Acura Automobiles: 2013 ILX

Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 by in Acura Canada

Enter a all-new ILX competition sedan and a car’s eloquent sporting inlet is immediately apparent. Offering a seamless mixed of luxury, opening and technology, a ILX interior exhibits a high spin of fit and finish approaching of Acura, and puts it in strech of some-more buyers than ever before.

Settle into a gentle and understanding driver’s seat, and a concentration on motorist control is unmistakable. The cockpit has an fit layout, with frail and pure LED-illuminated analog instrumentation. The thick, leather-wrapped steering round puts a operation of ordinarily used facilities during your fingertips, and racing-inspired change paddles mounted on a behind side of a steering round make for discerning rigging changes. In a ILX 2.4L, a leather-wrapped shifter hoop (for a close-ratio 6-speed primer gearbox) is positioned on a core console.

The atmospheric 5-passenger interior offers customary seating surfaces of cloth and fake leather, with leather permitted as partial of both a Premium and Technology packages. A large, full-color information arrangement is positioned in a instrument panel’s core stack, and dual-zone involuntary meridian control is standard. In a behind seat, there’s room for 3 passengers, and a permitted fold-down behind seatback (excluding ILX Hybrid) reveals a pass-through to a case that expands cargo-carrying versatility.

Acura’s repute for modernized and rarely organic record is clearly embodied in a all-new ILX. A Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® mobile write and strain interface element is standard, as is a new SMS calm messaging duty and a Pandora® internet radio interface that can arrangement manuscript art on a tinge executive screen. Included in a Technology Package is a voice-activated navigation element that offers invariably updated trade maps covering 130 critical civil areas within a United States and Canada, as good as Traffic Rerouting™ to assistance beam around slow-downs. A 60-gigabyte tough hoop expostulate (HDD) for a navigation and audio systems offers considerable response time, and a HDD offers a ability to download 15-gigabytes of personal music.

Though a ILX is Acura’s many affordable vehicle, it some-more than lives adult to a formula standards in terms of still interior refinement. The ILX has an unusually low volume of interior noise, vibration, and rudeness (NVH) due to facilities such as an acoustic potion front windshield, thick side glass, endless use of sound-deadening insulation and privately designed underfloor covers.

The ILX offers a conspicuous spin of customary equipment, including a Keyless Access System, 5-inch (diagonal) tinge executive display, dual-zone involuntary meridian control, 6-speaker audio system, Pandora® internet radio interface, SMS calm messaging function, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® mobile write and strain interface and many more.

The permitted Premium Package adds leather seating, exhilarated front seats, 8-way appetite tractable driver’s seat, 7-speaker audio element with XM® Radio, and a multi-view rearview camera that displays 3 opposite observation angles on a executive display. The package also includes an auto-dimming rearview counterpart and an Active Noise Control element (ILX Hybrid excluded).

The Technology Package adds a fantastic 365-watt Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System with 10 speakers and entrance to 15 GB of tough hoop expostulate storage with Song By Voice™ searching. The package also includes a Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ that offers AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™, and a AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System.


  • Roomy interior with seating for five
  • Cloth/synthetic leather seating surfaces
  • Keyless Access System
  • Large, easy-to-read LED backlit analog instruments
  • Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • 5-inch (diagonal) tinge shade in a executive display
  • Automatic on/off headlights
  • Headlight formation with windshield wipers
  • Leather-wrapped steering round with fingertip controls
  • Leather-wrapped change lever
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Dual-zone involuntary meridian control system
  • 160 watt audio element with 6-speakers, AM/FM tuner, and CD player
  • USB jack for digital media and iPod®/iPhone® compatibility
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® mobile write and strain interface
  • Pandora® internet radio interface
  • SMS calm messaging function
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof

Premium Package

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 2-way exhilarated front seats
  • 8-way appetite tractable driver’s seat
  • 360 watt audio element with 7-speakers, AM/FM tuner, CD actor and XM® Radio
  • Multi-view behind camera
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Active Noise Control (ILX Hybrid excluded)
  • HID headlights
  • Fog lights

Technology Package

  • Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System with 365 watts, 10 speakers, DVD-Audio, DTS™ CD, AM/FM radio, XM® Radio with Note duty strain reminder, tough hoop expostulate with 15 GB of dedicated media storage, Song By Voice™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® II
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ and rearview camera
  • 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 sporting opening and upscale oppulance themes into a rarely organic and technologically modernized layout. Sweeping interior shapes upsurge by a doors, instrument row and core console to emanate a cohesive look. The interior has an open, atmospheric feel, and soft-touch materials are used in pivotal locations around a cabin, contributing to a rich, reward feel. Satin steel finish accents lighten a instrument row and core console, and automobile entrance is over steel sill plates temperament a Acura logo.

The control blueprint it focused on accurate efficiency, with vast analog gauges and a steering round with a thick, leather-wrapped edge for a sporting feel. Controls for many frequently used systems are positioned on a steering round within fingertip reach, including racing-inspired steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for a Sequential SportShift 5-speed involuntary delivery in a ILX or SportShift CVT in a ILX Hybrid. In a sport-minded ILX 2.4L, stainless-steel accents on a pedals minister to a opening atmosphere.


From a driver’s seat, a ILX’s concentration on fit opening is clear. The primary controls (the steering wheel, pedals, and console shifter) are positioned for glorious comfort and control. Supportive sport-minded seating offers parallel support for assertive cornering, and a steering mainstay tilts and telescopes to accommodate drivers of varying sizes.

