 ILX: 10% down payment. 0.9% for 72 months financing at $14.27 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.

2021 White Acura ILX Front View in White Building

Acura ILX:  Superior by Design

201 Horsepower4
8 Speed DCT with Torque Converter

The BMW 230i and Acura ILX both offer bold style and performance. But the 2021 ILX is clearly superior. While its 2.4-liter DOHC engine provides less overall horsepower than 230i, the Acura ILX is hundreds of pounds lighter than the BMW. This impressive power-to-weight ratio makes ILX one of the most powerful and nimble cars in its class. The ILX also comes standard with an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with torque converter. The 230i sits content with a traditional 8-speed, requiring a turbocharger to generate power. 

ILX with Premium Package also includes a long list of standard features you’ll pay extra for on 230i including a power moonroof, heated front sport seats, Android™ Auto integration, and keyless access.  

2021 Blue Acura ILX Collision Mitigation Braking Technology Diagram

Tech-Driven Protection 

ILX earns a 5-star NHTSA9 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies also come standard, making it one of the most safety-minded sport sedans.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 
 
CMBS helps alert drivers when a potential frontal impact is detected and can even apply the brakes to help avoid or reduce the collision impact.10

for the win

2021 BMW 230i 
2021 Acura ILX with Premium Package 
COMPARABLE MODELS
Comparably Equipped
$40,1001
$27,9502
PERFORMANCE
Engine
2.0L I4 Turbo
2.4L DOHC 4-Cyl
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)4
248 @ 5200-6500
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)5
258 @ 1450-4800
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)3
24 / 32 / 27
24 / 34 / 28
Automatic Transmission
8-Speed
8-Speed Dual Clutch w/ Torque Converter
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Active Sound Control
Not Available
Standard
Smart Entry with Keyless Access
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Dual-Zone, Automatic Climate Control with Air-Quality Sensor & Air Filtration
Standard
Standard
HomeLink
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Hill Start Assist
Standard
Standard
AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY
Dual-Screen Display
Not Available
Standard
Premium Audio System
7 Speakers
7 Speakers
Android™ Auto Integration7
Not Available
Standard
Apple CarPlay® Integration8
Standard
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
Standard
Standard
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio12
Standard
Standard
USB Port13
Standard
Standard
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test Rating9
Not Yet Rated
5 Stars
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating9
Not Yet Rated
4 Stars
Rear Camera6
Single-View
Multi-View
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor6
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System14
Not Available
Standard
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System10
Standard
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)10
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System10
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)10
Not Available
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System10
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow10
Optional
Standard
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
Standard
Standard (Jewel Eye®)
LED Taillights
Standard
Standard
Power Moonroof
Optional
Standard
Remote-Operated Moonroof
Not Available
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Standard
Standard
Wheels & Tires
17"
17"
INTERIOR
Leather-Appointed Seating
Optional
Standard
Power Front Seat
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard

Acura Military Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer for a limited time $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura Military Program

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer for a limited time $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Active Duty U.S. Military, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) and their spouses.
  • Active Duty U.S. Military Ready Reserve, (Inactive National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve, Selected Reserve) and their spouses.
  • U.S. Military Veterans who are within two (2) years of separation from active service, and their spouses.(Veteran: A service member who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.)
  • Military Retiree: Service members who remain on active duty or serve in the Reserves or Guard for a sufficient period of time (minimum of 20 years).
  • Spouses of U.S. Military Retirees (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) who are within two (2) years of separation from active service.
Client Requirements:

  • Provide Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) as proof of military status or active service at the time of purchase or lease.
  • Veterans must provide a Report of Separation (DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from active duty) indicating Honorable Discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions.
  • Spouses of a member of the U.S. Military must provide proof of relationship by presenting a Military ID, or provide spouse' LES. Only a copy of LES will be retained by the dealership for verification.
  • Meet AFS credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract
  • (Lease) $750 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $750 reduction.
  • (Purchase) $750 is applied toward the down payment.[1]

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX and PMC Editions. Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2021 and may be terminated at any time. NOTE: During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease with Acura Financial Services, buyer may not take their vehicle outside of the United States without prior written consent of Acura Financial Services. During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease, buyer must notify Acura Financial Services immediately of any change in buyer's address.

Acura College Graduate Program

$500
in savings

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura College Graduate Program

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Eligible client has graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a masters, bachelor or associate degree from a U.S. –accredited college or registered nursing school.
  • Meet Acura Financial Services (AFS) credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract.
  • Eligible client must be listed on AFS contract as the primary buyer.
  • Provide a copy of a diploma or college transcripts as proof of graduation eligibility and all other documents required by AFS.
  • Lease: $500 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $500 reduction. Purchase: $500 is applied toward the down payment.
The following Acura Financial Services® requirements may apply:

  • No adverse credit history
  • Proof of employment or a firm commitment from an employer (verifiable) with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the AFS contract.
  • Monthly income sufficient to cover current obligations, living expenses and the vehicle payment.

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $500 Acura College Graduate offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2021 and may be terminated at any time.

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Disclaimer
 

ILX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com Chrome comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.

1  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicle to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Dakota Leather ($1,450); Active Cruise Control ($1,200); Moonroof ($1,050); Heated Front Seats ($500).

2  Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Acura model shown (Performance Red Pearl) includes Premium Paint. $500 MSRP up-charge applies to Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, Platinum White Pearl.

3  Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

4  BMW 230i horsepower: 248 @ 5200-6500 (SAE net); Acura ILX horsepower: 201 @ 6800 (SAE net).

5  BMW 230i torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1450-4800 rpm (SAE net); Acura ILX torque: 180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm (SAE net).

6  Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.

7  Android™ and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google LLC. Depending on use, Android Auto™ can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto™. Use of Android Auto™ is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto™ terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto™ application is downloaded to the user’s Android™ phone. Android Auto™ vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto™ operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto™ software/Android™ operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.

8  Apple CarPlay® and any other Apple mark referenced is a trademark of Apple Inc. Depending on use, Apple CarPlay® can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone®. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay®. Use of CarPlay® is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay® terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay® vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay® operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay® software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.

9  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

"10  AcuraWatch system accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions and other factors. System may not detect all objects ahead of, beside or behind the vehicle and may not detect a given object. System may not detect all lane markings or lane/road departures. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Adaptive Cruise Control should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads.

Collision Mitigation Braking System with Pedestrian Detection cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

Lane Keeping Assist System only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist.

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts driver when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. RDM can apply mild steering torque to assist in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane."

11  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.

12  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2021 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.

13  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility. 

14  The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.

15  Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements. 

16  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.

2021 Dark Grey BMW 230i 2021 BMW 230i
2021 Red Acura ILX 2021 Acura ILX with Premium Package
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
40.1 / 36.5
38.0 / 35.9
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
53.4 / 54.4
55.6 / 53.6
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
41.5 / 33.0
42.3 / 34.0
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.)
105.9
105.1
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
59.9 / 61.0
59.4 / 60.2
Length (in.)
174.7
182.2
Height (in.)
55.8
55.6
Width (in.)
69.8
70.6
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
EPA Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)15
13.8
12.4
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,435
3,122
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
13.7
13.2
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)16
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)16
4 / 50,000
7 / 70,000