The Acura ILX Hybrid beginning luxury sedan comes in two trim levels: Acura ILX Hybrid and the Acura ILX Hybrid with Technology Package. Standard equipment for the base Acura ILX Hybrid includes 16-inch wheels, Fog lights, a rear spoiler, a sunroof, the full power accessories, keyless ignition and entry; a tilt-telescopic steering wheel; Cloth upholstery, Dual-zone climate control, a 5-inch information display screen, Bluetooth phone and the audio link, SMS functionality and the six-speaker sound system with CD player, USB / iPod Audio Interface and Pandora Radio smartphone app integration.
The Acura ILX Hybrid Technology package adds xenon headlights, leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, satellite radio, active noise cancellation, a navigation system (with a slightly larger display and traffic / weather reporting) voice commands and a 10-speaker ELS surround-sound audio system with digital music storage.
Acura ILX Hybrid Interior
The interior the Acura ILX Hybrid is well developed, materials used are not really a step up from the top non-luxury sedans. Design features Acura typical high-tech atmosphere, but its by far not as luxurious as the elegant TSX. Nevertheless, if looking for the high-tech features, Acura ILX Hybrid delivers in any case. It is 5-inches display on top of center console for the myriad infotainment functions and intelligently placed buttons and knobs to control them. 6-inch screen is to do with navigation system, as a voice command functionality (navigation and audio) and a nice sounding ELS audio system.
The Acura ILX Hybrid is also quite roomy for compact car, with decent amount of rear seat space. Never the less headroom for six-footers by standard sunroof of the vehicle can be tight. Trunk for hybrid rates 10 cubic feet, a pair of dice shy of the standard Acura ILX Hybrid, and the opening is a little tight. The rear seats can be to facilitate with implementation of more items, but the Acura ILX Hybrid seat back not split to allow a mixture of long cargo and a passenger or two in the back seat.
Acura ILX Hybrid Engine
The ILX is powered Hybrid is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine combined with an electric motor and a small lithium-ion battery. Unlike the most rival hybrid systems, this can not drive a car with a purely electric. The electric motor acts as an occasional booster and converts braking energy into electricity to charge the battery. Combined output of 111 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque.
A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard on the Acura ILX Hybrid and takes the place of a conventional automatic transmission. The fharge the battery. Combined output of 111 horsepowEPA fuel economy ratings f38 mpg combined (39 city / 38 highway). In tests, the Acura ILX Hybrid accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 10.4 seconds. This is about the same as the Lexus CT 200h, but the significantly slower than the Fusion, Camry and Accord hybrids every 2 seconds faster.
Acura ILX Hybrid Safety
The Acura ILX Hybrid comes standard with antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, the stability and traction control, the side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The rearview camera is standard with technology package.
In government crash tests, the Acura ILX Hybrid achieved a top five-star rating for overall protection in crash tests with four stars overall for the entire front impact safety and five stars for side impact safety overall. The Insurance Institute for the Highway Safety gave otherwise similar non-hybrid ILX the highest rating of “good” for the performance of the car in its medium overlap frontal offset, side impact and roof strength tests. The Acura ILX Hybrid seat / head restraint design was also “good” for whiplash protection in a rear impact. In brake testing, the Acura ILX Hybrid came to a stop from 60 mph in 129 feet, few meters longer than average.