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

2020 White Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

2020 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

MSRP $30,2401
MPG (City/Hwy) 28/392
SPEED CVT
ENGINE 2.5L 4-Cyl
2020 Red Acura ILX

2020 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
2020 White Nissan Altima Headlight

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Conventional LEDs

Conventional LED headlights come standard on the Altima 2.5 SL.

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Conventional LEDs

Conventional LED headlights come standard on the Altima 2.5 SL.

 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 White 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.

 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 Nissan Altima Center Console Display

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Single-View Display

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

Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Single-View Display

The Altima'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™ in ILX lets you easily switch between climate, audio, and programmed shortcuts.

 

Acura ILX Dual Display

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

 

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 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL and Acura ILX both offer impressive style and performance. But the reimagined 2020 ILX is clearly superior. Its 2.4-liter DOHC engine boasts 201 horsepower, giving you more muscle than the 2020 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 won't find on the Nissan including Jewel Eye® LED headlights, GPS-linked climate control, and a 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 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 Score.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™)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
2020 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 
2020 Acura ILX 
Base Models "Starting At" Price
$24,1001
$25,9001
Models As Shown
$30,240
$26,300
Performance

Engine

 

2.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder
2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder 
Automatic Transmission
CVT
8-Speed Dual Clutch w/ Torque Converter
Engine Horsepower (@rpm)  
188 @ 6000
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)  
180 @ 3600
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)2
28 / 39 / 32
24 / 34 / 28
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
Not Available
Standard
Safety & Driver Assist
NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test Rating3
Not Rated
5 Stars
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating3
Not Rated
4 Stars
Rear Camera4
Single-View
Multi-View
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System5
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System6
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)9
Standard
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)7
Standard
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System8
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow10
Standard
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Dual-Zone, Automatic Climate Control with Air-Quality Sensor & Air Filtration
Standard
Standard
GPS-Linked Climate Control11
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry, Pushbutton Ignition
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
Not Available
Standard
Driver Seat Memory
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
Active Sound Control
Not Available
Standard
Audio Systems
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
Standard
Standard
Pandora Compatibility12
Not Available
Standard
USB Port
Standard
Standard
Media
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
Standard
Standard
Dual-Screen Display
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
Siri® Eyes Free13
Standard
Standard
SMS Text Message Capability14
Standard
Standard
Exterior
LED Headlights
Standard
Standard (Jewel Eye®)
LED Tail Lights
Not Available
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Standard
Standard
Power Moonroof
Standard
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

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.

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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 White Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 2020 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL
2020 Red Acura ILX 2020 Acura ILX
Interior Dimensions
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
38.0 / 36.7
38.0 / 35.9
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
58.2 / 57.1
55.6 / 53.6
Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
54.7 / 54.5
50.3 / 51.7
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
43.8 / 35.2
42.3 / 34.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
111.2
105.1
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
63.2 / 63.2
59.4 / 60.2
Length (in.)
192.9
182.2
Height (in.)
56.8
55.6
Width (in.)
72.9
70.6
Weights & Capacities
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
98.8
89.3
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)15
15.4
12.3
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,291
3,095
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
16.2
13.2
Warranty 
Basic Warranty (years / miles)16
3 / 36,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)16
5 / 60,000
7 / 70,000
Corrosion Warranty (years / miles)
5 / Unlimited
5 / Unlimited