Instrumentation and controls are clearly pure and switchgear offers accurate pleasing feedback. Two involuntary transmissions and one primer delivery are charity in a ILX denote range, and all are designed for palliate of operation. The Sequential SportShift 5-speed involuntary delivery and a Hybrid CVT have a straight-style shifter public located on a core console along with racing-inspired paddle shifters that are within fingertip strech on a behind side of a steering wheel. The 6-speed primer delivery that is customary with a ILX 2.4L has brief throws for fast, accurate change action.

Controls for a customary appetite moonroof (with lean and auto-open/close) are located beyond in an discerning location. The case can be non-stop around a fasten positioned on a floorboard usually to a left of a motorist seat.


The ILX has a thick leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering round that integrates many control functions. Audio controls are positioned on a left spoke while cruise-control switches are on a right spoke. When versed with a Technology Package, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ controls are located on a bottom spoke of a steering wheel. When versed with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed involuntary delivery or SportShift CVT, racing-inspired change paddles are positioned behind a steering wheel.

LED Instrumentation

The ILX’s analog orchestration has a clean, polished demeanour and LED backlighting creates a vast gauges easy to review and appreciate day or night. The ILX 2.0L and ILX Hybrid instruments have white bright markings and needles. The ILX 2.4L has red bright needles and sub-scale graduations. The ILX Hybrid instrument cluster includes a charge/assist sign to yield an easy-to-interpret denote of a Hybrid system’s handling condition.

ILX models versed with an involuntary delivery have a digital rigging welfare indicator positioned between a tachometer and speedometer.


The ILX provides vicious automobile information around a Multi-Information Display (MID) that is positioned between a tachometer and speedometer. The LCD shade shows MID apparatus such as outward atmosphere temperature, altogether automobile mileage and outing mileage and normal fuel economy. On a ILX Hybrid, a immature round (known as a Ecological Drive Indicator) appears on a MID.  The stretch of a immature round is an denote of how a motorist is doing with regards to a spin of fuel efficiency.

The MID is operated around controls positioned on a steering round that concede a motorist to cycle a arrangement by additional screens of information while gripping both hands on a wheel.

The MID can display:

  • Upcoming upkeep needs
  • TPMS tire-pressure warning
  • Average and immediate fuel economy
  • Fuel range
  • Average automobile speed
  • Elapsed time

The ILX Hybrid MID adds:

  • Efficient pulling feedback
  • Fuel expenditure history
  • Hybrid appetite flow
  • Ecological Drive Indicator
  • ECO score


When a ILX (with Premium Package) delivery is placed in Reverse, a perspective from a rear-mounted camera is displayed on a 5-inch tinge executive display. When versed with a permitted Technology Package, a multi-view camera images seem on a W-VGA 8-inch tinge guard used for a navigation system.

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.

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 parking area— assisting when maneuvering in parsimonious parking spaces.


The ILX facilities a new one-touch spin vigilance element that creates line changes some-more convenient. If a ILX motorist moves a spin vigilance push adult (right turn) or down (left turn) for rebate than 100 milliseconds, a spin signals will peep 3 times and thereafter self cancel.


Supportive seating is vicious in a competition sedan, where assertive pulling can emanate high longitudinal and parallel loadings on passengers. During energetic acceleration, cornering and braking, secure seating for a motorist and passengers is an vicious partial of altogether comfort and motorist control. The ILX front seats are privately designed to offer estimable parallel support, both in a revoke behind area and in a shoulder area. The driver’s chair is 8-way manually adjustable. When an ILX is optioned with a Premium and Technology package, enclosed is an 8-way appetite tractable driver’s chair and exhilarated front seats that can gentle during dual opposite levels.

The ILX and ILX Hybrid front seats have black cloth seating surfaces with fake leather side bolsters. The ILX 2.0L and ILX Hybrid with Premium or Technology Packages have seperated leather seating sections and fake leather side bolsters charity in a choice of black or ivory. The ILX 2.4L has black seperated leather seating sections and fake leather side bolsters with resisting china stitching.


Though it has compress extraneous dimensions, inside a ILX offers a surprisingly atmospheric 89.3 cubic-feet of newcomer space. Efficient wrapping offers gentle long-haul space for 4 passengers, and a ILX can accommodate 5 passengers for shorter drives. The scarcely prosaic behind building center-section affords 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 (excluding ILX Hybrid) can be lowered to exhibit a pass-through to a behind chair area.


The ILX interior offers a operation of useful facilities to raise newcomer comfort and convenience. A camber of console-mounted cupholders can accommodate vast drinks, and a front doorway panels have bottle holders. There are padded armrests and permitted storage bins in all 4 doors, and a large, lockable glovebox offers 7.4 liters of storage space. Beneath a padded core armrest, a core console storage dungeon has an inner 12-volt appetite indicate and a 2.5 mm auxiliary submit mini-jack for a easy tie of a concordant audio device (such as an iPod®) to a ILX audio system. In a behind chair area, a fold-down padded armrest with dual cupholders provides total comfort and convenience.

