2017 Acura ILX

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2017 MODEL
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On the off chance that you want an extravagance identification yet are not willing to part with a piece of your well-deserved money, the 2017 Acura ILX may appear alluring to you. With a base cost of $28,100, it's somewhat a great deal such an extravagant vehicle.

The fabrication quality is great, there is a smooth 2.4L i4 in the engine, and the Dual Clutch transmission inspires torque converter to dispose of those bothering jerks while beginning. In any case, it's not all ruddy. Simply be prepared to forfeit the identification and you can get an increasingly refined Honda Civic for fundamentally less cash.


7.6/10
Features

 

6.4/10
Engine

 

8.3/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.3/10
Interior

 

7.2/10
Exterior

 

6.7/10
Safety

 
 
 

Further, on the off chance that you can spend only somewhat more, the extravagance offering from German mammoths like the Audi A3 decidedly outmaneuvers the Acura ILX.

2017 Acura ILX Features

7.6/10

The 2017 Acura ILX starts at a price of $28,100 and goes up till $32,100 for the range-topping A-Spec trim. The Acura Watch Plus gives you dynamic wellbeing highlights while the Technology Plus offers a suite of infotainment highlights. The top of the line variant which offers the best features in the lineup, the A-Spec trim costs $32,100.

Trims

Standard

Special Edition

 

Acura Watch Plus

Premium

Technology Plus

A-Spec

MSRP

$28,100

$28,900

$29,400

$30,100

$33,100

$32,100

Key Features

 

 

Standard 17-Inch Alloy Wheels

 

18-inch alloy machine-finished wheels,

 

 

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Perforated leather-trimmed sport seats

Acura Navigation System10 with 3D view

 

Fog lights

 

Acura Audio System with 6 Speakers

 

Rear Spoiler

 

Collision Mitigation Braking System

Sub-woofer

Acura Link Real-Time Traffic with exclusive street and freeway conditions

 

 

Rear spoiler

 

Multi-Information Display (MID)

 

Side Sills

Road Departure Mitigation

2-driver position memory for driver's seat

Voice Recognition for navigation

18-inch alloy machine-finished wheels

 

 

 

Lane Keeping Assist System

Aha compatibility

climate control

Side Sills

 

 

 

Color Multi-Information Display

4-way power adjustment for front passenger seat

Phone Book and Bluetooth Hands-Free Link systems

Perforated Lux Suede seating surfaces

 

 

 

 

Siri Eyes Free (iPhone only)

 

Contrast stitching for interior trim

 

What we recommend

Given that the high-end versions encroach into the more accomplished German Luxury Sedan territory, we recommend sticking with the lower trims, especially the Acura Watch Plus trim which adds a great array of safety along with other features.

2017 Acura ILX Engine

6.4/10
“Dual clutches used to be the bee's knees if you couldn’t get a manual transmission, but now, the torque converter autos might be better. The inline four gets a little buzzy at high rpm, and sometimes the trans jumps around a little, which is worrisome.” - Autoweek

Engine and transmission

The 2017 Acura ILX uses a 2.4L Inline-4 engine cranking 201 horsepower @ 6800 rpm and 180 lb-ft of torque @ 3800 rpm. Also, it comes equipped with an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission to transfer the power to the wheels.

Models

Acura ILX

Honda Civic

Acura TLX

Audi A3

MSRP

$30,695

$30,900

$30,925

$32,925

Engine

2.4 L Inline 4

2.0 L Inline 4

2.4 L Inline 4

2.0 L Inline 4

Transmission

8-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

Power

201-hp @ 6800 rpm

158-hp @ 5,500 rpm

206-hp @ 6,800 rpm

220-hp @ 6,200 rpm

Torque

180 lbs.-ft. @ 3800 rpm

138 lbs.-ft. @ 4,200 rpm

182 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm

258 lbs.-ft. @ 1,600 rpm

The ILX' sister car, the TLX sports a similar motor but offers a slightly bumped up power output. The Civic Coupe and the Audi A3 both use 2.0L Inline-4 but the A3 leads the pack with an impressive power output of 220 hp.

Acceleration

When it comes to the acceleration, the 2017 Acura ILX gets a tough competition from its rivals. Needless to say, that it isn’t the slowest car out there as the 0-60 mph is 6.6 sec and on a quarter mile it does surprisingly well at 15.2 sec @ 94 mph. But with a time of 5.5 seconds, the A3 leads the pack with the TLX closely following it with a time of 5.7 seconds.

