2013 Acura ILX

September 17th, 2013 | Comments Closed | Acura

The 2013 Acura ILX is entry-level luxury sedan comes in six trim levels: Base 2.0, 2.0 basis with the Premium Package, with the base 2.0 Technology package, 2.4 base with Premium Hybrid and Hybrid package with Technology Package . The 2013 Acura ILX  standard equipment is more or less the same for both the base and Hybrid 2.0 and includes 16-inch wheels, sunroof, full power accessories, key-less ignition / entry, a tilt and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, the dual-zone automatic climate Control, the Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera system and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, USB interface / iPod audio and integration of Pandora.

Move up to the premium ornaments 17-inch wheels, xenon headlights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, power driver seat, more advanced camera rear view, active noise cancellation (excluding Hybrid) and seven-speaker sound system with improved satellite radio. 2013 Acura ILX also offers equipped with Premium package configuration 2.4-liter engine. Adjusting Technology (curiously not available in 2.4) includes the Premium package equipment and adds a navigation system hard drive and an audio system with surround sound digital music storage.

2013 Acura ILX Interior

The interior of the 2013 Acura ILX is impeccably well built, but the materials used are not really a step ahead of the best luxury sedans no. Similarly, has the typical atmosphere of high tech design Acura, but the interior not exactly scream “luxury!” However, if you are looking for high-tech features to go along with the high-tech environment, the ILX offers definitely. There is a 5-inch center console leading to the countless functions of information and entertainment, and smartly placed buttons and knobs to control them. A 6-inch screen comes with audio systems / improved navigation. Another interesting feature is that even the base audio ILX has the ability to convert voice messages to SMS text.

Special care was used in the design of the seats to be supportive, however, does not give the impression of confinement or hardness. The 2013 Acura ILX is also quite spacious for a compact car, with decent amount of the rear seat room. Trunk space, at 12.4 cubic feet, is normal, and the opening is a bit narrow. The rear seat folds for easy transport of longer items, but the support is not divided to allow a mixture of charging time and a passenger or two in the back seat. Hybrid, due to its battery pack is reduced to 10 cubic feet of space.

2013 Acura ILX Engine

The standard engine for the 2013 Acura ILX engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 150 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission offered is a five-speed automatic that sends its power to the front wheels. In performance testing, this engine brought the ILX from zero to 60 mph in 9 seconds. That’s the average for a compact economy car, but slow for compact carrying a premium badge. Fuel economy is a respectable 24 mpg highway city / 35 mpg and 28 mpg combined.

The 2013 Acura ILXwith the Premium Package can also be had with a four-cylinder 2.4-liter is rated at 201 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is the standard; an automatic is not available for this configuration. In performance tests, the ILX 2.4 went from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. This is normal for both luxury sedans with an entry-level database engine and regular midsize sedans with an engine update. Some fuel economy is sacrificed in exchange for a stronger performance, but not much: the ILX 2.4 ratings are 22/31/25.

The 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid uses the same drive configuration used in the Honda Civic Hybrid: 1.5 liter four-cylinder together with the known integrated Assist Honda engine, an electric motor that acts as an energy booster occasionally and to convert the braking energy into electricity, which is used to recharge the lithium-ion small size of the hybrid ILX. The gasoline engine to produce 111 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard. Preparing performance-oriented hybrid ILX unique to produce fuel economy of 39 city / 38 highway and 38 mpg combined, considerably lower than the Civic Hybrid 44 mpg across the board.

2013 Acura ILX Safety

The 2013 Acura ILX comes standard with antilock brakes, the stability and traction control, side curtain airbags, side airbags for the front seats,  and active front headrests. A rearview camera is also standard. In government crash tests, the Acura ILX scored a maximum five star rating for overall protection of crash tests, with four stars for overall frontal crash safety and five-star side-impact safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the ILX a rating of “good” for the performance of the car, and side impact tests of frontal-offset resistance of the roof.

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid Sedan

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid Sedan

In brake testing, the premium 2.0 ILX came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, which is slightly better than average. Interestingly, the supposedly sportier 2.4 ILX stopped in 130 feet, which is longer than average. The 2013 Acura ILX hybrid basically posted the same distance.