The 2018 Acura ILX in Houston vs. The Infiniti Q50

February 28th, 2018 by

If you are looking for a refined and powerful ride, the 2018 Acura ILX in Houston may be for you!  Putting it against the competition such as the 2018 Infiniti Q50, it is easy to see why the ILX is the obvious choice with its…

Safety Features

As the saying goes, “safety first!”  The Acura ILX has various safety features that set it apart from the Infiniti Q50.  The Acura ILX has smart airbags that can deploy on different levels of force depending on conditions during a collision.  If someone is leaning against a door, the side airbag will not deploy to prevent injury.  The Q50 does not have smart airbags.  While the Infiniti Q50 and Acura ILX both have antilock brakes, traction control systems, and electronic stability systems, the Q50 does not have Active Head Restraints.  These restraints prevent head and spinal injuries during a collision by moving forward with the head and prevent the whiplash effect.  On the ILX, Active Head Restraints are standard.

Transmission and Fuel Economy

The Acura ILX has a standard eight-speed automatic transmission.  The Infiniti Q50 is only offered in a seven-speed automatic.  The ILX also offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG).  This transmission system has no clutch pedal to worry about as well as a fully automatic mode making it efficient.  The Q50 does not offer this feature.  Overall, the ILX has better fuel efficiency than the Q50 with a 2.0t RWD engine with 25 city/ 35 hwy* compared to 23 city/ 30 hwy*.

To get a smoother ride, the Acura ILX utilizes standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads.  Adding to a smoother ride is the fact that the Acura ILX may handle roads better as well as be more efficient due to it weighing around 600- 1050 pounds less than the Q50.

There’s so much more to the 2018 Acura ILX in Houston to list here.  Come to John Eagle Acura, your Houston Acura dealer, to test drive one and find out for yourself why the Acura ILX is the obvious choice!  We hope to see you soon!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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