Acura Automobiles: 2013 ILX

Posted on 27. Mar, 2012 by in Acura Canada

Fast-changing marketplace conditions have challenged and desirous each automaker to invent, adjust and innovate during a discerning gait to accommodate new demands. For Acura a outcome is a all-new ILX, Acura’s latest high-content, value-for-money compress oppulance sedan. Featuring a windswept extraneous pattern with 5-passenger cabin, a flat-bottom territory physique that minimizes aerodynamic drag and a choice of 3 powertrains – including Acura’s initial gasoline-electric hybrid – a new ILX delivers distinctively in a value, performance, impression and oppulance arenas. Of course, a ILX is each bit an Acura, designed and versed from a belligerent adult to prove Acura business with benchmark new technologies in a class.


The aim business for a new ILX are a younger members of Generation X and members of Generation Y— successful 20- and 30-somethings relocating into a oppulance automobile ranks yet looking for high-value propositions in their purchases. They are immature business professionals who are many approaching singular or shortly to be married. They live in incomparable cities, are really many still in reason with a childish mindset and lifestyle, and nonetheless now welcome adult manner and values. In short, like a ILX, they consolidate “youth with maturity.”

Style, substance, performance, potency and environmental stewardship are all vicious to these rising oppulance customers, and a Acura ILX combines all of these qualities in one vehicle— solidly subsequent a $30,000 cost prove that is deliberate a gateway to luxury.


Competition is discerning elaborating in a entry-level oppulance shred that a ILX enters. Key competitors for a new ILX embody vehicles such as a Audi A3, a Lexus CT200h, and new reward mainstream offerings such as a Buick Verano. More than any other locus in a oppulance automobile category, this shred is unusually cost and value conscious, creation a ILX’s customary and accessible facilities even some-more essential.


The ILX indication operation includes a 150-horsepower 4-cylinder 2.0L chronicle that comes rarely versed with customary facilities such as involuntary meridian control, a Sequential SportShift 5-speed involuntary delivery and singular Amplitude Reactive Dampers for superb float quality. The ILX 2.4L facilities a clever opening of a 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine with 201-horsepower, a quick-shifting 6-speed primer transmission, and 17-inch hole wheels. The ILX Hybrid utilizes an fit 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that teams with an electric engine to furnish 111 horsepower while also achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 38 mpg on a highway.

In serve to a prolonged list of customary features, accessible upgrades embody a Premium package and a Technology Package, that enclose facilities such as an Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System, HID headlights, navigation component and many more.

Safety is a pattern principle that is critically vicious to a Acura Division. Accordingly, a new ILX includes innumerable reserve systems and designs to strengthen not usually a automobile occupants, yet also occupants of other vehicles as good as pedestrians. Some of these reserve apparatus embody an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE)™ physique structure, a component of airbags, and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with a new Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering component that can assistance a motorist equivocate trouble. Internal testing* indicates that a ILX should grasp tip reserve ratings in both sovereign (NHTSA) and eccentric (IIHS) pile-up tests— including a “5-Star” altogether automobile measure from NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK nomination from a IIHS.

*The 2013 ILX had not been pile-up tested as of Mar 2012. However, Acura expects that a ILX will accept a 5-STAR Overall Vehicle Score in bureaucratic contrariety and GOOD ratings in all tests by a eccentric Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


For 2013, a ILX introduces a horde of technologies that assistance allege fuel efficiency, comfort, preference and safety. Some of a pivotal facilities include:

All Models

  • Unit-body construction with flat-bottom design
  • High-density catalytic converter with revoke use of changed metals
  • Battery Management System (BMS)
  • VSA® with Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers
  • Active Noise Control component (Premium and Technology packages, solely Hybrid)
  • One-touch spin vigilance system
  • SMS content messaging feature
  • Pandora® internet radio interface

ILX 2.0L

  • 2.0-liter, SOHC, inline 4-cylinder engine
  • Sequential SportShift 5-speed involuntary transmission

ILX 2.4L

  • 2.4-liter, DOHC, inline 4-cylinder engine
  • 6-speed close-ratio primer transmission

ILX Hybrid

  • 1.5-liter, SOHC, inline 4-cylinder engine
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • First-ever Acura indication with hybrid powertrain
  • Fifth-generation of hybrid component with electric motor
  • Lithium-ion battery technology


Acura has prolonged been famous for a world-class engine record and a continual routine of creation and improvement. At a core of Acura’s powertrain engineering is a ongoing office of incomparable performance, extended fuel economy and low emissions. The 2013 ILX embodies this ongoing bid with a contingent of accessible gasoline and hybrid powertrains that offer singular solutions for opposite buyers.

