Acura Automobiles: 2013 ILX

Posted on 27. Mar, 2012 by in Acura Canada

Sleek, sporty and aerodynamically efficient, a new Acura ILX extraneous concurrently combines themes of luxury, opening and efficiency. Design is vicious to oppulance automobile buyers, though increasingly, so is fuel economy. The Acura ILX delivers both with a far-reaching stance, a prolonged nose and a brief tail that are keen-edged and individualistic, aerodynamically efficient, and immediately tangible as an Acura.

Exterior Highlights

  • Low and far-reaching proportions
  • Long hood and brief tail
  • Individualistic physique lines
  • Ultra-aerodynamic sculpted cabin
  • Flat under-floor and other aerodynamic features


The ILX’s keen-edged pattern is concurrently irritable and fluid, with energetic forms and fluent lines issuing from a front of a signature Acura grille, along a physique sides and opposite a three-dimensional cabin to a crisply styled trunk.

A signature Acura grille facilities a confidant satin approximate featuring a singular black craft grille bar. Flanking a grille are a unconditional headlights, with projector-style low-beam lights with multi-reflector high beams. The molded headlight covers follow a brush of a extended front fenders, while also including clever impression lines of their own. Amber side pen lights and reflectors are positioned in a outdoor edges of a headlight cluster.

Below is a front fascia with an aerodynamically tailored revoke dilemma and a span of recesses with a honeycomb grille pattern that embody haze lights for all ILX models (except for ILX 2.0L in bottom trim).

The prolonged aluminum hood has a executive impression line that flows from a tip of a grille behind to a windshield. Narrow A-pillars means good front prominence by a acoustic potion windshield.

All ILX models underline body-color side mirrors. The doorway windows underline are surrounded by satin trim that groups a windows together and visually elongates a cabin shape.

Broad front fenders and conspicuous front and behind circle arches give a ILX an jaunty presence. The fenders are highlighted with crisp-edged flares that offer stress a five-spoke circle pattern (16-inch hole on a bottom ILX 2.0L and ILX Hybrid, 17-inch on a ILX 2.4L and ILX 2.0L with Premium or Technology Package). The ILX Hybrid indication also facilities a Hybrid symbol on a front fenders.
The many renowned impression line on a ILX starts behind a front circle arches and afterwards rises as it flows rearward by a front doorway handle, over a behind doorway hoop and behind circle arches, and finally towards a rug lid. This rising impression line imparts a clarity of muscularity and motion, even when a ILX is during rest. At a bottom of a doors lies an additional impression line— a deeply set three-dimensional component that provides a demeanour of rebate during a bottom of a body.

The behind of a cabin emphasizes a coming of a circle arches and compliments a strong, far-reaching behind fenders. The taillight array wraps around a behind fenders and extends onto a behind of a rug lid. The backup lights are located on a rug lid and a CHMSL is located during a tip of a behind window. The ILX Hybrid is renowned by a rug lid spoiler that offer improves fuel economy.


Standard extraneous facilities for a Acura ILX include:

  • 16-inch hole aluminum wheels (split 5-spoke with silver-painted surface)
  • P205/55R16 all-season tires
  • Body color, power-actuated, exhilarated side mirrors
  • Power doorway thatch with auto-lock feature
  • 2-speed few windshield wipers (headlight linked)
  • Impact-absorbing body-colored front and behind bumpers
  • Projector lamp halogen low lamp headlights with Auto On/Off function
  • Power windows with automobile up/down feature
  • One-touch appetite moonroof with lean underline
  • Smart Entry with pushbutton start

ILX 2.4
Added extraneous facilities (above Base) on a ILX 2.4L include:

  • Unique 17-inch hole aluminum wheels (5-spoke with silver-painted aspect and a machined spoke face)
  • P215/45R17 all-season tires
  • Projector lamp Xenon HID low lamp headlights with Auto On/Off function
  • Fog lights
  • Multi-view behind camera
  • Stainless-steel pedal covers

ILX Hybrid
Standard extraneous facilities on a ILX Hybrid include:

  • 16-inch hole aluminum wheels (split 5-spoke with silver-painted surface)
  • P205/55R16 tires
  • Hybrid badging on front fenders and behind rug lid
  • Bright front fascia accents
  • Rear rug lid spoiler

ILX Hybrid with Technology Package
Additional extraneous facilities on a ILX Hybrid with Technology Package include:

  • Projector lamp Xenon HID low lamp headlights
  • Rearview camera



The ILX’s aerodynamic excellence provides advantages including high fuel economy, interior quietness, doing fortitude and low emissions. Numerous engineering sum minister to a ILX’s aerodynamic qualities, starting with a neat surfaces and penetrating edges, surpassing to a scarcely full underbody panels.

  • Front Fascia – A spoiler located during a revoke dilemma of a front fascia reduces aerodynamic drag and lift, that improves steering feel during high speeds.
  • Front Bumper Cover – Optimizing a front buffer dilemma figure reduces aerodynamic drag during a front tires.
  • A Pillars – Streamlined A-pillars revoke turbulence, aerodynamic drag and breeze noise.
  • Wheel Strakes – Located brazen 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 and fuel tank (only on 2.4L), while also covering a open space behind a behind cessation and underneath a trunk.
  • Rear Deck Lid Spoiler (ILX Hybrid) – Helps atmosphere apart clean off a behind of a vehicle, ensuing in a revoke aerodynamic drag and softened fortitude during aloft speeds.


