The 2013 Acura ILX is Available in Three Different Models to Fit All Types of Drivers

March 19th, 2013 by

The new 2013 Acura ILX might be an entry-level luxury sedan, but that doesn’t mean it takes its illustrious heritage lightly. It achieves a subtle balance of power, beauty, and comfort that is often attempted but rarely achieved. The really impressive thing about the ILX, however, is the fact that it delivers such a high level of excellence while offering something for every kind of driver. It comes in three distinct models that each offer a completely unique driving experience.

5-Speed Automatic Model

For any driver looking for an affordable, capable sedan that delivers a true luxury experience, the 5-speed automatic version of the 2013 Acura ILX is the car to get. It comes standard with a 2.0L aluminum-alloy i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that produces 150 hp at 6500 rpm and gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined.* With a starting MSRP of $25,900, this is luxury you can afford.**

6-Speed Manual Model

If you’re looking for a bit more power and the hands-on thrill of a manual transmission, you’ll want to upgrade to the 6-speed manual version of the ILX. With a 201 hp, 2.4L aluminum-alloy i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine, this is more than a mere entry-level luxury car. The 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission gives you the pickup and power you want when you want it, and its smooth, precise linkage makes shifting a breeze.

Hybrid Model

Want a luxury car that delivers state-of-the-art fuel efficiency? Look no further than the 2013 ILX Hybrid. It’s powered by the Integrated Motor Assist System, which pairs a light, efficient 1.5L i-VTEC 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor. Since traditional gasoline engines are required to handle a wide range of driving situations, they often lose out on fuel-efficiency — but the addition of the electric motor, which helps out during acceleration and on inclines, allows for a gasoline engine that is fine-tuned for efficiency.

The thing that makes this vehicle a true luxury hybrid, however, is its continuously variable transmission. Instead of a having a set number of gear ratios, each accommodating a range of speeds, the continuously variable transmission uses variable-diameter pulleys that offer an infinite number of ratios, giving you the most efficient gearing possible at every moment. With an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 39 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and 38 mpg combined, this hybrid offers cutting-edge efficiency that you won’t find in most luxury vehicles.*

Stop by Continental Acura of Naperville today to learn more about any of these fantastic new ILX models or to take a test drive in your favorite one!

 

*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or an $895 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.