Nissan Altima 2.5 SL can't compete with ILX's performance and innovation

2018 Black Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

MSRP $29,1101
MPG (City / Hwy) 27/382
SPEED CVT
ENGINE 2.5L 4-Cyl
2019 Red Acura ILX

2019 Acura ILX

MSRP $25,9001
MPG (City / Hwy) 24/342
SPEED 8
ENGINE 2.4L 4-Cyl
Ready to see where else ILX outperforms Altima 2.5 SL? Let's go.
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The Differences are Clear
2018 Dark Grey Nissan Altima Headlight

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the Altima 2.5 SL, providing a standard illumination experience.

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the Altima 2.5 SL, providing a standard illumination experience.

 2019 Grey Acura ILX Headlight LEDs

Acura ILX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

ILX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

Acura ILX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

ILX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

2018 Dark Grey Nissan Altima Grille

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Front Styling

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

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Front Styling

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

2019 Grey Acura ILX Grille

Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

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

Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

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

2018 Dark Grey Nissan Altima Tail Light

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Conventional Tail Lights

The Nissan Altima 2.5 SL features conventional tail lights; LEDs are not available.

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Conventional Tail Lights

The Nissan Altima 2.5 SL features conventional tail lights; LEDs are not available.

 2019 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.

2018 Nissan Altima Tan Interior Seats

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Front Seating

You'll find traditionally-styled front seating on the Altima 2.5 SL.

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Front Seating

You'll find traditionally-styled front seating on the Altima 2.5 SL.

 2019 Acura ILX Black Interior Seats

Acura ILX Enhanced Front Seating

ILX's newly-shaped front sport seats offer enhanced style and support.

Prototype Shown

Acura ILX Enhanced Front Seating

ILX's newly-shaped front sport seats offer enhanced style and support.

Prototype Shown

2019 ILX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

2019 ILX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2019 ILX Models from November 1, 2018 through January 2, 2019, 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 January 2, 2019. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2019 ILX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



2019 White Acura ILX Front View in White Building

Acura ILX: Superior by Design

201 Horsepower
8 Speed DCT with Torque Converter

The Nissan Altima 2.5 SL and Acura ILX both offer impressive style and performance. But the reimagined 2019 ILX is clearly superior. Its 2.4-liter DOHC engine boasts 201 horsepower, giving you more muscle than the Altima 2.5 SL. The ILX also comes standard with an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with torque converter, plus paddle shifters for added control.

Additionally, the ILX includes a long list of standard features you’ll pay extra for on the Nissan including LED headlights, power moonroof, and multi-view rear camera. An available new A-Spec package (on vehicle shown) also gives your new ILX an even bolder appearance with stylish touches like 18-inch alloy Shark Grey wheels, LED fog lights and sport seats trimmed in rich red or black leather.

2019 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™ (CMBS™)

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)7 uses radar and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 
2019 Acura ILX 
Base Models "Starting At" Price
$23,2601
$25,9001
Models As Shown
$29,110
$26,300
Performance
Models As Shown
2.5 SL
ILX

Engine

 

2.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder
2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder 
Automatic Transmission
CVT
8-Speed Dual Clutch w/ Torque Converter
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)
179 @ 6,000
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
177 @ 4,000
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)2
27 / 38 / 31
24 / 34 / 28
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
Not Available
Standard
Safety & Driver Assist
NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test Rating3
5 Stars
5 Stars
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating3
4 Stars
4 Stars
Rear Camera4
Single View
Multi-View
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System5
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System6
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)9
Not Available
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)7
Standard
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System8
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow10
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry, Pushbutton Ignition
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
Optional
Standard
Driver Seat Memory
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
Active Sound Control
Not Available
Standard
Hill Start Assist
Not Available
Standard
Audio Systems
HD Radio®
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
Standard
Standard
Pandora Compatibility11
Not Available
Standard
Media
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
Standard
Standard
Dual-Screen Display
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Integration12,13
Available with Package Upgrade
Available with Package Upgrade
Siri® Eyes Free14
Standard
Standard
SMS Text Message Capability15
Standard
Standard
Exterior
LED Headlights
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
LED Taillights
Not Available
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Standard
Standard
Power Moonroof
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Wheels & Tires
17"
17"
Interior
Power Driver's Seat
Standard (8-Way with Power Lumbar)
Standard (8-Way with Power Lumbar)
Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard

2019 ILX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

2019 ILX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2019 ILX Models from November 1, 2018 through January 2, 2019, 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 January 2, 2019. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2019 ILX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



2019 ILX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

2019 ILX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2019 ILX Models from November 1, 2018 through January 2, 2019, 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 January 2, 2019. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2019 ILX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



2019 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 2019 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.

  • 5  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.

  • 6  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. 

  • 7  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.

  • 8  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.

  • 9  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.

  • 10  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.
  • 11  Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

  • 12  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.

  • 13  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. 

  • 14  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.

  • 15  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.

  • 16  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. 

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

2018 Black Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 2018 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL
2019 Red Acura ILX 2019 Acura ILX
Interior Dimensions
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
40.0 / 37.1
38.0 / 35.9
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
56.4 / 56.4
55.6 / 53.6
Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
54.0 / 52.1
50.3 / 51.7
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
45.0 / 36.1
42.3 / 34.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
109.3
105.1
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
62.4 / 62.4
59.4 / 60.2
Length (in.)
191.9
182.2
Height (in.)
57.9
55.6
Width (in.)
72.0
70.6
Weights & Capacities
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
101.9
89.3
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)16
15.4
12.3
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,254
3,095
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
18.0
13.2
Warranty 
Basic Warranty (years / miles)17
3 / 36,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)17
5 / 60,000
7 / 70,000
Corrosion Warranty (years / miles)
5 / Unlimited
5 / Unlimited