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Gateway to the Brand – 2020 Acura ILX Arrives in Dealerships

  • ILX is retail #1 and fastest-growing model in the premium compact sedan segment1
  • ILX captures the most first-time, millennial and multicultural buyers in Acura lineup2
  • ILX combines sporty styling with array of high-tech and premium features, including available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration and standard AcuraWatch™  

Arriving today in Acura showrooms, the 2020 ILX looks to continue its success as the retail best-selling model in segment. ILX is a critical gateway to the Acura brand, capturing the most first-time, millennial and multicultural buyers of any model in the Acura lineup. Receiving major upgrades for the 2019 model year, ILX became the fastest growing model in its segment and earned its best sales month in more than three years this August. The 2020 Acura ILX will be offered at a starting price3 of $25,900 (excluding $995 destination and handling), unchanged from the previous model year.

Just a year ago, Acura completed a design transformation of its lineup – introducing a significantly updated ILX with sportier styling, standard AcuraWatch™ technology as well as updated cabin tech, including available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.In the first eight months of 2019, ILX has picked up more than nine points of retail segment share1 and captures the largest percentage of sales from under-35 buyers of any model in the premium compact sedan segment.

Additionally, for the past two years, ILX has earned the top spot in Kelly Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own rankings among entry-luxury cars, indicative of the Acura brand’s strong reputation for high quality and strong value retention.

2020 ILX
The 2020 Acura ILX is available with three distinct packages: Premium, Technology and the popular A-Spec sport appearance package – each powered by a 201-horsepower (SAE net), 2.4-liter, DOHC i-VTEC™ engine and quick-shifting 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Every 2020 ILX receives an EPA fuel economy rating of 24/34/28 mpg (city/highway/combined)4.

Additionally, all 2020 ILX models come equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

2020 ILX Key Features Include:

  • 2.4-liter direct-injected 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC™ engine
  • 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Standard AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Available On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface with 7-inch lower touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Driver 2-way power lumbar control
  • Front and rear sport seats (with available high-contrast piping and stitching)
  • Silver-finished dash trim with chrome insert
  • Machine-finished ignition button
  • Premium interior including available Milano leather-wrapped steering wheel with Euro-style stitching and Milano leather seats with high-contrast piping and stitching
  • Acura 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and LED taillights
  • 17-inch split 5-spoke alloy wheels with trim-specific finishes
  • 7 exterior color options: Premium colors include: Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic and A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl. Additional exterior colors include: Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic. 
  • Interior color options: Espresso, along with Graystone and Ebony. Exclusive A-Spec interior colors include Ebony and Red, both with black Ultrasuede™ inserts

2020 ILX A-Spec Features:

  • A-Spec exclusive 18-inch wheel with aggressive design and Shark Grey finish
  • Front grille and lower fascia with dark chrome trim
  • LED fog lights
  • Dark treatment headlights and taillights
  • Gloss-black decklid spoiler
  • Graphite-silver dash accent with chrome insert
  • A-Spec badged steering wheel with contrast stitching and aluminum sport pedals
  • Sport seats finished in A-Spec exclusive Ebony or Red leather with black Ultrasuede® center panels and high-contrast stitching
  • Exclusive A-Spec exterior color: Apex Blue Pearl; Interior colors include Ebony and Red, both with black Ultrasuede™ insert

Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim

MSRP1

MSRP
Including $995 Destination Charge

EPA MPG Rating
(city/highway/ combined)2

ILX

$25,900

$26,995

24/34/28

ILX with Premium Package

$27,750

$28,745

24/34/28

ILX with Technology Package

$29,650

$30,645

24/34/28

ILX A-Spec with Premium Package

$29,750

$30,745

24/34/28

ILX A-Spec with Technology Package

$31,650

$32,645

24/34/28

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SEMA: Graham Rahal Injects Style, Power and Performance to Custom Acura RDX A-Spec

  • 2019 RDX A-Spec tuned and tweaked by Graham Rahal Performance to 345 horsepower
  • Updated 2019 Acura NSX in Thermal Orange Pearl also on display alongside new NSX GT3 Evo race car
  • Acura Team Penske ARX-05 Daytona Prototype and Peter Cunningham’s TLX GT commemorate a successful 2018 race season for Acura Motorsports

Acura returns to the Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Show (SEMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada to display its commitment to performance, motorsports and the tuner community. A custom 2019 RDX A-Spec designed and built by Graham Rahal Performance (GRP) adds style, power and performance to the quickest, best-handling RDX yet. Fresh from Victory Circle, the race-ready NSX GT3, hill climb-conquering TLX GT and Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype showcase recent Acura Motorsports successes. Production cars on display include the newly updated 2019 NSX in Thermal Orange Pearl dress and an accessorized version of the refreshed 2019 ILX.

