The Acura ILX models are each powered by a 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC engine that produces 201 hp and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. This mighty engine features direct injection and Drive-by-Wire throttle control and is mated to the previously mentioned 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
It was the very first in the industry—and it comes standard onboard the impressive ILX. We’re talking about an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter, which facilitates incredibly smooth responsiveness and fast shifting. This pioneering feature debuted as the first of its kind in the industry, and ILX drivers can experience it for themselves!
The Acura ILX features a combination of MacPherson struts for the front suspension and a multi-link arrangement in back. The MacPherson struts include specially tuned bushings and performance calibration for excellent handling and ideal wheel alignment during turns.
Another standard feature found onboard the ILX is Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control and motion adaptive steering. This system employs various sensors as well as ABS to monitor for and mitigate dangerous understeer and oversteer, operating so quickly that drivers likely won’t even notice the instability the system has corrected.
Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering comes standard on the ILX, further augmenting the distinctive driving experience delivered by this exceptional car. The steering assembly’s rigid mounting simultaneously reduces vibration and enhances precision, while the rack-and-pinion has been tuned for an optimum experience at varying speeds.
Specialized pedals are part of the Acura ILX’s standard performance braking system. The shape of these pedals is tailored to guide force onto the pedal’s center, thereby increasing response.
The ILX features a standard keyless access system, which lets drivers conveniently enter and even fire up the ILX without having to dig for the car key in a pocket or purse. As long as the key fob is close by, drivers can get in, start the ILX up, and even activate driver memory settings without touching the key at all.
One of the eye-catching features of the ILX is its standard array of Jewel Eye LED headlights. Twinkling like precious diamonds at the forefront of the ILX, these specialized headlights are not only gorgeous and twinkling, but they are brighter, last longer, and use less energy than traditional headlights.
A multi-view rear camera comes standard for the ILX, with dynamic guidelines added for the higher trim levels. Keep an eye on three different rear images when the ILX is in reverse and back up more safely than ever before.
Thanks to a standard feature called active noise cancellation, ILX drivers can relax in blissful quiet or listen to their favorite programming without interference from wind, engine noise, and other outside sounds. This feature works by producing a reverse-phase sound profile through the car’s sound system to cancel out unwanted exterior din. All car occupants are left with is a peaceful interior environment they can relax in and enjoy.
Dual-zone automatic climate control is another of the ILX’s many prime standard features. The driver and front passenger can each input their own selections for temperature and air filtration and then sit back and let this automated system do the rest. Gone forever are the “I’m too hot/I’m too cold” arguments that used to abound between spouses, siblings, friends, and coworkers. With dual-zone automatic climate control, both front-seat occupants can now have it their own way!
An ELS Studio Premium Audio System is offered on the higher ILX trim levels. Enjoy premium sound quality through 10 speakers as you listen to news, music, and much more. Prepare to be impressed by the high-quality delivery!
Various controls can be conveniently accessed right on the ILX’s steering wheel, helping drivers stay focused on the road rather than fumbling for faraway buttons. Take charge of cruise control, music controls, Bluetooth functions, and more.
An available On Demand Multi-Use Display employs an intuitive touchscreen that provides access to a variety of the controls drivers use most. This advanced system even has security settings to keep valet parkers and service people out of areas of the car you want to keep secured. The ODMD also helps keep the upper display screen undisturbed when the navigation system is in use.
With available Siri Eyes Free technology, drivers can sync up an iPhone with the ILX and then more safely access phone functions, such as calling, text messaging, music, and more. When a driver holds down the “Talk” button on the steering wheel, the ILX’s audio system is muted and Siri goes into action.
Sometimes fundamentals are the most important things in life, and that certainly proves true when it comes to the Acura ILX’s safety belts. Every seating position in the ILX has three-point seat belts as well as head restraints. Tensioners and load limiters are also offered standard, and seat sensors and SmartVent airbags additionally go to work to offer extra protection.
Available Adaptive Cruise Control offered onboard the ILX is both convenient and safety-promoting, allowing drivers to input a desired speed and also a desired distance between the ILX and the cars ahead of it. The system then adjusts throttle and even brakes to maintain that distance between the ILX and other automobiles.
An available Collision Mitigation Braking System offered onboard the ILX helps monitor for impending accidents. If a potential collision is detected, the system issues warnings to alert the driver and, if a crash is imminent, this cutting-edge feature even applies braking force to help minimize or even avoid the accident altogether.
Every ILX model features Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which is a pioneering construction design that uses connected structural elements as well as braces to absorb and distribute crash energy in a collision. This advanced design not only helps protect occupants in the car’s interior compartment, but it also helps more evenly distribute crash forces that are transferred to other vehicles involved in the accident.
An available Lane Keeping Assist System is another of the ILX’s cutting-edge protective features, helping the ILX stay safely in its designated travel lane at all times. In addition to issuing audio and visual warnings when the car begins to drift without the turn signal being activated, the system will also tug the steering wheel to help return the car back to the center of its lane.
The available Blind Spot Information System essentially gives drivers an extra pair of eyes out on the road to further promote safe travel. This system monitors for other vehicles entering the ILX’s blind spot and notifies the driver with a visual alert when a vehicle is in the adjacent lane. If the turn signal is activated and a vehicle is detected in that indicated lane, an audible warning will sound, as well.