6. Acura ILX
The Acura brand was the original Japanese luxury maker to come to the US. But if you look at their lineup today, you’d wonder what’s happened. Acura has been outpaced by Lexus every year since the brand’s inception. The Acura ILX is a prime example of this because the Accord-based sedan doesn’t showcase anything in the way of luxury. When you buy a luxury sedan, you want to feel like you’re being wrapped in luxury. In the ILX, you feel like you are simply in a top-level Accord. That’s probably not what most of us want to spend that much money on.
The ILX also suffers in the way of performance, with a basic engine at best. The car is advertised as being a sport sedan, but it’s hardly that. The infotainment center is the standard Honda fare. The ILX also has a backup camera and side view cameras, but as far as features go, the car is lacking. Most luxury sedan buyers are going to ignore the ILX. For the 2020 model year, there is little that changes to this aged sedan, and thus, you’d be better off looking somewhere else.
Acura made its bones by offering luxury performance cars. However, the ILX just doesn’t live up to the company’s reputation. If you are looking for a sport sedan, the IS250 might be a better and more rounded option.