A versatile Multi-Information Display (MID) located between a tachometer and speedometer marks a vehicle’s upkeep needs, shows warnings and offers an array of motorist welfare settings. Illuminated door-mounted window switches are easy to locate during night. Acura ILX with Technology Package includes a HomeLink® remote element that allows a control of adult to 3 home electronic inclination remotely from inside a car.


The ILX has as customary a dual-zone involuntary meridian control with clear, discerning controls. A replaceable filter element helps mislay particulates from a interior air. When operated in Auto mode, a element can automatically change defrost airflow, formed on feverishness and humidity. When versed with a Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, pivotal HVAC element functions can be achieved around voice command. In addition, a navigation element calculates object position to adjust element operation from side to side to assistance recompense for solar heating.


The ILX receives as customary apparatus a latest era of Acura’s Keyless Access System. The element lets a ILX owners advantage entrance to a automobile yet carrying to transparent it with a remote conductor or a compulsory key. The Keyless Access Remote has a singular digital temperament and a ILX can be unbarred when a motorist 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 joyless a stop pedal and thereafter pulling a Engine Start/Stop symbol (it is nonessential to insert and spin a normal ignition key).

When withdrawal a ILX, a press of a soft-touch symbol on outward of a extraneous doorway hoop concurrently thatch all a doors. Alternatively, a press of a Lock symbol on a Keyless Access Remote will also close all a doors. The Keyless Access System will not concede a conductor fob to be sealed in a interior of a ILX. When carrying a fob (or if all doors are unlocked), a case can be non-stop by dire a symbol located on a ILX’s behind fascia.

The Keyless Access System also facilities a singular “quick vent” underline (activated by dire a Keyless Access Remote “unlock” symbol dual times and thereafter holding it) that automatically lowers all side windows and opens a appetite moonroof to discerning opening built-up interior heat. In addition, branch a pivotal in a driver’s doorway pivotal cylinder to a “lock” position twice (and thereafter holding it a second time), concurrently closes all open windows and a moonroof.

When a remote battery is low, a ILX will vigilance a motorist to move pivotal fob closer to a Start Button for ignition, and a MID will arrangement that a pivotal fob battery is low. A automatic pivotal is built into a remote fob and provides a behind adult to enter automobile in a eventuality that a Keyless Access Remote battery should fail.


The ILX Hybrid facilities a driver-selectable ECON mode that helps to urge fuel potency by changing or tying a operation of certain systems. ECON alters a “gain” between a accelerator pedal and throttle-body to serve raise fuel efficiency. When journey control is engaged, a ILX takes somewhat longer to strech a set speed. As a reserve feature, full torque outlay is permitted when wide-open stifle is used. If in ECON mode, a atmosphere conditioning system’s threshold for progressing a set cabin feverishness is somewhat increasing (when conditions warrant) in sequence to minimize a activation of a twin air-conditioning compressors.


All ILX models underline as customary a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® hands-free write interface that is designed to work with many Bluetooth®-enabled mobile telephones. Bluetooth® is a radio frequency-based record that lets unstable inclination (such as mobile telephones, PDAs and laptop computers) promulgate wirelessly. The ILX element is concordant with Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phones that have a Hands Free Profile (HFP); some early Bluetooth®-enabled phones do not have this communications protocol. After a motorist completes a one-time pairing process, a ILX will promulgate wirelessly with a driver’s mobile telephone. The phone needs to be on, yet it can be stowed in a pocket, purse, or anywhere inside a ILX cabin.

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® allows a motorist to send or answer write calls yet stealing hands from a steering wheel. When a call comes in, a write series of a incoming tourist is displayed on a core arrangement and a write ring tinge is played over a audio system. If a motorist chooses to answer a call, a press of a “Pick up” symbol located on a steering round mutes a audio element and a incoming tourist is listened over a audio element speakers. An beyond microphone picks adult a driver’s voice. Algorithms built into a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® element assistance cancel “echo effect” and revoke credentials sound to urge a delivery peculiarity of a driver’s speech.
To make 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. Up to 6 opposite concordant mobile telephones can be interconnected with a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® element during one time. Additional information can be found during or


The ILX’s customary audio element facilities 6-speakers and 160-watts of appetite to broach a high-performance listening experience. Engineered for elementary and discerning operation, a audio element incorporates a single-disc CD actor and an AM/FM tuner. Audio information is displayed on a 5-inch tinge LCD display, that is positioned during a tip of a core stack. On all ILX models, a audio element also displays Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) information, that appears as calm arrangement hire name and module type.

Located on a roof is a “shark fin” form receiver that is optimized to assistance broach glorious radio accepting yet a disastrous impact on automobile aerodynamics that would be caused by a normal pillar antenna. Remote controls located on a ILX’s 3-spoke steering round put frequently used audio functions within fingertip strech of a driver.

The sound element offers USB pier connectivity (for apparatus such as an iPod®, iPhone® or removable USB storage devices) that facilities a significantly faster tie rate (144 ms/track contra a 16 ms/track pattern used formerly by Acura). The USB pier is powered and can concurrently assign plug-in inclination while transferring information to a audio system. The USB-connected inclination can be operated around a audio system’s controls, with filenames and folders appearing on a executive display. When an iPod® is connected around a USB port, a manuscript design can be displayed on a executive display.

