Acura Automobiles: 2013 ILX

Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 by in Acura Canada

From a entrance turn ILX 2.0L indication to a performance-oriented ILX 2.4L and a fit ILX Hybrid, any 2013 Acura ILX is absolutely refined, manageable and moving to drive.

All ILX models underline Acura’s rarely grown MacPherson strut front and multi-link back cessation systems, new Amplitude Reactive Dampers, new Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering, and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) electronic fortitude control complement that works with a ILX’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle complement and 4-channel ABS systems to raise car control.

The ILX’s 4-wheel eccentric cessation is serve tuned to yield a sporty, plain and energetic pushing experience, and a customary Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist uses 4-wheel front brakes.


  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link back suspension
  • Front and back stabilizer bars
  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)
  • 4-wheel front brakes with ABS, electronic stop placement (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The ILX framework pattern is focused on providing a polished float peculiarity along with precise, energetic handling— all a while shortening a penetration of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) into a newcomer cabin. Key differences between a opposite ILX models include:

ILX 2.0L

  • 16×6.5-inch apart 5-spoke aluminum wheels with silver-painted surface
  • Continental ContiProContact P205/55R16 all-season tires
  • Available 17×7-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels with silver-painted aspect and a machined spoke face
  • Available Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P215/45R17 all-season tires

ILX 2.4L

  • 17×7-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels with silver-painted aspect and a machined spoke face
  • Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P215/45R17 all-season tires

ILX Hybrid

  • Unique 16×6.5-inch apart 5-spoke aluminum wheels with silver-painted surface
  • Continental ContiProContact P205/65R16 all-season tires
  • Regenerative braking complement with singular parameters for a power-assist braking feature


A 105.1-inch wheelbase, far-reaching front and back lane dimensions, modernized cessation pattern along with facilities such as VSA® with Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) assistance give a ILX desirous handling. Specially tuned eccentric front and back cessation provides discerning and well-spoken steering response, along with flexible and linear handling. These traits also minister to a ILX’s apartment of collision deterrence designs.


The Acura ILX uses a multiple of MacPherson struts on a front with a back multi-link cessation complement during a rear. The strut-style front cessation provides glorious doing characteristics with worldly float quality, while also creation room accessible for pile-up bolster during a front of a vehicle. Likewise, a multi-link back suspension, provides superb float and doing characteristics, while also assisting to maximize second-row seating and load space. Suspension geometry is also optimized for nimble handling.

New Acura cessation technologies debuting in a 2013 ILX include:

  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers (reduces damping army over small-amplitude highway imperfections)
  • Rebound springs (for both front and back suspensions)
  • Low-friction bushings (further improves float peculiarity in small-amplitude impacts)

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
The MacPherson strut front cessation provides accurate and enchanting doing performance, a manageable feel for a driver, and lush float quality. Specially tuned bushings along with performance-calibrated geometry safeguard optimal circle fixing while branch for assured handling. The ILX 2.0L and 2.4L models use a 20-mm hole tubular front stabilizer bar while a ILX Hybrid indication uses a 19-mm hole tubular front stabilizer bar.

Multi-Link Rear Suspension
The ILX uses a multi-link back cessation that facilities stamped-steel top A-arms, cast-aluminum knuckles, double revoke tubular parallel links, tubular-steel toe-control links, coil-over dampers and a stabilizer bar. The complement provides glorious handling, a prosaic float and glorious control of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). All models of ILX use a 14-mm hole plain back stabilizer bar.


A new record for Acura, Amplitude Reactive Dampers are used on a 2013 ILX to yield a higher turn of float comfort together with crisp, accurate handling. The dampers work in dual graphic opening parameters, including a Ride Zone and a Handling Zone. Each section has a singular set of application and miscarry damping army tailored to yield a preferred float and doing attributes. In essence, a width reactive dampers work like dual apart cessation systems total in one. The new dampers are wholly automatic in operation with no wiring required.

Ride Zone
For brief cessation cadence (between 1-5 mm travel), a dampers yield minimal damping outcome to yield an intensely gentle float where small cessation transport is needed— such as on well-spoken highway surfaces.

Handling Zone
For longer cessation cadence (over 10 mm travel), a second damping circuit is engaged. Here damping outcome is maximized for extended steering feel, softened body-roll control and some-more secure handling— such as during assertive cornering or on serious highway conditions.

With a Amplitude Reactive Dampers, by adding a second open floating valve above a required categorical piston valve, a IDX is means to say a higher pushing dynamics.


