The 2013 ILX is Acura's entry-level, luxury model in the compact sedan class. The car is being specifically marketed as the car of choice for first time buyers in the luxury car market.
The Acura has three options under the hood. Buyers can opt for a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder gas engine that will deliver a modest 150 horsepower and 140 lbs-feet of torque. This engine is coupled with a 5-speed, automatic transmission and, in highway driving, is capable of 32 mpg.
For those wanting more power, there is a 2.4-liter engine available, paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. This 2.4L engine produces 25% more power, generating 201 horsepower and 170 pounds-feet of torque.
The additional power is made available with hardly any loss in fuel efficiency. The 2.4-liter engine can get up to 29 mpg on the highway.
The final option, which will appeal to city drivers and environmentally conscious drivers, is a hybrid gas/electric engine. This is the first hybrid in the Acura range. The combined engine can deliver 111 horsepower and 127 pounds-feet of torque.
This version of the car has Continuous Variable Transmission that automatically switches between the power sources.
Since the car is intended as a luxury model, the interior is finished to a very high standard. There are several trims to choose from, and a Premium and a Technology package available, making it possible to add even more opulence.
The 2013 Acura ILX can be supplied with a range of modern electronic devices to enhance the driving experience. These include real-time traffic information and re-routing information, satellite navigation, and real-time weather reports.
|Vehicle Type: Sedan||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: NA||Miles Per Gallon: 24 city / 35 hwy|
|Engine: 4 Cylinder DOHC||Displacement: 2.0 Liter|
|Horsepower: 150 HP||Max RPM: 6500 RPM|
|Torque: 140 lb-ft @ 4300 rpm||Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic|