The 2016 ILX Changes: What’s New?
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.