2017 Acura ILX Review

The ILX is the opening compact model of Acura, as the Acura RSX was discontinued subsequent to the 2006 model year. This is a small luxury automobile whose variants are derived from the ninth edition Honda Civic Sedan. The automaker is going to release the revamped version of the current ILX for the model year 2017 with attractive and handy features. At a first glance, the all-new 2017 Acura ILX could be considered a shrewd option for a compact luxury car. It comes with a plethora of improved alternatives in spite of the considerable updates and changes. Furthermore, it also gets an abundance of standard interior and exterior features. In conclusion, it goes strongly against its major competitors, such as the 2017 Audi A3 sedan, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, and the 2017 Ford Fusion.

2017 Acura ILX front 6

2017 Acura ILX Redesign

The 2017 ILX will get its standard external features through six different packages. That include the base package, the AcuraWatch Plus Package, the A-Spec package, the Premium package, the Premium and A-Spec package, and the Technology Plus package. Accordingly,
The base package offers the new ILX a set of 17″ aluminum wheels, LED headlamps, and sunroof as standard, whereas the AcuraWatch Plus Package comes with the automatic braking as standard.
The premium package offers the new vehicle the automatic-dimming back view mirrors as standard. In addition, the A-Spec package includes the features of the Premium and Technology Plus packages and add 18″ aluminum wheels plus a back spoiler.
All packages jointly offer the new ILX some standard outside features that include heated side mirrors and automatic on / off headlamp function with wiper incorporation.

2017 Acura ILX side 3

This time, the new model comes with six attractive body colors that include:
 Graphite Luster Metallic.
 Slate Silver Metallic.
 Crystal Black Pearl.
 Bellanova White Pearl.
 Catalina Blue Pearl.
 Basque Red Pearl II.
The all-new Acura ILX 2017 comes with the external dimensions of 181.9 x 70.6 x 55.6 inches in length, width, and height respectively. The length of the wheelbase of the vehicle would be 105.1 inches and its curb weight would be 3134 pounds (approx 1425 kg).

2017 Acura ILX wheels

New Acura ILX 2017 Interior

The 2017 Acura ILX will get its standard internal features through the same six different packages as those of the exterior. Consequently,
The base package offers the new ILX standard interior features, such as:
 Bluetooth auditory and Smartphone connectivity.
 Eight-way power driver seat.
 Tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
 Smartphone app incorporation.
 Keyless start and entry.
 Automatic temperature control.
 Multi-view camera at the back.
 USB or iPod acoustic interface.
 Leatherette upholstery.
 Heated seats in the front.
 Fold-down back seatback.
 Five-inch infotainment system
 Pandora radio and Siri Eyes Free assimilation.
 Sound system with six speakers.

2017 Acura ILX Interior

2017 Acura ILX Interior

On the other hand, the 2017 Acura ILX AcuraWatch Plus Package comes with standard interior features. Such as lane-keeping support, adaptive cruise control, road departure alleviation, a forward collision alert system, and blind-spot alert system.
The premium package offers the new vehicle some standard features, like backcross traffic warning, an 8-inch information display. Also, the satellite radio Smartphone app incorporation, leather seats in the front, and a sound system with seven speakers.
The Technology Plus Package comes with all the standard features of the AcuraWatch Plus package, plus voice commands, sound system with 10 speakers, a navigation system, and a back view camera.

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The new Acura ILX 2017 A-Spec package includes the features of two packages, plus fake suede seats and contrast sewing.
Standard safety features available with the new ILX include back view camera, antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, stability control, front side airbags, and traction control. Buyers who need more safety can opt for features, such as road departure alleviation system, forward collision alert system, automatic braking, and collision alleviation systems.
Finally, the new model ILX comes with the passenger volume of 89 cubic feet, cargo volume of 12.3 cubic feet and a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons.

2017 Acura ILX seats front


In spite of the constant developments and upgrades, the automaker has made to the ILX model ever since its introduction. The model has been incapable of making a prominent instant for itself and has failed to vie with some of its customary competitors. Due to a lethargic engine and a small number of accessible safety features, the model could not compete with those of its class competitors.
Therefore, things are made to modify with the 2017 Acura ILX because those setbacks have been dealt with in detail. For new buyers, the new model ILX will originate its stimulation from a novel four-cylinder power plant in preference to the earlier 2.0-liter base unit. Moreover, to append icing on the cake, the new vehicle still comes equipped with a more powerful engine to offer its owners better performance and fuel economy.

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The 2017 Acura ILX would get its required power and torque from a four-cylinder, direct injection powertrain with the displacement of 2.4 liters. This power unit produces the highest power of 201 horsepower at 6800 RPM and the greatest torque of 180 lbs per foot at 3800 RPM. The engine will be paired with only available eight-velocity automatic transmission system. However, it functions similar to a traditional automatic transmission system in spite of being an automatic manual gearbox system technically.
The engine accelerates the new ILX from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds and assists it to attain the top speed of 133 mph. Regarding fuel economy, new vehicle offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 25 mpg, 35 mpg, and 29 mpg respectively.

2017 Acura ILX rear 5

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Date of release and base cost

The release date of new 2017 Acura ILX will be during the middle part of 2017. Regarding pricing each package comes with different price range that includes:
The starting price of the new vehicle with the Base Package is estimated to be $ 27,990.
The starting cost of the new vehicle with the AcuraWatch Plus Package is estimated to be $ 29,200.
The starting price of the new vehicle with the Premium Package is estimated to be $ 29,900.
The starting price of the new vehicle with the premium and the A-Spec package is estimated to be $ 31,890.
The starting price of the new vehicle with the Technology Plus Package is estimated to be $ 32,900.
The starting price of the new vehicle with the A-Spec package is estimated to be $ 34,890.

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