Acura has launched an all-new model of the Acura ILX luxury sports sedan for the 2013 model year, the 2014 Acura ILX. The entry level sedan comes with a host of new standard features, further strengthening the Acura brand. The new model will offer increased value on a luxury scale with eight new standard features to enhance its curb appeal, interior comfort and overall driving enjoyment.
Major updates include 17 inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, eight way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, a new audio-system subwoofer and an Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system.
Two advanced powertrain choices are available for 2014 ILX, with a standard 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder engine that produces 150 bhp and 190 Nm of torque, paired with a Sequential SportShift 5 speed automatic transmission. For a more dynamic driving experience, the ILX can be equipped with a close ratio, six speed manual transmission matched to a 2.4 liter engine generating 201 bhp and 230 Nm of torque.
The high-quality, well-appointed interior is smart, spacious and sporty. It offers a number of convenient features including a standard Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton start, along with Pandora interface and SMS text message function for easy connectivity. As before, a Premium Package and Technology Package are both available.
Acura’s belief in “Safety Through Innovation” is the foundation for the brand’s commitment to leadership in safety, and accordingly the ILX has a wide range of standard active and passive safety features, including Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. It received a 2013 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), attaining a score of GOOD in all four Institute tests, including the rigorous roof-strength test.