The ILX audio element can play Bluetooth® Audio when interconnected with a concordant device. Bluetooth® Audio is a wireless send strain format that is apart from Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® used for write voice communication. Bluetooth® Audio will arrangement a strain pretension and artist name (when regulating a concordant phone). There is also an auxiliary (AUX) jack tie enabling use of a unstable MP3 strain player. The AUX tie requires a strain actor to be tranquil around a device’s possess interface, yet a ILX audio element can control volume, or be used to name a opposite input, such as a radio, CD actor or others.

Pandora® Internet Radio Interface
The ILX facilities a Pandora® internet radio interface, permitting users to use a audio element to control a giveaway strain use on their smartphone, accessing adult to 100 personalized internet “radio stations” they total on their mechanism formed on favorite songs or artists. Although a Pandora® use now is free, phone information charges will apply.

At this time, a Pandora® internet radio interface in a ILX is usually upheld on a iPhone®. To use Pandora® in a ILX, an iPhone® is connected around a USB pier in a core console. The audio source is set to iPod®, and regulating a wireless telephone, a Pandora® app is launched. (Note: if a Pandora® app is not launched, a iPhone® will duty as an iPod®). The executive tinge shade displays Pandora® information and manuscript artwork, and a audio controls concede listeners to name from among existent stations, pause, resume, skip forward, and symbol a line with “like” or “dislike” ratings. To palliate motorist use, some functionality of a Pandora® iPhone® app is sealed out when regulating a Pandora® interface.

Pandora® internet radio audio can also be streamed wirelessly to a ILX by a concordant dungeon phone (not usually a iPhone®) around a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® connection. With this form of connection, however, Pandora® contingency be tranquil around a phone when protected to do so. Though a ILX volume control can be used to set a sound level, a other facilities of a Pandora® interface are not available.

SMS Text Messaging Function
All ILX models have as customary apparatus a new SMS calm messaging underline that can review incoming texts aloud over a audio system. In addition, a motorist can respond to a calm with any of 6 bureau preset messages. The element works with SMS-capable mobile telephones (such as a Blackberry and Droid X) that have an active information devise and a Message Access Profile (MAP). Currently, a iPhone® does not support a MAP feature.

Once a concordant dungeon phone is interconnected with a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system, a calm messaging duty is enabled. When a phone receives a calm message, an warning appears on a executive display. Using a audio element controls, a motorist can name to have a summary review aloud, can name among a preset respond choices (see below), or can call a sender— all yet touching a mobile telephone.

To assistance equivocate motorist distraction, a calm of a incoming summary is not displayed on shade unless a delivery is in Park.

Available bureau preset calm replies:

  • Talk to we later, I’m driving.
  • I’m on my way.
  • I’m regulating late.
  • OK
  • Yes
  • No

Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation

For best sound regardless of automobile speed, all ILX modes embody Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC). SVC adjusts audio volume formed on automobile speed to assistance recompense for ceaselessly increasing/decreasing outmost credentials sounds in a ILX. The outcome of SVC is pure in operation and a some-more unchanging viewed sound spin is generated regardless of automobile speed. SVC is customary with a audio systems on all ILX models.

Wallpaper design display
To serve customize a ILX interior, a navigation element allows a storage of 3 images that can be displayed on a LCD shade when a arrangement is not differently in use. To equivocate motorist distraction, there is no “slide show” function.

Premium PACKAGE audio system
The ILX with Premium Package facilities a 360-watt audio element with 7 speakers, including a subwoofer. A camber of 2.5 cm tweeters are positioned in a tip of a instrument panel, and dual 17 cm drivers are positioned in a front doors. The behind doors have another camber of 17 cm drivers and a 20 cm subwoofer is located in a behind package tray.

Audio information is displayed on a 5-inch LCD tinge display, that is positioned during a tip of a core stack. Remote controls located on a ILX’s 3-spoke steering round put frequently used audio functions within fingertip strech of a driver.

XM® Radio
XM® Radio is a customary underline with a ILX Premium and Technology audio systems and it provides some-more than 200 channels of digital programming with nearby CD-quality sound. The XM® vigilance is beamed from dual promote satellites positioned in geostationary circuit above Earth. The beams from these dual promote satellites mix to camber a whole continental United States and some of Canada. XM® Radio programming includes channels privately clinging to music, sports, talk, traffic, weather, children’s programming and entertainment. Of a some-more than 200 XM® channels, 71 are commercial-free. When a ILX audio element plays XM® Radio, a arrangement shade shows a stream station, strain title, or artist’s name. A nominal 3-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.


When versed with a permitted Technology Package, a ILX includes a fantastic sounding Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System. The ELS® system, grown together with Panasonic Automotive Systems, uses 10 speakers and a sum of 365 watts of appetite to emanate a singular listening knowledge in a ILX. The Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System gets a name from multi-Grammy® Award winning producer/engineer Elliot Scheiner’s recording industry-recognized moniker “ELS®.” Scheiner’s idea in a growth of this audio element was to imitate strain a approach it is listened in a recording studio.

Like a 7-speaker Premium audio system, a Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio element can play module element from a far-reaching operation of sources. The CD actor can review discs encoded with MP3 or WMA® files. There’s a 2.5 mm auxiliary jack for use with an outmost MP3 player, and a USB pier is located in a core console for a tie of an iPod® or concordant MP3 player. When used with concordant iPod® models, a USB tie provides iPod® control around a audio conduct unit. Bluetooth® Audio allows a concordant mobile write with a built-in audio actor to wirelessly play a phone’s audio calm on a ILX audio system.

