Acura ILX | Price, Features and PerformanceApr 12nd, 2020
The Acura ILX is a compact luxury sedan that takes the famed reliability of Honda Civic engineering and adds enhanced performance, impressive styling, and premium levels of comfort. What are the main features that make this car such an attractive buy?
Looks and Styling
The current third generation of the ILX has an updated front and rear design to move the styling firmly into the upscale sports category. With its tapered headlights and instantly recognizable Acura diamond pentagon grille, it’s a car that will certainly turn heads on the highway.
Under the Hood
All versions of the 2020 Acura ILX are powered by a 2.4L, four-cylinder gasoline engine pushing out 201 horsepower and 180lb-ft of torque to front-wheel drive. While these raw figures may not reach the heights of some other luxury sports sedans, it’s a powerful configuration for a compact model and provides plenty of linear performance, holding its own even at higher rev levels.
The high-rev performance is further enhanced by the eight-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission with tightly spaced ratios, providing snappy acceleration and a smooth transition through the power levels. The transmission can also be shifted manually using steering-wheel paddles, although the default Sport driving mode provides the fast and accurate response that most drivers are looking for.
Luxury doesn’t need to mean excessive fuel consumption. The ILX has fuel economy figures of 9.9L / 100km under city conditions and an impressive 7.0L / 100km on the highway, making this a premium car that’s affordable to drive.
As with most current Acura models, the ILX boasts dual screens to handle infotainment duties. The upper screen is devoted to navigation, while the lower touchscreen controls the audio, climate, and connectivity functions. Bluetooth is standard, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for full smart device integration.
Audio is provided by an in-dash CD player, MP3 playback with a memory card slot, and AM/FM radio with data system compatibility. Audio controls are duplicated on the steering wheel for convenience, and the six-speaker system has a speed-sensitive volume control for comfortable listening in all conditions.
As standard, the ILX also features a one-touch powered sun roof with remote control, dual-zone climate control with air filtration, illuminated vanity mirrors, and multi-level heated seats.
Safety and Driver Assist
All trims of the ILX are equipped with extensive safety and driver assist features. Highlights include:
– Forward collision warning system.
– Automatic emergency braking.
– Lane departure warnings.
– Lane keep assist.
– Road departure warnings and mitigation.
The ILX also features a full set of driver, passenger, and curtain airbags for complete protection throughout the cabin.
2020 Acura ILX Pricing
The base trim ILX is available to Canadian buyers starting at an affordable $32,565, rising to $35,390 for the super-luxurious Tech A-Spec trim with enhanced sports accessories.
Test Drive the Acura ILX in Red Deer
If you’re interested in trying the ILX’s combination of luxury and performance for yourself, contact us now to arrange a test drive from our showroom in Red Deer. We stock all 2020 ILX trims, and will be happy to deliver a test car to your door for convenience and safety.