Models

Acura ILX

Honda Civic

Acura TLX

Audi A3

0-60 MPH

6.6 sec

7 secs

5.7 secs

5.5 sec

Quarter mile

15.2 sec @ 94 mph

15.2 sec @ 94 mph

14.2 sec @ 100 mph

14.2 sec @ 98 mph

Engine

2.4 L Inline – 4

2.0 L Inline - 4

2.4 L Inline - 4

2.0 L Inline – 4

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.1

5.5

6.6

7.8

The quickest of the opposition is the Audi A3 from 0-60 mph at 5.5 sec. Likewise, the 2018 Honda Civic offers the slowest 0-60 mph stat and thus lands at the end of the pack.

Ride and Handling

Notwithstanding an anxious motor, the light electric power steering/ removes the enjoyment of driving. The suspension also is tuned for solace as opposed to plunging into the corners. The flipside is the supple ride. The smooth suspension eats up street flaws and the light controlling makes maneuvering in tight spaces simple.

Braking

The 2017 Acura ILX gets 12.3-inch brake rotors in advance and 11.1-inch brake rotors at the back. The brakes give great pedal input and the direct reaction makes executing smooth stops simple.

Model

Acura ILX

Honda Civic

Acura TLX

Audi A3

Brake Front(in)

12.3

11.1

12.6

12.3

Brake Rear(in)

11.1

10.2

12.2

10.7

Curb weight(lbs.)

3093 lbs.

2739 lbs.

3505 lbs.

3197 lbs.

70-0 MPH (ft.)

-

160

168

178

Among the competitors, the Honda Civic takes just 160 ft. to come to a complete standstill, all thanks to its low curb weight of 2739 pounds. The Audi A3 takes the longest to stop which is a bit surprising given its dynamic capabilities.

2017 Acura ILX Fuel Economy

8.3/10

The Acura ILX delivers 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The Combined EPA rating is 29 mpg. That’s average among the cars compared here.

Model

Acura ILX

Honda Civic

Acura TLX

Audi A3

MPG (city)

25

31

23

26

MPG (highway)

35

40

33

35

MPG (combined)

29

34

28

29

The Acura TLX is the least fuel efficient car compared here – but only slightly. The most efficient car compared here is the Honda Civic thanks to its less demanding and puny engine.

2017 Acura ILX Interior

7.3/10
“Honda/Acura keeps clinging to its central dual-screen infotainment setup. And we keep disliking having to look at two different screens. Headroom is lacking front and rear, partly because the ILX comes with a sunroof. Outward visibility is excellent for the segment.” - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The 2017 Acura ILX offers well-crafted interior with comfortable and steady seats. Notwithstanding, the contenders offer a progressively extravagant interior experience and that is certainly something critical when you are looking for a vehicle like this. From its uniquely designed interior to the clean layout, the ILX offers a modern yet simple layout. 

The center stack boasts a captivating look as Accura offers a vivid display with the higher trims which makes the infotainment engaging. Just like the interior layout, the canter stack offers a clean layout of the controls which doesn't feel cluttered.

Model

Acura ILX

Honda Civic

Acura TLX

Audi A3

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (cubic ft.)

89.3

97.8

93.3

133.9

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38/55.6/42.3

39.3/57/42.3

37.2/57.5/42.6

36.5/54.8/41.2

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

35.9/34.0/53.5

37.1/55/37.4

36.7/55.4/34.5

36.1/53/35.1

Don't go on its exterior looks as the new ILX sedan offers a spacious cabin. The front seats are well-bolstered and supportive and offer an ample amount of room to stretch. Similar to the front seats, the rear seats are also comfortable and roomy with an ample amount of room to relax. 

Cargo

It's truly generous to see that all the rivals offer a similar amount of boot space that around 12.3 cu ft. While the Civic stands at the end of the line with the smallest boot, the TLX, on the other hand, offers a slightly bumped up boot capacity of 14.3 cu.ft. and thus bags the podium place.

Model

Acura ILX

Honda Civic

Acura TLX

Audi A3

Cargo Volume (cubic ft.)

12.3 cu.ft.

12.1 cu.ft.

14.3 cu.ft.

12.3 cu.ft.

2017 Acura ILX Exterior

7.2/10
“With a strong resemblance to Acura’s larger sedans, the TLX and the RLX, the design of ILX is simple, youthful and understated. Its most distinctive features are LED headlights with multiple lenses.” – Kelley Blue Book

Dimensions and weight

The Acura ILX is fairly light among the cars compared here with only the Civic edging it out. At 181.9 inch, it’s considerably shorter than its sister car – the TLX sedan. However, if you want a small manageable cocoon of luxury, the A3 at just 175.5 inches is the right pick. Even though the ILX looks a bit like its sibling, the Civic, the ILX sedan still manages to make its mark and boast a unique personality and character in its elegant looking shell.

Model

Acura ILX

Honda Civic

Acura TLX

Audi A3

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3093 lbs.