The Acura/ELS Surround® audio element facilities selectable Dolby® Pro Logic® II vigilance estimate that creates unnatural 5.1-channel approximate sound from CD, MP3/WMA®, XM® Radio, AUX and USB inputs. The ILX audio element plays compulsory CDs and DTS™ discs, in serve to DVD-Audio discs. The element also includes XM® Radio, along with a Note duty for XM® Radio that is designed to be a welfare for owners who wish to make note of songs listened on XM®.

While Scheiner and Panasonic tuned a Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio element to emanate superb sound from any source, 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. DVD-Audio delivers smoother, fuller and distant some-more accurate sound by 6 dissimilar channels.

With this system, a core instrument smoke-stack has an total white-on-black arrangement that provides meridian control, time and audio information. The 5-inch tinge arrangement in a ILX and Premium grades is transposed with an 8-inch W-VGA full-color shade that displays navigation, audio, backup camera and other information. To make Acura/ELS Surround® element elementary to operate, it has large-format dash-mounted controls. In addition, steering wheel-mounted controls of pivotal audio functions are positioned within fingertip reach. Select audio element functions can also be executed around voice commands.

Hard Disc Drive
The ILX with Technology Package has a tough hoop expostulate (HDD) that allows for 15 gigabytes of dedicated ability dedicated to strain storage (the change of a HDD’s 60-gigabyte sum storage ability is used for a navigation system). The discerning file-access time of a tough hoop expostulate speeds a hunt and retrieval of audio tracks, and allows marks to be shuffled by album, artist and genre.

Onboard information supposing by Gracenote® allows a audio element to arrangement a strain artist, manuscript name, line name, and genre for a module element that is stored on a HDD. Gracenote® uses a multi-step approval process to capacitate identification, categorization and classification of digital music. The Gracenote® database is updated quarterly to embody new audio releases. The ILX owners can download Gracenote® updates during, and thereafter bucket a updates onto a USB ride expostulate or CD-R which, in turn, can be downloaded into a ILX’s audio system. Without a Gracenote® update, new audio marks will play on a Acura/ELS® system, yet will play yet concomitant calm information on genre, artist, manuscript name and line name.

The HDD media storage means that a ILX owners can download CDs directly to 15 gigabytes (enough ability to reason over 3,500 songs*) of dedicated tough expostulate storage for after playback. Once a CDs are downloaded to a HDD, a ILX owners no longer needs to lift around a large collection of CDs. Only strange CDs and uncompressed CD-R files can be copied to a tough drive. Other formats such as DVD-Audio, MP3/WMA, DTS CD, USB, Bluetooth® audio and AUX inputs can't be permitted to a tough drive.

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

10-speaker array
Each of a 10 speakers in a Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio element uses a high-energy Neodymium magnet for glorious sound peculiarity and to revoke weight. There are 2.5 cm soft-dome tweeters in a front A-pillar location, and an 8 cm midrange polypropylene-cone core orator in a core of a dashboard top. Each of a doors has a 17 cm full-range dual-thickness polypropylene-cone speaker, and in a behind parcel shelf there are dual 8 cm drivers flanking a special Super Low Distortion 20 cm subwoofer. The mixed of high opening orator drivers, optimal orator locations and 415 watts of appetite creates an audio element that delivers superb sound during any seating position.

The AM/FM tuner gets signals from a roof-mounted “shark fin” form antenna. The element displays Radio Data System (RDS) information, that can uncover apparatus such as hire name and module type.

Song By Voice™
Due to so many audio calm permitted with a ILX’s tough hoop expostulate (HDD) media storage and in a user’s iPod®, Acura engineers set out to make it easy to name audio calm while driving. Song By Voice™ (SBV) lets a motorist name strain by artist, album, strain title, genre, playlist and even composer.

From many navigation screens, a motorist simply presses a “TALK” symbol on a steering round and thereafter says “iPod Search” or “HDD Search.” A difficulty shade appears, and a user can name by voice among categories to name a calm they want. Alternately, selections can also be done regulating a interface dial. To urge voice approval opening with singular words, a element has a underline that accommodates phonetic composition for adult to 2,000 names. These updated phonetic names thereafter request to Song By Voice™ use of a tough expostulate or a connected iPod®.

Note Function for XM®
The ILX with Technology Package audio element includes a Note duty for XM® Radio that is designed to be a welfare for owners who wish to make note of songs listened on XM®. With a hold of a button, a Note duty for XM® Radio annals a stream strain pretension and artist name in calm form, along with a brief audio mention of a song.

The Note duty captures adult to 10 seconds of any comparison strain and can store a sum of 30 strain excerpts for after playback. Thus, if a ILX motorist likes a sold strain or artist, it is easy to note (and impute behind to) for after consideration.


The ILX Premium and Technology (non-Hybrid) sedans underline an Active Noise Control element that not usually helps discharge low decibel sepulchral sound entering a cabin. In addition, Active Noise Control is related to stifle position and engine rpm to yield a quieter cockpit during normal cruising while permitting a engine’s sound to be enjoyed during aloft rpm, some-more energetic driving.

The Active Noise Control element operates whenever a automobile is running, regardless of either a audio element is on or off. Internal microphones constraint low-end drivetrain frequencies entering a cabin, and send a vigilance to a Active Noise Control unit. The Active Noise Control section thereafter creates a precisely timed retreat proviso audio vigilance that is sent to an amplifier, that powers a doorway speakers and a subwoofer positioned on a behind deck.

