The 201-hp 2.4-liter I-4 offers plenty of power and the dual-clutch automatic fires off quick shifts to keep the car in its power band. The car’s steering is surprisingly well-calibrated and linear, making it easy to operate when driving through winding roads. Cabin noise levels are low thanks to the addition of noise cancelling tech in the car.1
Acura’s unique combination of performance, luxury, technology and affordability is well represented in the ILX sedan. This is an aspirational sedan that offers a sporty driving experience and premium features. It has also been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and its reputation for reliability is solid.2
The 2018 Acura ILX is powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder that makes a very healthy 201 horsepower. The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This all adds up to sprightly performance from the powerful drivetrain, as well as relaxed cruising on the highway, thanks to the extra gears.3
The aluminum block, direct-injected 2.4-liter inline-four delivers 201 high-revving horsepower, 181 lb-ft of torque (both SAE net) and best-in-class thrills per mile. Unlike turbocharged engines, throttle response is immediately impactful. The engine’s light weight means nimble handling and notable fuel economy.
Every ILX is equipped with the industry’s first and only 8-Speed DCT with torque converter. Originally developed for racing, the dual-clutch design shifts faster, smoother and with greater efficiency than conventional automatic transmissions. A perfect fit for the high-revving inline-four engine to really shift what’s standard.
Intelligent Variable Timing and lift Control (i-VTEC) increases horsepower by opening intake valves longer and deeper at 4500 rpm and above. This high rpm airflow is further enhanced by Variable Timing Control that incrementally advances the opening of intake valves as rpm rises.
The rack-and-pinion is tuned to provide a smooth, linear transition between generous power assist at low speeds and a firmer feel at higher speeds. Electronic—rather than hydraulic—power assist doesn’t draw mechanical power from the engine, further increasing efficiency.
The true performance potential of the 8-Speed DCT is realized by paddle shifters that enable lightning-fast shifts that take only milliseconds versus a typical manual shift of about a half second. This makes lively acceleration out of a turn or engine braking down a mountain road particularly satisfying.
The aggressive stance of machine-finished, 18-inch alloy wheels is impressive beyond looks. Resonators absorb the sound of air bouncing between tire and wheel to deliver you a quieter, more connected drive.
Standard equipped on every ILX model, Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlight technology mimics the natural sunlight using ten separate LED lamps. The intense, focused beams of light help you to view colors more vividly and reduce fatigue at night.
Take style to the next level with the A-SPEC Package. Exterior and interior details give a bolder, sportier appearance. Choose 18-inch wheels, side sills, trunk spoiler, fog lights, aluminum pedals, red interior lighting accents, gray contrast stitching, and black headliner. Plus, perforated Lux Suede seat inserts share similar refinements as those in the NSX.
Acura is excited to introduce the all-new Special Edition to the ILX lineup, complete with head-turning details like a prominent rear spoiler and aerodynamic side sills to give the ILX an aggressive stance. Unique 18-inch alloy wheels add to the driving experience with built-in resonators that give you a quiet, connected drive.
Dual-zone, automatic climate control adjusts system output to keep the set temperature for each of the system’s dual-zones, allowing you and your front passenger to stay independently comfortable.
GPS tracks the sun’s position relative to the car while a solar sensor measures its intensity and adjusts system output to keep the set temperature for each of the system’s dual-zones. You and your front passenger enjoy temperature and airflow that suits each of you best.
Active noise cancelation listens to ambient engine and wind noise, and produces an equal but reverse sound through the audio system. The two sounds cancel each other out for a smooth and quiet ride.
The On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) is an intuitive touch screen that combines all the controls you need in one striking 7-inch color system. It puts audio, climate, and programmed shortcuts at your fingertips, all with haptic feedback you can feel.
Re-experience sound with enhanced clarity for an audio experience like no other. Tuned by Grammy award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner, the ELS Studio Premium Audio System is designed with the goal of reproducing music with the quality of a professional recording studio. Surround sound fills the ILX from any stereo digital source.
Integrated cellular triangulation makes AcuraLink significant. In an emergency, it can pinpoint your location and diagnostics. On a whim, a live concierge can make dinner reservations and send directions to your navigation. At a touch, the streams app powered by Aha delivers cloud-based podcasts, internet radio stations, and more.
The Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system helps makes every driver a better driver by using an array of sensors, along with ABS, to reduce the dangers of oversteer or understeer. VSA continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, lateral G-force, and yaw rate for increased traction control.
All models are equipped with a multi-view rear camera that automatically gives you a choice of three different images of the area behind the vehicle when Reverse is engaged. The rear camera image appears on most models in a 5-inch, full-color display above the center controls while models with the navigation system display the rear camera image through an 8-inch navigation screen.
Conventional cruise control has always been welcome on long highway trips. But it’s of little use on a daily urban commute. Adaptive Cruise Control changes that. You can set a desired speed while maintaining a set time interval between you and the car detected ahead—allowing you to enjoy the benefits of cruise control in light traffic conditions.
With a radar transmitter in the grille and camera above the rearview mirror, the Collision Mitigation Braking System can determine the distance and closing speed of detected objects ahead and provide visual alerts when it determines a crash is possible. If you don’t react, the system is designed to begin braking for you.
The Lane Keeping Assist System uses a forward-facing camera above the rearview mirror to identify lane edges to proactively keep the ILX centered. If you begin to drift to the side, it will gently guide the car back to the middle of the lane.
The Road Departure Mitigation System uses a camera to identify lane lines and even objects on the side of the road. If it senses the ILX veering, it can warn you—and even brake as it assists you back into your lane.
 Motor Trend, 2018. Visit https://www.motortrend.com/cars/acura/ilx/2018/ for more information.
 Kelley Blue Book, 2018. Visit https://www.kbb.com/acura/ilx/2018/ for more information.
 J.D. Power Cars, 2018. Visit http://www.jdpower.com/cars/Acura/ILX/2018 for more information.