Comparing The 2021 Acura ILX & 2020 Toyota Camry Sedans

red Acura ILX drives city highway

2021 Acura ILXVS2021 Toyota Camry
Acura ILX
MSRPToyota Camry
Fuel Economy EPA Rating29/41
2.4L 4-cylinder
201 hp
Performance2.5L 4-cylinder
203 hp
8-Speed Dual-Clutch
Transmission8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive (FWD)
5 PassengersSeating Capacity5 Passengers
Driver-Assistance SuiteToyota Safety Sense
StandardMulti-View Rear CameraNot Available
4-year / 50,000-mile limited warrantyBumper-to-Bumper Warranty3-year / 36,000-mile limited warranty
Available Features On The ILX
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • Milano Leather Seats
  • Apple CarPlay® Integration
  • Android Auto™ Integration
  • 18-inch Wheels
  • Acura Navigation System
  • Acura/ELS STUDIO® Premium Audio System
  • GPS-Linked Climate Control
FeaturesAvailable Features On The Camry
  • 8-inch touch-screen
  • Apple CarPlay® Integration
  • Android Auto™ compatibility
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Panoramic glass roof with front moonroof
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Bi-LED combination headlights

How The Acura ILX Stacks Up Against The Toyota Camry

New Jersey car shoppers searching for a well-equipped new sedan for sale should see the 2021 Acura ILX, a premium compact sport sedan that’s as luxurious as it is fun to drive. This athletic new Acura goes up against a number of non-premium alternatives, such as the 2020 Toyota Camry. In this comparison review, we’ll look at how the new ILX and Camry sedans stack up in key areas.

First things first, this isn’t quite a fair fight. The 2021 Acura ILX premium compact sport sedan offers several advantages of the Camry mid-size car. For one, it’s more agile, responsive and fun to drive. Inside, there are key differences, too, which we’ll cover in detail.

Toyota’s Camry boasts a slightly lower starting price than the ILX, but it’s not as well-equipped as Acura’s premium small sedan. For instance, the 2021 Acura ILX comes standard with leather seating surfaces, with most trims featuring Acura’s plush Milano Leather Seats. The 2020 Camry boasts cloth seats as standard, and only a few versions feature basic leather seats.

Every edition of the 2021 Acura ILX presents motorists with heated front seating and Acura’s striking Jewel Eye LED headlight technology. You won’t find either of these amenities on the 2020 Camry L base trim. As a matter of fact, no versions of this Camry offer lighting technology that’s comparable to the ILX’s Jewel Eye LED headlights.

When it comes to power and performance, we find that these sedans are more comparable. Both models come equipped with 200-plus horsepower and 8-speed transmissions for efficient performance.

Acura’s innovative dual-clutch transmission with a torque converter is standard equipment and provides quick shifts, responsive power and smooth acceleration from a standstill. The Camry gets a traditional 8-speed automatic that’s efficient but not as thrilling as the Acura’s DCT. Only the ILX gets paddle shifters as standard equipment.

With its shorter wheelbase and overall length, the 2021 Acura ILX is certainly the sportier and more agile sedan here. If you’re looking for the fun and maneuverability of a sports car, but in a premium sedan, you’ve found it with the new ILX! Toyota’s Camry mid-size sedan remains a practical choice for drivers and families, but it’s far less inspiring than the Acura model.

Drivers seeking a safe sedan can count on both of these new cars for sale, as they both offer standard safety suites with advanced driver-assist technologies. From adaptive cruise control and lane departure alert to pre-collision automatic braking, the Acura and Toyota sedans help ensure a safer journey. However, only one of these sedans features the added safety and security of a multi-angle rearview camera, and that’s the ILX. Three viewing modes — normal, wide and top-down — are included as standard equipment on the Acura sedan’s backup camera display. The 2020 Camry doesn’t even offer anything more than a single-view camera.

Now that you’ve reviewed how the 2021 Acura ILX and 2020 Toyota Camry compare, which do you prefer? If you still need more information, the team at DCH Montclair Acura welcomes you to visit us for a test drive.

Upgrade To A New ILX In Verona, New Jersey

New Acura luxury automobiles like the 2021 Acura ILX feature a generous manufacturer-backed limited warranty covering the vehicle from bumper to bumper for four years or 50,000 miles. You won’t find such an extensive factory warranty from automakers like Toyota! If you need even more reasons to choose the ILX over the Camry, feel free to contact our team.

If you’re eager to trade in and trade up to a new Acura ILX near Livingston, NJ, then shop at our Acura dealership in Verona. Here, you can explore our complete collection of new, used and certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles from Acura, including a range of stylish ILX sedans.

Acquiring a new ILX is highly affordable at our Verona, NJ, auto dealership, thanks to our competitive pricing and the Acura lease specials and finance offers available. Shop our website today to secure your preferred Acura automobile and get pre-qualified for an auto loan.

Once you purchase or lease a new Acura, remember that you can always turn to the DCH Montclair Acura team for routine auto care. We’re home to a Acura service center and parts facility that will keep your Acura performing at its peak for many miles and years to come.