2018 Acura ILX  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#43 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#103 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Acura ILX
The ILX, which Acura introduced in 2013, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. The ILX has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Acura ILX has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Acura ILX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0494% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.644%, 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 5.644% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Acura ILX is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Acura ILX is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 Acura ILX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 8%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8969Nissan AltimaVolkswagen PassatAcura ILXChevrolet EquinoxHonda CR-VKia OptimaMazda CX-5Toyota CamryHonda AccordGMC TerrainVolkswagen GTIToyota C-HRComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Acura ILX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 89. The 2018 Acura ILX is less safe than the 2018 Toyota C-HR, the 2018 Volkswagen GTI, the 2018 GMC Terrain, the 2018 Honda Accord, the 2018 Toyota Camry, and the 2018 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2018 Nissan Altima, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.

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