U.S. prices for the new 2013 Acura ILX sedan start at $25,900 for the entry-level model, which is almost $10,000 more than the Honda Civic on which it is based. That’s no chump change, but you do get more equipment.
The base ILX is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that produces 150-hp. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission, the sedan delivers 28 mpg combined. Those looking for more power have the option of an ILX with a 201-hp 2.4L engine, while those looking for better fuel-efficiency can have the ILX hybrid. The former has a starting price of $29,200, while the latter starts at $28,900. The hybrid is rated at 39 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
The 2013 ILX comes standard with such features as Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton start, Pandora internet radio interface and an SMS text message function, standard power moonroof, aluminium wheels and Bluetooth.
There is an optional Premium Package that adds leather seats, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, an upgraded 360 watt stereo system with XM radio, HID headlights, foglights, 17-inch alloys, a multi-view rearview camera and an Active Sound Cancellation system.
Finally, there is a technology package that offers an ELS Surround audio system, which includes AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather with radar image maps and HomeLink.