Monday, August 18, 2014

2015 Acura ILX

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Acura ILX (Car Statement)

Check out the new 2016 Acura ILX on 2014 LA Auto show

Short History 

Acura ILX is a entry-level luxury car. It was premiered two years ago as a replacement for the Acura CSX that was made only for Canadian market. New model is sold on American market too. Its closest relative is the European Honda Civic. When it comes to other Acura models, ILX is considered to be the first compact vehicle in the Acura line up since Acura Integra was discontinued and also the first vehicle in line up that comes with a hybrid version. Hybrid Acura is based on Honda Civic Sedan hybrid vehicle that's mainly sold in Europe and it was introduced in United States in 2012, but it was produced for only 2 years. 2015 model lacks hybrid version.

2015 Acura ILX Overview
One of the best thing when it comes to 2015 Acura ILX is it is not overpriced like some similar models from other Japanese luxurious branches. Since it is the first compact sedan made by this manufacturer it really stands tall when it comes to maneuverability among other Acura models. Unfortunately, new model comes with some bad sides as well. Hybrid version is discontinued in 2015, so the overall fuel economy got much worse in this year's model. Performance segment in regular ILX models also isn't to brilliant. Same goes for high tech features.

This sedan is one of the most handsome ones in the Acura line up. Although it contains many exterior parts that can be seen on Honda Civic, it looks much more luxurious and elegant than its European counterpart. Comparing to its price we can say that it is as elegant as it gets. Front part of the vehicle comes with nice proportions, it is little bit wider than other vehicles in its class and it also comes with longer hood and lower stance than usual. Although it is made to be an executive sedan it also looks very appealing to the younger crowds.

2015 Acura ILX Car Statement
Interior design looks cheerful and nice. Driver seat offers nice visibility for the road as well as for the central stack and infotainment computer display that's easy readable. Acura ILX's interior is very comfortable, it is the best when it comes to materials and comfort that you can find in a compact sedan. Cabin is well soundproofed with Active Noise Cancellation standard that's now becoming available in all Acura models.Seats are comfortable and it comes with good quality cloth upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel and door trims made out of soft touch materials. Luggage area is quite small for the car of that size, especially in the hybrid version that comes only with 10,0 cubic feet of luggage space, two less than in the regular model because of its batteries being located inside the trunk area. When it comes to high tech features, ILX doesn't offer too much. It comes with Bluetooth hands free phone inter-face application, automatic climate control, power moonroof and some standard features like keyless entry etc.

2015 Acura ILX Car Statement

Performance is the weakest segment in this year's ILX model. It comes with unchanged 2,0 and 2,4 liter engines from last year. The most powerful engine in the line up is 2,4 liter four cylinder that came directly from Civic and can produce 201 horsepower. It is paired with 6 speed manual transmission and with the same suspension as the rest of the ILX line up. 2,0 liter four cylinder engine can deliver 150 horsepower and 140 pound feet of torque. It can reach 24 mpg in the city conditions and 35 mpg on the highway that's very good result comparing other vehicles from its class. 

2015 Acura ILX is a very affordable compact sedan. It comes with almost unchanged price from last year, and it is hard to guess you are buying a luxury vehicle, since it costs only $27,050 (MSRP). For that money you get a lot of luxury, especially when it comes to materials used in i8nterior design.

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Buick Verano


Main rivals of the new ILX model are Buick Verano and Audi A3 Sedan. Buick Verano is a little bit more affordable. It can be bought for $23,080 (MSRP), but its performance is even worse than the one we saw in ILX. It delivers 177 horsepower with 2,4 litre four cylinder engine. Audi A3 Sedan is the new A3 line model. It is going to be little more expensive than both Verano and the ILX, its price hasn't been announced yet, but all predictions say it is going to be around $30,000.

Car Insurance Quotes for 2015 Acura ILX 

Average insurance rates for 2015 Acura ILX go from $1,496 for the base version, $1,520 for the Premium trim level and $1,555 for the Tech trim. This is an average insurance rate for United States, while in some states like Florida, California, New Jersey, these rates are bigger in some other like : Maine or Colorado.


Biggest incident involving Acura ILX is the recall of 172,000 of Honda CR-V and Acura ILX vehicles because of the door problem, since door latches caused door to open by itself during driving. This model only had one minor TV role in the series The Blacklist.

 What do girls think about Acura ILX? 

This car received mostly positive reviews by most of the girls I showed its photo to. Only one out of 6 said that this car looks little bit too serious and business like. Others think that it looks expensive and luxurious, although it might be much cheaper than it looks. They also think it looks large and comfortable, some of them said it looks even powerful and angry and one friend even told me the first words that came into her mind after seeing its picture were: ''Fire Stallion'', so maybe those would be a nice name for some future sport oriented Acura ILX trim level.



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