The swept-back position and slight measure of a A-pillars outcome in a far-reaching 84-degree front windshield perspective angle. The behind sightlines are softened due to a plcae of a CHMSL during a roofline rather than on a behind parcel shelf.


The new ILX utilizes a firm section physique that offers superb float and doing characteristics, as good as low interior sound levels. The tip partial of a instrument panel, A- and C-pillars, building area and behind case approximate are designed for limit strength with a lowest probable weight. The body’s high torsional rigidity contributes to float comfort and doing pointing that have prolonged been Acura hallmarks. Among a critical section physique constructional elements are:

  • Advanced mechanism displaying ensures limit section physique rigidity with minimal weight  ensuing in rise float and doing qualities with low weight and high fuel efficiency
  • Smooth bucket flows are quite critical for progressing constructional strength via a body. Particular importance on bucket upsurge was done during these areas:

– Upper front strut towers
– Vertical uprights during a corners of a front bulkhead
– Lower A-pillars
– Windshield header
– Roof sills
– Top dilemma of B-pillars
– Top of C-pillars
– Floor pan
– Trunk opening
– Trunk floor


For high strength that fosters long-term durability, a Acura ILX utilizes high strength steel (HSS) in 59-percent of a physique structure. This high-grade, high-tensile strength steel adds a compulsory strength for these enhancements though adding extreme weight, that in spin improves a ILX’s steering and doing precision, while also enhancing fuel economy.
Various grades of steel are used in opposite areas of a physique according to need. These include:

  • 780 and 980 class HSS – Used for a cranky member underneath a driver’s chair and inside of a building sills (for 5% of a section body).
  • 590 class HSS – Used for many constructional bucket paths for ACE™, including a side sills, A- and B-pillars, windshield header, brazen spars of section body, behind cranky member and executive hovel (for 47% of a section body).
  • 440 class HSS – Used for a front bulkhead, brackets in revoke partial of section physique (for 7% of a section body).
  • 270 class steel – Traditional piece steel is used in front of engine, on tip of a front bulkhead, and in many of a behind of a automobile (for 41% of a section body).


Aluminum stampings are used in certain locations to revoke a ILX’s quell weight, that provides additional advantages in doing and fuel economy. Among a aluminum physique components are:

  • Hood
  • Front buffer beam
  • Rear buffer lamp (for ILX Hybrid model)


As with all Acura models, a new ILX employs a Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure. The ACE™ physique structure increases a automobile body’s ability to conduct pile-up appetite in a frontal collision, even if a ILX should hit with another automobile of a opposite size.

Although contrast had not nonetheless been finished as of this publication, Acura projects that a 2013 ILX will accept tip reserve ratings from bureaucratic (NHTSA) and eccentric (IIHS) tests. From a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA*), Acura also expects a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, while from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Acura expects GOOD ratings all-around ensuing in a TOP SAFETY PICK nomination as well.

*Government star ratings are partial of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (


The ILX case area facilities a far-reaching opening and low lift-over tallness for easy loading and dismissal of items. The case interior is clean designed with uniformly finished hinges and reward row fit. Inside is a high-quality molded lining.

The proxy gangling tire on a ILX 2.0L and ILX 2.4L is located underneath a case building panel. The ILX Hybrid facilities a prosaic correct container to make additional room for a battery pack, though a proxy gangling is accessible for squeeze from Acura dealers.
The case load 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). The ILX can accommodate a poignant volume of massive cargo, including 3 golf bags, dual vast normal suitcases, a vast cooler or a wheelchair.

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


Extensive measures have been employed to liberate noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) from a newcomer cabin of a ILX. Extensive research of systems and components – from a engine and delivery and their ascent systems, to a section body, framework and interior – outcome in a rebate in NVH in all handling parameters, quite during highway cruising speeds. Key pattern elements include:

Vibration Mitigation

  • Special quivering insulation for engine and delivery mounts, steering and cessation systems
  • Sound rebate atmosphere intake system
  • Body quivering damping system
  • Rigid building panels
  • Low-vibration radiator support
  • Stiffeners in behind physique panels and trunk
  • Highly firm building areas

Sound-absorbing Materials

  • Front middle buffer insulators
  • Carpet mass tuned for limit sound absorption
  • Rear physique tray insulator
  • Tuned insulator panels
  • Sound interesting behind middle buffer materials

Sound-absorbing Glass

  • 4.5 mm acoustic windshield glass
  • 4 mm front doorway glass
  • 3.5 mm behind doorway glass
  • Full-width sealer during bottom of windshield

Sealers and Insulators
Numerous sealers, sound absorbers and insulations are employed to catch noise, including:

  • Floor warp piece with cosmetic constraining covering located underneath a seating area and behind physique area
  • Broad use of Thinsulate™ insulating component


Included with a ILX Premium and Technology Packages (excluding ILX Hybrid), Active Noise Control captures low-end drivetrain frequencies entering a cabin, and afterwards creates a precisely timed retreat proviso audio vigilance to cancel them. The outcome is a rebate in sepulchral empty sound as good as highway noise. Overall, an considerable 10 dB rebate in neglected sound is attained.


