4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Strut Front / Multi-Link Rear

2020 ILX MacPherson struts front suspension and a multi-link arrangement in the rear

The ILX uses a combination of MacPherson struts for the front suspension and a multi-link arrangement in the rear. Using a strut-style front suspension makes more room available for crash structure. The multi-link rear suspension maximizes second-row seating and cargo space – all while providing outstanding handling and ride quality.


  • The MacPherson struts front suspension has specially-tuned bushings and performance-calibrated geometry. This provides optimal wheel alignment while turning and smooth, solid handling.

  • The multi-link rear suspension includes stamped-steel upper A-arms, cast aluminum knuckles, double lower lateral links, steel-toe control links, coil-over dampers and a large stabilizer bar.

  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers feature two pistons per damper (a.k.a. shock absorber) rather than one. The first piston reacts to absorb minor road vibration, while the second one is stiffer, reigning in a larger suspension motion for improved stability.