Acura Makes Autobytel’s List of Top Ten High Horsepower Cars

June 29th, 2015 by

2016 ILX
There isn’t just one feature that makes a luxury car into a luxury car, but high horsepower cars are certainly on the fast track to the luxury auto world. High horsepower small cars are even more rare, as many drivers prefer fuel economy to power when they go for a small car. Yet Acura’s 2016 ILX luxury sedan made it onto the Autobytel Top Ten High Horsepower Small Cars list.

Let’s take a look at the engine and see what this new Acura has to offer.

The 2016 Acura ILX Specs

Under the hood of each new Acura ILX is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with overdrive to give you plenty of control when you put that pedal to the floor. Despite the power, the 2016 Acura ILX 8DCT earns an EPA-estimated 36 highway and 25 city mpg for 29 mpg combined.*

Acura’s Standard Features

The ILX represented a bold new direction for the luxury car world, one where young professionals might be able to afford a true luxury sedan before they hit retirement age, and it delivered. Standard amenities on the ILX include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Acura-exclusive Jewel Eye LED headlights
  • Leatherette upholstery and heated front seating
  • Bluetooth for phone and audio
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Six-speaker stereo system with USB audio, CD, and Pandora inputs
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Upgrades like the new AcuraWatch Plus safety package and the Technology and Premium Packages give you plenty of upgrade options that show the ILX is about more than just its high-powered engine.

Test Drive an ILX

We can’t think of a bad reason to get behind the wheel of a new Acura, but finding out that a vehicle like the 2016 Acura ILX made a list of high horsepower cars practically demands a test drive. After all, while getting comfortable behind the wheel is a key part of taking a new car for a spin, you’re really doing it to hear the roar of the engine. And we want to show the ILX to you.

Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today to take the ILX for a test drive and see it firsthand.

*Based on 2015 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 only), and other factors.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.
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