The Acura ILX is versed with projector lamp halogen headlights with an Auto On/Off underline for combined convenience. The high beams yield glorious night enlightenment with a crisp, splendid and focused light beam. The lenses and reflectors are designed to confederate with a ILX’s thespian and aerodynamic bodywork.

By handling during a revoke voltage, a halogen high beams also offer as daytime using lights (DRL), that automatically irradiate when a ignition is on and a parking stop is off.

Many states now need a headlights to irradiate when a wipers are operating, so a ILX headlights are related to a windshield wipers. When a motorist activates a windshield wipers a headlights automatically illuminate, even during a daytime. The instrument row lighting does not low as it would during night headlight illumination, however. This assures unchanging high prominence of a gauges. The headlights stay bright for a brief time after a wipers are switched off.

Acura ILX models with a Premium or Technology Package have high-intensity liberate (HID) low lamp headlights with halogen high beams. The advantages of HID headlamps embody larger lighting power, enlightenment form lighting heat and reduced appetite consumption. The light projection cut lines of a HID headlights are intensely precise, assisting to yield limit night prominence though distracting other drivers.


The ILX taillight complement facilities illuminated bulbs for a taillight and outboard stop lights, and LED enlightenment for a Center High Mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL).


Positioning a ILX’s windshield wipers next a behind dilemma of a hood line keeps them out of a driver’s normal sightline for softened brazen visibility. In addition, a wipers are positioned out of a airflow going over a hood to assistance revoke turmoil that can minister to neglected aerodynamic drag and interior noise.


The ILX spin signals underline a simplified activation to facilitate line changes. One quick, light pull on a turn-signal petiole blinks a spin signals 3 times— a customary series compulsory for line changes. The spin signals competence be entirely activated in a customary demeanour (by pulling a petiole past a detent), that will activate a signals until termination occurs.


Aerodynamically made side counterpart housings minimize turmoil and revoke breeze noise. The counterpart housings are physique colored for a some-more integrated appearance. All models embody as customary power-actuated mirrors that are heated.


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.


The ILX’s concentration on affordable oppulance and fuel potency stirred designers to censor a empty outlets behind a behind fascia. The dark outlets make a ILX a initial US-market Acura though bright-finished empty tips.


Located brazen of a multi-link behind suspension, a fuel tank is assembled of polyethylene for reduced weight and revoke evaporative emissions. The molded combination pattern also allows for a 13.2-gallon fuel capacity. The tank also incorporates a returnless fuel supply complement that helps revoke fog era and reduces altogether weight.


All ILX models underline a Keyless Access System with intelligent entrance and pushbutton ignition. The complement has a singular digital temperament that lets a ILX owners benefit entrance to a automobile though carrying to clear it with a remote conductor or a required key. With a Keyless Access Remote in his or her possession, a automobile will be unbarred automatically when a motorist pulls one of a front doorway handles.

Once a doorway is non-stop and a motorist is seated, a complement allows a engine to be started by joyless a stop pedal and pulling a Engine Start/Stop symbol positioned on a instrument panel.

When withdrawal a car, a press of a soft-touch symbol on a outward of possibly front doorway hoop concurrently thatch all a doors. Alternatively, a press of a Lock symbol on a Keyless Access Remote will concurrently close all a doors.


ILX models with possibly a Premium or Technology Package underline a rearview camera. The ILX with Premium Package displays a picture on a 5-inch display, while a ILX with Technology Package presents a rearward perspective on a 8-inch navigation screen. The motorist can name among a choice of tip view, normal perspective or far-reaching view.

When a ILX 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 3 opposite behind perspective images from a multi-view camera is displayed on a W-VGA 8-inch 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. The “Top View” generates a straight-down demeanour during a area only rearward of a bumper— so easing maneuvering in parsimonious parking spaces.


Seven colors supplement play and celebrity to a 2013 ILX. Making a entrance on a ILX is an all-new tone for Acura: Fathom Blue Pearl.

* Projected accessibility Jun 2012
** Not accessible on ILX Base and ILX Hybrid Base


A line of Acura Genuine Accessories was grown concurrently with a ILX to yield automobile personalization for owners. Like all Acura Genuine Accessories, ILX accessories are lonesome by a 4-year/50,000-mile singular guaranty if commissioned by a play during a time of strange automobile purchase. Available accessories include:

  • 17-inch hole 10-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Front underbody spoiler
  • Rear underbody spoiler
  • Side underbody spoiler
  • Body side molding
  • Rear decklid spoiler
  • Rear appliqué
  • Door dilemma guards
  • Car cover
  • Splash guards
  • Wheel locks
  • Fog lights
  • Remote engine starter
  • Engine retard heater
  • XM Radio designation kit

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