|Acura ILX (DE1/2/3)|
2013 Acura ILX 2.4
|Assembly||Marysville, Ohio (Marysville Auto Plant) (2015–)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact executive car|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Engine||1.5 L LDA/LEA15 I4
2.0 L R20A I4
2.4 L K24Z7 I4
|Wheelbase||105.1 in (2,670 mm)|
|Length||179.1 in (4,549 mm)|
|Width||70.6 in (1,793 mm)|
|Height||55.6 in (1,412 mm)|
|Predecessor||Acura CSX (Canada)
Acura Integra (United States)
The Acura ILX is a compact executive car car for Honda's luxury brand Acura. It replaces the Canada-exclusive CSX and is a new model for the U.S. Like the preceding CSX, the ILX is related to the Euro-spec Honda Civic. All ILX's are based upon the 2012–present Civic Sedan.
The ILX is Acura's first compact sedan since the departure of the Integra in 2001, and is Acura's first compact car since the departure of the RSX in 2006. The ILX is also Acura's first hybrid vehicle.
The concept version was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. The production version was presented in the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, the ILX introduces a new design that Acura calls "aero-fused dynamics". Mass production commenced on April 23 at Honda's assembly facility in Greensburg, Indiana and U.S. sales began on May 22.
The ILX's body in white uses 59% high strength steel ranging from 440-980 MPa yield strength grades, aluminum is used for the hood and front bumper beam. Compared to the Civic the ILX uses Acura's "Amplitude Reactive" dampers and a larger more rigid steering shaft for improved handling and ride quality characteristics.
Major options are grouped into Premium and Technology packages and include leather upholstery, 17" alloy wheels, navigation system, premium audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, and high intensity discharge headlamps. Both option packages include a multi-view rear camera with regular, wide-angle, and top-down modes.
For the 2014 model year the ILX came standard with 17-inch wheels, leather interior, heated front seats, an 8-way power driver's seat, tri-angle backup camera and audio subwoofer with Active Noise Cancellation, however price was increased by $1000.
The refreshed 2016 ILX was unveiled during November 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and went on sale in February of 2015. It comes with the "Earth Dreams" direct injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission which was first introduced on the TLX. Like the RLX, MDX and TLX "Jewel Eye" LED headlamps (low and high beams) are standard as well as new LED tail lamps. A new "A-spec" trim will be offered with sporty exterior and interior styling enhancements. Production of the 2016 ILX began on January 27, 2015 and moved to the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio.
|Moderate overlap frontal offset||Good|
|Small overlap frontal offset (2016- models)||not tested|
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Honda offers two four-cylinder gasoline engines in this model, similar to those in the CSX, TSX, and Civic Si. A hybrid model, Acura's first, uses a 1.5 L four and shares its gas/electric powertrain with Honda's current Civic Hybrid producing 111 hp (83 kW; 113 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 127 lb·ft (172 N·m) of torque between 1,000 to 3,000 rpm. The ILX is not sold in Japan.
- 2.4 L (DE2) Manual: 201 hp (150 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 170 lb·ft (230 N·m) of torque at 4,300 rpm
- 2.0 L (DE1) Auto: 150 hp (112 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 140 lb·ft (190 N·m) of torque at 4,300 rpm
- 1.5 L (DE3) CVT Auto: 111 hp (83 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 127 lb·ft (172 N·m) of torque between 1,000 to 3,000 rpm
The ILX features either a standard 2.0-liter I4 engine making 150 hp, or the Civic Si's 201 hp 2.4-liter I4 engine. The 2.0-liter engine offers a 5 speed automatic transmission while the 2.4-liter engine offers only a 6-speed manual. The ILX Hybrid models feature a 1.5-liter I4 engine making 111 hp hybrid from the Civic Hybrid The EPA fuel economy rating of the hybrid version is 39 mpg-US (6.0 L/100 km; 47 mpg-imp) for city and 38 mpg-US (6.2 L/100 km; 46 mpg-imp) on highway driving.
|Calendar year||US sales|
|2012||12,251 (incl 972 hybrid)|
|2013||20,430 (incl 1,461 hybrid)|
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