Road test 2013 Acura ILX Driving

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Acura ILX Electric Cars

Compact entry-level luxury is teeming with Acura DNA

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Regular readers of this might remember the recent of the new Buick Verano compact luxury sedan. In that the only notable competitor was the ILX, formally known as the CSX, which was preceded by the EL. With the Verano, General is just catching onto the Acura started here in back in the 1990s; build a sedan that regular can afford. The EL, CSX and now this 2013 ILX the same basic formula of the Honda Civic platform and it into something slightly luxurious.

The EL and CSX were thinly Civic s, meaning the changes minimal, and in the case of the recent almost pathetic. This ILX is a better attempt at developing a car. It has a more cohesive engine options and a more interior, befitting the Acura

THE SKIN

From 10 paces the CSX was impossible to discern if it was an Acura or a that it was based on. The styling was That s not the case with the new as Acura designers have a wonderful job of grafting the Acura DNA the Civic bones.

The front is similar to the bigger TSX; the roofline is stylish; and the side accents dip just before the quarter panel, providing hips that give the ILX a of movement. The most elegant is the rear, accented with tail lights. The base ILX at $27,790 and comes with alloy wheels, moon and halogen headlamps. To get 17-inch the Premium model at $29,990 to be ordered.

Rounding out the ILX lineup is the Dynamic ($29,990) with the same found in the Civic Si, and a hybrid ILX featuring the same drive found in the Civic hybrid.

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The same attention to detail on the outside is mirrored on the inside, a vastly improved dash and Gone is the cheap Civic making way to a design that is in all the Acura products. Each of the dash has trim that the upper and lower section, in turn is separated by a centre that would look at in an Acura TL. The dash, doors and are covered with top-notch, materials and the contrast of chrome, and coloured plastic makes the pop. What is noticeable is the of the front windshield and roofline, I found rather low, me recline the driver s seat than I would regularly do to add headroom.

A push button start is along with automatic control and Bluetooth. In order to get heated leather seats and camera, the ILX Premium trim to be ordered. The technology trim a navigation system, better and larger centre screen.

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There are two conventional gasoline to choose from and a hybrid The car most people will is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cyl-inder 150 horsepower, which is only 10 hp than the Civic. And it requires fuel not sure that the power is worth the added cost.

This model with only a 5-speed not a 6-speed as is the trend with the especially the more powerful Verano (180 hp on regular The Dynamic model is fitted the same 2.4-litre 4-cylinder in the Civic Si, which is rated at 201 hp, but is offered with a 6-speed It is too bad an automatic is not offered in this

As mentioned, the hybrid is the same one in the Civic and it uses a 1.5-litre matched to an electric motor for a of 111 hp. The suspension on the ILX has been modified, a more refined shock closer steering ratio and sound insulation. The quieter is welcome as the Civic is far too loud.

The by comparison is even quieter and

THE GOOD, THE BAD

Acura ILX Electric Cars

Good: Much looking inside and out compared to the Bad: The price might be when compared to the very Buick Verano.

ZACK S VERDICT

The model here is the ILX Premium with interior, larger wheels and a engine. The car handles well, the is lively and the changes to the chassis are compared to the Civic. The problem is Acura doesn t have market cornered any more and the competitor, the Buick Verano, is a car. It has more power, a automatic, just as refined an doesn t require premium and fully loaded ($27,620) is than a base model

Yes, many Acura would never be caught in a Buick, but there are some who consider it. Competition is good for the car and this new crop of entry-level luxury cars is proof. The ILX is perfect for buyers looking for the of a Civic, a more spirited and a more youthful brand.

THE LOWDOWN

Power: 2.0-litre with 150 hp

Fill-up: 8.6L/5.6L/100km

Backup: 4-year/80,000km

Sticker $27,790-$34,990

Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars
Acura ILX Electric Cars
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