2016 Acura ILX Review

The ILX has the Acura DNA – Performance, proportion, prestige

This is an entry level luxury is one of the fastest growing segments

About 2016 Acura ILX:
Premium content, great performance
Emphasis on sport
Lower and wider

New engines –
3.5L V6 with a better torque curve
2.4L I-VTEC DI engine (same as TLX)
201 hp. 180 torque
8 DCT transmission
MPG: 25 city / 36 hwy. / 29 combined

Significant changes to the suspension and body

A Spec Trim package – adds more sport to the car, bigger wheels, unique interior, aluminum pedals, and more attitude. A-Spec offers more sport and more attitude. 18″ 10-spoke wheels, spoiler and side sills, and fog lights. Interior- A-Spec offers red gauges instead of white
Audio system: on demand multi use display, 8″ inch screen with 7″ screen touch screen controls. All new iPhone Navi link Display audio cable with $99 and $60 app. Allows you to run it through your phone and show on your screen

AcuraWatch – It’s radar backup for your blindspot. A high-tech tape measure to the detected car ahead of you. It’s reassurance on busy highways and crowded parking lots. Braking assistance when events unfold too quickly.

Forward collision warning system
Adaptive cruise control
Collision mitigation braking system
Lane departure warning system
Lane keeping assist system
Road departure mitigation
Blind spot information system
Multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines
Cross traffic monitor

Audio includes SiriusXM, BlueTooth, Pandora, HD radio and USB jack.
Siri eyes free links to the talk button down to activate the phone. Plus touch screen controls for audio system.

Packages available:
Standard base package with nice features
Remote engine start
AcuraWatch Plus
premium package
Tech plus pkg.
A-Spec package

NHTSA 5-star overall and IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

Built in Marysville, OH

6 color choices

Driving impressions:
Confident brakes
Quiet cabin
Tight handling
Comfortable ride
Fuel efficient
Fast and smooth shifts
Firm steering feel

Hotly competitive segment as an entry level luxury segment:
Audi A3 FWD
Mercedes CLA
Lexus CT
BMW 2 series

Youthful, premium, sporty and sophisticated
Directed toward millennial buyers (20-30 years old)

Prices start at $27,000 an attainable price point

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Car Courtesy of Acura
Destination: Sonoma, CA
Music: by AudionautiX.com
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