When we compare the 2021 Acura ILX's and the 2021 Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Acura ILX has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The 2021 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Acura ILX's and the 2021 Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Honda Civic is a better car than the 2021 Acura ILX.
2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Honda Civic Pricing
A used 2021 Acura ILX ranges from $22,181 to $30,013 while a used 2021 Honda Civic is priced between $19,999 to $27,660.
2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Honda Civic Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Acura ILX loses 48 percent of its value and the 2021 Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Honda Civic retains 17.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Acura ILX.
2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Honda Civic Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura ILX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Honda Civic's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Acura ILX being ranked 8 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars.
2021 Acura ILX vs. 2021 Honda Civic Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura ILX is 7.7 out of 10. For the Honda Civic the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic an advantage in reliability compared to the Acura ILX.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Acura ILX’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the 2021 Honda Civic base engine makes 158 horsepower. The ILX is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 471 miles. This gives the 2021 Honda Civic the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Acura ILX. The ILX uses premium unleaded, and the Civic uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2021 Honda Civic has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2021 Acura ILX and 2021 Honda Civic are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Acura ILX and the 2021 Honda Civic have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.