The 2013 Acura ILX compact sedan is an all-new model that is positioned as the gateway into the Acura brand. The primary target customers for the new Acura ILX are Generation Y successful 20 and 30 somethings moving into the luxury car ranks but looking for high-value propositions in their purchases.
Sleek and sporty, the Acura ILX combines luxury, performance and efficiency. While maintaining a strong emphasis on stylish and aerodynamically efficient exterior design, the ILX features a large and airy greenhouse that provides excellent outward visibility. As a five-passenger luxury sedan, the Acura ILX combines compact proportions with a spacious passenger interior and ample cargo space – perfect attributes for young professionals on the go.
The Acura ILX will feature three advanced, sporty and efficient powertrain choices, including Acura’s first ever gas electric hybrid. The entry-level ILX will be powered by a 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder engine producing 150 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 140 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm. Paired with a Sequential SportShift 5 speed automatic transmission, the ILX 2.0L will deliver an EPA estimated city/highway fuel economy of 24/32 mpg.
The Acura ILX chassis utilizes advanced MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems, along with new Amplitude Reactive Dampers. The dampers operate in two distinct performance parameters to simultaneously provide superior ride comfort and precision handling. In addition, Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering is used for excellent steering feel and improved fuel efficiency. The result is a chassis with a high level of refinement, confident handling and a nimble and sporty driving experience.
Building on the Premium Package, the available Technology Package adds Acura’s award winning ELS Surround audio system and a full complement of relevant technologies, including AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather with radar image maps. The navigation system makes use of a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity including 15 gigabytes that can be specifically allocated for music storage. With the available Premium or Technology Package, a new multi-view rear camera is used.