The 2018 Acura ILX draws on an engine with 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque for spirited performance whether cruising on the highway or in the city. Power is expertly harnessed through the industry’s first 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter, so mpg ratings impress and shifting feels seamless. On curving roads, paddle shifters adjust engine speed manually, with drive-by-wire throttle control and electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering blending dashes of exhilaration with finely tuned control. Sophisticated suspension irons out the road without leaving you feeling disconnected.
2.4-Liter Direct Injection Inline-4
The aluminum block, direct-injected 2.4-liter inline-four delivers 201 high-revving horsepower, 181 lb-ft of torque (both SAE net) and best-in-class thrills per mile. Unlike turbocharged engines, throttle response is immediately impactful. The engine’s light weight means nimble handling and notable fuel economy.
Every ILX is equipped with the industry’s first and only 8-Speed DCT with torque converter. Originally developed for racing, the dual-clutch design shifts faster, smoother and with greater efficiency than conventional automatic transmissions. A perfect fit for the high-revving inline-four engine to really shift what’s standard.
The true performance potential of the 8-Speed DCT is realized by paddle shifters that enable lightning-fast shifts that take only milliseconds versus a typical manual shift of about a half second. This makes lively acceleration out of a turn or engine braking down a mountain road particularly satisfying.
Vehicle Stability Assist
The Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system helps makes every driver a better driver by using an array of sensors, along with ABS, to reduce the dangers of oversteer or understeer. VSA continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, lateral G-force, and yaw rate for increased traction control.
Multi-View Rearview Camera
All models are equipped with a multi-view rear camera that automatically gives you a choice of three different images of the area behind the vehicle when Reverse is engaged. The rear camera image appears on most models in a 5-inch, full-color display above the center controls while models with the navigation system display the rear camera image through an 8-inch navigation screen.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Conventional cruise control has always been welcome on long highway trips. But it’s of little use on a daily urban commute. Adaptive Cruise Control changes that. You can set a desired speed while maintaining a set time interval between you and the car detected ahead—allowing you to enjoy the benefits of cruise control in light traffic conditions.
Collision Mitigation Braking
With a radar transmitter in the grille and camera above the rearview mirror, the Collision Mitigation Braking System candetermine the distance and closing speed of detected objects ahead and provide visual alerts when it determines a crash is possible. If you don’t react, the system is designed to begin braking for you.
Lane Keeping Assist
The Lane Keeping Assist System uses a forward-facing camera above the rearview mirror to identify lane edges to proactively keep the ILX centered. If you begin to drift to the side, it will gently guide the car back to the middle of the lane.
Road Departure Mitigation System
The Road Departure Mitigation System uses a camera to identify lane lines and even objects on the side of the road. If it senses the ILX veering, it can warn you—and even brake as it assists you back into your lane.
Jewel Eye LED Headlights
Standard equipped on every ILX model, Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlight technology mimics the natural sunlight using ten separate LED lamps. The intense, focused beams of light help you to view colors more vividly and reduce fatigueat night.
Take style to the next level with the A-SPEC Package. Exterior and interior details give a bolder, sportier appearance. Choose 18-inch wheels, side sills, trunk spoiler, fog lights, aluminum pedals, red interior lighting accents, gray contrast stitching, and black headliner. Plus, perforated Lux Suede seat inserts share similar refinements as those in the NSX.
Dual-Zone Climate Control
Dual-zone, automatic climate control adjusts system output to keep the set temperature for each of the system’s dual-zones, allowing you and your front passenger to stay independently comfortable.
GPS-Linked Climate Control
GPS tracks the sun’s position relative to the car while a solar sensor measures its intensity and adjusts system output to keep the set temperature for each of the system’s dual-zones. You and your front passenger enjoy temperature and airflow that suits each of you best.
ELS Studio Premium Audio System
Re-experience sound with enhanced clarity for an audio experience like no other. Tuned by Grammy award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner, the ELS Studio Premium Audio System is designed with the goal of reproducing music with the quality of a professional recording studio. Surround sound fills the ILX from any stereo digital source.