Graham Rahal Performance RDX A-Spec 
Graham Rahal Performance, founded in 2017 by race-winning Honda IndyCar driver Graham Rahal, took on the all-new 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec with a goal of enhancing the performance through subtle but significant updates to the RDX’s powertrain, suspension, brakes, and wheel, tire package.

“As owners of an Acura dealership, we know how strong the new 2019 RDX is out of the gate. I didn’t want to mess with a good thing,” said Graham Rahal. “Sometimes, subtle enhancements can make a big difference in the look of a vehicle. And that’s exactly what my team and I aimed for with this GRP RDX.”

Using its experience in tuning the Civic Type R, GRP upgraded the RDX’s factory 2.0-liter DOHC VTEC® Turbo engine with a new turbocharger, intake and exhaust manifolds, and downpipe. PRL Racing fabricated a custom intercooler and intake setup, while GRP developed a custom lightweight cat-back exhaust system. Ensuring everything works in harmony, KTuning created a custom ECU map for the boosted RDX. All-in, the GRP RDX produces an estimated peak output of 345 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque, channeled through the RDX’s available torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system. Chassis modifications include custom Eibach sport springs that lower the RDX by two inches, while stopping performance is improved by six-piston StopTech brakes. Lightweight HRE P101 wheels in 21-inch diameter are wrapped in 265/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, giving the GRP RDX A-Spec an aggressive and purposeful stance.

The GRP RDX is painted in Apex Blue Pearl, an A-Spec exclusive color, supplemented with GRP custom carbon mirror caps and carbon grille accents, along with body-color painted lower garnish, giving the RDX an even lower appearance. Interior styling modifications include carbon fiber accents and a custom steering wheel designed by renowned racing driver Max Papis of MPI Innovations. The GRP RDX retains the A-Spec’s unique black leather sport seats with Ultrasuede® accents. A longtime partner throughout Rahal’s racing career, Troy Lee Designs consulted on the design of the vehicle and installed custom graphics in its Southern California design studio.

Acura NSX GT3 Evo 
Following two successful racing campaigns, culminating in five race wins and a second-place finish in the 2018 IMSA Weathertech GTD Championship, the NSX GT3 was recently revealed in updated Evo form. The NSX GT3 Evo improves upon the race-proven NSX GT3 with a host of updates aimed at better performance and reduced running costs for an even wider range of amateur and professional drivers. The NSX GT3 Evo’s lightweight carbon fiber bodywork has been modified for reduced drag to create higher top speeds, better balance and drivability at all speeds, and improved cooling. The new bodywork includes a new front splitter, rear diffuser, and rear bumper. The GT3 Evo receives new turbochargers for better throttle response, boost control and improved fuel economy. Additionally, the NSX GT3 Evo benefits from an improved anti-lock braking systems, an upgraded Bosch display and data-logging unit to increase efficiency and enhance the driver experience. Existing owners can have their NSX GT3s retrofitted to Evo-spec through Variant Supply.

The GT3 race car’s bespoke chassis is built alongside the road-going version of NSX at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio1. The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 racing engine uses the same design specifications as the production car, including block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication system and is assembled alongside the production engine at the Anna Engine Plant (AEP) in Anna, Ohio. Offered for sale globally strictly for racing, the NSX GT3 Evo is eligible for competition in more than two dozen racing series. More information is available at AcuraClientRacing.net.