An modernized 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter i-VTEC® engine is customary in a ILX, joined with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed involuntary transmission. The performance-oriented ILX is powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine producing 201 horsepower that is eliminated by a 6-speed close-ratio primer transmission. And finally, a ILX Hybrid is powered by a 111-horsepower, ultra-efficient 1.5-liter i-VTEC® engine that teams with an integrated electric engine and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

All ILX models have Acura’s new Battery Management System (BMS) that is designed to revoke a possibility of a passed battery as good as to assistance boost a use life of a battery.


The ILX is powered by a Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with 16 valves, i-VTEC® and a dual-stage intake manifold. The 2.0L produces 150 horsepower during 6,500 rpm and 140 lb-ft torque during 4,300 rpm. The engine earnings an EPA-estimated* city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 24/35/28 miles per gallon with a 5-speed involuntary transmission. The engine conforms to Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV-2) in all US states as good as conforms to Advanced Technology Partial-Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) standards in California.

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.



  • 2.0-liter, SOHC, aluminum inline 4-cylinder engine
  • 150 hp during 6,500 rpm and 140 lb-ft of torque during 4,300 rpm
  • 16-valve, SOHC, with i-VTEC® “intelligent” valve-control component
  • Computer-controlled Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
  • Maintenance Minder™ system
  • 100,000 mile tune-up intervals*
  • EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy of 24/35/28 mpg

*Does not request to liquid and filter changes. Exact mileage is energetic by tangible pulling conditions.


  • Sequential SportShift 5-speed involuntary transmission
  • Front-wheel-drive (FWD)


The ILX 2.4L is powered by a twin beyond cam (DOHC), 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that uses 16 valves, i-VTEC® valvetrain component and a specifically tuned intake manifold. The engine produces 201 horsepower. The i-VTEC® “intelligent” valve-control system, singular friction-reducing technologies and endless weight control measures helps a ILX concurrently broach energetic acceleration, good fuel economy and low empty emissions.

Even with a considerable horsepower and torque figures, a 2013 ILX 2.4L has an EPA-estimated* city rating of 22 mpg and 31 mpg on a highway. In gripping with Acura’s proven joining to a environment, a engine also meets despotic Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV-2) tailpipe emissions standards.
The ILX 2.4L is accessible exclusively with a 6-speed primer delivery with a short-throw shifter. Designed to be compress and lightweight, a 6-speed has also been engineered to yield a discerning and accurate change transformation of a opening transmission. The primer delivery also includes a squeeze with a torsion resource that enhances squeeze excellence in terms of rendezvous and feel.

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.



  • 2.4-liter, DOHC, inline 4-cylinder engine
  • 201 hp during 7,000 rpm and 170 lb-ft of torque during 4,400 rpm
  • i-VTEC® “intelligent” valvetrain component
  • Computer-controlled Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
  • Maintenance Minder™ system
  • 100,000 mile tune-up intervals*
  • EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy of 22/31/25 mpg

*Does not request to liquid and filter changes. Exact mileage is energetic by tangible pulling conditions.


  • 6-speed primer transmission
  • Front-wheel-drive (FWD)


Acura’s first-ever hybrid drivetrain component uses a gasoline engine as a primary source of appetite while an electric engine provides additional appetite and electricity metamorphosis capability. The component consists of a 1.5-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine connected to an integrated electric engine and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). A Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery container is used to constraint and store electricity for a 23-horsepower (17.2 kilowatt) electric motor. Together, a gasoline engine and electric engine group to furnish 111 horsepower during 5,500 rpm and 127 lb-ft of torque between 1,000-3,500 rpm.
Depending on conditions, during acceleration a 1.5L engine (or a engine and electric engine together) propel a vehicle. During cruising, a gasoline engine and/or a electric engine can propel a vehicle. During braking, a gasoline engine deactivates and a electric engine acts as generator to feed a battery pack. At a stop, a engine can enter an idle-stop mode to save fuel and revoke emissions, and a engine stays off until a stop pedal is released.
The ILX Hybrid has an EPA-estimated* city/highway fuel economy of 39/38 mpg.

Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.



  • 1.5-liter, SOHC, inline 4-cylinder engine
  • 111 hp during 5,500 rpm and 127 lb-ft of torque between 1,000-3,500 rpm
  • Single beyond camshaft (SOHC) conduct with 2-valves per cylinder
  • i-VTEC® valvetrain control system
  • Variable Cylinder Management™
  • “Intelligent” Sequential Ignition with dual hint plugs per cylinder
  • Computer-controlled Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
  • Maintenance Minder™ system
  • 100,000 mile tune-up intervals*

*Does not request to liquid and filter changes. Exact mileage is energetic by tangible pulling conditions.

Integrated Electric Motor

  • 23-horsepower (17.2 kilowatt) ultra-thin DC brushless motor
  • High-power lithium-ion battery
  • Intelligent Power Unit (IPU)
  • Automatic Idle Stop
  • Regenerative braking

Emissions / Fuel Economy

  • Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV-2)
  • Partial-Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) (in CARB states)
  • EPA-estimated (city/highway/combined) fuel economy of 39/38/38 mpg


Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Front-wheel-drive (FWD)


Sleek, sporty and aerodynamically efficient, a extraneous of a all-new Acura ILX concurrently combines luxury, opening and efficiency. Design is vicious to oppulance automobile buyers, yet increasingly, so is fuel economy. The Acura ILX delivers both with a wide, low stance, a prolonged nose and a brief tail that are keen-edged and individualistic, aerodynamically efficient, and also immediately tangible as an Acura. Exterior highlights embody low and far-reaching proportions, a prolonged hood and brief tail, clever and individualistic body-side impression lines, an aerodynamically sculpted cabin and a prosaic under-floor.

The ILX is 179.1 inches in length and rides on a 105.1-inch wheelbase. Broad-shouldered and aggressively proportioned, a 59.4-inch front/60.3-inch behind line teams with customary 16-inch aluminum or accessible 17-inch aluminum wheels and tires to fill a buffer wells. Body breadth is 70.6 inches and a altogether tallness is neat 55.6 inches.


The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure is a pioneering unit-body construction technology. ACE™ helps maximize a vehicle’s ability to sunder pile-up appetite in a frontal collision and is designed to assistance broach tip reserve ratings.


An aerodynamic unit-body structure plays a clever purpose in assisting a ILX broach a smooth, still float and a fun-to-drive character, along with high fuel economy and projected tip reserve ratings. The firm physique allows for sound and other disturbances to be some-more good removed by bushings and other dampers around a vehicle.


The Acura ILX utilizes high strength steel (HSS) in 59 percent of a physique structure that helps beget a well-spoken ride, frail doing and long-term durability. This high-grade steel adds a compulsory strength for these enhancements yet adding extreme weight. Traditional piece steel is used in 41 percent of a territory body.


Aluminum stampings are used in countless locations to assistance revoke a quell weight of a ILX as good as to urge handling, fuel economy and emissions. Aluminum physique components embody a hood, front fender lamp on all ILX models and on a behind fender lamp on ILX hybrid model.


Superb aerodynamic excellence improves fuel economy, interior quietness, doing fortitude and emissions. Key aerodynamic facilities include:

  • Front Fascia – A spoiler located during a revoke dilemma of a front fascia reduces aerodynamic drag and lift, that helps urge steering feel during high speeds.
  • Front Bumper Cover – Optimizing a front fender dilemma figure reduces aerodynamic drag.
  • A Pillars – Streamlined A-pillars revoke turbulence, aerodynamic drag and breeze noise.
  • Wheel Strakes – Located forward of a front and behind wheels, special aero strakes assistance pierce atmosphere uniformly around a tires, shortening side aerodynamic drag.
  • Full Undercover – To well-spoken airflow underneath a ILX, an clandestine starts behind a front fascia, extends underneath a engine, delivery (excluding 2.4L), cabin (on all models) and fuel tank (only on 2.4L), while also covering a open space behind a behind cessation (all models) and underneath a case (all models).


