When comparing the Acura ILX's and the Hyundai ELANTRA's specifications and ratings, the Acura ILX has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The Hyundai ELANTRA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Acura ILX's and the Hyundai ELANTRA's specifications and ratings, the Hyundai ELANTRA is a better car than the Acura ILX.
Acura ILX vs. Hyundai ELANTRA Pricing
A used 2022 Acura ILX ranges from $24,895 to $32,977 while a used 2022 Hyundai ELANTRA is priced between $19,852 to $26,844.
Acura ILX vs. Hyundai ELANTRA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Acura ILX loses 48 percent of its value and the Hyundai ELANTRA loses 41.1 percent of its value. This means the Hyundai ELANTRA retains 6.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Acura ILX.
Acura ILX vs. Hyundai ELANTRA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura ILX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Hyundai ELANTRA's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Acura ILX being ranked 8 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Hyundai ELANTRA being ranked 12 out of 26 Best Compact Cars.
Acura ILX vs. Hyundai ELANTRA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura ILX is 7.7 out of 10. For the Hyundai ELANTRA the reliability rating is 7.8 out of 10. This gives the Hyundai ELANTRA 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 Hyundai ELANTRA base engine makes 147 horsepower. The ILX is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The ELANTRA is rated to deliver an average of 35 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles. This gives the Hyundai ELANTRA the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Acura ILX. The ILX uses premium unleaded, and the ELANTRA uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the Hyundai ELANTRA 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 Hyundai ELANTRA are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Acura ILX has higher safety ratings than the Hyundai ELANTRA, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.64 out of 5 Stars.