2019 Acura NSX 
Arriving in driveways just in time for Halloween, the 2019 NSX shines in its new Thermal Orange Pearl hue. Unveiled at Monterey Car Week in August, the 2019 Acura NSX features a host of appearance and mechanical updates aimed at enhancing the unique style and performance of Acura’s electrified supercar. Along with new exterior and interior color options, the 2019 NSX is distinguished by a body-color front grille accent and high-gloss treatment for the front air intake, rear fascia outlet mesh, and available exterior carbon fiber packages. The 2019 NSX rides on enhanced suspension and new Continental SportContact™ 6 tires developed specifically for NSX for improved control at-the-limit. The result is a nearly two-second faster lap time in testing around the world famous Suzuka Circuit. The 2019 NSX is available for order now, and starts at $157,5002, with $4,700 in previously optional content now standard.

Acura ARX-05 
With the ARX-05, Acura returned to the competitive world of prototype sports car racing with legendary partner Team Penske, campaigning two Daytona Prototypes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the 2018 season. The driver duo of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya drove the ARX-05 to the podium four times in the team’s inaugural season, while Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves secured two podiums, including a win in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio.

The ARX-05 is powered by Acura’s race-proven AR35TT twin-turbocharged V6, based on the production V6 that powers the Acura MDX, TLX and RLX. The AR35TT has powered class wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and an LMP2 World Endurance Championship in 2012; the American Le Mans Series LMP2 title winners in 2012 and 2013; and the overall victors at the Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans in 2016.

RealTime Racing TLX GT 
The all-wheel-drive RealTime Racing (RTR) TLX GT race car, piloted by Peter Cunningham, returned to Pikes Peak in 2018, taking first-in-class and third overall at the grueling and famous hill-climb event. The podium finish was quickly followed with an Exhibition Class win and new all-time course record of 18:539 in the Empire Hill Climb in Empire, Michigan. Previously campaigned in the Pirelli World Challenge, the twin-turbocharged RTR TLX GT features suspension, engine management and transmission gearing specially tuned to tackle the many challenges presented by hill-climb events.

Acura Accessories 2019 ILX 
The refreshed and redesigned 2019 Acura ILX, featuring Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon grille, just hit showrooms with updated interior and exterior styling, and substantial improvements to technology, including standard AcuraWatch™, and available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. The accessories displayed on the 2019 ILX A-Spec showcase Acura’s performance-inspired design with front and rear underbody spoilers, 18-inch black alloy wheels, and satin silver door mirror covers. In addition, the ILX A-Spec features dark chrome accents in the rear and lower side trim, and black chrome badges. Inside are A-Spec floormats, red interior illumination, and A-Spec door sill trim.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

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Acura ILX Ups its Game with Major Refresh for 2019; New Styling, Improved Tech, and New A-Spec Treatment

  • ILX completes transformation of new Acura design identity across lineup
  • All Acura sedans and SUVs now feature AcuraWatch™ active safety and driver-assistive technology standard, a luxury first
  • Enhanced dual-screen user interface with new graphics, quicker response, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
  • ILX earned top Initial Quality Study (IQS) ranking in-segment for 2018

Acura’s gateway sport sedan, the refreshed and significantly upgraded 2019 ILX, debuts today, ahead of its October market launch. Continuing to capture the highest percentage of millennial buyers of any model in-segment, the 2019 ILX delivers a sportier and more sophisticated design, premium cabin materials, tech-savvy features and distinctive A-Spec sport appearance variant. With the application of Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon Grille to the 2019 ILX, the transformation of the brand’s design language, inspired by the Acura Precision Concept, now stretches across its line-up.

Additional upgrades for 2019 include standard AcuraWatch™ active safety and driver-assistive technology and more luxurious and sporty cabin appointments, as well as an available quicker, more responsive dual-screen user interface with updated graphics, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. All ILX models are powered by a naturally aspirated 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter, 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine mated to a quick-shifting 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Acura ILX serves a unique and important role as the gateway vehicle to the Acura brand, bringing in the most first-time Acura customers and youngest buyers. ILX also remains a top choice in the entry luxury segment, gaining more than four points of retail market share in the first half of the year and capturing the highest percentage of millennials of any model in segment, something it has done in every year since 2013. ILX recently topped industry quality rankings in its segment, receiving a Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5 and a quality award in the Small Premium Car segment in the J.D. Power and Associates 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). Acura ILX also captured the top spot in the entry-luxury car category in Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Luxury Brand Awards – with Acura the #1 ranked brand for the third year in a row.