The ILX Hybrid has additional enhancements that serve urge fuel economy and visually heed it from a ILX 2.0L and ILX 2.4L. These include:

  • Unique 16×6.5-inch aluminum wheels
  • Front fascia opening moldings featuring a splendid colored strake
  • Rear rug lid spoiler
  • Hybrid emblems on front fenders and behind panel


Extensive measures to negate noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) outcome in a lush pulling knowledge with a ILX— quite during highway cruising speeds. Some of a pivotal contributors are quivering insulation for engine and delivery mounts, steering and cessation systems, widespread use of vibration-absorbing materials and sealants and an acoustic potion windshield.


Projector lamp headlights are customary with a ILX and underline an Auto On/Off duty for combined convenience. The halogen high beams yield glorious night pulling certainty (with a crisp, splendid and focused light beam) and their lenses and reflectors confederate with a aerodynamic bodywork.

Headlight Integration Windshield Wipers
The ILX facilities a new headlight formation windshield wiper component that helps urge prominence of a automobile during severe weather.
When a headlights are in Auto mode, during illumination hours, if a windshield wipers appropriate some-more than 3 times a headlights are automatically incited on to urge visibility. If a sleet or sleet subsides and a wipers are incited off, a headlights automatically spin off.


The ILX (with Premium and Technology packages) and ILX Hybrid (with Technology Package) underline high-intensity liberate (HID) low lamp headlights with multi-reflector halogen high beams. The HID headlamps yield incomparable lighting power, illumination form lighting temperature, reduced appetite expenditure and longer use life.


All ILX models (except for ILX 2.0L in bottom trim) have haze lights propitious in openings subsequent a front bumper. The haze lights are also accessible as a dealer-installed appendage on ILX models.


The ILX facilities a new stretched perspective side counterpart on a driver-side door. As compulsory by law, a categorical area of a counterpart uses a normal prosaic contemplative craft on a middle apportionment of a counterpart (that is closest to a door), while a outdoor apportionment of a counterpart uses a convex component to yield a broader margin of view. The convex apportionment of a counterpart generates an additional 6.5 degrees of prominence that can support a motorist in detecting other vehicles that competence not have differently been seen in a normal side mirror.


All ILX models underline appetite windows with automobile retreat and an automobile up/down motorist and front newcomer window for combined convenience.


All ILX models have a one-touch appetite moonroof with lean underline that will open or tighten with one reason of a switch. Its skinny construction allows for limit headroom. The moonroof also includes a shifting sunshade that opens with a roof and can be sealed to retard sunlight. An automobile retreat underline is built in.


Offering 12.3 cubic feet of behind storage space, a ILX can accommodate massive bucket such as 3 golf bags, dual vast suitcases, a vast cooler or a wheelchair. A far-reaching behind induce opening and low lift-over tallness concede easy loading and unloading, and a case is finished with a high-quality molded lining. A proxy gangling tire is located underneath a case building row on a ILX 2.0L and ILX 2.4L models. The ILX Hybrid facilities a prosaic correct container as to make additional room for a Li-Ion battery pack, yet a proxy gangling is accessible for squeeze from Acura dealerships.


Premium and Technology ILX models underline a multi-view rearview camera that offers a choice of tip view, normal perspective or far-reaching view.

In a ILX with Premium Package, when a delivery is placed in Reverse, a perspective from a rear-mounted camera is displayed on a 5-inch arrangement shade that is positioned in a instrument panel. To make it easier for a motorist to decider stretch and clearance, plain yellow on-screen discipline prove a vehicle’s width, as good as distances of 1, 2 and 3 meters as totalled from a behind of a ILX.

When versed with a accessible Technology Package, one of a multi-view camera’s 3 opposite behind perspective images is displayed on a 8-inch W-VGA tone guard used for a navigation system.

The primary perspective is “Normal View,” that delivers 130-degrees of rearward visibility. For special conditions, there is a “Wide View,” that delivers 175-degrees of rearward visibility. Finally, a “Top View” generates a straight-down demeanour during a area only rearward of a bumper— so easing maneuvering in parsimonious parking spaces.


