2013 Acura ILX Goes on Sale Today Across Dealers Nationwide
The entry-level Acura ILX hits dealerships today with a starting MSRP of $25,900. With not much competition, the Acura might have an easy time selling. Currently the only competitor is the Buick Verano. The ILX is a solid competitor to the Buick Verano and offers a standard list of features, attractive interior and reasonable price for an entry-level luxury car.
The 2013 Acura ILX is powered by three four-cylinder engines including the brand’s first-ever gas-electric hybrid. The base model features a 2.0-L four-cylinder engine that produces 150 hp at 6,500 rpm and 140 lb-ft of torque at 4.300 rpm. The engine is mated to a sequential sportshift 5-speed automatic transmission. The ILX 2.0-L returns an EPA estimate of 24/32 mpg (city/highway). Acura ILX also comes with a 2.4-L four-cylinder engine which produces 201 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and the ILX 2.4-L engine returns an EPA of 20/29 mpg. The 2013 Acura ILX hybrid features Honda’s 1.5-L engine and the Integrated Motor Assist electric motor. The fuel to the 20 hp electric motor comes from the lithium-ion battery pack. It produces 111 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a CVT transmission and it results in an EPA of 35/38 mpg.
There is an optional “Premium” package which offers a list of premium features including leather seats, an upgraded stereo and satellite radio, a power driver’s seat, 17-inch aluminum wheels and more just for $3,300. If the 2.0-L engine is chosen, the hybrid can pick the technology package which on the hybrid offers same features as Premium except the 17-inch wheels for $5,500.