The Active Noise Control dramatically reduces a sepulchral sound of a exhaust. In a magnitude operation subsequent 100 hertz, Active Noise Control formula in an considerable 10 dB rebate in sound level. Moreover, a Active Noise Control element dramatically reduces middle-frequency sound during normal cruising. In addition, highway sound attenuation is also softened over both well-spoken and critical roads.

Acura Navigation System WITH VOICE RECOGNITION

All ILX models versed with a Technology Package are versed with a Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ that is designed for discerning and discerning operation.

Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ facilities summary:

  • 8-inch W-VGA tinge shade for permitted viewing
  • Ultra-fast 60 gigabyte tough hoop expostulate (HDD)
  • Navigation coverage includes a United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico
  • Fast track calculation time (3 seconds or less)
  • Fast Point Of Interest (POI) hunt time
  • AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™ (available)
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ (available)
  • Voice approval duty with over 1,100 navigation commands minimizes a need for primer impression entry
  • Voice approval element recognizes city and transport names as oral words
  • Simple element operation with pure visible prompts to beam voice navigation
  • Interface Dial simplifies control of a element and is permitted to motorist and front chair passenger
  • Audio element automatically mutes for turn-by-turn voice superintendence (voice superintendence can be incited off during any time)
  • Voice Recognition™ operates common audio and meridian control functions
  • Highly directional array microphone for accurate Voice Command recognition
  • On-screen design of highway interchanges indicates that lane(s) to use to stay on route
  • 3 languages for all destinations (English, French and Spanish)
  • Destination memory recalls stream outing addresses, prior destinations and user residence books
  • Split-screen mode facilities coexisting “map view” and resourceful track visualization
  • Trip routing can equivocate user-selected areas
  • Telephone calls to on-screen points of seductiveness with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Trip routing can embody adult to 5 user-chosen approach points
  • Rearview camera displays design on W-VGA tinge navigation screen
  • Navigation element can be updated with permitted DVD
  • Store and arrangement owners design files as wallpaper on navigation screen

Enhanced database:

  • Point Of Interest (POI) database includes approximately 7 million locations
  • Fuzzy proof POI and residence acid simplifies and speeds searches
  • Smart proof for grill POI simplifies searching
  • Business office for probably all of a continental United States
  • ZIP formula entrance speeds residence input
  • Directory categories embody restaurants (searchable by form of cuisine), lodging, shopping, airports, hospitals, daze areas and many more
  • Zagat Survey™ grill beam provides information and reviews on restaurants in database, that can be review on-screen or listened over a audio system
  • Scenic Route expostulate track listings categorized by sold state
  • Exact addressing locates approximately 80-percent of addresses during their tangible GPS coordinates (instead of estimating plcae formed on linear transport number)

Destinations are searchable by GPS coordinates

The Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ marks a position of a ILX formed on positioning information from adult to 12 orbiting Global Positioning Satellites (GPS). If GPS accepting is blocked by a high building, hovel or parking garage, an inner gyroscopic element with a speed sensor marks a plcae to keep a mapping information stream and arguable until satellite accepting is restored. The ILX navigation element stores a mapping information on a vast inner tough hoop expostulate (HDD). The same expostulate is partitioned and used by a audio element to store audio files. Much faster than a DVD expostulate system, a HDD is a pivotal to a system’s considerable hunt and routing speed. The element can be updated annually with a latest mapping information by inserting an refurbish front into a audio system’s slot-loading CD/DVD drive. DVD refurbish discs are permitted for squeeze on an annual basement on-line during or by job 888-549-3798.

The navigation element can be tranquil by regulating a interface dial by selecting menu options or by spelling out a word (e.g., an address, business name or place). Characters on an on-screen keypad can be comparison regulating a Interface Dial. For voice operation, a motorist simply presses a “Talk” symbol on a steering round and says any of a series of preset authority phrases. The element responds to some-more than 1,100 authority phrases, as good as to oral city and transport names. Voice approval capability saves time and simplifies operation of a system.

The audio element is automatically pale when a “Talk” symbol is pressed, and an beyond array microphone receives a authority from a driver. Commands can be given in plain English, like “Display gas stations,” “Find nearest hospital,” or “Find nearest Chinese restaurant.” The voice approval record allows a motorist to simply pronounce city and transport names aloud, and a element responds by displaying matches permitted in a database. Points of seductiveness on a map (such as restaurants or grocery stores) can be displayed or we can have a element yield turn-by-turn navigation— all by voice command. The large point-of-interest (POI) database includes write numbers, that can be dialed by regulating a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® element or with a driver’s mobile telephone.

Wallpaper design display
To serve customize a ILX interior, a navigation element allows a storage of adult to 10 images on a built-in tough hoop expostulate (HDD) media storage. Any one of a stored images can be displayed as a full-screen design on a navigation arrangement when a arrangement is not differently in use. To equivocate motorist distraction, there is no “slide show” function.

JPEG images can be commissioned from a home mechanism onto a USB storage device, such as a ride drive. Then a ride expostulate can be plugged into a USB pier that located in a core console. Using on-screen menus, a images can thereafter be eliminated to a ILX inner tough hoop expostulate (HDD) media storage. The motorist can thereafter name among their stored images for display, or set a element to not arrangement wallpaper.


