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An Affordable Introduction: 2018 Acura ILX Sedan



As Acura's most affordable sport sedan gateway to the Acura lineup, the versatile ILX sedan continues to find an eager audience for its sophisticated design, lively performance and upmarket quality. For 2018, the Acura ILX adds a Special Edition trim, which includes 18-inch wheels, side sills and a rear spoiler from the A-Spec package, making it an excellent value in its class. The Special Edition adds to a long list of standard equipment on all ILX models including Acura JewelEye® LED headlights, an eight-way power driver's seat, multi-view rearview camera, auto on/off headlights, one-touch power moonroof, Bluetooth® HandsFree Link®, five-inch Multi-View Display, keyless smart entry with push-button start, security system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

Both ILX A-Spec-equipped trims—Premium and Tech Plus—feature sporty side sill garnishes, a decklid spoiler, front fog lights, 18-inch 10-spoke machined alloy wheels, and exterior A-Spec badging in three locations: left and right front fenders and trunk lid. Inside, A-Spec trims enhance the cabin appeal with an exclusive Premium Black interior color scheme including a black headliner, perforated black Lux Suede® seat inserts, red instrument illumination, exclusive gray interior stitching and aluminum brake and throttle pedals.

The ILX Premium trims include leather seating surfaces, Blind Spot Information and Cross Traffic Monitor, HD Radio™ and Aha™, driver's two-position memory seat, front passenger four-way power seat, eight-inch upper display, seven-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display touch screen, HomeLink® and more. Tech Plus adds AcuraWatch™ as standard equipment, as well as a color TFT multi-information display, AcuraLink™, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Traffic Rerouting.

Power for the ILX sedan is produced by a 2.4L direct-injected four-cylinder i-VTEC engine. Torque is communicated to the front wheels via an eight-speed dual clutch automatic transmission (DCT) with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift.

Inside the passenger cabin is quiet and luxurious, brimming with technological innovations.

Dimensions & specifications
Wheelbase: 105.1; overall length: 181.9; width: 70.6; height: 55.6
All vehicle measurements are in inches.

Engine: 2.4L four-cylinder – 201 hp at 6800 rpm and 180 lbs-ft of torque at 3600 rpm.
Transmission: eight-speed dual clutch automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 25 city/35 highway
Cargo capacity: 12.3 cubic feet

Safety features
Dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, dual side curtain airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, brake assist, electronic brake distribution, traction control and motion adaptive steering, vehicle stability assist, LED daytime running lights, hill start assist, electronic immobilizer, rearview camera, automatic headlamps, Bluetooth hands free phone system, keyless access system, push-button ignition, LED headlights, and tire pressure monitoring system. Premium adds blind spot information system, rear cross traffic monitor, and HomeLink universal transceiver. Technology Plus adds adaptive cruise control, navigation system, next-generation AcuraLink, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking system, lane departure warning system, lane keeping assist system, and road departure mitigation system. A-SPEC adds fog lights.

Warranty
Basic: 4-year/50,000 mile
Powertrain: 6-year/70,000 mile
Corrosion: 5-year/unlimited
Roadside Assistance: 4-year/50,000 mile 24-hour

Pricing
The base Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2018 Acura ILX sedan starts from $29,100 for the base ILX upto $35,100 for the ILX with Technology Plus and A-SPEC packages. Destination charges add $965.

About the Author

Ken Chester, Jr.

Ken Chester, Jr. is President & CEO of Motor News Media Corporation – an automotive news service founded in 1989 as The AutoBuyer Plus Corporation. Featured on numerous television and radio programs, viewers, listeners and readers alike relate to Ken's friendly manner and wealth of information about the many vehicles currently for sale in today's complex automotive marketplace.


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