George Hotz burst into the autonomous driving space last year with promises of a sub-$1,000 driver assistance package. It could be added to any car, he said, and proved it by showcasing his prototype system on his Acura ILX. When I spoke to Hotz in December, his system had promise, but I was skeptical. Show More Summary
A couple of premium automakers have tried tossing pedestrian engines in their premium cars, and the results were disastrous. Acura shoved a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder in the ILX, and buyers stayed away in droves. Cadillac plopped the Malibu's 202-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder in the ATS and undercut its own mission of challenging the...
There is a new Honda Civic on a new platform with a very well-equipped Touring trim available. The tenth-generation is a hot seller and it claimed top sales honours among passenger cars in April. Yet sales of another car, based on the old Honda Civic’s platform, are on the rise. Show More Summary
Introduced for the 2013 model year, the Acura ILX arrived in America to give the luxury automaker a compact sedan. A brand-new sedan for the U.S. market, the ILX was Acura’s first true compact car since the RSX, plus it was the first of its brand to gain a hybrid drivetrain. Show More Summary
The Acura ILX is basically the last-generation Honda Civic Si with an ostensibly more luxurious badge and a slightly nicer interior. What do you need to know before you buy a Acura ILX? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide. Read more...
Acura’s entry-level luxury ILX gets a new engine for 2016. Will a new powertrain propel sales?
While car makers like Tesla and tech firms like Google and Baidu are racing to deliver the world’s first fully autonomous vehicles, 26-year old hacker George Hotz has managed to get a 2016 Acura ILX to drive itself, working alone for a month in his garage. Show More Summary
In this video from Bloomberg, infamous hacker Geohot unveils his latest project—a self-hacked Acura ILX.
We take another look at the refreshed ILX.
If you haven’t heard about it yet, Acura recently has restored a 1993 Acura Legend that is owned by none other than Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. Ludacris took ownership of his Legend back in 1996 and had driven it daily up until last year when it was totaled in a car accident on the highway. Show More Summary
Honda's luxury subsidiary Acura take the stage at SEMA 2015 to showcase customized sedans ranging from a decades-old Legend to new and wild ILX.
Acura is rolling in to SEMA this year with a restored '93 Legend for Ludacris, an ILX by Galpin, another accessorized ILX, and a blue NSX. Continue reading Acura reveals Ludacris' restored Legend, Galpin ILX at SEMA Acura reveals Ludacris' restored Legend, Galpin ILX at SEMA originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:00:00 EST. Show More Summary
Many an enthusiast has graduated to bigger and better cars, only to long for their old high school or college ride. But count rapper and Fast and Furious star Ludacris as one of the few who managed to hold on to his cherished classic. The 1993 Acura Legend the artist drove before he found stardom actually appears on the cover of...
Acura claims to be the first luxury brand to earn Top Safety Pick+ ratings across its entire model lineup.
Acura's compact ILX gets some big improvements for 2016.
Acura's smallest car makes a bid for premium status with high-tech driver assistance features, but a confusing infotainment interface and noisy cabin let it down.
Acura's entry level ILX model gets a full suite of driver assistance tech and standard LED headlights, but its infotainment system creates confusion.
A next-gen Honda Civic five-door mule has been spotted testing in Europe in the body of an Acura ILX. The hatchback has been grafted onto the back and heavily camouflaged. Continue reading Honda Civic 5-Door mule spotted testing Honda Civic 5-Door mule spotted testing originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 06 May 2015 16:29:00 EST. Show More Summary
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