2016 Acura ILX MPG, Review

The 2016 Acura ILX Integra model, turned head and became the love of many. This grew the brand image of the young luxury car maker considerably. However, even with, the Acura ILX, the company’s take on small sedan is yet to catch on to the hype and standards set by the first. The fact that it did not have its very own unique identity, styling, a ho-hum drivetrain and the lack of family resemblance made it escape many people’s mind before it even got the chance to make a breathtaking impression.

2016 Acura ILX front

2016 Aura ILX Engine

Acura is however well aware of these issues and in 2016, it is intent and set iron them out. To start with the 2016 Aura ILX will get a revamped rear and front styling that will resemble that of the larger TLX. In a bid to give everything they own ‘Jewel Eyes’, the new ILX will feature familiar LED headlights. One of the biggest drawbacks of the 2016 Acura ILX models that are there currently is the engine – a 2.0L engine coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission and able to generate 150 HP. Acura, intent on changing this, will equip the new 2016 Acura ILX with a 2.4 Liter, direct injection, four-cylinder engine. While it will still deliver the same amount of horsepower, its torque has increased to 180 lb.-ft. it will also be paired with an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. For those keeping record, notice that the manual transmission has been taken out of the equation, it has three more gears and has an additional 51 HP.

2016 Acura ILX rear

2016 Aura ILX MPG and Inside

However, regardless of the slight increase in horsepower, the advanced engine and the extra gearing has actually upped the cars fuel economy in comparison to its predecessor. The official rating provided for the new 2016 Acura ILX are 25 MPG while in the city and 36 MPG while on the highway.

To provide additional safety, the car’s engineers have upped their game with regards to the car’s structure featuring better handling and a more rigid chassis – the one area that it has always excelled in. The company also claims to have done some improvements of the steering feel as most importantly, response. On the inside, the car will be very quiet – much quieter than its predecessors. On the inside, the materials and designs have been tweaked and revamped to give the car a much more sophisticated look. Featuring in the 2016 Acura ILX is the Acura trademark dual screen that is able to display information on a particular song on the lower screen. Its interior dimension swill however not change. It will still feature 34” legroom for the rear passengers, and 38” for the front passenger headroom. In addition to this, and in a bid to stay relevant and competitive, the new 2016 Acura ILX will feature an adaptive cruise control, a road departure mitigation and a lane keeping assist.

2016 Acura ILX interior

2016 Aura ILX Price

The 2016 Acura ILX is on sale currently and is going for $29,000, which is roughly $1000 more that the price its predecessor fetched.

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