Is the Acura ILX accurate for you?


A compact sports sedan recently hit the market and the roads, stimulating great popularity to Acura’s name. Perhaps its largest selling point is its standard 201-hp engine: a bold statement for such a small-sized vehicle. It even includes eight different shifts with DCT (duel-clutch) for its automatic transmission (manual not available), hitting great speed (60 mph) in just 6.6 seconds. The 2017 model is a newer, more innovative perspective on the previous year’s, tacking on an extra 40 pound-feet of torque and a two-liter four-banger. It chimes in with excellent fuel economy (25 city / 35 highway, running fully on premium gas). Also revamped is the the steering quality and control. Never fear those twisty, winy roads with sharp edges when in the ILX: its angles are precise and smooth. Available safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keep assist.

Acura listed the model just 90 dollars more than its previous: MSRP starts at  $27,990. However, there is a disclaimer. It is no secret that the ILX Acura brings a certain dynamic to the road. On the one hand, it is ideal for satisfying mundane and moderate need for speed, all while completely secure. On the other, Acura falls short of its interior comfort and luxury legacy. The car’s low owner-to-satisfaction score is a pivotal item to think over prior to purchase, especially when it comes to aesthetic taste. But like all mixed reviews, it is truly up to the buyer to be its harshest critique.

Performance and reliability did receive and above average rating, according to ConsumerReports. Additionally, overall safety and security scored notably high. When but into question, the car was deemed “definitely worthy of purchase,” despite differing reviews. Such a statement was determined using the data from the ConsumerReports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". Thus, a sizable percentage of people responded "definitely yes" to such question. Just goes to show that every perspective is different and this could very well be the most eminent vehicle purchase of a man’s career.