Although there isn't a ton of differences I like how the TSX dash looks, especially that trim going from the passenger side A-pilar to the driver side A-pilar. It pulls together everything else below it nicely...much better than the ILX.I do agree with the TSX starting to show age.
Check out this TSX vs ILX interior comparison. I like the ILX interior more in every way.
ILX 2.0 Interior
I bet the ILX also felt lighter. I don't think the 2.4 liter engine in the TSX gives it the power it needs, it is on the heavy side!I test drove both the TSX (2.4 AT) and the ILX (2.0 AT). I liked the ILX because of its size and
good looks. I bought the 2.4 MT without even driving it. Couldn't be happier!
I think even better suspension bushings might even help and depending on how the engine and transmission mounts are, if improved I bet it will help the ILX feel even more confident in the turns.The TSX feels more rigid and confident in turns but the ILX feels much much lighter.. It feels lighter than a 3,000lb car. With a more firm set of swaybars and springs it would make a world of difference.. I believe.
It's still very early in the game for things like that to be made for the ILX, A lot of ILX owners just want to drive it and nothing more. As more of them hit the used car market and the type of people that would do mods get their hands on them, thats when i think we'll see this happen. Probably not for another couple years.Im pretty sure after what they did with the 24hrs thunderhill Acura ILX that will be a big influence for the aftermarket to start producing stronger and thicker sway bars and endlinks for the ILX to make it handling a little more aggressive around turns.