2022
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Lexus IS 300 can't compete with ILX performance and innovation

2021 Lexus IS 300
2022 Acura ILX with Premium Package
COMPARABLY EQUIPPED
$40,2501
COMPARABLY EQUIPPPED
$28,5002
MPG (City/Hwy)
21/313 
MPG (City/Hwy)
24/343
SPEED
8
SPEED
8
ENGINE
2.0L
I-4 Turbo
ENGINE
2.4L
4-CYL

The Differences are Clear

Lexus IS 300 LED Headlights
Acura ILX Jewel Eye LEDs
Lexus IS 300 Front Seating
Acura ILX Heated Front Seating
Lexus IS 300 Single-View Display
Acura ILX Dual Display

2022 ILX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch Featured Special Lease

$289
per month for 36 months $3,099 total due at signing
Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, title, license and documentary service fees. For well-qualified lessees.
2022 ILX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch Featured Special Lease
$289.00 PER MO./36 MO. $3,099.00 due at lease signing.

Closed-end lease for 2022 ILX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch vehicles (DE2F3NJW) available from September 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $27,545.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, title, license and documentary service fee). Actual net capitalized cost $24,486.45. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $10,404.00. Option to purchase at lease end $15,976.10.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by November 1, 2021. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

Acura ILX: Superior by Design

201
Horsepower4
8
Speed DCT with Torque Converter

The Lexus IS 300 and Acura ILX both offer bold style and performance. But the 2022 ILX is clearly superior. While its 2.4-liter DOHC engine provides less overall horsepower than the IS, the Acura ILX is hundreds of 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 including leather-appointed heated front seats, a multi-view rear camera and a power moonroof. An available new A-Spec package 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.  

 

Standard features make ILX stand out

What comes standard on ILX with Premium Package raises the Lexus IS 300 price by thousands.
First-Class Front Seating  
ILX with Premium Package features leather-appointed seating throughout the vehicle, and front seats are heated. Leather seating is unavailable for the IS and heated seating is an upgrade.
Power Moonroof
Enjoy a starry night for no extra charge – a power moonroof comes standard on ILX. A moonroof is an optional feature on the IS 300, costing aspiring stargazers more.
Multi-View Rear Camera
Park perfectly: ILX is equipped with a multi-view rear camera that offers three different images of the areas behind the vehicle once reverse is engaged.8 The Lexus IS comes with a single-view rear camera.
On Demand Multi-Use Display™ 2.0
Two intuitive touch screens on the ILX center control panel let you simultaneously access audio, climate control, phone and more. A single-screen display on the Lexus IS doesn’t allow you to access multiple functions at the same time.
Active Sound Control
Active Sound Control on ILX mitigates engine noise for a quieter ride throughout the vehicle. The Lexus IS 300 does not provide technology to actively mitigate noise. 

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

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.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
LKAS applies steering assistance at higher speeds, helping to keep your Acura centered in the detected lane.10

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.
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
RDM alerts the driver to an unintentional departure from a detected lane or roadway. The feature is able to apply steering torque and braking to help keep the vehicle on the roadway.10

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.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
ACC helps reduce driver fatigue by maintaining a set speed and interval from a vehicle detected ahead. The low-speed feature will bring the vehicle to a complete stop if the detected vehicle slows to a stop.10
for the win
2021 Lexus IS 300
2022 Acura ILX with Premium Package 
COMPARABLE MODELS
Comparably Equipped
$40,2501
$28,5002
PERFORMANCE
Engine
2.0L I4 Turbo
2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder 
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)4
241 @ 5800
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)5
258 @ 1650-4400
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)3
21 / 31 / 25
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
Available with Trim Upgrade
Standard
Smart Entry with Keyless Access
Standard
Standard
Dual-Zone, Automatic Climate Control with Air-Quality Sensor & Air Filtration
Standard
Standard
HomeLink
Standard
Standard
AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY
Dual-Screen Display
Not Available
Standard
Premium Audio System
Standard
Standard
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration6,7
Standard
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®11
Standard
Standard
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio12
Standard
Standard
USB Port13
Standard
Standard
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
Rear Camera8
Single-View 
Multi-View
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor8
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System14
Standard
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
Standard
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System10
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow10
Standard
Standard
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
Standard
Standard (Jewel Eye®)
LED Taillights
Standard
Standard
Power Moonroof
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Remote-Operated Moonroof
Not Available
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Standard
Standard
INTERIOR
Leather-Appointed Seating
Not Available
Standard
Power Front Seats
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seats
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Standard
Standard

Acura Military Appreciation Program

$750
in savings
In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (includes Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].
See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.
CALCULATE PAYMENT
Acura Military Appreciation Program
In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (includes Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

[1] For well-qualified clients who meet the Military Appreciation Offer criteria, subject to approval by AFS. Offer is for 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models(includes AcuraTLX Type S,excludes Acura NSX and PMC Editions). Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. $750 towards Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold Acura vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer applies to Active Duty U.S. Military and Ready Reserve and their spouses; eligible U.S. Military Veterans within two years of their separation from active service and their spouses; eligible U.S. Military Retirees; spouses of U.S. Military Retirees within two years of separation from active service; and Gold Star family members. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2022 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 MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (include Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]
See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.
CALCULATE PAYMENT
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 MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (include Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

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 includes Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models. 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, 2022 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 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  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicle to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps ($1,250).
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  • 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 $1,045.00. 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.
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  • 3  Based on 2022 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.
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  • 4 Lexus IS horsepower: 241 @ 5800 (SAE net); Acura ILX horsepower: 201 @ 6800 (SAE net).
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  • 5  Lexus IS torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1650-4400 rpm (SAE net); Acura ILX torque: 180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm (SAE net).
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  • 6  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.
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  • 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.
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  • 8  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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 16  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
2021 Lexus IS 300
2022 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.)
185.4
182.2
Height (in.)
56.7
55.6
Width (in.)
72.4
70.6
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
EPA Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)15
10.8
12.4
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,715
3,122
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
17.4
13.2
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)16
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)16
6 / 70,000
7 / 70,000