Acura's Best Full-Size Sedans in Chicago
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Interior Space and Design: The ILX has seating for up to five passengers and gives everyone plenty of space to get comfortable with 89.3 cubic feet of passenger room.
Standard Features: Each ILX comes with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio, an in-dash touchscreen infotainment system, a multi-view rear camera, Jewel Eye LED headlights, automatic climate control, and heated front seating.
Available Features: AcuraLink telematics, a navigation system, satellite radio, a 10-speaker ELS stereo system, voice-recognition technology, and more.
Engine Specs and MPG:
Under the hood of each ILX is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine rated at 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, earning an EPA-estimated 35 highway and 25 city mpg
Safety Features: The 2017 Acura ILX is available with the AcuraWatch Plus package that adds on advanced driver assistance and accident prevention features like collision mitigation braking and lane departure warning.
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The TLX has many of the same standard and available features as the ILX, including the advanced safety amenities. Here’s how it differentiates itself:
Interior Design and Space:
This sport sedan also seats up to five, but you can see from the moment you open the door that it’s inspired by the track, with a driver-centric cabin that puts all the tech and features within easy reach. The 93.3 cubic feet of passenger space
ensure you’ll have a comfortable ride even if all five seats are filled.
2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine:
The standard TLX engine kicks out 206 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque and is paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, earning an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the city
3.5L V6 Engine:
Upgrading to the V6 brings the power up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque
, switching out the 8-speed DCT for a 9-speed automatic transmission. You’ll barely notice an impact on the fuel economy, either; 2016 TLX V6 FWD models earn an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 21 city mpg.*
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD):
TLX models with the V6 engine have Acura’s advanced SH-AWD system available for improved performance on both dry pavement and during inclement weather
. This system automatically adjusts wheel torque as needed and can even shift the bulk of engine power to the rear outside wheel to launch through a turn. 2016 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD models earn an EPA-estimated 31 highway and 21 city mpg.*
These are just some of the details of the TLX; be sure to ask about the Advance and Technology Packages when you visit.
Let’s take a look at what makes it special:
Sport Hybrid SH-AWD:
Most drivers think of a hybrid as a boring car; the RLX Sport Hybrid is anything but. Adding three electric motors and Acura’s SH-AWD system gives drivers incredible levels of control and actually increases the total system power to a whopping 377 combined hp
. The 2016 RLX Sport Hybrid remains fuel-efficient despite its power and all-wheel drive, earning an EPA-estimated 32 highway and 28 city mpg
Standard 3.5L V6 Engine:
The Sport Hybrid is just a special version of the RLX, and they both have a 3.5L V6 engine powering them. The standard V6 delivers 310 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque
, earning an EPA-estimated 31 highway and 20 city mpg.*
Standard on the RLX, this package raises the tech to new levels with standard features that include keyless entry and ignition, adaptive cruise control, Acura navigation with real-time traffic, a premium 14-speaker ELS audio system, and much more.
Each RLX comes with a premium Milano leather-trimmed interior, a GPS-linked tri-zone climate control system, heated front seating, 12-way power-adjustable front seating with 4-way lumbar adjustment (driver and passenger), and more.
This five-passenger sedan is positively cavernous, giving everyone plenty of comfort room with 102.1 cubic feet of passenger space
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only), and other factors.