|Acura ILX (DE1/2/3)|
2019 Acura ILX A-Spec
|Assembly||Greensburg, Indiana, United States (Honda Manufacturing of Indiana) (Apr 2012 - Nov 2014)|
Marysville, Ohio (Marysville Auto Plant) (2015–present)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Subcompact executive car|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Engine||1.5 L LDA/LEA15 I4|
2.0 L R20A I4
2.4 L K24Z7 I4
2.4 L K24V7 I4 (2016-)
|Transmission||5-speed automatic (2013-15)|
6-speed manual (2013-15)
8-speed dual-clutch (2016-present)
|Wheelbase||105.1 in (2,670 mm)|
|Length||182.2 in (4,628 mm)|
|Width||70.6 in (1,793 mm)|
|Height||55.6 in (1,412 mm)|
|Predecessor||Acura CSX (Canada)|
Acura Integra (United States)
The Acura ILX is a subcompact executive car produced by Honda under the Acura brand. All ILX variants are based upon the ninth-generation Civic sedan. The ILX replaces the Acura CSX, which was sold only in Canada.
The ILX became Acura's first compact model in the United States since the RSX was discontinued after the 2006 model year, and their first compact sedan in the United States since the Integra was last produced in 2001. The ILX was also Acura's first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle.
The concept version was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the production version was presented in the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The ILX introduces a new design that Acura calls "aero-fused dynamics". Mass production commenced on April 23 at Honda's assembly facility in Greensburg, Indiana and U.S. sales began on May 22.
The ILX's body in white uses 59% high strength steel ranging from 440-980 MPa yield strength grades, aluminum is used for the hood and front bumper beam. Compared to the Civic the ILX uses Acura's "Amplitude Reactive" dampers and a larger more rigid steering shaft for improved handling and ride quality characteristics.
Major options are grouped into Premium and Technology packages and include leather upholstery, 17" alloy wheels, navigation system, premium audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio, and high intensity discharge headlamps. Both option packages include a multi-view rear backup camera with regular, wide-angle, and top-down modes.
For the 2014 model year the ILX came standard with 17-inch wheels, leather interior, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver's seat, tri-angle backup camera and audio subwoofer with Active Noise Cancellation, however price was increased by $1000.
The refreshed 2016 ILX was unveiled during November 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and went on sale in February 2015. It comes with the "Earth Dreams" direct injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, a very closely related powertrain to that of the TLX, first introduced in 2014 (as a 2015 model). "Jewel Eye" LED headlamps (low and high beams, DRL pipe and amber turn signals) similar to those on other Acura models (RLX, MDX and TLX) are standard, along with new LED tail lamps. A new "A-Spec" trim was offered, which included sporty exterior and interior styling enhancements. Production of the 2016 ILX began during January 2015 moving to the Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio.
In September of 2018, Acura revealed another facelift for the ILX. The ILX follows Acura’s new design language, and incorporates the company’s new “Diamond Pentagon” grille. The jewel-eye headlights are more sleek and so is the new front bumper. In the rear of the ILX, the taillights are more angular, and the license plate has been dropped from the trunk, to the rear bumper. Stepping into the interior, the overall design has remained the same. Although, they are new seats, with the availability of red leather (only on the A-Spec), and an updated infotainment system. It is still the same system as before, but it is 30% faster. AcuraWatch is now standard on all ILX’s. The powertrain has remained the same for 2019. The ILX A-Spec now makes the exterior look more aggressive. It comes with 18” Wheels, Red or Black leather seats with ultrasuade inserts, aluminum pedals, and more. Pricing for the 2019 model is more affordable than the previous model year, starting at $25,900.
Honda has offered several different four-cylinder gasoline engines in this model, similar to those in the CSX, TSX, and Civic Si. The hybrid model (available for the 2013 through 2015 model years and Acura's first hybrid), used a 1.5-liter I4 and shared its gas/electric powertrain with Honda's Civic Hybrid producing 111 hp (83 kW; 113 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 127 lb⋅ft (172 N⋅m) of torque between 1,000 and 3,000 rpm. The ILX is not sold in Japan.
- 2.0 L (DE1) 5-speed Auto: 150 hp (112 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 140 lb⋅ft (190 N⋅m) of torque at 4,300 rpm
- 2.4 L (DE2) 6-speed Manual: 201 hp (150 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 170 lb⋅ft (230 N⋅m) of torque at 4,300 rpm
- 1.5 L (DE3) CVT Auto: 111 hp (83 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 127 lb⋅ft (172 N⋅m) of torque between 1,000 and 3,000 rpm
2016 to current
- 2.4 L (DE2) 8-speed Dual-clutch transmission (DCT): 201 hp (150 kW) at 6,800 rpm and 180 lb⋅ft (244 N⋅m) of torque at 6,800 rpm
The ILX originally featured a 2.0-liter I4 engine making 150 hp mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission, or a version of the Civic Si's 201 hp 2.4-liter I4 engine mated to a 6-speed manual. The ILX Hybrid model featured a 1.5-liter I4 engine making 111 hp hybrid from the Civic Hybrid, EPA fuel economy rating of the hybrid version is 39 mpg‑US (6.0 L/100 km; 47 mpg‑imp) for city and 38 mpg‑US (6.2 L/100 km; 46 mpg‑imp) on highway driving. Starting from 2016 the ILX is offered only with the 2.4-liter I4 engine and the 8 speed DCT.
|2012||12,251 (incl. 972 hybrid)|
|2013||20,430 (incl. 1,461 hybrid)|
|2014||17,854 (incl. 379 hybrid)|
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