The 2013 Acura ILX is here, and it will be one of the new first-responders to address the perception of Acura's weakened health. It might just be our eyes, but the transition to Acura-spec wheels and paint job makes this look much more of-the-family than the concept shown in Detroit. However, the production lines remain true, minus some of the chrome showy bits from the concept.
Motivation will be provided by either a 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder working through a five-speed automatic, a 201-hp, 2.4-liter with a six-speed manual, or the first Acura hybrid with a 111-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder getting help from Integrated Motor Assist and a CVT, good for fuel economy estimates of 35/38 miles per gallon, city/highway. Follow the jump for a press release with more information, and look out for live pics from our team at the Chicago Auto Show.
Is this an April Fools joke?
201hp from Civic Si...Acura TSX had that 8 years ago
150hp volume model gets 24/32 MPG? That cannot be correct.
111hp hybrid? That gets Mid 35 MPG? When everyone else has jumped to the 40s?
Looks like a last gen Mazda 3 with a beak. Built in Ohio to boot.
And Paul, now that is serious wheel gap
I cannot believe this is their plan for success and this replaces the TSX. Talk about setting the bar low.
The list below is cars a level or two above the ILX, all more powerful with better MPG with auto or manual. The 111hp ILX hybrid makes the MPG of a 185hp HS 250h which is not the pinnacle of hybrids. WTF? The 138hp CT makes 42 MPG and the 200hp new Camry hybrid makes 43 MPG.