Seven worldly extraneous colors supplement play and celebrity to a 2013 ILX. Available colors embody White Orchid Pearl, Alabaster Silver, Polished Metal Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Crimson Garnet, Umber Brownstone** and new Fathom Blue Pearl. All a new colors change in coming depending on object conditions, serve amplifying a ILX’s thespian bodylines.


The 2013 ILX framework was grown to concurrently maximize float peculiarity and newcomer comfort, as good as opening handling. It facilities Acura’s rarely grown MacPherson strut front and multi-link behind cessation systems, along with new Amplitude Reactive Dampers. In addition, Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering is used for glorious steering feel and softened fuel efficiency. The outcome is a high spin of refinement, assured doing and a nimble and fun pulling experience— all while also providing glorious energetic safety.


The ILX creates use of new Amplitude Reactive Dampers that work in dual graphic opening parameters (including a Ride Zone and a Handling Zone) to yield aloft float comfort and pointing handling. Each “zone” has a singular set of application and miscarry damping settings to yield a preferred float and doing attributes. The Ride Zone provides well-spoken float characteristics, and a Handling Zone enhances steering feel, improves body-roll acerbity and provides some-more secure handling.


A prolonged 105.1-inch wheelbase and far-reaching line (59.4-inch front and 60.3-inch rear) provides an superb change of interior roominess and float quality, together with high cornering fortitude and steering responsiveness.


All ILX Models

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link behind suspension
  • Front and behind stabilizer bars
  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers
  • Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Power-assisted ventilated front front brakes
  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)

ILX 2.0L

  • 16×6.5-inch separate 5-spoke aluminum wheels with silver-painted aspect (ILX bottom model)
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires (ILX bottom model)
  • 17×7.0-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels with silver-painted aspect and a machined spoke face (ILX with Premium or Technology Package)
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires (ILX with Premium or Technology Package)

ILX 2.4L

  • 17×7.0-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels with silver-painted aspect and a machined spoke face
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires

ILX Hybrid

  • 16×6.5-inch separate 5-spoke aluminum wheels with silver-painted surface
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires
  • Hydraulic power-assisted front brakes with regenerative braking


Acura’s repute for modernized and rarely organic record is clearly embodied in a new ILX competition sedan’s interior. Offering a seamless multiple of luxury, opening and technology, a ILX interior exhibits a high spin of fit and finish approaching by Acura owners. From gentle and understanding 5-passenger seating to LED-illuminated orchestration and racing-inspired change paddles, a ILX puts Acura oppulance and record within strech of some-more buyers than ever before.
The ILX offers a conspicuous spin of customary equipment, including a Keyless Access System, 5-inch tone executive display, dual-zone involuntary meridian control, 6-speaker audio system, Pandora® internet radio interface, SMS content messaging feature, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® mobile write and strain interface and many more. Available Premium and Technology Package facilities supplement a horde of well-developed additional features.


  • Roomy interior with seating for five
  • Keyless Access System
  • Large, easy-to-read LED backlit analog instruments
  • Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • 5-inch (diagonal) full-color executive display
  • Automatic on/off headlights
  • Headlight formation with windshield wipers
  • Leather-wrapped steering circle with fingertip controls
  • Leather-wrapper change lever
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Dual-zone involuntary meridian control
  • 6-speaker audio component with AM/FM tuner, CD player
  • USB pier with iPod®/iPhone® compatibility
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® mobile write and strain interface
  • Pandora® internet radio interface
  • SMS content messaging feature
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof
  • ECON mode (ILX Hybrid model)

Premium Package Adds:

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 8-way appetite tractable motorist seat
  • 2-way exhilarated front seats
  • 7-speaker audio component with AM/FM tuner, CD actor and XM® Radio
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror
  • Multi-view behind camera
  • Active Noise Control System (ILX Hybrid excluded)

Technology Package Adds:

  • Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System with 365-watts, 10-speakers, DVD-Audio, DTS™, CD, AM/FM radio, XM® Satellite Radio with Note duty strain reminder, 15 GB tough hoop expostulate memory media storage, Song By Voice™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® II
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™
  • AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System
  • HomeLink® remote control system
  • Multi-view behind camera


The ILX interior blends opening and oppulance themes into a rarely organic and modernized layout. Sweeping shapes upsurge by a doors, instrument row and core console to emanate a cohesive and atmospheric feel, accented by both soft-touch materials and satin steel finishes. The control blueprint further focuses on efficiency, with vast analog gauges and a leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering circle for a sporting feel. Controls for many frequently used systems are positioned within fingertip reach, including on a steering wheel.


