2017 Acura ILX  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#53 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#112 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Acura ILX
The ILX, introduced by Acura in 2013, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Acura ILX packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Acura ILX is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2017 Acura ILX has a score of 74, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.045%, and the chance of injury falls to 4%.

We estimate that the 2017 Acura ILX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0494% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6425%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0494% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6425% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Acura ILX is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Acura ILX is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Acura ILX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9266Nissan AltimaMitsubishi OutlanderVolkswagen PassatAcura ILXToyota CamryAcura TLXBMW 2 SeriesMazda CX-5BMW 3 SeriesMINI CooperVolkswagen GTIHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Acura ILX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 92. The 2017 Acura ILX is safer than the 2017 Nissan Altima and less safe than the 2017 Volkswagen GTI, the 2017 MINI Cooper, the 2017 BMW 3 Series, the 2017 Mazda CX-5, and the 2017 BMW 2 Series. It is about as safe as the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, the 2017 Toyota Camry, and the 2017 Acura TLX.

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