Sporty, Sophisticated Refresh
For 2019, ILX gets a styling refresh to deliver a more sporty and premium vibe. ILX is all-new from the A-pillars forward – inspired by the Acura Precision Concept. The new face of ILX emanates from Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon Grille, framed by 7-element Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and a more sharply sculpted hood. The Precision Concept styling theme continues at the rear with an all-new decklid, fascia, LED taillights and lower diffuser with exposed exhaust outlet. All-new wheel designs for 2019 include a 17-inch split-5 spoke wheel with trim specific finishes and an A-Spec exclusive 18-inch wheel.

Inside, the 2019 Acura ILX receives more intricately styled and reshaped sport seats, front and rear, with available high-contrast piping and stitching. All ILXs now feature power adjustable lumbar for the driver’s seat. Additional interior enhancements include a silver-finished dash trim with a chrome insert and a machine-finished push-button start.

The 2019 ILX’s exterior color palette expands with five new colors – Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl1, Performance Red Pearl1, Canyon Bronze Metallic1 and A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl1 – in addition to the current offerings of Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic. The interior colors available include a new-for-2019 Espresso, along with Graystone and Ebony. Exclusive A-Spec interior colors are Ebony and Red, both with Ultrasuede™ inserts.

ILX A-Spec 
The new ILX A-Spec, available with Premium and Technology Packages, joins the TLX sedan and the RDX and MDX sport-utes in receiving the latest-generation A-Spec treatment, with a more distinctive and easily recognizable performance-inspired character, inside and out.

On the exterior, the new ILX A-Spec is distinguished by dark chrome trim for the front grille and lower fascia, LED fog lights, dark appearance for the headlights and taillights, and a gloss-black decklid spoiler. A-Spec models feature 18-inch wheels with an aggressive new design and Shark Gray finish. Apex Blue Pearl, also found on A-Spec variants of RDX and MDX, is now available on the ILX A-Spec.

Interior enhancements for the ILX A-Spec include a graphite-silver dash accent with chrome insert, A-Spec badged steering wheel with contrast stitching and aluminum sport pedals. The all-new sport seats are finished in A-Spec exclusive Ebony or Red leather with black Ultrasuede™ center panels and high contrast stitching.

Technology Enhancements
For 2019, every ILX comes standard with the AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technology, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW). This makes Acura the only luxury brand to provide these features as standard equipment across all its sedans and SUVs.

In addition, ILX continues to be equipped with Acura’s Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and with additional standard safety and driver assistive features, including Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, advanced front airbags, driver and front passenger side airbags, side curtain airbags, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and pedestrian injury-mitigation design features, along with Acura’s available blind spot information (BSI) system and rear cross traffic monitor.

The 2019 ILX is equipped with an available refreshed dual-screen On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™ 2.0) interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. New software improves system response time, offering more intuitive menus and command structures for a seamless and speedy user experience – approximately 30 percent faster. An enhanced 7-inch touchscreen has a capacitive display that is more responsive to touch and is positioned within easy reach of the driver and front passenger.

The 2019 Acura ILX will begin arriving at Acura dealers nationwide in October of this year.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, representing the original values of the Acura brand – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability.

The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium, luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

Five of the six models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively in Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

For More Information
Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

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Millennial Favorite Acura ILX Gateway Sports Sedan Returns for 2017 Model Year

  • Millennials choose ILX at a greater rate than any other model in segment1
  • ILX continues strong sales through first quarter of 2016
  • 12-month year-over-year ILX sales up over 40 percent

2017 acura ilx

The 2017 Acura ILX goes on sale tomorrow, April 13, retaining the popular enhancements introduced last year that helped make it one of the most popular models in the entry luxury segment. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)2 of the 2017 ILX starts at $27,990.

As Acura’s most affordable sport sedan and serving as the gateway to the Acura lineup, the ILX has captured a higher rate of under 35 year olds than any other vehicle in the entry-luxury sedan segment since 20101. Also, with KBB.com naming Acura as the luxury brand with the lowest projected 5-year cost of ownership and Edmunds.com voting the brand as the 2015 Best Retained Value® Luxury Brand, the ILX is a wise choice for gateway luxury vehicle customers.