The Multi-Information Display (MID) offers vicious information to a driver. Positioned in between a tachometer and speedometer, a LCD shade can arrangement outward atmosphere temperature, automobile and outing mileage, and normal fuel economy information. Steering circle controls let a motorist cycle by opposite information screens of while gripping both hands on a wheel.


A multi-view rearview camera is enclosed with a Premium and Technology Packages. In a Premium Package, a pattern is displayed on a 5-inch tone display. With a Technology Package, a pattern is presented on a W-VGA 8-inch navigation component display. Three viewpoints are selectable including: Normal View, Wide View and Top View.


A new one-touch spin vigilance component creates line changes some-more convenient. A light reason of a spin vigilance push flashes a spin signals 3 times before self canceling. A firmer transformation of a spin vigilance push activates a spin signals in a normal way.


Supportive sport-oriented seating offers parallel support for assertive cornering, and a steering mainstay tilts and telescopes to accommodate drivers of varying sizes. The customary driver’s chair is 6-way manually adjustable, while an 8-way appetite tractable driver’s chair is accessible on a ILX Premium and Technology packages, that also includes exhilarated front seats.

The ILX seats come customary with black cloth and fake leather, while ivory or black seperated leather seating surfaces are partial of a Premium or Technology Package. The ILX 2.4L has black seperated leather seating sections with contrariety china tone stitching.


Though personal by a EPA as a Compact, a ILX offers surprisingly atmospheric 89.3 cubic feet of newcomer cabin volume. This fit wrapping ensures gentle space for 4 passengers, while a ILX can accommodate 5 passengers for shorter drives. The scarcely prosaic behind building core territory helps yield good feet room for a core passenger.


The case bucket volume is 12.4 cubic feet (ILX 2.0L bottom model), 12.3 cubic feet (ILX 2.0L and 2.4L with Premium or Technology Package), 10.0 cubic feet (Base and Premium models of ILX Hybrid), and 9.8 cubic feet (ILX Hybrid with Technology Package).

When some-more space is indispensable for cargo, a one-piece fold-down behind seatback can be lowered to exhibit a bucket pass-through to a behind chair area. The ILX Hybrid has a bound behind chair that can not be folded down.


Numerous facilities that raise ILX newcomer comfort and preference include:

  • Two console-mounted cupholders
  • Front doorway row mounted bottle holders
  • Padded armrests and storage bins in all doors
  • 7.4-liter lockable glovebox with soothing nylon interior group padding
  • Center console storage compartment
  • 12-volt appetite point
  • 2.5 mm mini-audio submit jack
  • USB audio pier connectivity
  • Rear fold-down padded armrest with dual cupholders
  • Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Illuminated door-mounted window switches
  • HomeLink® remote component (Technology Package)


The ILX has as customary a dual-zone involuntary meridian control with clear, discerning controls and a replaceable filter system. In ILX models with a Acura Navigation System, pivotal HVAC component functions can be accessed around voice command. In addition, a navigation component calculates object position to adjust component for some-more even heating or cooling.


Acura’s latest-generation Keyless Access System lets a ILX owners benefit entrance to a automobile yet carrying to clear it with a remote conductor or a required key. Instead, a motorist simply pulls one of a front doorway handles while a remote in his/her possession. Once a motorist has non-stop a doorway and is seated, a Keyless Access System allows a ILX to be started by dire a stop and thereafter pulling a Engine Start/Stop button. When withdrawal a ILX, a press of a soft-touch symbol on outward of a extraneous doorway hoop concurrently thatch all a doors.

The Keyless Access System also facilities a singular “quick vent” underline that automatically lowers all side windows and opens a appetite moonroof to quick opening built-up interior heat.


