As part of Acura’s plans to “rationalize” (as the b-school buzzword goes) the ILX’s powertrains, the 6-speed stick shift is dead, replaced by an all-new 8-speed dual clutch gearbox. It also marks the end of an era for the brand. Acura has slowly killed off the manual in successive product lines. Show More Summary
Acura's compact sedan gets some minor updates for 2016. The ILX debuted at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show with a lightly revised exterior, a new engine, minor interior cabin updates, and more available technology and safety features. Related: More...
One of the standout cars of this week’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show has turned out to be the custom 2015 Ford Mustang known as the Rocket. The car was created by Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker, and features a design inspired by the 1968 Shelby GT500. Acura has given its slow-selling ILX a major update for the 2016 model year. The latest...
Acura had high hopes for its newest gateway vehicle, the ILX compact sedan, which was originally introduced at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The idea behind its creation seemed logical enough: by basing an Acura model on the Honda Civic, the automaker could lower the price of entry and attract a younger, hipper audience to the brand. What the...
CNET reports from the LA Auto Show 2014.
Refreshed for the 2016 model year, Acura's entry point model debuts with new safety and performance technology.
Update features new powertrain, sporty exterior styling.
It's hard out there for the Acura ILX. The Honda Civic-based sedan has faced stiff competition from the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 in a fast-selling segment. So Acura had to up its game for 2016, and it's good and bad. Read more....
To the soothing strains of The Sex Pistols, Acura fully revealed the second-gen ILX at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show [Live photos TK - CA]. The entry-level luxury sedan’s powertrain is a standard 2.4-liter four sending 201 horsepower...Show More Summary
Unfortunately, the slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission has been discontinued. "It's just a badge-engineered Honda Civic." This (uninformed) criticism has been leveled at the Acura ILX since the premium compact arrived on the scene to duke it out with the Buick Verano and, more recently, the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-class. Show More Summary
Acura is taking a mulligan.
Competes with: Audi A3, Buick Verano Looks like: The ILX gets the TLX treatment and now wears a version of the larger sedan's grille and headlights Drivetrain: 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Hits dealerships: Early 2015...
Starting tomorrow, the Los Angeles Auto Show will kick off with a number of world debuts, and TTAC will have live coverage starting Tuesday morning. Among the debuts slated for the LA Show: Acura ILX: Acura’s smallest sedan has gotten a tepid reception in the marketplace. Show More Summary
The updated Acura ILX is scheduled to debut in Los Angeles later this month.
The last time Acura made a compact luxury car based on the Civic we received the RSX, which had a cult-like following but ultimately didn’t fit what Acura was trying to be. After only five model years, Acura laid the RSX to rest and left the Civic alone for a few years. Show More Summary
Business for Acura has been in a weird place, recently, and the company's latest car launches have been especially rocky. For example, the ILX Hybrid was recently discontinued after just two model years with only about 2,660 sold in that time. Show More Summary
The Acura ILX just can't seem to catch a break. The Japanese automaker recently decided that the ILX Hybrid would no longer be offered in the US for the 2015 model year. Now, a possibility for fires has also cropped up in the compact luxury sedan. Show More Summary
A fire risk has prompted Honda to recall 2013-2014 Acura ILX sedans.