$ 32,680 – $ 38,080
Introduced in 2012, the Acura ILX entered the lineup with the mission of attracting entry-level luxury car enthusiasts to Acura, Honda's luxury brand. While it hasn't really lived up to its promises since its introduction, its redesign last year will have given it much better features and, most importantly, a much more eye-catching new design. Its attractive price and high reliability are also among its weapons of choice, but it must convince buyers that it is not just a Civic in a tuxedo.
TheAcura ILX therefore received an aesthetic overhaul last year, the second since its introduction to the market. This time the surgery is a success, the car looks much better. It was about time, after all these years. The stylists were inspired by the Precision concept vehicle from which emanates the pentagonal diamond grille and the famous Jewel Eye type headlamps. In fact, it takes the lines of its big sister the TLX 2020; we could even be mistaken if we look too quickly.
Despite the subterfuge, the Acura ILX is still based on the platform of the old Honda Civic, so don't expect an example of modernism, nor a car that pushes the limits when it comes to interior space.
The choices are quite simple, it will cost $ 32,680 to get it in the basic version, which is lower than all its rivals, and a little over $ 38,000 for the high-end version. Since it benefits from an attractive interest rate, you get a very attractive monthly payment for an entry-level luxury model.
At the center of the range, we strongly recommend the Premium A-Spec version which not only adds some very interesting equipment, but also benefits from a visual treatment enhancing its style and dynamism. From the lot, side skirts, rear spoiler, blackened chrome front grille and exclusive 18-inch rims, also in a dark finish. Not only are the wheels very nice, but 18 inches is a very reasonable size that will ensure you find a wide variety of tires at a good price.
Most interesting, especially with the A-Spec, is the choice of additional body colors including Pearl Blue and Performance Red. The two base versions are only offered in four colors with no real shine.