Exclusively in a ILX Hybrid, a driver-selectable ECON mode helps urge fuel potency by changing a operation of certain systems such as journey control acceleration rate and progressing a set cabin feverishness while determining fan speed and EVA temperature.


All ILX models underline as customary Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® hands-free write interface. After a motorist completes a one-time pairing routine with a concordant Bluetooth®-enabled phone, HandsFreeLink® allows promulgation or responding write calls yet stealing hands from a steering wheel. An beyond microphone picks adult a driver’s voice. To send a call hands-free, a motorist can dial a series by voice to activate a system. The motorist also can store frequently called numbers with voice tags in a system’s residence book.


The ILX’s customary 6-speaker, 160-watt audio component facilities a single-disc CD actor and an AM/FM tuner for a high opening listening experience. Audio information is displayed on a 5-inch tone display, and remote controls are located on a ILX’s 3-spoke steering wheel. A roof-mounted “shark fin” form receiver delivers glorious radio accepting while improving extraneous aerodynamics (versus a normal pole-style steel antenna). Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) adjusts audio volume formed on automobile speed to recompense for ceaselessly augmenting or dwindling outmost credentials sounds.

Standard USB pier connectivity (for iPod®, iPhone® or removable USB storage devices) offers a discerning tie rate (144 ms/track) and can concurrently assign plug-in inclination while transferring information to a audio system. The component can also play Bluetooth® Audio or MP3 files when interconnected with concordant devices.


The 2013 ILX facilities a Pandora® internet radio interface, permitting users to entrance a giveaway strain use that allows users to open an comment online and emanate adult to 100 personalized Internet “radio stations” that are formed on favorite songs or artists. Pandora® internet radio audio can also be streamed wirelessly to a ILX around an iPhone® or another concordant dungeon phone, yet a interface controls will not function. Phone information charges will apply.


The ILX includes a new SMS content messaging underline that can review incoming texts aloud over a audio system, and allows a motorist to respond with any of 6 bureau preset messages. The component works with SMS means mobile telephones (such as Blackberry and Droid X) with an active information devise and a Message Access Profile (MAP). To assistance equivocate motorist distraction, incoming summary texts are not displayed on shade unless a delivery is in Park.


The accessible Premium Package includes a 360-watt audio component with 7 speakers including a subwoofer, a 5-inch tone arrangement and remote controls located on a 3-spoke steering wheel. Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) adjusts audio volume formed on automobile speed to recompense for ceaselessly augmenting or dwindling outmost credentials sounds.

XM® Radio provides some-more than 200 channels of digital programming (including 71 commercial-free channels) with nearby CD-quality sound. A nominal three-month subscription to a XM® Radio use is enclosed with squeeze of a new ILX, and business are means to continue a use or cancel any time afterwards.


Included with a Premium and Technology Packages (except for ILX Hybrid), Active Noise Control significantly reduces low magnitude cabin noise. The component operates whenever a ILX is running, regardless of either a audio component is on or off. By formulating a precisely timed retreat proviso audio signal, a component counteracts a sepulchral sound of a exhaust, reduces high magnitude and middle-frequency sound during normal cruising, and attenuates highway sound over both well-spoken and severe roads.


The ILX with accessible Technology Package includes a fantastic sounding Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System with 10 speakers and 365 watts of power. The component gets a name from multi-Grammy® Award winning producer/engineer Elliot Scheiner’s recording attention heading “ELS®.” DVD-Audio is a system’s many considerable sounding format. This modernized audio facsimile record delivers over 500-times aloft fortitude than normal CD audio. Some of a pivotal Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System facilities include:

  • AM/FM/XM® tuner
  • Audio-function specific voice commands
  • Conventional CD, DTS™ and DVD-Audio front compatible
  • MP3 and WMA® means CD player
  • 2.5 mm auxiliary jack
  • USB port
  • Bluetooth® Audio
  • Note duty for XM® Radio
  • Dolby® Pro Logic® II vigilance processing
  • 5.1-channel approximate sound from DVD Audio

With a Premium Audio System is a Note duty for XM® Radio that allows a owners to make a note of songs listened on XM® Radio. With a reason of a button, this accessible duty annals a stream strain pretension and artist name in content form (up to 30 songs), along with a brief audio mention of a strain for reference.


