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

2020 Dark Grey BMW 230i

2020 BMW 230i 

MSRP $35,3001 
MPG (City/Hwy) 24/32 
SPEED 8
ENGINE 2.0 I4 Turbo
2020 Red Acura ILX

2020 Acura ILX with Premium Package

MSRP $27,6501
MPG (City/Hwy) 24/342
SPEED 8
ENGINE 2.4L 4-Cyl
Ready to see where else ILX outperforms 230i? Let's go.
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The Differences are Clear
2020 Dark Grey BMW 2-Series 230i Headlight
BMW 230i LED Headlights

Conventional LED headlights can be found on the BMW 230i. 

BMW 230i LED Headlights

Conventional LED headlights can be found on the BMW 230i. 

 2020 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.

2020 Dark Grey BMW 2-Series 230i Grille
BMW 230i Front Styling

While recently updated, 230i's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved.

BMW 230i Front Styling

While recently updated, 230i's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved.

2020 Grey Acura ILX Grille
Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

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

Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

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

2020 Dark Grey BMW 2-Series 230i Tail Light
BMW 230i Conventional Tail Lights

The BMW 230i features conventional tail lights; LEDs are not available.

BMW 230i Conventional Tail Lights

The BMW 230i features conventional tail lights; LEDs are not available.

 2020 Silver Acura ILX Tail Light
Acura ILX LED Tail Lights

Standard LED tail lights add stylish flair to the Acura ILX.

Acura ILX LED Tail Lights

Standard LED tail lights add stylish flair to the Acura ILX.

2020 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.

2020 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 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.

BMW 230i Front Seating

You won't find heated front seats on the BMW 230i for the base price.

2020 Acura ILX Black Interior Seats
Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

The ILX features new front sport seats that are leather-appointed and heated for premium comfort.

Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

The ILX features new front sport seats that are leather-appointed and heated for premium comfort.

2020 ILX Special APR

0.9%

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

For well-qualified buyers.

2020 ILX Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-60 months

For well-qualified buyers.



Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2020 ILX Models from March 3, 2020 through March 31, 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 March 31, 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 60 months financing at $17.05 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.

2020 White Acura ILX Front View in White Building

Acura ILX:  Superior by Design

201 Horsepower
8 Speed DCT with Torque Converter

The BMW 230i and Acura ILX both offer bold style and performance. But the reimagined 2020 ILX is clearly superior. While its 2.4-liter DOHC engine provides less overall horsepower than 230i, the Acura ILX is almost 300 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, multi-view rear camera, and Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto integration. Driver and passengers also enjoy more legroom and shoulder room in the Acura ILX. An available new A-Spec® package (on vehicle shown) also gives your new ILX an even bolder appearance with stylish touches like 18-inch Shark Grey alloy wheels, LED fog lights and sport seats trimmed in rich red or black leather.  

2020 Blue Acura ILX Collision Mitigation Braking Technology Diagram

Tech-Driven Protection 

The ILX earns a 5-star NHTSA Overall Vehicle Score3. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technology also comes standard, making it one of the most safety-minded sport sedans.

Collision Mitigation Braking System 
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses radar and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.6

for the win

2020 BMW 230i 
2020 Acura ILX with Premium Package 
COMPARABLE MODELS
Base Models "Starting At" Price
$35,3001
$25,9001
Models as shown
$35,300
$28,150
PERFORMANCE
Engine
2.0-Liter I4 Turbo
2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder 
Automatic Transmission
8-Speed
8-Speed Dual Clutch w/ Torque Converter
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)
248 @ 5200
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
258 @ 1450-4800
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)2
24 / 32 / 27
24 / 34 / 28
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Standard
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
Rear Camera4 
Single-View
Multi-View
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor4
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System5
Not Available
Standard
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System6
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System6
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)6
Not Available
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)6
Standard
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System6
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow6
Optional
Standard
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
GPS-Linked Climate Control7
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry, Pushbutton Ignition
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
Not Available
Standard
HomeLink
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Active Sound Control
Not Available
Standard
Hill Start Assist
Not Available
Standard
AUDIO SYSTEMS
Premium Audio System
7 Speakers
7 Speakers
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio8
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
Standard
Standard
Pandora Compatibility9
Not Available
Standard
USB Port10
Standard
Standard
MEDIA & CONNECTIVITY
Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto Integration11,12
Available with Package Upgrade (Apple CarPlay® Only)
Standard
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
Standard
Standard
Dual-Screen Display
Not Available
Standard
Siri® Eyes Free13
Not Available
Standard
SMS Text Message Capability14
Not Available
Standard
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
Standard
Standard (Jewel Eye®)
LED Taillights
Not Available
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Not Available
Standard
Power Moonroof
Optional
Standard
Wheels & Tires
17"
17"
INTERIOR
Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather-Appointed Seating
Optional
Standard
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard

Acura Military Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2019 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 $750 savings toward any 2019 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 one (1) year 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 one (1) year 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.
  • 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. 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, 2020 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 2019 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 2019 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, 2020 and may be terminated at any time.

2020 White Acura ILX Side View Driving At Night

Don’t just take our word. Experience ILX for yourself.

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.
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  • 1  Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary. Acura Premium Paint $400 MSRP upcharge applies to Performance Red Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl and Canyon Bronze Metallic.

  • 2  Based on 2020 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.

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

  • 4  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.

  • 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.

  • 6  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 only is designed to mitigate crash forces; it may not avoid all collisions. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage of collision mitigation.

    Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

    Lane Keeping Assist System and/or Traffic Jam Assist only assist 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 drivers 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.
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  • 7  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
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  • 8  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. © 2019 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
  • 9  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.

  • 10  Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices are compatible with USB connection.  

  • 11  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.

  • 12  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.

  • 13  Always remain attentive when driving. Certain functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. Only operate the system when conditions permit you to safely do so. Avoid focusing on the device display or manually operating the system controls while driving. State or local laws may prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.

  • 14  Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth® only. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. Drive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform any other operation on your phone or audio device only when the vehicle is safely parked.

  • 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.

2020 Dark Grey BMW 230i 2020 BMW 230i
2020 Red Acura ILX 2020 Acura ILX with Premium Package
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
40.1 / 36.5
38.0 / 35.9
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
54.4 / 53.4
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 / 61.3
59.4 / 60.2
Length (in.)
174.7
182.2
Height (in.)
55.8
55.6
Width (in.)
69.8
70.6
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
89
89.3
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)15
10
12.4
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,386
3,095
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
Corrosion Warranty (years / miles)
12 / Unlimited
5 / Unlimited