Black 2016 Acura ILX 2.4L FWD 8-Speed Dual-Clutch 2.4L I4 DOHC i-VTEC 16VRecent Arrival! 25/36 City/Highway MPGAwards:* 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Top Safety Pick+ (When equipped with optional front crash protection) * 2016 KBB.com Best Buy Awards Finalist * 2016 KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own AwardsKelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch(tm) study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.Reviews:* Price tag is fairly low across the board; generous list of standard features; feels kind of sporty thanks to precise steering; rear seat is roomy for its class. Source: Edmunds* The Acura ILX features classic sport sedan proportions- an elongated hood with a short rear deck. An upward-sweeping character line stretches from the front fender to the muscular haunch. 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels are standard on all models and complete the sporting look. Jewel Eye LED headlights are standard, providing a whiter light for better visibility. The ILZ is powered by a 2.4L 201hp i-VTEC 4-cylinder providing 25 MPG city and 36hwy. The sophistication of the ILX interior begins with the plush feel of the seats which feature leather trim and breathable perforated leather on both front and rear seating surfaces. Leather-equipped models have dual-level heaters for cold days and feature 8-way power adjustable driver's seat. All models are equipped with a multi-view rear camera that gives you a choice of three different images of the area behind the vehicle when in reverse. The 5-inch full color display also shows you other things such as detailed audio info, contact listings through your Bluetooth pair device, and SMS messages text messaging feature which allows you to reply to incoming messages. The available Acura/ELS Surround Premium Audio System fills the car with surround sound from its 10 speakers from any stereo digital source. The centerpiece of the Technology Package, the Acura Navigation System, in conjunction with AcuraLink provides navigation on an 8-inch screen, mounted high in the center control panel for easy visibility. Acuralink can also provide other services with a subscription including vehicle theft tracking, live concierge service, and remote unlocking/locking. Additional features include Zagat Survey ratings and reviews and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
While last year's ILX mostly made due with only 150hp, the 2016 ILX gets a brand new engine as standard equipment. The new engine has 4-cylinders, displaces 2.4L and makes a very healthy 201 hp. Last year, buyers had a choice between a 6-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic. This year however, all ILX's utilize Acura's new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This all adds up to more sprightly performance from the more powerful engine, as well as more relaxed cruising on the highway, thanks to the extra gears. Power is sent to the front wheels in the ILX making for decent traction. Suspension tuning strikes a nice balance between handling and ride. The ILX feels smooth and controlled on twisty roads, but the suspension is still soft enough to soak up all but the biggest bumps. The ILX bills itself as a small luxury car and its list of standard features backs up that assertion. Standard items on the basic ILX include a 6-speaker sound system with Bluetooth, USB, Pandora and iPod connectivity, an SMS text messaging assistant, a multi-view rear facing camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, powered and heated side mirrors and LED headlights. Upgrading to the Premium Package will add leather seating surfaces, a 7-inch multifunction touch screen, an improved stereo with a subwoofer, HD radio, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a HomeLink garage door opener. The Premium Package also adds a couple of safety features, including blind spot information and cross traffic monitoring. The top of the line Tech Plus trim adds a 10-speaker stereo, SiriusXM satellite radio, a TFT multi-information display, a navigation system that can be linked to the climate control system. The Tech Plus trim also comes with suite of safety and driver assistance technologies which Acura has named AcuraWatch. These features include an adaptive cruise control system, a lane departure warning system, a lane keeping assist system and finally, a road departure and collision mitigation braking system. Though AcuraWatch is standard on the Tech Plus trim, it is also available on the base and Premium Package trims as a $1300 option. For buyers who wish the ILX was a little sportier, an A-spec package includes 18-inch wheels, fog lamps and a spoiler as well as suede seat inserts and a few external badges.