When we compare the Acura ILX's and the Acura RDX's specifications and ratings, the Acura ILX has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. The Acura RDX has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Acura ILX's and the Acura RDX's specifications and ratings, the Acura RDX is a better car than the Acura ILX.
Acura ILX vs. Acura RDX Pricing
A used 2022 Acura ILX ranges from $24,895 to $32,977 while a used 2023 Acura RDX is priced between $41,497 to $51,990.
Acura ILX vs. Acura RDX Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Acura ILX loses 48 percent of its value and the Acura RDX loses 49.3 percent of its value. This means the Acura ILX retains 1.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Acura RDX.
Acura ILX vs. Acura RDX Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura ILX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Acura RDX's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Acura ILX being ranked 8 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Acura RDX being ranked 1 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs.
Acura ILX vs. Acura RDX Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura ILX is 7.7 out of 10. For the Acura RDX the reliability rating is 8.6 out of 10. This gives the Acura RDX a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Acura ILX.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Acura ILX’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Acura RDX base engine makes 272 horsepower. The ILX is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The RDX is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 479 miles.This gives the Acura ILX the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Acura RDX the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Acura RDX, a crossover/compact SUV, 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 Acura ILX, a compact car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Acura ILX and the Acura RDX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Acura RDX has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.