The ILX received significant upgrades for the 2016 model year including styling, powertrain, technology, luxury refinement and safety features. The 2017 ILX carries over the freshened exterior styling including Acura’s signature Jewel Eye® LED headlights, 201 horsepower3 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine paired with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission with paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift, and signature Acura technologies such as the available AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. The 2017 ILX is available in three new exterior colors, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and San Marino Red. The ILX is also available in Bellanova White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Catalina Blue Pearl.

2017 ILX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Model MSRP2 EPA MPG4 Ratings
(city/highway/combined)
ILX $27,990 25/35/29
ILX with AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $29,290 25/35/29
ILX with Premium Package $29,990 25/35/29
ILX with Premium & A-SPEC Package $31,980 25/35/29
ILX with Tech Plus Package $32,990 25/35/29
ILX with Tech Plus & A-SPEC Package $34,980 25/35/29

The 2017 ILX is available in three grades – the standard ILX, the ILX with Premium Package, and the line-topping ILX Tech Plus Package; in addition an A-SPEC Package is available with the Premium and Tech Plus grades. The ILX A-SPEC Package further accentuates the ILX’s premium and performance image with sporty side sill garnishes, a trunk spoiler, front fog lights, 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels, and several unique interior appearance touches. View, build and price a 2017 Acura ILX at www.acura.com.

For More Information

Consumer information is available at www.acura.com. To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including pricing, features and high-resolution photography is available atacuranews.com/acura-automobiles/channels/ilx.

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance through advanced product design and innovative technologies. On March 27, 2016, Acura celebrated the 30th anniversary of its launch as the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker. Nearly 98 percent of the products Acura sold in America in 2015 were built in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. This spring, Acura will launch its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

1 Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new U.S. retail vehicle registrations by volume for Luxury Traditional Subcompact segment and age of household data for 18-34 year olds for CY2011-2015 cumulatively.
2 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, vehicle options and destination charge of $940.00. Dealer prices may vary.
3 201 horsepower at 6,800 rpm (SAE net), 180 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,600 rpm (SAE net)
4 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Millennial Favorite Acura ILX Gateway Sports Sedan Returns for 2017 Model Year

  • Millennials choose ILX at a greater rate than any other model in segment1
  • ILX continues strong sales through first quarter of 2016
  • 12-month year-over-year ILX sales up over 40 percent

2017 acura ilx

The 2017 Acura ILX goes on sale tomorrow, April 13, retaining the popular enhancements introduced last year that helped make it one of the most popular models in the entry luxury segment. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)2 of the 2017 ILX starts at $27,990.

As Acura’s most affordable sport sedan and serving as the gateway to the Acura lineup, the ILX has captured a higher rate of under 35 year olds than any other vehicle in the entry-luxury sedan segment since 20101. Also, with KBB.com naming Acura as the luxury brand with the lowest projected 5-year cost of ownership and Edmunds.com voting the brand as the 2015 Best Retained Value® Luxury Brand, the ILX is a wise choice for gateway luxury vehicle customers.

The ILX received significant upgrades for the 2016 model year including styling, powertrain, technology, luxury refinement and safety features. The 2017 ILX carries over the freshened exterior styling including Acura’s signature Jewel Eye® LED headlights, 201 horsepower3 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine paired with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission with paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift, and signature Acura technologies such as the available AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. The 2017 ILX is available in three new exterior colors, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and San Marino Red. The ILX is also available in Bellanova White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Catalina Blue Pearl.

2017 ILX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Model MSRP2 EPA MPG4 Ratings
(city/highway/combined)
ILX $27,990 25/35/29
ILX with AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $29,290 25/35/29
ILX with Premium Package $29,990 25/35/29
ILX with Premium & A-SPEC Package $31,980 25/35/29
ILX with Tech Plus Package $32,990 25/35/29
ILX with Tech Plus & A-SPEC Package $34,980 25/35/29

The 2017 ILX is available in three grades – the standard ILX, the ILX with Premium Package, and the line-topping ILX Tech Plus Package; in addition an A-SPEC Package is available with the Premium and Tech Plus grades. The ILX A-SPEC Package further accentuates the ILX’s premium and performance image with sporty side sill garnishes, a trunk spoiler, front fog lights, 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels, and several unique interior appearance touches. View, build and price a 2017 Acura ILX at www.acura.com.

