My friend and fellow auto journo Tyson Hugie is the ultimate Acura fanboy. He owns a 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed with the personalized plate ILX, a 1994 Legend GS Sedan 6-speed and a 1992 NSX 5-speed which just hit 100,000 miles. He was honored...Show More Summary
For the entry-level Acura’s fourth model year, the ILX is undergoing a complete powertrain transformation. LED headlights and trim-line changes further differentiate the refreshed 2016 ILX, but the less visible changes are the real difference makers. Show More Summary
Giving us further proof that Acuras look far better in race spec than in Grandpa-spec, Acura released this pretty picture of an ILX that they plan to reveal at the New York International Auto Show alongside their flagship NSX supercar. Behold, this is the endurance racer they're taking to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Read more...
The gig: Johnny Green directs TV commercials. A recent project is "Lightning in a Bottle," a 60-second advertisement for Honda's Acura ILX sedan that first aired during the NFL playoffs. Green is represented by Reset Content, a company that acts as his producer.
It has been two years since we last looked at the ILX, and my conclusion went like this: The 2.4L engine needs an automatic and some infotainment love, the 2.0L engine needs more grunt and the hybrid needs to be euthanized. Without changes...Show More Summary
Some time ago the Acura brand has lost its ways. The recent regroup of the brand’s car lineup resulted in the small ILX, midsized TLX, and top-dog RLX in a tried and true same-sausage-in-three-lengths setup. I recently had a chance to sample both the entry-level 4-cylinder TLX, as well as the loaded V6 all-wheel-drive version. Show More Summary
Today I'd like to talk about Acura's ILX. Like the Audi A3, Mercedes (what an ugly face) CLA, BMW 2 series and Buick Verano, the ILX is part of the entry level luxury group of cars that has been gaining popularity and promise to rake in more sales for luxury brands. Show More Summary
The Acura ILX played a supporting role in kick-starting the automaker’s recent growth in the luxury-sedan market. Sure, it has never been a huge seller, but its release was a clear sign that the company was willing to change with the times, something it hadn’t done for quite a while. Show More Summary
We drive the 2016 Acura ILX, react to pricing information on the new Cadillac ATS-V and try to decide which is better at being terrible between a Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 and 1984 Pontiac Fiero. All that and more in today's recap of auto...Show More Summary
The latest intel suggests that Acura could slot the 2.0-liter turbo four from the new Honda Civic Type R into the ILX to make for a 300-plus-horsepower performance sedan. But it may take a while. Continue reading Acura ILX Type S could...Show More Summary
What's an aspiring Japanese automaker to do in 2015's golden age of affordable luxury? If you're Acura, you scramble to release a mid-cycle upgrade to elevate the status of your 2016 ILX sedan. Continue reading 2016 Acura ILX [w/video] 2016 Acura ILX [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:57:00 EST. Show More Summary
Executive comments have inspired speculation of a 300-horsepower sport-tuned ILX.
Acura's compact ILX gets a much needed reboot for 2016.
While Acura is making a renewed push on the passenger car side, with the TLX and a thoroughly refreshed ILX, the brand’s crossovers are arguably its strongest offerings. But there’s little room for growth above the three-row MDX, meaning Acura has only one way to go if they want to expand their offerings. Show More Summary
At its core, the 2016 Acura ILX will always be a fancy version of the Honda Civic, but Acura has gone to great lengths in the latest model year to put as much distance as possible between the economy-minded Honda and Acura’s entry-level sedan. Show More Summary
The company has sold two million North American-made vehicles, 20 years after establishing production capabilities in the US.
An engineer ventures out during a thunderstorm and literally catches lightning in a bottle to power the Acura ILX in this cinematic spot from Mullen. Johnny Green of Reset Productions—much lauded for his Under Armour ad last year with...Show More Summary
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...