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2013 Acura ILX Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Acura ILX was new.


Interior: 7.3

According to the automotive press, the 2013 Acura ILX’s cabin materials are high-quality, but not as luxurious as what competitors offer. The second-row seats are tight and there’s less trunk room than in competitors. Reviewers say the front seats are spacious with good cushioning.

  • "Inside, the ILX is all luxury, with a supple steering wheel, soft-touch leather all around and seats that couple support and comfort." -- AutoWeek
  • "The dashboard, the instruments, and the center stack controls are similar to those in the TSX, festooned with a platoon of buttons and switches, but the seats are comfortable, the materials upscale, and the list of standard features impressive." -- Popular Mechanics
  • "Seats are comfy. Rear-seat legroom is just OK, as expected in a compact car." -- USA Today 


Like most small cars, the ILX’s rear row will be tight for most, but one driver says two adults can fit in the back row without too much discomfort, though they may need more headroom. Reviewers say the front seats are comfortable and plush.

  • “For a compact luxury sedan, the ILX is spacious enough. It holds five adults, even though headroom might be tight for taller individuals." -- AutoWeek
  • "Most adults should find legroom sufficient, but taller ones may be short of headroom. Seats are comfortable and supportive." -- Consumer Guide (rear seats)
  • “The ILX body shell is more rigid and a little bigger than its Honda cousin's, and there's room in the rear seat for two adults to ride comfortably without too much compromise by those up front." -- Popular Mechanics 

Interior Features

Standard inn the ILX are push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, voice text messaging and a six-speaker stereo with a USB port, auxiliary audio jack and Pandora Internet radio. There are premium and technology packages available, but to the disappointment of reviewers, the technology package is not available with the 2.4-liter engine.

Car reviewers say the ILX’s cabin is made with nice materials and looks upscale. They also like that the controls aren’t hard to use, even with the optional navigation system.

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  • "All controls are within easy reach. All cars tested had the Technology Package, which includes a navigation system; it doesn't absorb basic audio controls as do some systems, a point in the ILX's favor. Some climate controls are a bit tedious to adjust, but automatic climate control is standard, so most drivers won't have to fiddle with it very often." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "All the interior bits and pieces are well integrated into an overall look, and are all crafted from upscale materials. The upper dash pad is soft to the touch and offers a pleasant contrast to the metallic look of the lower dash and center stack." -- Autoblog


ILX models don’t have as much cargo space as competitors, but reviewers say it is still enough for weekend travel. The base model’s trunk has 12.4 cubic feet of room, while that decreases to 12.3 cubic feet with the premium and technology package.

  • "… the Acura's cargo area isn't as big those in competitors such as the Buick Verano, which measures 14 cubic feet for the base model. The ILX still had plenty of room for weekend errands." -- AutoWeek

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