Reducing a hysterics of a revoke front and back cessation bushings helps urge float peculiarity during small-amplitude highway imperfections but sacrificing steering precision, doing response or float peculiarity underneath eager cornering or severe highway conditions. Front and back anti-roll bars implement Teflon bushings for well-spoken operation.


Representing a initial use for Acura, as an component of Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) a new Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) offers a approach feeling and fit steering performance, together with softened active safety. Standard on all ILX models, Motion-Adaptive EPS is a worldly new complement that incorporates pushing fortitude record that triggers steering inputs that prompt a motorist to drive in a scold instruction during cornering and when experiencing sleazy highway conditions. Using car speed and steering angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in low traction conditions (both during cornering and underneath braking) and automatically triggers steering inputs directed during call a motorist to drive in a scold direction. This new modernized record supports a driver’s movement in doing a car some-more safely and comfortably.
Noted next are 3 examples of how Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) works as partial of VSA®.

Mitigates Understeer: Helps scold a steering inputs to lessen understeer and assistance a motorist snippet a dictated bend of a road

Mitigates Oversteer: Helps scold a steering inputs to lessen oversteer and assistance a motorist snippet a dictated bend of a road

Stabilizes Braking: Helps scold a driver’s steering submit to revoke car instability when a motorist is braking tough on highway surfaces with opposite attrition coefficients (such as cement that is usually partially lonesome with mud or snow)

With Electric Power Steering (EPS), a worldly electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering complement takes a place of a required hydraulic energy steering system. EPS responds now to steering submit and automatically changes a volume of energy support suitable to a vehicle’s speed.

The Motion-Adaptive EPS complement consists of a rack-and-pinion steering rigging with an electric engine commissioned concentrically around a steering rack. To control a turn of support a Powertrain Control Module receives signals from a speed sensor and, joined with a steering sensor for torque and rotation, afterwards calculates a optimal volume of support and sends a vigilance to a electric motor.

When compared to a operation of a required hydraulic siphon energy steering system, a easier Motion-Adaptive EPS increases potency since it does not pull a continual volume of energy directly from a engine. Other advantages of electric power-assisted steering embody a simplicity, a revoke energy expenditure (which helps urge fuel efficiency), and a condensation (and ensuing revoke altogether weight).


All Acura ILX models are versed with 4-wheel front brakes with 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

ABS exclusively modulates braking energy during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated deceleration. EBD automatically optimizes braking force between a front and back wheels, adjusting for a weight and loading of passengers and cargo, to assistance a ILX stop as fast as possible. EBD also provides glorious pedal feel and reduced stop blur underneath eager pushing conditions. Brake Assist recognizes puncture braking situations and assists a motorist by assisting request full braking force when appropriate.

All ILX models are versed with ventilated front stop rotors (11.1-inch hole on ILX 2.0L, 11.8-inch on ILX 2.4L, and 10.3-inch on ILX Hybrid) clamped by single-piston calipers. At a back are 10.2-inch hole plain rotors clamped by single-piston calipers. The back brakes incorporate a dash defense for softened opening in soppy conditions.
The servo ratio is idealized for softened braking response with initial pedal force, while high-strength calipers supplement rigidity for softened pedal feel and braking effectiveness. The outcome is a secure, effective and gratifying braking system.

In a ILX Hybrid, a hydraulic stop upholder cooperates electronically with a Engine ECU to yield best volume of regenerative braking during light deceleration conditions.


The bottom ILX 2.0L and ILX Hybrid models underline as customary apparatus Continental ContiProContact P205/55R16 tires mounted on 16×6.5-inch aluminum wheels for an glorious mix of float quality, doing and fuel efficiency. The ILX 2.4L facilities as customary apparatus Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P215/45R17 tires and 17×7-inch aluminum wheels for extended handling.

The ILX 2.0L (Base model) and ILX Hybrid featured apart 5-spoke wheels with a silver-painted surface. The ILX 2.0L (with Premium and Technology Package) and all ILX 2.4L models underline 5-spoke wheels with a silver-painted spokes with machined surfaces.

Space-Saving Spare Tire

The ILX 2.0L and ILX 2.4L use a space- and weight-saving proxy tire public that is stored underneath a carpeted building in a trunk. With a ILX Hybrid, a flat-repair pack (consisting of a special puncture sealant and an atmosphere compressor) is used to means some-more room for a integrated electric engine batteries. Should ILX Hybrid owners wish a proxy gangling tire assembly, accessible as a dealer-installed appendage is a gangling tire that is mounted in a front area of a trunk.

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