2013 Acura ILX For Sale

Overview of 2013 Acura ILX

Acura has been moving upmarket and farther away from the entry-level buyer for the last 10 years. And now, Acura's back with a new-generation compact model: the 2013 ILX. It is smaller and less expensive than the TSX. The ILX sedan is targeted at shoppers who want something a bit sportier and nicer than the mainstream sedan but are not willing to step up to the higher expense of an established luxury car. In general, the ILX is relatively successful in its mission. However, you'll also want to be aware of the limitations of this strategy. Based on the Honda Civic, the 2013 Acura ILX is slightly longer and wider, and has unique styling that sets it very far apart from its Honda relative. The most important is that there are significant engineering and interior enhancements. Disregarding the ILX as just a Civic wearing Acura badges would be unfair. Even though there is just a single sedan body style, Acura's makes up for the lack of coupe/hatchback options by offering three distinct powertrain choices for the new ILX. The base ILX is modestly powered with an economical 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed automatic transmission. More performance comes from the ILX 2.4 and its bigger, more-powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Unfortunately this model comes only with a six-speed manual transmission. The frugal Hybrid, which is the first hybrid-electric vehicle from Acura is the ILX. Being a comfortable ride, with comparatively spacious interior and appropriate level of standard equipment, the base ILX is a new and interesting option for buyers searching for an affordable entry point into the premium band that Acura now is. The ILX 2.4 evokes interest as a low-key premium sport sedan, but it is expensive in relation to its absolute performance. The lack of an automatic transmission limits its appeal. The ILX Hybrid also is relatively expensive, delivering just good (not outstanding) fuel economy. The 2013 Acura ILX is one of the few choices available for an entry-level car from a luxury brand. One such model is the Buick Verano that may not offer a hybrid version, but it's significantly less expensive to begin and offers a strong 250hp engine upgrade and a nicer interior as well. There are also the Lexus CT 200h and Audi A3, two premium models worth comparing and cross-shopping with the ILX, as they offer hatchback utility and fuel economy similar to that of the ILX Hybrid. One other aspect to consider is the ILX's price tag once you've loaded it up with optional features. For the same money, you could also get a loaded version of a popular midsize sedan such as a Nissan Altima Ford Fusion, or Kia Optima. You could also save some money and consider loaded versions of the Ford Focus or Dodge Dart. Most of these cars will offer the same number of convenience and luxury features as the ILX, but if what you are looking for is a relatively affordable small sedan that's good on gas and gives off a premium vibe, the ILX is a smart choice.

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