2742 lbs.

3505 lbs.

3197 lbs.

Length (In)

181.9 in.

182.3 in.

190.7 in.

175.5 in.

Width (In)

70.6 in.

70.8 in.

73.0 in.

70.7 in.

Height (In)

55.6 in.

55.7 in.

57.0 in.

55.7 in.

Ground Clearance (In)

5.3 in.

5.9 in.

5.8 in.

NA

Wheelbase (In)

105.1 in.

106.3 in.

109.3 in.

103.8 in.

Track width(in) F/R

63.9/64.1

60.3/66.3

62.8/63.1

63.9/64.1

2017 Acura ILX Safety

6.7/10

The 2017 Acura ILX is equipped with a host of safety features. Some of the key safety features are:

  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Multi-View rear camera
  • Expanded View Driver's Mirror
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System
  • Rear LATCH Child-seat Mounting System
     

2017 Acura ILX Competition

2017 Honda Civic

The 2017 Honda Civic is fundamentally less expensive than the ILX, offers a good amount of refinement, solace, space, and efficiency. Further, it's increasingly enjoyable to drive and is built well. An incredible motor, the Acura Badging, and a bit more striking design are the main things for ILX. Though the Civic offers a better fuel economy than the ILX, if luxury is what you want then the ILX is the car to go with.

2017 Acura TLX

Acura TLX is the sister car of the ILX and subsequently offers a ground-breaking motor, a bigger & better from the inside and more solace – for more cash. Be that as it may, dissimilar to the bargained ILX, the TLX is a really decent Luxury car and is accessible for a lower cost than its rivals.

2017 Audi A3

The A3 is essentially a German extravagant sedan trimmed down to an increasingly reasonable size at a progressively sensible cost. It offers a stone strong driving trademark, made rapid elements, perfectly assembled insides, and heaps of gear. All these and Audi identification for just marginally higher cost but with this cost gets justified by its performance and hence can be a great choice for those who want the German perfection without shelling out a lot.

2017 Acura ILX Final Verdict

The 2017 Acura ILX is a decent all-around extravagant vehicle for a little family. It packs a ton of amazing features, is well fabricated and isn't short on power either. Be that as it may, when rivalry is so serious, being simply "great" isn't sufficient.

In the event that you can spend more, the German Luxury Sedans like the A3 and the Mercedes CLA offer a more refined experience, execution, and restrictiveness. Likewise, you can spare some dollars by choosing the Honda Civic but if you want something which offers a great luxurious experience along with plush riding experience then the ILX is a great car to go with any day.

Pros

Rev happy Motor

Impressive build quality

Smooth transmission

Top of the line highlights which you get as standard

Cons

Looks bland

Cramped interiors

Feels less refined than the German adversaries

What's New?

Minor updates to the features list


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27990

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

126 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

144 cu. in.

horsepower

201 hp @ 6800 rpm

torque

180 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.1 in. ventilated front disc/12.3 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

181.9 in.

width

70.6 in.

height

55.6 in.

curb weight

3093 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

89.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7 sec.

zero to 100 mph

14.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.2 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

168 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/29/35 mpg

highway range

462 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

6 years/70000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Acura ILX in San Marino Red color  2017 Acura ILX in Modern Steel Metallic color  2017 Acura ILX in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2017 Acura ILX in Crystal Black Pearl color  2017 Acura ILX in Catalina Blue Pearl color  2017 Acura ILX in Bellanova White Pearl color  2017 Acura ILX in San Marino Red color  2017 Acura ILX in Modern Steel Metallic color
San Marino Red

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Ratings

Safety

6.7

Exterior

7.2

Engine

6.4

Interior

7.3

Fuel Economy

8.3

Features

7.6

Comfort

7.2

Driving

8.6

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 Acura ILX Base

Base

power
201 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
29 combined

$27,990


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $27,990 MSRP (25/29/35) 201 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Acura ILX AcuraWatch Plus Package

AcuraWatch Plus Package

power
201 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
29 combined

$29,290


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $29,290 MSRP (25/29/35) 201 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Acura ILX Premium Package

Premium Package

power
201 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
29 combined

$29,990 - $31,980


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $29,990 MSRP (25/29/35) 201 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA
Premium and A-SPEC Packages 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $31,980 MSRP (25/29/35) 201 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

 2017 Acura ILX Technology Plus Package

Technology Plus Package

power
201 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
29 combined

$32,990 - $34,980


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Technology Plus Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $32,990 MSRP (25/29/35) 201 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA
Technology Plus and A-SPEC Packages 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM) Starting at $34,980 MSRP (25/29/35) 201 hp @ 6800 rpm, 2.4 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5 NA

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