The 2013 Acura ILX entry-level luxury sedan is available in six trim levels: base 2.0 Basic 2.0 with Premium Package, Technology Package 2.0 support, base 2.4 with Premium Package, 2013 Acura ILX and 2013 Acura ILX with Technology Package. The 2013 Acura ILX standard equipment is pretty much the same for both the base 2.0 and hybrid and includes 16-inch wheels, a sunroof, the full power accessories, key-less ignition / entry, a leather-covered rotating telescopic steering wheel, the dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rear-view camera and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, an audio auxiliary jack, USB / iPod Audio Interface and Pandora integration.
The rise of the premium trim gets you 17-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, fog lamps, leather interior, heated front seats, a power driver seat, an extended rear view camera, active noise cancellation (hybrid excluded) and an updated seven speaker sound system with satellite radio. Acura also offers the Premium Package-equipped 2013 Acura ILX with the 2.4-liter engine configuration. The 2013 Acura ILX technology trim contains the unit from the Premium Package and adds a hard drive-based navigation system and a surround-sound audio system with digital music storage.
2013 Acura ILX Interior
The interior of the 2013 Acura ILX is perfectly well built, but the materials used are not really a step up from the top non-luxury sedans. The Acura design features typical high-tech atmosphere, but the inside is not exactly scream “luxury”. Nevertheless, if you are looking to go for the high-tech features, together with the high-tech atmosphere, the 2013 Acura ILX delivers in any case. Its 5-inch display on top of center console for the myriad infotainment functions and intelligently placed buttons and knobs to control them. A 6-inch screen will be equipped with the navigation / audio systems. Another nice feature is that even the basic 2013 Acura ILX Audio has the ability to convert SMS text messages to speech.
Special care was used in support of the design of the seats are used not give the impression of confinement or hardness. The 2013 Acura ILX is also quite roomy for a compact car, with the decent amount of rear seat space. Trunk with 12.4 cubic feet is average, and the opening is a little tight. The rear seats can be facilitate the implementation of more items, but seat back not split to allow a mixture of long cargo and a passenger or two in the back seat. The hybrid due to its battery drops to 10 cubic feet of space.
2013 Acura ILX Engine
The standard engine for the 2013 Acura ILXis a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 150 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission offered a five-speed automatic transmission that sends its power to the front wheels. In performance testing, powertrain brought the 2013 Acura ILX from zero to 60 mph in 9 seconds. This is about average for a compact small car, but slow for a compact carrying a premium badge. Fuel economy is pretty respectable combined at 24 mpg city / 35 mpg highway and 28 mpg.
The 2013 Acura ILX with the Premium Package is also available with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is rated 201 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is the standard, an automatic is not available for this configuration. In performance testing, the ILX 2.4 went from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. This is both for average entry luxury sedan with a base engine and regular midsize sedans with an upgrade engine. Some fuel efficiency is sacrificed in exchange for more spirited performance, but not much: The ILX 2.4 ratings are 22/31/25.
The 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid uses the same drive setup Honda employs in the Civic Hybrid: a 1.5-liter four-cylinder in conjunction with Honda known Honda Civic Hybrid, an electric motor acts as an occasional booster and the braking energy into electricity that is used to modest sized lithium-ion battery hybrid ILX is charging. The motor and gasoline engine producing 111 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque.
A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard. Performance-based transmission unique to the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid produces fuel economy of 39 city / 38 highway and 38 mpg combined, significantly less than the Civic Hybrid is 44 mpg across the board. We can not say it has a lot for the car’s performance, though, as the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid from zero to 60 mph in 10.4 seconds, which actually slower than the Civic Hybrid. Nevertheless, this is the same as a Lexus CT 200.
2013 Acura ILX Safety
The 2013 Acura ILX comes standard with anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. A rearview camera is also standard. In government crash tests, the 2013 Acura ILX achieved a top five-star rating for overall protection in crash tests with four stars for overall frontal crash safety and five stars for side impact safety.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2013 Acura ILX the highest rating of “good” for the car’s performance in frontal-offset, the side impact and roof strength tests. In brake testing, the 2013 Acura ILX Premium 2.0 came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, a little better than average. Curiously, the supposedly sportier 2013 Acura ILX 2.4 stopped in 130 feet, which is longer than the average, the hybrid published basically the same distance.