The 2016 ILX Changes: What’s New?

March 18th, 2015 by

The 2016 ILX changes have made it even more appealing for drivers shopping for that entry-level luxury car on a budget, letting discerning Chicagoans enjoy the benefits of luxury sedans while they are still young professionals. Let’s take a look at what makes the ILX a smart choice before you visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer for a test drive.

Improving on a Modern Success

The ILX hasn’t been around for too long, and already it has earned a reputation as one of the most affordable entry-level luxury cars on the market. And the new model year makes the Acura ILX better than ever.

Under the hood is a new 2.4L four-cylinder engine with 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. Paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the 2015 ILX with front-wheel drive earns an EPA-estimated 25 city mpg/36 highway mpg/29 combined mpg,* but there’s so much more to this Acura than its engine.

The basic ILX is incredibly well-equipped to begin with, featuring 17-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seating, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a multi-angle rearview camera, a touchscreen infotainment system, and much more.

But if you want to step things up to another level, Acura has plenty of package upgrades for you to choose from, including:

  • AcuraWatch Plus for high-tech safety features.
  • Premium Package with upgraded tech amenities.
  • Technology Plus combines AcuraWatch Plus and Premium packages and adds on a 10-speaker ELS stereo system, navigation, voice commands, and more.
  • A-Spec can be added onto the Premium or Technology Plus packages and comes with 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, simulated suede seating, and more.

We’re confident that with packages like these, Acura has made it possible for nearly any driver on nearly any budget to find an ILX that fits their needs. With Acura’s 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty and 48-month/48,000-mile basic warranty, the ILX adds peace of mind onto its list of impressive standard features.

Test Drive an ILX Today

The 2016 Acura ILX is available now at a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you, and we can’t wait to show the changes to you in person. Acura has found a way to give drivers an affordable, entry-level luxury sedan, and updates to the ILX have only made it more appealing.

*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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