Acura ILX

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Base MSRP price range:
$27,900 - $34,890
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CR Model Summary
Acura's entry-level luxury compact sedan gets a much-needed and extensive makeover for the 2016 model year, which further distinguishes it from the Honda Civic that it's based on. The sole powertrain is now the 2.4-liter four-cylinder and eight-speed automated-manual transmission used in the larger TLX. Styling updates include front and rear fasciae with LED headlights and taillights, and a look more like other Acura models. Inside, things have gone more upscale, with improved materials and Acura's dual-screen control interface. Acura is also promising a quieter cabin, a better ride, and improved handling. Available new safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and road departure and forward-collision mitigation systems.
General Model Specs
Body styles
Drive wheels
2 front, 3 rear
Engines available
2.4-liter 4 (201 hp)
Transmissions available
8-speed sequential
Basic: 4/50
Powertrain: 6 year/ 70,000 mile
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Reliability History - Acura ILX
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap Good
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash Good
IIHS rear crash Good
IIHS roof crush Good
NHTSA overall crash score 5
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score 4
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger 5 / 4
NHTSA overall side-crash score 5
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger 5 / 5
NHTSA side pole-crash 4
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD 4 / NA
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