When comparing the Acura ILX's and the Honda Insight's specifications and ratings, the Acura ILX has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Honda Insight has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Acura ILX's and the Honda Insight's specifications and ratings, the Honda Insight is a better car than the Acura ILX.
Acura ILX vs. Honda Insight Pricing
A used 2022 Acura ILX ranges from $24,895 to $32,977 while a used 2022 Honda Insight is priced between $22,994 to $31,216.
Acura ILX vs. Honda Insight Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Acura ILX loses 48 percent of its value and the Honda Insight loses 40.1 percent of its value. This means the Honda Insight retains 7.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Acura ILX.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Acura ILX’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Honda Insight base engine makes 151 horsepower. The ILX is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The Insight is rated to deliver an average of 52 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 519 miles. This gives the Honda Insight the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Acura ILX. The ILX uses premium unleaded, and the Insight uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Honda Insight, a hybrid compact car, 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 and Honda Insight are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Acura ILX and the Honda Insight have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.