For More Information

Consumer information is available at www.acura.com. To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including pricing, features and high-resolution photography is available atacuranews.com/acura-automobiles/channels/ilx.

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance through advanced product design and innovative technologies. On March 27, 2016, Acura celebrated the 30th anniversary of its launch as the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker. Nearly 98 percent of the products Acura sold in America in 2015 were built in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. This spring, Acura will launch its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

1 Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new U.S. retail vehicle registrations by volume for Luxury Traditional Subcompact segment and age of household data for 18-34 year olds for CY2011-2015 cumulatively.
2 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, vehicle options and destination charge of $940.00. Dealer prices may vary.
3 201 horsepower at 6,800 rpm (SAE net), 180 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,600 rpm (SAE net)
4 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

New 2016 Acura ILX Begins Production as Brand Marks 20th Anniversary Of Manufacturing in America

  • Acura marks major milestone with U.S. sales of two-million North American-made Acura vehicles
  • ILX production begins today at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant

2016_Acura_ILX_Begins_Production_1The Acura brand today celebrated sales in the U.S. of the 2 millionth North American-made Acura vehicle, 20 years after Acura production began in the U.S., as the first new 2016 Acura ILX sports sedan rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. The redesigned and reengineered 2016 ILX delivers more performance, more advanced technology and more luxury refinement than ever before.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the start of Acura production in Ohio, so the introduction of the ILX is another exciting stage in our history with the Acura brand,” said plant manager Rob May. “Our associates are applying our tremendous experience in producing high quality Acura products and will leverage the production of TLX and ILX in one plant to meet the high expectations of our Acura customers.”

Production of the Acura ILX, the gateway to the Acura sedan lineup, began in 2012 at the company’s Greensburg, Indiana plant. It now will be produced alongside Acura’s highest volume luxury sedan, the Acura TLX, which launched in August of last year. The Marysville Auto Plant has made major investments to further advance Acura quality with the launch of the TLX sedan and will continue to advance the world-class levels of quality for Acura customers with the launch of the new ILX.

“Reaching two million in sales of North American-made Acura vehicles as we begin production of the 2016 ILX at the Marysville Auto Plant portends great things for the Acura brand,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura Division. “We deeply appreciate the loyalty of our customers which fuels our desire to build Acura products of the highest quality in America.”

The 2016 ILX gets a major injection of Acura performance DNA with the application of an all-new 2.4-liter DOHC direct-injected i-VTEC engine and 8-speed dual clutch transmission, the same powertrain that drives one version of the popular new Acura TLX sedan. The 2.4-liter engine that powers both the TLX and new ILX is produced at the nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant. The Marysville plant introduced new equipment and processes to support production of the 2016 Acura ILX, including new glass installation and rear suspension equipment.

Acura now has sold 2 million North American-made Acura vehicles to its customers in America, since U.S. production of the first Acura model began in 1995, with the Acura CL produced at the East Liberty Auto Plant. In 2014, 94 percent of Acura vehicles sold in America were made at the company’s plants in Indiana, Ohio and Alabama, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Total U.S. sales of North American-made Acura models reached an all-time high of 158,043 vehicles in 2014, on total sales of 167,483 Acura performance-luxury cars and SUVs for the year.

Starting this fall, Acura will begin production of the next-generation Acura NSX supercar at the new Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), located adjacent to the Marysville Auto Plant and the nearby development center of Honda R&D Americas, Inc., which led the development of the NSX.

Catch the Debut of the 2016 Acura ILX at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Big Changes in Store for Acura’s Sport Sedan. While Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, and Sims Honda are not Acura dealers, we think this is pretty newsworthy in the Honda world!

Acura is preparing to unveil a substantially new 2016 ILX at the L.A. Auto Show next month as the brand aims to raise the stakes again in the entry-premium sedan segment. Already bringing in more buyers under the age of 35 to the segment than any other entry-premium model, the new 2016 ILX stands to solidify and broaden its appeal with a comprehensive update that includes a potent new powertrain, more forceful, sporty exterior styling, and substantially upgraded interior design.

Much like its hot new stable mate—the brand new TLX—the 2016 ILX will bring a sharper performance focus while delivering a greater set of high-value comfort, convenience and safety features that consumers desire in the increasingly competitive entry-luxury field.

Catch the unveiling of the ILX on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Acura booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show.