The 2013 Acura ILX has finally arrived, and this saucy little sedan is worth every ounce of hype it has received. This Acura car is designed to fulfill the Acura buyer that is looking for a smaller, flashier car, with all the bells and whistles that come with an Acura. It is priced lower than the other models, making it quite appealing to a whole new set of Virginia Acura buyers.
The outside is fitted with sleek, deep lines that exert luxury in every detail. This car has a mind of its own, and is quite unique for an Acura. It has wide tail lights that wrap around the car, and a trunk that goes higher and steeper than the traditional model. This sedan has no lower grill (mainly due to how low it sits to begin with) and deeply set HID headlamps. This model also comes standard with keyless entry and push button start.
The ILX comes standard with a 2.0L 4 cylinder engine that has 150 horsepower, and is one of the most fuel efficient cars Acura has designed, at 24/35 city/hwy MPG*. There is also a hybrid option (Acura’s first!) with a 1.5L 4 cylinder engine with an electric motor, that should put out an impressive 39/38 city/hwy MPG*. The steering wheel is fitted with automatic Sequential SportsShift paddle shifters, which make for an exciting manual or automatic driving experience.
The interior is typical of an Acura: luxurious, top of the line, and the epitome of comfort. The steering wheel is wrapped in the leather, the seats are deep and plush, and the pedals are coated in stainless steel. The backseats collapse to give maximum storage space, and there is a crawl through that goes straight to the trunk. The standard model comes with a sunroof, and also has carpeted removable floor mats to keep the floor in tip top shape for the life of the car. The dual zone climate control allows passengers to adjust the climate in their area, and ensures absolute comfort.
Extensive safety features complete this machine. The airbag system is quite extensive, with six airbags, including two front, two front side, and two side impact airbags. These are all equipped with technology that allows the car to decide how fast they are deployed, and which passengers weight restrictions require airbag release. The seats are also equipped with head restraints that work side by side with the seat belts to tighten in a crash, and keep the passenger’s head close to the seat.
*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
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