Acura Automobiles: 2016 Acura ILX – Overview

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by in Acura Canada

When initial introduced in 2012 as a 2013 model, a Acura ILX had a transparent and critical mission: to be Acura’s many affordable competition sedan and offer as a gateway to a Acura lineup. The versatile ILX fast found an fervent and typically immature assembly that embraced a worldly design, sharp-witted opening and upmarket quality.

For 2016, a ILX advantages from poignant upgrades to a styling, powertrain, technology, oppulance excellence and reserve features. With freshened extraneous styling, an all-new direct-injected engine and 8-speed twin purchase transmission, an stretched operation of trim and choice packages and signature Acura technologies, a 2016 ILX delivers some-more strongly than ever before on a mission.

The 2016 ILX gets countless styling upgrades including restyled front and back fasciae, front grille and back LED multiple lights, and restyled 17-inch, 10-spoke aluminum amalgamate wheels. All ILX models come versed with Acura’s signature Jewel Eye® LED headlights and underline upgraded interior materials, discretionary upsized wheels and tires, extended connectivity, and a horde of new reward features, along with poignant improvements to cabin quietness, sporty doing and collision reserve engineering.

The 2016 ILX also expands patron choice with 3 grades – a customary ILX, a ILX with Premium Package, and a line-topping ILX Tech Plus Package, in further to an all-new A-SPEC Package, accessible with a Premium and Tech Plus grades. The ILX A-SPEC Package adds sporty side sill garnishes, a case spoiler, front haze lights, new 18-inch, 10-spoke machined amalgamate wheels, and several singular interior coming touches.

All models can now be versed with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of reserve and driver-assistive technologies, that combines with Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure to broach intelligent reserve and assured pushing opening during a tip of a rival segment.

New Direct-Injected Powertrain and Dual-Clutch Transmission
All 2016 ILX models are powered by a 2.4-liter, 16-valve, direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine with rise outlay of 201 horsepower during 6,800 rpm and 180 lb.-ft. of torque during 3,600 rpm, adult 51 horsepower and 40 lb.-ft. compared to a effusive 2.0-liter engine. The new engine is corresponding to an 8-speed twin purchase delivery (DCT) with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift. It’s a many modernized delivery in a rival set, delivering impossibly quick, frail and discerning rigging changes, including rev-matching down shifts, to grasp superb response and sporting opening with top-class fuel efficiency, with an EPA rating of 25/36/291 mpg city/hwy/combined.

Body and Chassis Enhancements 

The ILX physique and framework advantage from poignant engineering changes that allege collision reserve performance, boost physique rigidity, urge cabin serenity and raise sporty doing performance. This includes Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, designed to some-more good catch and sunder a appetite in a frontal collision.

Cabin serenity is extended by additional noise-insulating materials, thicker front doorway glass, noise-attenuating wheels, and a further of Active Noise Control technology. Steering responsiveness and linearity are also softened around a retuned cessation and a series of framework pattern enhancements.

Interior Feature and Technology Upgrades

The 2016 ILX also ups a ante with countless upgrades to interior luxury, connectivity and technological sophistication. Interior styling enhancements embody resisting Euro-style stitching on a steering wheel, parking-brake hoop and change knob, as good as new high-intensity china trim for a instrument row and other areas.

The 2016 ILX offers an contentment of customary and accessible oppulance facilities and technologies, including exhilarated front seats, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®,  Smart Entry/Push-Button Start keyless entrance system, one-touch spin signals, GPS-linked involuntary meridian control and LED accent lighting. A 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD) hold shade (Premium and Tech Plus grades), located on a instrument-panel core stack, controls these and other features, and facilities contextual menus, displaying applicable equipment while minimizing instrument-panel clutter. The developed touch-screen connectivity and media complement receives some-more than 50 pattern changes to raise discerning operation and functionality.

