Enhanced performance, impressive luxury and stunning looks are all that the 2016 Acura ILX is packed with. The company provides customers with three main grades. The first one is the standard ILX, while another option is ILX that comes with Premium Package. Whereas the line-topping ILX Tech Plus Package is accompanied by all-new AcuraWatch™ Plus Package along with A-SPEC Package. The starting price of 2016 Acura ILX is $27,900
The car is blessed with a new 16-valve 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC direct-injected engine that gives the peak power of 201 HP at 6,800 rpm. While the torque generated is 180 lb.-ft. at 3,600 rpm. As compared to the outgoing 2.0-liter engine, this is an increase of 51 HP and 40 lb.-ft. The powerful engine is mated to a 8-speed dual clutch transmission. Also present is the torque converter and Sequential Sport Shift – that is paddle-controlled. This new transmission is efficient in every way- it enables very quick gear changes to achieve excellent response and splendid performance as well. At the same time, it ensures world-class efficiency – 25 mpg for city, 36mpg for highway and 29 mpg combined. Various chassis design enhancements and a retuned suspension are present to improve linearity and steering responsiveness. This ensures the best possible use of the new powertrain.
The cabin holds incredible luxury, comfort and a great driving experience for customers. The front glass is thicker and additional noise insulating materials have been provided. The car is blessed with Active Noise Control technology to make the interior even more peaceful. The seating material has been upgraded and Euro-style stitching can be seen on the steering wheel. The instrument panel is adorned with attractive high-intensity silver trim. The A-SPEC package refines the cabin with a classic Premium Black interior color scheme. This includes black Lux Suede® seat inserts, a black headliner, exclusive gray interior stitching, aluminum brake & throttle pedals and red instrument illumination.
The interior has a wealth of technology to offer. The front seats are heated and the LED accent lighting makes the cabin all the more appealing. Other features are Smart Entry/Push-Button Start keyless access system, GPS-linked automatic climate control and one-touch turn signals. On Demand Multi-Use Display™ is a 7 inch touchscreen on the center stack. It is utmost convenient, controlling various features and minimizing instrument-panel clutter while displaying relevant items at the same time. The company has brought about more than 50 design changes to the infotainment system to optimize functionality and intuitive operation.
Another prominent feature in the cabin is AcuraLink®- the car’s cloud-based connected-car system. It offers the customers a rich variety of embedded and cloud-based connectivity, security features and convenience. The Premium and higher grade models get Siri™ Eyes Free. Tech Plus grades can have Acura Navigation System that provides 3D view. AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ is present along with Traffic Rerouting.
The model offers no less in terms of safety and assistance. The advanced safety and driver-assistive technology AcuraWatch™ includes- Road Departure Mitigation System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Multi-View Rear Camera along with Dynamic Guidelines and Lane Keeping Assist System too.
The beauty continues on the outside, with Jewel Eye™ LED headlights making the front fascia totally eye grabbing. The lower fascia looks more aggressive and the grille has been given a fresh design. In the rear too, the lower face has been enhanced and the looks improved with new LED combination lights. The car gets new 10-spoke and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. If this is not enough, buyers can opt for the ILX A-SPEC Package. This package offers 10-spoke and 18-inch machined alloy wheels, front fog lights, smart side sill garnishes, a trunk spoiler and a few tweaks in the interior.