VIDEO: The Acura ILX – Beauty And Grace In A Small Luxury Car

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2013 Acura ILX
Do the bones of a Honda Civic make a decent Acura?
I drove the ILX for a week and my conclusion is yes. A big thumbs up for this small
luxury car.

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This is the brand new, entry level Acura that comes with three engine choices. A 150
horsepower engine and five speed automatic, which I drove, a hybrid that gets
around 39 miles per gallon, or the 201 horsepower Civic/Acura with a six speed
manual. This engine will squeeze out 24 miles per gallon in the city and 35 on the
highway. And it’s quite peppy connected to the automatic transmission with
sequential sports shift.
The interior is handsome and well done. Good solid and soft materials, a great
navigation screen and rear camera. No trace of the low rent materials found in the
Honda Civic. The seats are very cushy and supportive, and the tech package includes
seat heaters.
The rear seating is roomy for a car this size and the flat four makes riding shotgun a
pleasant experience. The trunk is large enough for golf clubs and a Costco run. All
the controls have a solid feel. This is a very nice steering wheel and the mounted
controls are well laid out.
To power up, you push a very classy start‐ stop button.
The ride is smooth thanks to the four‐wheel independent double‐wishbone front
suspension and the 4 wheel disc brakes are more than competent.
The new corporate grill is a step in the right direction. Overall, this Acura ILX with a
$31,000 dollar sticker price just might win over the 20 to 30youth with maturity
market. That’s what Acura is betting on.

Specs
$26795 ILX 2.0L Automatic
4-Door Front Wheel Drive Car, 150 bhp, 140 lb-ft, 5-sp Automatic, 24 (Est)/35 (Est) mpg
5 passengers, 2900 lb, 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine, 19.4 lb/bhp
BRAKES
Brake Type Pwr
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc – Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc – Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.100 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.200 x -TBD- in
CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume 12.300 ft³
COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A qts
ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
EMISSIONS
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year N/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
ENGINE
Engine Order Code N/A
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 4300
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 105.100 in
Length, Overall 179.100 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.600 in
Height, Overall 55.600 in
Track Width, Front 59.400 in
Track Width, Rear 60.300 in
Min Ground Clearance 6.200 in
Liftover Height N/A in
FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 13.200 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 89.300 ft³
Front Head Room 38.000 in
Front Leg Room 42.300 in
Front Shoulder Room 55.600 in
Front Hip Room 50.200 in
Second Head Room 35.900 in
Second Leg Room 34.100 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.500 in
Second Hip Room 51.700 in
MILEAGE
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy 35 (Est) MPG
Cruising Range – City 316.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City 24 (Est) MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 28 (Est) N/A
Cruising Range – Hwy 462.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent – City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent – Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent – Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A mi
STEERING
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter – Curb to Curb 36.100 ft
Turning Diameter – Wall to Wall N/A ft
SUSPENSION
Suspension Type – Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type – Rear Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter – Front N/A mm
Shock Absorber Diameter – Rear N/A mm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter – Front 0.787 in
Stabilizer Bar Diameter – Rear 0.551 in
TIRES
Front Tire Order Code N/A
Rear Tire Order Code N/A
Spare Tire Order Code N/A
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact
TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
TRANSMISSION
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.790
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.680
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.130
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.770
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.590
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.000
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.440
VEHICLE
EPA Classification N/A
WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight 2910 lbs

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