well I never mentioned about transmission. I was actually referring the fit, finish of material and driving feel on the road, road noise.. I was almost ready to buy ILX and than VW dealer threw in a very good offer and I could not resist. Transmission can be much better but I cant just call ILX better on basis of transmission. I have been driving VW DSG cars for almost 15 years and for me it was a big decision switching to different brand.
On the side note.. the old school 2.4L Engine in 2017 ILX out of 9th generation Civic Si with 201HP, comparing with almost 900CC less Civic is little complicated. If you watch some more videos or read blogs by various automotive journalist.. they agree that Civic literally have hurt their own ILX.