The ILX with Technology Package has a tough hoop expostulate (HDD) with 15-gigabytes of dedicated to strain storage space (enough ability to reason over 3,500 songs*). The tough drive’s discerning file-access time speeds a hunt and retrieval of audio tracks, and allows marks to be shuffled by album, artist and genre. On-board information supposing by Gracenote® allows a audio component to arrangement a strain artist, manuscript name, line name, and genre for a module element that is stored on a HDD.

*Approximate ability formed on an normal distance of 4.0 MB per strain during a 128kbps bitrate


Song By Voice™ (SBV) lets a ILX motorist name strain by artist, album, strain title, genre, playlist and even composer.


The Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ is enclosed with a Technology Package. It facilities an 8-inch W-VGA tone shade for accessible viewing, an ultra-fast 60 GB tough hoop expostulate (HDD), and navigation coverage for a US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The component also includes AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System and a accessible AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™ and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™. Its voice approval duty understands some-more than 1,100 commands in 3 languages. The component can also store and arrangement owners pattern files (such as JPEG) as wallpaper on a onscreen, and can be updated with an accessible DVD.

The Point Of Interest (POI) database includes approximately 7 million locations and includes a Zagat Survey™ grill beam and scenic Route expostulate track listings, and accurate addressing locates approximately 80 percent of addresses during their tangible GPS coordinates. Destinations are also searchable by GPS coordinates.


Thanks to a accessible AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, a ILX’s navigation shade can arrangement ceaselessly updated trade information including trade flow, incidents and construction on freeways in 130 vital civil areas. The component allows ILX drivers to see sum or name trade incidents and equivocate congestion, and name a fastest trail to their end with trade information that is invariably updated. AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ is offering on a subscription basement following a 3-month giveaway hearing period.


In formidable pulling conditions, a accessible AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ can yield an present continue pattern for 21 specific civil areas, including forecasts for a subsequent 3 hours, 6 hours or over a subsequent 3 days. When a arrangement is zoomed out to exhibit a whole United States, a continue radar pattern map shows stream continue patterns opposite a whole country.

When purchased new, ILX owners accept a interrelated 3-month hearing subscription that delivers AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ along with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ and XM® Radio.


Included with a accessible Technology Package, a AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System allows for 2-way communication between Acura and a vehicle— permitting owners entrance to a latest information specific to their vehicle. AcuraLink® messages embody of content displayed on a navigation shade (plus full sum around Text-To-Speech that can be listened over a ILX audio system). Each AcuraLink® summary is prioritized by significance and high priority messages are displayed immediately on receipt.


The 2013 Acura ILX includes a high spin of customary reserve equipment, commencement with an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. The ACE™ physique structure enhances frontal collision appetite government by a network of bucket temperament front support structures that yield an increasing eventuality for dual vehicles (including incomparable and smaller vehicles with incompatible fender heights) to scrupulously bond during a collision.

All models of ILX incorporate as customary apparatus dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS), side screen airbags and front side airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) as customary equipment. Additional pacifist reserve facilities embody front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and bucket limiters, front seats designed to assistance revoke a astringency of a neck damage in a eventuality of a behind collision, and conduct restraints for all rear-seat occupants. Every 2013 ILX indication also facilities a walking reserve pattern engineered into a front of a automobile along with daytime regulating lights.

Accident-avoidance technologies embody Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with a new Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) and electronic traction control (TCS), a 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist.

Acura expects a 2013 ILX to acquire tip reserve ratings in a sovereign government’s NHTSA NCAP tests. The ILX is also expected to acquire a TOP SAFETY PICK rating (the top available) from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


The 2013 Acura ILX is lonesome by a 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper singular warranty, a 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain singular warranty, and a 5-year/unlimited-mile gnawing singular warranty. Acura accessories are lonesome by a 4-year/50,000-mile Accessory Limited Warranty.


The 2013 Acura ILX is made during Honda’s newest public plant in Greensburg, Indiana. The Honda Manufacturing of Indiana public plant also manufacturers a Honda Civic and Honda Civic Natural Gas vehicles. Acura and Honda vehicles are made regulating domestically and globally sourced parts.

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