2013 Acura ILX  -  $26,795

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $26,795
Base Invoice: $25,347
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 2.0L
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 24 | Hwy: 35
Body Style: 2.0L Automatic
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 2.0L SOHC i-VTEC 16-valve I4 engine


Acura luxury in an entry-level premium package; available technology; spirited performance; hybrid availability

Model Highlights

Acura's newest offering, the entry-level premium ILX sedan, offers enough luxury, performance and eco-friendly options to make the car appealing to anyone shopping the segment.

Although based on the Honda Civic compact sedan platform, the new ILX is 100 percent Acura and comes clad in sleek, aggressive sheetmetal, while the sharp front fascia bears the familiar Acura face. Acura calls this styling theme "Keen Edge Dynamics."

Four-wheel disc brakes are standard and handling is thanks to MacPherson struts in the front and a multi-link setup in the rear, with stabilizer bars over both ends as well. Paired with the car's unit body construction, the effect is an athletic, exciting ride.

Three trim levels are available--base, Premium and Technology Package--and all come powered by a variety of i-VTEC 4-cylinder engines. Base ILXs come standard with a 150-horsepower 2.0L. That engine powers a Premium model and the ILX Technology Package model as well. Premium models can also be specified with the sporty 201-horsepower 2.4L. The 110-horsepower, 1.5L ILX hybrid model is available in base trim and hybrid tech package, which tops the range at $34,400.

All ILX 2.0L engines are paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift and paddle shifters. The 2.4L ILX Premium utilizes a quick, exciting short-throw 6-speed transmission, while Hybrids are outfitted with a continuously variable transmission.

In addition to goodies such as power windows, locks and mirrors, base ILX models offer 16-inch alloy wheels, cloth sport seats with a fold-down rear seatback, a 6-speaker stereo, steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise and Bluetooth hands-free controls and automatic climate control.

Premium models add 17-inch alloy wheels and Xenon HID headlights, with heated leather-trimmed seating and 10-way power driver controls, a 360-watt, 7-speaker sound system, a 5-inch display with rear camera and remote entry. Premium-trim ILXs with the 2.4L engine also feature contrast seat stitching, stainless steel pedals and red gauge lighting.

The ILX Technology Package steps things up inside the car with Acura navigation, real-time traffic and weather, a 10-speaker, 415-watt sound system with hard-drive storage, XM satellite radio, and more.

All ILXs come loaded with standard safety features like anti-lock brakes, stability control, and six airbags.

Model News

For 2013, Acura introduces a new model to its lineup: the entry-level premium ILX sedan. The car is based on the Honda Civic platform, but the similarity end there. With three impressive trim levels and as many i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine choices--a 150-horsepower 2.0L, a sporty 201-horsepower 2.4L and a 110-horsepower, 1.5L hybrid electric with Integrated Motor Assist--the ILX offers something for every buyer in the market for a smart, fun, affordable premium sedan.

Value Writeup

Acura's ILX represents a return to the compact luxury car business for the automaker. The ILX offers a wide variety of powertrain options, from the efficient 2.0L 4-cylinder to the sporty 2.4L to an available gas/electric hybrid setup. A lengthy equipment list combines with premium technology features to offer a very affordable entryway to the luxury brand.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
462.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4


Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 4300

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
89.300 ft³

Front Head Room
38.000 in

Front Leg Room
42.300 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.600 in

Front Hip Room
50.200 in

Second Head Room
35.900 in

Second Leg Room
34.100 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.500 in

Second Hip Room
51.700 in

105.100 in

Length, Overall
179.100 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.600 in

Height, Overall
55.600 in

Track Width, Front
59.400 in

Track Width, Rear
60.300 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.200 in

Trunk Volume
12.300 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2910 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.787 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.551 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.100 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.100 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.200 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.200 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016


Potential Number of Units Affected

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Mfg's Report Date
JUN 12, 2014


Potential Number of Units Affected

American Honda Motor Co., Inc (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles manufactured January 16, 2012 to March 1, 2013, ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured January 12, 2012 to February 7, 2013, and certain model year 2014 ILX vehicles manufactured May 2, 2013, to May 31, 2014, and ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 18, 2013 to February 19, 2014. Excessive heat temperatures around the headlight bulb and reflector unit may diminish the output of the headlight and cause smoke, melting, and fire. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

The diminished light output may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Additonally, the excessive heat coming from around the bulb and reflector could cause the headlights to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 28, 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-862-2872. Honda's number for this recall is JE9.


Mfg's Report Date
JUL 18, 2012


Potential Number of Units Affected

Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Honda CR-V and model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles. If the manual or power door lock is activated while an interior front door handle is being operated by an occupant, the cable connecting the interior door handle to the door latch mechanism may become loose and move out of position. There is a possibility that the cable can move far enough out of position to prevent the door from properly latching.

If the door is not fully latched, the door may open while driving or in a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury to the vehicle occupants.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front door latch assemblies in the affected vehicles, free of charge. Additionally, the interior front door handles in certain Honda CR-Vs will also be replaced, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, August 16, 2012. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda recall campaign numbers S45/S46/S47. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.0L SOHC i-VTEC 16-valve I4 engine

5-speed automatic transmission -inc: Sequential SportShift, paddle shifters, grade logic control

Front-wheel drive

Drive-by-wire throttle system

Front MacPherson strut suspension w/stabilizer bar

Rear multi-link suspension w/stabilizer bar

Amplitude reactive damper

Electric pwr assisted rack & pinion steering

Pwr assisted front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes

16" x 6.5" alloy wheels

205/55R16 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

One-touch auto-open/close pwr tilt moonroof

Automatic on/off projector beam halogen headlights -inc: wiper integration

Heated body-colored pwr mirrors -inc: driver side expanded view

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-colored door handles

160-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, USB port, aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume compensation, Pandora internet radio interface

HandsFreeLink Bluetooth wireless telephone interface -inc: steering wheel mounted controls

SMS text message function

Premium cloth front bucket seats -inc: manual driver height adjustment

Fold-down rear seat

Front center console w/armrest

Fold-down rear center armrest w/cup holders

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: audio, phone, display & cruise controls

Maintenance minder system

5" color information display

Pwr windows w/front auto-up/down & auto-reverse

Smart entry w/push button start -inc: window/moonroof-open function

Remote trunk release

Cruise control

Theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

One-touch turn signals

Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: humidity control, air-filtration system

Rear defroster w/timer

12V pwr outlets

Dual front sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Ambient cabin lighting

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control, motion adaptive steering

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Daytime running lights

Side-impact door beams

Dual-stage multiple-threshold driver/front passenger airbags

Front side airbags -inc: passenger side occupant position detection system

Side curtain airbags

Front/rear 3-point seat belts w/front automatic tensioning system

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Emergency trunk release

Rear child door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system









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