Lexus IS 300 can't compete with ILX performance and innovation

2020 Grey Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus IS 300

MSRP $38,5601
MPG (City/Hwy) 21/302 
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
The Differences are Clear
2020 Grey Lexus IS 300 Headlight
Lexus IS 300 LED Headlights

Conventional LED headlights can be found on the Lexus IS 300. 

Lexus IS 300 LED Headlights

Conventional LED headlights can be found on the Lexus IS 300. 

 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 Grey Lexus IS 300 Grille
Lexus IS 300 Front Styling

The grille and front styling on the IS 300 haven't significantly evolved in a few years and lack excitement.

Lexus IS 300 Front Styling

The grille and front styling on the IS 300 haven't significantly evolved in a few years and lack excitement.

2020 Grey Acura ILX Grille
Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

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

Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

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

2020 Lexus IS 300 Black Interior Display
Lexus IS 300 Single-View Display

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

Lexus IS 300 Single-View Display

IS’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 Lexus IS 300 Black Interior Seats
Lexus IS 300 Front Seating

You won't find heated front seats on the Lexus IS for the base price.

Lexus IS 300 Front Seating

You won't find heated front seats on the Lexus IS for the base price.

2020 Acura ILX Black Interior Seats
Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

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

Acura ILX Heated Front Seating

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

2019 ILX $500 Upgrade Opportunity

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Available to current owners of a 2009 or newer Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Subaru and Volkswagen vehicles.

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2019 ILX

2019 ILX $500 Upgrade Opportunity

Available to current owners of a 2009 or newer Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Subaru and Volkswagen vehicles.

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2019 ILX

Eligible through 01/02/2020. $500 toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold 2019 ILX to qualified current owners of 2009 or newer Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Subaru and Volkswagen vehicle. Must provide proof of ownership of eligible vehicle in the form of a current vehicle registration or proof of valid auto insurance. Not compatible with other with Zero Due at Lease Signing leases or other Loyalty offers. Used, Certified Pre-Owned Used and Fleet vehicles are NOT eligible. No trade-in required. Offer excludes recent purchase and is transferable among members of the same household when the retail delivery registration address matches the current address on the proof of ownership document. Not redeemable for cash. Incentive paid to dealer and requires dealer participation. Not all customers qualify. See your participating Acura dealer for details.

Only one $500 2019 ILX Upgrade offer per eligible new vehicle. Offer may be terminated at any time.

2020 White Acura ILX Front View in White Building

Acura ILX: Superior by Design

201 Horsepower
8 Speed DCT with Torque Converter

The Lexus IS 300 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 the IS, the Acura ILX is almost 500 pounds lighter than the Lexus. This impressive power-to-weight ratio makes ILX one of the most powerful and nimble cars in its class and yields higher EPA MPG ratings than IS 300. The ILX also comes standard with an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with torque converter. The Lexus 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 the Lexus IS 300 including leather-appointed heated front seats, a multi-view rear camera, and Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto integration. 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™)8 uses radar and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

for the win

2020 Lexus IS 
2020 Acura ILX with Premium Package 
COMPARABLE MODELS
Base Models "Starting At" Price
$38,5601
$25,9001
Models As Shown
$38,560
$28,150
PERFORMANCE
Engine
2.0L I4 Turbo
2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder 
Automatic Transmission
8-Speed  
8-Speed Dual Clutch w/ Torque Converter
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)
241 @ 5,800
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
258 @ 1,650-4,400
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)2 
21 / 30 / 24
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 Monitor
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System5
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System6
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System7
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)10
Not Available
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)8
Standard
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System9
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow11
Standard
Standard
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column
Available with Package Upgrade (Power Tilt)
Standard
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry, Pushbutton Ignition
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
Not Available
Standard
HomeLink
Standard
Standard
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Not Available
Standard
Active Sound Control
Not Available
Standard
Hill Start Assist
Not Available
Standard
AUDIO SYSTEMS
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® 
Standard
Standard
Pandora Compatibility13
Optional
Standard
USB Port12
Not Available
Standard
MEDIA & CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
Standard
Standard
Dual-Screen Display
Not Available
Standard
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration14,15
Not Available
Standard
Siri® Eyes Free16
Standard
Standard
SMS Text Message Capability17
Standard
Standard
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
Standard
Standard (Jewel Eye®)
LED Fog lights
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
LED Taillights
Standard
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Not Available
Standard
Power Moonroof
Standard
Standard
Wheels & Tires
17"
17"
INTERIOR
Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard
Leather-Appointed Seating
Not Available
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
 
  • 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  FCW 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. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 7  LDW only alerts drivers 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. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. 

  • 8  CMBS 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.

  • 9  Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 10  LKAS 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. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 11  Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.

  • 12  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.

  • 13  Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

  • 14 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.

  • 15  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. 

  • 16  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.

  • 17  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.

  • 18  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. 

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

2020 Grey Lexus IS 300 2020 Lexus IS
2020 Red Acura ILX 2020 Acura ILX with Premium Package
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
38.2 / 36.9
38.0 / 35.9
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
55.9 / 53.4
55.6 / 53.6
Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
54.3 / 54.0
50.3 / 51.7
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
44.8 / 32.2
42.3 / 34.0
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.)
110.2
105.1
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
60.4 / 61.0
59.4 / 60.2
Length (in.)
184.3
182.2
Height (in.)
56.3
55.6
Width (in.)
71.3
70.6
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
90
89.3
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)18
10.8
12.4
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,583
3,095
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
17.4
13.2
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)19
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)19
6 / 70,000
7 / 70,000
Corrosion Warranty (years / miles)
6 / Unlimited
5 / Unlimited