2019 Acura ILX Standard vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE

October 8th, 2018 by

2019 Acura ILX

Drivers often assume the difference between a top of the line standard sedan like the 2019 Toyota Corolla XSE will match the performance and technology of an entry-level luxury model like the 2019 Acura ILX Standard. All it takes is a quick comparison of key specs and features to see how far off the mark they are, so we’ve compared the two on:

  • Price and Warranty
  • Performance
  • Interior and Features

Price and Warranty

You might think there’s a huge step up in price from a compact sedan like the Toyota Corolla to an elite model like the Acura ILX, but the ILX Standard only starts at $25,900* to the Toyota Corolla XSE’s $22,880, which makes a minimal impact on your monthly payments.
The Acura also offers long-term savings thanks to far stronger warranty coverage:

  • Basic Warranty: 48 Months/50,000 Miles with the Acura vs. 36 Months/36,000 Miles with the Toyota.
  • Powertrain Warranty Time: 72 Months/70,000 Miles with the Acura vs. 60 Months/60,000 Miles with the Toyota.
2019 Acura ILX Gray Back View


Kelley Blue Book called the new Acura ILX “fun to throw around corners” and noted it was “eager to please”. The Toyota Corolla feels underpowered in contrast, and a quick look at power ratings shows why.

  • Acura ILX Engine Specs: Up to 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque from a 2.4L 4-cylinder.
  • Toyota Corolla Engine Specs: Up to just 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque from a 1.8L 4-cylinder.
2019 Acura ILX Gray Black Driving

Features and Interior

There’s a little more room to breathe in the Acura thanks to 55.6 inches of front shoulder room vs just 54.8 in the Toyota Corolla. Better yet, the Acura Standard brings several features unavailable with the Toyota Corolla XSE, including:

  • GPS-Linked Climate Control
  • Power Sunroof
  • 2nd Row Head Restraints (2nd Row)
2019 Acura ILX Gray Red Interior

The Acura ILX More than Earns its Luxury Status Over the Toyota Corolla

Compare Acura ILX Standard price vs. Toyota Corolla price and you’ll wonder exactly where the Toyota thinks its value is. For strong features, superior warranty coverage, and exceptional performance, feel free to contact us today or visit a Kansas City Acura showroom to explore special offers and financing options.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
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