For a sporty compact sedan with aggressive styling and responsive handling, the 2018 Acura ILX is the car for you. The long, sweeping lines of the silhouette and jewel-eye LED headlights and taillights leave an impression whether it’s coming or going and is sure to turn heads when you cruise through town. There are more than just five reasons to love the Acura ILX but here are our top-five favorite features that make this car a memorable experience.
This lightweight powerhouse comes standard with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission that delivers responsive handling. Shipping the power to this slick transmission is a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters give you additional control when you want to row your own.
Audiophiles rejoice! The available ELS Studio premium audio system delivers a surround-sound experience that’s heavenly to hear. The studio-quality sound offers extended frequency range, lower distortion, and better clarity for a more enjoyable experience in every seat. When you pair that with the 18-inch wheels that have a layer of sound-absorbent material and the active noise cancellation that drowns out ambient engine and wind noise, you’ll hear your favorite songs clearly in the Acura ILX.
The available 7-inch color touchscreen puts all your most frequently used controls at your fingertips. The on-demand multiuse display has shortcuts for audio controls, temperature settings, and navigation so you have easy access to each. The elegantly designed center panel is free of clutter and consolidates the controls you typically need so you can reach them quickly. The passenger can check the status of audio and climate controls without disturbing the navigation view so the driver can stay informed while the co-pilot adjusts the settings.
The available safety-focused, advanced tech on the 2018 Acura ILX offers improved awareness on the road and assistance in a pinch. The available lane-keep assist system corrects un-signaled drifting into other lanes by gently guiding the car back to the middle of your original lane. Adaptive cruise control helps you maintain your distance behind the vehicle ahead to keep you going with the flow of traffic without lifting a finger. The blind-spot warning alerts you when there are vehicles hiding in low-visibility areas around your car with a flashing indicator in the mirror and beeping when you signal toward that lane. Make smarter moves and stay on course with this added safety tech.
Make your 2018 ILX reflect your unique preferences with the five available packages. The Special Edition provides additional exterior styling accents and upgraded wheels. The AcuraWatch Plus offers more safety tech and driver-assist features for added confidence around every turn. The Premium package delivers a refined interior with fine Milano leather, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an improved audio system. The Technology Plus package brings you sophisticated navigation technology with traffic warnings and rerouting assistance, and a GPS-linked automatic climate control system. The A-Spec package ushers in a sportier look and feel with some of the same interior details as the NSX, including aluminum sport pedals that assert a racing-inspired feel. The A-Spec Package also requires the Premium Package, making it one of the best-equipped ways to enjoy the 2018 ILX.
Test drive a 2018 Acura ILX today to discover your favorite feature in this compact sedan. The sporty details and advanced tech provide you with plenty of options to choose from. See our inventory online now and then take one home today.
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