How Does the 2016 Lexus IS MPG Measure Up Against a Luxury Competitor?

August 8th, 2016 by

ILXIf you’re shopping for a luxury sedan, finding a model that delivers outstanding fuel economy is likely near the top of your list, among the many elements you’re looking for in your ideal vehicle.

As you browse the latest models, you may wonder how the 2016 Lexus IS mpg compares with that of a rival high-end model like the 2017 Acura ILX. Well, wonder no more! We’ve performed a detailed comparison between these two luxury nameplates regarding their fuel efficiency, and we’ve also taken a look at the Acura ILX performance delivery. Read on to learn more!

MPG Mastery

The base-model Acura ILX is priced at just $27,990 MSRP,* while the IS cost starts at $37,325 MSRP. In addition to cost savings at the dealership, Acura ILX drivers will continue saving money for years to come at the gas pump.

In terms of fuel economy, the Acura ILX delivers a standard EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway, and 29 combined mpg.**

In contrast, the Lexus IS models achieve only between 19 and 22 city mpg, between 26 and 33 highway mpg, and between 21 and 26 combined mpg.

ILX Performance Offerings

Engine delivery in the Acura ILX is an impressive 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, as delivered by its standard 2.4L DOHC direct-injection 4-cylinder engine.

This engine is mated to a standard 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter—the very first in the automotive industry. This transmission’s design facilitates incredibly quick shifting and smooth response and particularly wows when the paddle shifters are used to control engine speed on curved or steep roads.

The ILX engine also features intelligent variable valve timing and lift electronic control (i-VTEC) along with a Drive-By-Wire throttle system.

Experience the Impressive ILX

Consumers can explore the many exceptional assets offered by the 2017 Acura ILX and experience its outstanding performance qualities at any Wisconsin Acura Dealers location.

Stop by any of our affiliated dealerships or contact us today to learn more about the ILX and to take it for a test drive!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

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