The 2.0-liter, aluminum-alloy i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine is remarkably smooth, making it a joy to rev up to 6500 rpm where it produces 150 hp.
This is the same 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter, aluminum-alloy i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine that has been so well praised in the TSX for its high output and sporting character.
The ILX Hybrid is powered by the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)® System which has been designed on the premise that much of an engine’s power is only used during acceleration or on steep inclines. Thus, the system incorporates a 1.5-liter, 8-valve, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder gasoline engine along with an electric motor. The small, efficient engine operates alone when cruising at a steady speed while the electric motor assists the engine when additional power is required.
The 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic with paddle shifters gives you the best of both worlds by providing the convenience of precise and intuitive automatic shifting as well as shift-for-yourself control.
For those who enjoy getting the most out of a high-revving engine, the ILX matches its 201-hp, 2.4-liter engine with a 6-speed, close-ratio manual transmission. Six ratios make it easy to keep the ILX in your favorite part of the engine’s rev band, while the smoothness of the linkage makes shifting a joy.
The ILX Hybrid is equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT works like that of a multi-speed bicycle, in which different ratios are achieved by changing the size of gears on each side of a chain. Yet instead of a chain with multiple gears on each end, the transmission uses a metal push-belt, running between a pair of pulleys that continuously vary their diameter.
The ILX uses a combination of MacPherson struts for the front suspension and a multi-link arrangement in the rear. Using a strut-style front suspension makes more room available for crash reinforcement, and the multi-link rear suspension helps maximize second-row seating and cargo space—all while providing outstanding handling and ride quality.
The ILX steering system is a good example of the subtle ways a luxury car differentiates itself from more conventional vehicles.
The four-wheel disc brakes are designed with several subtle enhancements to improve their performance over conventional cars of the same size.
Though not apparent to the naked eye, body structure is one of the best examples of what distinguishes the ILX from conventional cars of its size.
A variety of measures were taken to ensure the ILX delivers the refined ride of a luxury road car.
Premium and Technology Package models are equipped with a multi-view rear camera that automatically gives you a choice of three different images of what’s behind the vehicle when “reverse” is engaged.
Premium and Technology Package-equipped ILX models have Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights for the low beams.
The sophistication of the ILX interior begins with the plush feel of the seats, which are ergonomically designed to provide the comfort and support needed even after a long journey.
The ILX comfortably seats three passengers in the back, while a generously sized door provides them with easy access.
The ILX trunk is a large and easily accessible area with plenty of usable space.
The ILX has many easily accessible storage areas throughout the cabin to make life more convenient on the go.
The ILX dual-zone, automatic climate control system allows the driver and front passenger to create their own microclimates.
The automatic climate control system benefits from a GPS-linked solar sensor10 on models equipped with the Technology Package.
The ILX dashboard sports the dual-cockpit design found on all Acura models. With its elegant shapes, refined materials and intuitive functionality, it was smartly designed to enhance your driving enjoyment.
The Voice Recognition feature that accompanies the optional Acura Navigation System10 allows you to perform the most frequently used functions of the audio, climate control, and navigation systems without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
The Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® system works with many Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to let you receive and initiate phone calls through the ILX audio system without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
For more details, please visit the Acura HandsFreeLink minisite.
Acura has redirected the temptation to engage in hand-held texting with an integrated SMS text message function44 that enables you to respond to incoming text messages in a manner that helps mitigate any potential driver distraction.
The Keyless Access System with Smart Entry and pushbutton ignition allows you to walk up to the ILX, unlock the doors, and start the engine without ever having to take the key out of your pocket.
Models without the navigation system are equipped with a 5-inch, full-color, center display screen that offers a variety of information.
The easy-to-operate, standard ILX audio system offers clear, dynamic sound with 160 watts of power and six speakers around the cabin. The system on Premium models adds 200 watts of power, an 8-inch subwoofer and XM® Radio4capability. A large display at the top of the instrument panel provides detailed audio information.
Both systems can accommodate a wide variety of audio sources, which include:
Grammy® award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design the Acura/ELS Surround®32 Premium 10-speaker Sound System to reproduce music the way it is heard in the recording studio. As a result, surround sound fills the car from any stereo digital source. In addition to all the source inputs of the standard ILX audio system, features of the Acura/ELS system include:
In the ILX, you can take your digital music library along for the ride on your iPod, USB flash drive or compatible phone. You can even have your own personal DJ with Pandora®45 loaded on an iPhone.
The Song By Voice™ feature uses the Voice Recognition system to help the ILX driver find music from the hard disk drive or a USB7-connected iPod®8 simply by voicing a preference.
The centerpiece of the Technology Package, the Acura Navigation System10, in conjunction with the AcuraLink® Communication System, is perhaps the best driving companion since the invention of the car radio.
The AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™13 feature helps you steer clear of gridlock by providing continuously updated traffic information in major metropolitan areas across the 48 contiguous United States.
You can determine the weather conditions in your immediate area or anywhere you plan to be with the Acura Navigation System's10 AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ system13. It will even alert you if a potential weather-related issue exists along your plotted route.
To keep you up to date with the latest information related to your ILX, this easy-to-use proprietary data network uses the XM® Radio4 communications interface. Some of the features available through AcuraLink®10 include:
The Acura Navigation System10 has an extensive database of addresses and points of interest for a variety of handy information.
The Acura Navigation System10 will not only tell you where restaurants are and how to get to them, it can also tell you their price range and provide customer reviews.
The ILX is equipped with a sophisticated six-airbag system, which includes two front and two front side airbags, and two side curtain airbags with coverage for the front and outboard rear seats. Advanced sensors and inflator systems are designed so that the airbags can deploy at the right time with the appropriate force.
All five seating positions in the ILX have 3-point belts and head restraints. The front seats also have load-limiting tensioners.
The ILX has several features addressing child safety, from sophisticated airbag sensors to anchors that secure child seats.
Acura utilizes Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes.
The ILX disc brakes are backed up by several sophisticated electronic systems to provide you with enhanced braking under any circumstance.
The Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)12 system uses an array of sensors along with ABS to minimize the dangers of oversteer or understeer.
Since an under-inflated tire impedes handling and can be a safety hazard, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses a sensor to determine if a tire’s pressure is outside an acceptable range.
Like every Acura model, the ILX comes equipped with a security system. In the event of a break-in, the following events will occur:
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