Acura ILX Generations:

2016 - 2017 Acura ILX

2016 - 2017 Acura ILX
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  • Acura ILX
  • Year:
    2016- 2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    Eight-Speed DCT
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    201 @ 6800 (Est.)
  • MPG(Cty):
    25
  • MPG(Hwy):
    36
  • Torque @ RPM:
    180 @ 3600 (Est.)
  • Displacement:
    2.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    6.4 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    138 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    27990
  • Price:
  • car segment:
  • size:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:

Cool TLX-inspired design, but a disappointing "new" engine

The Acura ILX debuted for the 2013 model year as Acura’s first compact model since the Acura RSX was discontinued in 2006. After only a couple years on the market, Acura decided to refresh the ILX for the 2016 model year. The refresh wasn’t exactly extensive, but the ILX did gain updated front and rear fascias, a restyled front grille, five-point LED headlights, and LED taillights. Acura also dropped the 2.0-liter four-cylinder in favor of a 2.4-liter and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission from the TLX, giving the ILX a bump up to 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Interior updates were rather thin, but the interior did get some contrast stitching and some new technological add-ons that were available for the upper trim levels.

The ILX made its first debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, but didn’t go on sale until February of 2016. Of course, we were really hoping that the ILX would get a little more power, considering the only gain really came in the form of torque, but this was a simple facelift and Acura did good by us on the body and interior. A redesigned model isn’t expected until closer to 2020, so until then, the ILX will continue with minor changes from the 2016 refresh on. That said, the 2017 model has carried on unchanged and went on sale in April of 2016. Let’s take a closer look at the refreshed ILX and go over all the fine details.

Updated 04/12/2016: Acura announced prices for the 2017 ILX - a model that continues unchanged over the 2016 model year and will be put on sale tomorrow, April 13, 2016.

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