The new ILX A-SPEC package enhances a well-developed cabin interest and appointments with an disdainful Premium Black interior tone intrigue including a black headliner, seperated black Lux Suede® chair inserts, red instrument illumination, disdainful gray interior stitching and aluminum stop and stifle pedals.

The ILX also facilities a subsequent era of AcuraLink®, Acura’s cloud-based connected-car system, charity Acura owners a extended operation of cloud-based and embedded convenience, connectivity and accessible confidence features. Technology Plus grades can be versed with a Acura Navigation System with 3D view, featuring and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Traffic Rerouting. Siri™ Eyes-Free is customary on Premium and aloft grades.

The Tech Plus class with AcuraWatch™ and embedded Acura Navigation adds a tone Multi-information Display (MID) between a tachometer and speedometer and Acura/ELS Studio® reward audio complement along with a latest era of AcuraLink connected-car technology. Also accessible for a initial time (on a Premium grade) is a new tethered navigation complement powered by a user’s concordant iPhone and information devise around a AcuraLink navigation app. Premium models also get extended audio options, including SiruisXM® radio, HD Radio™, Pandora® and Aha™ integration, and HDMI and USB connectivity.

ILX models versed with SiriusXM® radio will advantage from an sparkling new underline set called “Advanced Audio” that severely extends listening pleasure and convenience.

Standard Features

  • NEW LED Jewel Eye® headlights 
  • 8-way energy driver’s seat 
  • Multi-view rearview camera 
  • Auto on/off headlights 
  • One-touch energy moonroof with lean feature 
  • Bluetooth® HandsFree Link® 
  • NEW Active Noise Control  
  • 5-inch Multi-View Display
  • Keyless Smart Entry with Push Button Start
  • Security system
  • 6-speaker AM/FM/CD audio
  • USB jack
  • Pandora® internet radio interface
  • SMS content messaging function
  • Auxiliary jack
  • Leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob
  • Dual-zone involuntary meridian control
  • Auto up/down energy windows
  • Power doorway locks
  • Body-color, energy exhilarated side mirrors
  • NEW Available AcuraWatch™ apartment of reserve and driver-assistive features

Premium class additions

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • NEW Blind Spot Information
  • NEW Cross Traffic Monitor
  • NEW HD Radio™ and Aha™
  • NEW Driver’s two-position memory seat
  • NEW Front newcomer 4-way energy seat
  • 8-inch tip display
  • 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display hold screen
  • Dynamic Guidelines combined to Multi-View Rear Camera
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Subwoofer
  • HomeLink®
  • NEW accessible smartphone-linked navigation system
  • NEW Siri™ Eyes Free

Tech Plus class additions

  • NEW AcuraWatch™ apartment of reserve and driver-assistive technologies
  • NEW next-generation AcuraLink™
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Traffic Rerouting
  • Color TFT Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • 10-speaker ELS Premium Studio Audio System
  • SiriusXM® Radio including a NEW Advanced Audio underline set
  • GPS-linked meridian control

Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies
The 2016 ILX is newly accessible with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, a many modernized complement of a kind in a rival set. AcuraWatch™ includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, a Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, as good as Road Departure Mitigation and a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (including Forward Collision Warning) with sensor alloy record that enables new capabilities, including walking sensing. AcuraWatch is customary on a Tech Plus class and discretionary on a customary ILX. Premium and Tech Plus grades also get Acura’s blind mark information complement and Cross Traffic Monitor.

The ILX is versed with Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and is designed to grasp tip reserve ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in a IIHS’ small-overlap frontal collision test.

Additional customary reserve and driver-assistive facilities embody Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, motorist and front newcomer SmartVent™ side airbags, side screen airbags, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and walking injury-mitigation pattern features.

Standard Safety Features

  • NEW Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • 3-point seatbelts during all seating positions
  • Automatic tensioners with bucket limiters for front seatbelts
  • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags
  • Front-seat SmartVent™ side airbags
  • Side screen airbags
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system
  • Pedestrian injury-mitigation pattern elements
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
  • ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

 

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