Acura ILX: 3 Things You’ll Love About This Luxury Sedan

February 15th, 2017 by

A certified pre-owned 2016 Acura ILX is offers a balanced mix of performance, safety, and technology to keep any drive happy! From available luxurious leather interiors to modern smartphone connectivity, this is one sedan that will keep you cradled in amenities for as long as the drive takes, whether it is a morning commute or a cross-country adventure!

Here are three stand-out things to love about the Acura ILX.


The 2016 Acura ILX operates using an 8-speed dual clutch transmission, which uses one clutch for odd-numbered gears and another clutch for even-numbered gears, allowing for faster and smoother shifts, and overall improved performance. While one gear is in operation, the system pre-selects the next anticipated gear, offering responsive and smooth transitions as you navigate the road.

These transitions are helped along by a torque converter and direct fuel injection, which increases efficiency, cooling, and engine performance. In addition, you can take control using the paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel for quicker response and thrilling acceleration. Simply activate the paddle shifters for the feel of a manual transmission without all of the extra work.

Projected performance specifications for the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine in the 2016 Acura ILX include:

  • 201 hp
  • 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed dual clutch transmission

Safety Features

The multi-rearview camera on board the 2016 Acura ILX is designed to improve safety and visibility to drivers who want a better look at the space around them. This camera automatically displays the space behind the vehicle when it is operating in reverse, and offers an available 170-degree perspective for a more comprehensive view than a simple rearview mirror can provide.
Of course, even when you bump into things, the ILX is working for you, with an innovative set of braces in and around the vehicle. These braces work to distribute the force of an impact away from key areas and toward the center of the frame, avoiding as much damage as possible to areas that typically contain occupants. Seatbelt pretensioners, automatic front passenger sensing, and side airbags work together to enhance protection from multiple angles as well.

The available driver assistance programs can include the following systems:

  • Lane keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot information system
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning

Latest and Greatest Tech Features

With the available technology, you will feel right at home, especially with the available ELS Surround Premium Audio. This system provides finely tuned sound through 10 speakers, including a powered 8-inch subwoofer. The system operates using Dolby Pro Logic II circuitry, and can interface with iPhone, iPod, or flash drive technology.

With SiriusXM satellite radio and HD Radio™, drivers and passengers alike will love streaming Bluetooth audio features like Aha and Pandora. The available Homelink system allows you to connect your vehicle to your garage door or gate, giving you seamless access and a warm welcome every time you come home.

Other available features of the center display include:

  • Direct access to up to 10 different audio sources
  • Shortcut button
  • The ability to disable some access when using valet parking
  • Models equipped with the HomeLink® system can be programmed using up to three distinct frequencies to consolidate garage or gate remotes
  • 9-button access to vehicle features, rather than 30 buttons
  • Detailed display of audio information
  • Bluetooth hands-free access to phone information
  • Reverse camera display