In comparing the Acura MDX's and the Acura ILX's specifications and ratings, the Acura MDX has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. 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. Based on this comparison of the Acura MDX's and the Acura ILX's specifications and ratings, the Acura MDX is a better car than the Acura ILX.
Acura MDX vs. Acura ILX Pricing
A used 2022 Acura MDX ranges from $40,930 to $59,898 while a used 2022 Acura ILX is priced between $24,895 to $32,977.
Acura MDX vs. Acura ILX Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Acura MDX loses 53.7 percent of its value and the Acura ILX loses 48 percent of its value. This means the Acura ILX retains 5.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Acura MDX.
Acura MDX vs. Acura ILX Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura MDX is 8.8 out of 10 while the Acura ILX's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Acura MDX being ranked 1 out of 24 Best Luxury 7-Seater SUVs and the Acura ILX being ranked 8 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars.
Acura MDX vs. Acura ILX Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura MDX is 9.4 out of 10. For the Acura ILX the reliability rating is 7.7 out of 10. This gives the Acura MDX an advantage in reliability compared to the Acura ILX.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Acura MDX’s base engine makes 290 horsepower, and the Acura ILX base engine makes 201 horsepower. The MDX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles. The ILX is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles.This gives the Acura ILX the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Acura MDX the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Acura MDX, a crossover/midsize 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 MDX and the Acura ILX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.