With 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 critical civil areas. The information is partial of a XM NavTraffic® underline (aggregated by NAVTEQ™ from mixed sources including military and highway unit occurrence reports and transport departments). Information is transmitted by XM® satellites to a automobile where it is graphically displayed on a ILX’s navigation shade with a wizz scale trimming between 1/20-mile to 5-mile increments.

To see sum or name trade incidents, a ILX owners can click on an idol on a map by pulling “Enter” on a interface dial. The ILX motorist can equivocate overload en track and name a fastest trail to their end with trade information that is invariably updated. The element displays trade incidents, determines normal trade speed and estimates transport time along a comparison route. It can automatically recalculate formula as factors change. Plus, a XM NavTraffic® record alerts drivers of scheduled trade incidents such as construction and highway closures, and unscheduled incidents such as collisions and infirm vehicles.

When trade overload or highway incidents are rescued along a comparison expostulate track entered into a navigation system, Traffic Rerouting™ can automatically recalculate a road track and arrangement a pop-up box signifying a track change. Alternately, a motorist can recalculate a track in primer mode simply by selecting “TRAFFIC INCIDENTS” from a Map Info menu followed by selecting a “AVOID” authority applicable to an incident.

AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™ gives ILX owners a useful time saving apparatus on freeways. AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ is charity on a subscription basement following a 3-month giveaway hearing period. In serve to on-screen trade information, ILX owners who say their XM® Radio use also accept some-more ubiquitous audio trade information for some-more than 130 critical civil areas that runs on a 2-3 notation loop.

130 critical civil markets
(Traffic upsurge information and occurrence stating coverage change by market)

Akron, OH
Albuquerque, NM
Allentown/Bethlehem, PA
Ann Arbor, MI
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Baton Rouge, LA
Beaumont, TX
Birmingham, AL
Boston, MA
Bridgeport/Stamford, CT
Brigham City, UT
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY
Calgary, AB, Canada
Cape Coral/Ft. Myers, FL
Charlotte, NC
Chattanooga, TN
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Colorado Springs, CO
Columbia, SC
Columbus, OH
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Dayton, OH
Daytona Beach, FL
Denver/Boulder, CO
Des Moines, IA
Detroit/Warren, MI
Durham, NC
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Ellensburg, WA
El Paso, TX
Flint, MI
Fresno, CA
Grand Rapids, MI
Greensboro, NC
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Hammond, LA
Harrisburg/Carlisle, PA
Hartford, CT
Hickory, NC
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN

Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, KS
Knoxville, TN
Lakeland, FL
Lancaster/York, PA
Lansing, MI
Las Vegas, NV
Lincoln, NE
Little Rock, AR
Los Angeles, CA
Louisville, KY
Macon, GA
Manchester, NH
Memphis, TN
Merced, CA
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/ Hollywood, FL
Milwaukee/Racine, WI
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Mobile, AL
Modesto, CA
Mount Airy, NC
Napa, CA
Naples/Ft. Myers, FL
Nashville, TN
New Haven/Milford, CT
New Orleans, LA
New York City, NY
Norwich/New London, CT
Ogden/Clearfield, UT
Oklahoma City, OK
Olympia, WA
Omaha/Council Bluffs, NE
Orlando/Kissimmee, FL
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Oxnard/Ventura, CA
Palm Bay/Titusville, FL
 Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix/Mesa, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Port St. Lucie, FL
Poughkeepsie/Middletown, NY
Providence, RI
Provo/Orem, UT

Punta Gorda, FL
Quebec City, QC, Canada
Raleigh/Durham, NC
Richmond, VA
Riverside/Ontario, CA
Rochester, NY
Sacramento, CA
Salem, OR
Salinas, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco/Oakland, CA
San Jose/Santa Clara, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Cruz/Watsonville, CA
Santa Rosa/Petaluma, CA
Sarasota/Bradenton, FL
Savannah, GA
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA
Sioux Falls, SD
Spartanburg, SC
Seattle/Tacoma, WA
Spokane, WA
Springfield, MA
Statesville, NC
St Louis, MO
Stockton, CA
Syracuse, NY
Tallahassee, FL
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
Toledo, OH
Toronto, ON, Canada
Trenton/Ewing, NJ
Tucson, AZ
Tulsa, OK
Tuscaloosa, AL
Vallejo/Fairfield, CA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA
Washington D.C.
Winston/Salem, NC
Worcester, MA
York/Hanover, PA
Youngstown, OH


The ideal element to AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ is a ILX’s integrated AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™. In formidable pulling conditions, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ can yield an present continue picture.
Key features

  • Professional class continue information supposing by Baron Services, Inc.
  • Weather information ceaselessly updated to simulate fast occurring continue changes
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ information for 21 specific civil areas
  • Weather forecasts for a subsequent 3 hours, 6 hours or over a subsequent 3 days in a given area
  • Severe continue alerts
  • Specific area continue information
  • Weather radar design maps

AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ was co-developed with XM NavWeather® to yield a personal continue tracking element for area specific, ceaselessly updated continue conditions between your stream plcae and your final destination. The element focuses on a specific continue on your personal expostulate route, rather than usually charity ubiquitous continue conditions for a region. AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ information is invariably updated and is delivered to a automobile navigation element around a ILX’s built-in XM® receiver.

AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ record is extended for specific transport conditions in 21 specific critical civil areas. The information focuses on identifying intensity continue threats along with stream and destiny foresee continue conditions. The navigation shade displays stream continue conditions in an easy-to-read format. By relocating a ILX’s navigation element cursor to a preferred plcae on a map we can obtain continue info for a specific location. Press a “Enter” symbol and information per your stream plcae will return.

Unique Threat Matrix Technology within AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ generates prompts with specific icons (within 46 opposite categories) that surprise a motorist if a automobile is headed into approaching critical continue – such as a building sleet storm, ice, breeze shear or an area lonesome by a hurricane warning. Based on this allege information, a ILX motorist can name to reroute before encountering a critical weather. When a arrangement is zoomed out to exhibit a whole United States, a continue radar design map shows stream continue patterns opposite a whole country. AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ offers 1- or 3-day continue forecasts for specific areas of a United States.

Weather information is supposing by Baron Services, Inc., that deciphers a formidable array of National Weather Service information to furnish a continue information supposing to Acura owners. ILX owners accept a interrelated 3-month hearing subscription that delivers AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ along with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ and XM® Radio. After a nominal subscription expires, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ is permitted by monthly subscription. In addition, it can be performed in mixed with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ and/or XM® Radio – or as a total package of all 3 facilities on a monthly subscription basis.


Current Condition Weather Information

  • Clear
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Cloudy
  • Light Rain
  • Moderate Rain
  • Heavy Rain
  • Freezing Rain
  • Heavy Freezing Rain/Ice
  • Snow
  • Heavy Snow
  • Fog

Present Threats

  • Hail Storm
  • Shear Storm (Potential Tornado)
  • Lightning
  • Winds (expressed as Low, Medium, or Heavy)
  • Visibility (expressed as Good, Patchy, Marginal, or Very Poor)

Potential Threats (5- to 15-minute allege warning)

  • Hail Storm
  • Shear Storm (Potential Tornado)

Precipitation Forecast (30-minute allege warning)

  • No Predicted Weather Issues
  • Rain
  • Snow

Updated Road Conditions

  • Clear
  • Flooded
  • Slippery
  • Ice, Patchy Ice
  • Snow
  • Heavy Snow
  • Road Closed

National Weather Service (NWS) Warnings

  • Official NWS warnings for 46 hazard categories

Updated Conditions

  • Temperature and Dew Point
  • Wind (wind speed, breeze gusts, and breeze direction)
  • Sky conditions (OK, haze, fog, dust/sand, drizzle/mist, smoke/ash, rain, complicated rain, thunderstorm, hail, frozen rain/ice, snow, complicated snow, tornado/funnel cloud)

Future Weather Forecasts

  • Current weather
  • 1- or 3-day forecasts (with apart night and day forecasts for any day)
  • Daytime high and night low temperatures
  • Probability of flood (measured in 0- to 100-percent)
  • Precipitation form (rain, ice, sleet or snow, snow)
  • Chance of thunderstorm (yes/no)
  • Sky condition (clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, cloudy)
  • Wind (wind speed, breeze gusts, and breeze direction)

AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System

The Technology Package comes with a latest era of a AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System that allows for 2-way communication between Acura and a vehicle—  allowing owners entrance to a latest information specific to their vehicle. In cases where communication to and from a Acura Telematics server is needed, a owner’s Bluetooth®-compatible mobile write is used. AcuraLink® messages include of calm displayed on a navigation shade and full sum around Text-To-Speech (TTS) 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. Other messages trigger an idol on a navigation screen. Some low priority messages arrangement during automobile start-up to equivocate distractions. In all cases, a ILX owners can name to review a summary immediately, or repository a summary to be review later.

A accumulation of AcuraLink® messages can be sent to a ILX, including Maintenance Minder™ (detailed information per a subsequent compulsory maintenance), Quick Tips (information to assistance maximize a advantage and delight of ILX features), Feature Guide (supplements to a Owner’s Manual), Diagnostic Info (detailed information and instruction should an onboard element emanate arise), information per a use or correct compulsory as good as use appointment reminders. The ILX owners has finish control over a forms of messages perceived and all AcuraLink® preferences can be set around a Owner Link® website.

Since a element allows 2-way information communication between a ILX and a Acura Telematics Server, AcuraLink® can yield a motorist with critical information. For example, if an ABS/BRAKE warning light were to seem on a ILX instrument panel, AcuraLink® would automatically send a difficulty formula to a Acura Telematics Server, that would appreciate a formula and thereafter sends a summary behind to a ILX (e.g., “ABS and EBD close down. Drive slowly. Avoid remarkable tough braking.”) With this vicious information, a ILX motorist knows if a sold emanate is critical adequate to cancel a trip, if it can be addressed after or if it requires special pulling techniques. The AcuraLink® information tie is enabled even if a monthly XM® Radio use package is not activated.


Available for a ILX are Acura Genuine Accessories that yield personalization for a Acura client. Like all Acura Genuine Accessories, a ILX accessories are lonesome by a 4-year/50,000-mile singular guaranty if commissioned during a time of strange automobile purchase.

Interior Accessories

  • Auto day/night rearview mirror
  • Illuminated doorway sill
  • All-season building mats
  • Trunk tray
  • Trunk hooks
  • Cargo net
  • Ashtray/cupholder
  • First assist pack
  • XM Radio kit

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