It’s hard out there for the Acura ILX. The Honda Civic-based sedan has faced stiff competition from the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 in a fast-selling segment. So Acura had to up its game for 2016, and it’s good and bad. At the LA Auto Show today, Acura The 2016 Acura ILX finally feels like a proper Acura, which wasn’t always the case with the division’s smallest offering. While the 2013 ILX was among the first cars in a new segment of entry-level compact luxury sedans and Acura did a good job making it For 2016, the Acura ILX gets freshened front and rear end treatments, including new LED headlights, for a sharper look. The base 2.0-liter engine is no longer available, so the previously optional 2.4-liter engine is now standard in every ILX, and this When you talk to Acura execs, it’s clear that they want to get one message out there loud and clear. Their sales numbers are improving — driving a brand that was somewhat lost in branding in recent years to a segment leader in its competitive classes. Automobile offers a rich and varied examination of the automotive universe in all its forms – delivered by our stable of first-class editors and freelance contributors and illustrated with vibrant photography. The average price for a brand-new automobile in the United States is a hair under $34,000. Think about that. The aggregate average of everything from teenagers’first cars to celebrities’umpteenth fleet purchase has crept quietly above $30-grand barrier .
Acura had high hopes for its newest gateway vehicle, the ILX compact sedan, which was originally introduced at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The idea behind its creation seemed logical enough: by basing an Acura model on the Honda Civic, the automaker could If at first you don’t succeed, you rework it. Sure it’s a paraphrase of the old “try, try again” axiom, but they are words that drove the Acura brand with the mid-cycle refresh of the 2016 Acura ILX. The Good The ELS audio system in the 2016 Acura ILX produces clear and robust sound. Driver assistance features maintain speed in concert with traffic, help keep the ILX in its lane and warn of impending collisions. The Bad The infotainment interface is a Acura has unveiled the Honda Civic-based 2016 Acura ILX at the 2014 LA Auto Show. Honda’s luxury brand’s smallest car gets revised styling, standard Jewel Eye LED headlights, upgraded interior materials, new kit and improvements to cabin quietness .