Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure

ILX 2020 profile in Modern Steel Metallic drivers side

To enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions, the ILX features Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.


  • The ACE design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute frontal crash energy more evenly throughout the vehicle.

  • ACE incorporates extra braces at the front corners to absorb and distribute impact energy from narrow off-set collisions in which a small portion at one side of the front end must absorb the collision forces.

  • The outer braces are designed to transfer impact load toward the center of the frame where the energy can be distributed around the cabin area more evenly.

  • The enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash.