2013-Acura-ILX Walking around the new 2013 Acura ILX, there’s little to tip off the casual observer that this car shares its platform with the Honda Civic. This is a very good thing, as nobody who’s shopping the entry-level premium segment wants their vehicle to look like a mainstream compact. By now, you’ve surely developed an opinion on the sharp creases and bold look of modern Acura products, so we’re not going to dwell on its beak-like fascia other than to say it’s been downsized on the ILX and that it mostly blends in with its overall design ethos.

We wouldn’t expect the face of the ILX to deter many buyers if they are happy with what the rest of the car offers, which is not something we could say of some recent Acura designs. A look at the ILX in profile tells you that Acura isn’t backing all the way