Consumer Reviews Summary
15 of 15 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Acura ILX Overview
Acura introduces an all-new entry-level sedan for 2013: the ILX. This four-door sedan is smaller than the brand’s TSX and offers a more affordable entry point to the Acura lineup.
Acura takes a swipe at the Audi A3, Buick Verano, and Lexus IS with the luxury-styled ILX based which shares a platform with its Honda counterpart, the Civic. The ILX offers upgraded performance over the Civic, with an improved suspension and better handling, and of course a more upscale interior and more technology.
The ILX offers two engine choices, each linked to a different transmission. The first is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine capable of 150 horsepower which is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and an auto/manual feature. ILX models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission (6MT) get a more powerful 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine for a high-performance driving experience.
When it comes to fuel economy, the ILX delivers with 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Drivers who opt for the ILX with the 6MT will sacrifice a few mpg points for performance, with 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Cloth-trimmed sport seats, with manually adjustable driver’s seat, come standard in the ILX, as do dual-zone automatic air conditioning, cruise control, and keyless entry with pushbutton start. The ILX audio system features 160-watt sound with an in-dash CD-player with MP3 and WMA playback, USB/iPod integration, and Bluetooth streaming audio. Technology standards include a five-inch color information display and Bluetooth hands-free calling.
Acura has divided the ILX’s various options into packages for easier configuration. The premium package, an option for the ILX and standard on ILX models with the 6MT, upgrades seating to perforated-leather trim with heated front seats and brings an eight-way adjustable powered driver’s seat with an eight-way adjust. It also adds a multi-view rear camera, an upgraded 360-watt sound system, and satellite radio. The so-called technology package adds an eight-inch LED backlit display, GPS linked climate control, and a voice-recognition enabled navigation system that can access Zagat Survey ratings for restaurants, and real-time traffic and weather reports.
The ILX’s exterior styling combines classic design with a sportier feel, employing sleek lines that taper toward the rear of the vehicle to create an aggressive, aerodynamic stance. The standard auto-on/off halogen headlights are upgraded to xenon high-intensity discharge headlights in the premium package, which also includes fog lights and seventeen-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The power moonroof includes a tilt feature and is included in all ILX models.
Safety features in the ILX include front, front side, and side curtain airbags, and a chassis construction to evenly distribute frontal crash energy throughout the body structure. A vehicle stability assist system automatically adjusts steering to compensate for under- or oversteer with brake or engine speed modifications. The braking system includes four-wheel antilock brakes with electronic brake distribution and brake assist.
The 2013 Acura ILX provides drivers with a quality luxury vehicle at a reasonable price. The ILX boasts strong fuel economy ratings to match its budget-friendly pricing, and includes a host of standard features making this vehicle an excellent choice for those in the market for a luxury sedan on a budget.