The 2018 Acura ILX is a replacement of the current version of the Acura ILX; the auto manufacturer has decided to make some changes to the car due to the rapid competition the current model is getting from other car brands such as the Audi, and the Mercedes. Therefore, it’s expected that this 2018 Acura ILX shall feature redesign both from the exterior styling and also cabin improvement, and even probably the engine options shall also be improved.
2018 Acura ILX Exterior and Interior
The exterior dimensions of the 2018 Acura ILX are; 181.9-inches in the overall length and while the width is 70.6-inches and the height of the sedan is 55.6-inches. The wheelbase of the car is approximately 105.1 inches while the ground clearance is 5.3 inches. The grille is redesigned, and more detailing has been added to it to make it more prominent and attractive. LED lighting has been utilized on the 2018 Acura ILX and LED headlights are installed on this car for enhanced energy saving and improved vision during the night. The car rides on 18-inch wheels, and this improves the stability of the car even at high speeds. The available exterior colors are as follows; Bellanova White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Basque Red Pearl II, Graphite Luster Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic and the interior colors are Parchment Leatherette, Ebony Leatherette, and Graystone Leatherette. For the roof and glass features, the following are available rear defogger, variable intermittent wipers, remote sunroof operation and power glass sunroof.
The seats of the 2018 Acura ILX are ergonomically designed to provide comfort; the driver seat features an 8-ways adjustable position and all the seats are heated and also leather wrapped. The front passenger seat provides a 4-way power adjustment while the driver seat has 2-driver position memory. The car is also fitted with an On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) touchscreen for the navigation purposes. For the trim models without the navigation system, a 5-inch color display is provided that gives a variety of information. The car has SMS text message function that provides SMS text message function thus enabling the user to respond to the incoming text messages and providing a minimal distraction to the driver. Also, a dual-zone and an adaptive climate control are provided that allows the driver and the front seat passenger to adjust air flow settings and also their temperatures. For the standard audio system features include; an auxiliary input jack, USB audio interface designed for iPod, AM/FM with RDS readout, and an MP3 and WMA that are compatible with CD player, also, a notable unique feature of the car is the speed sensitive volume control that gradually increase the audio volume as the car speed increases.
For the safety and security features, the following are available; child safety locks, body structure design that features the next generation Advance Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, tire pressure monitoring system, lane departure warning, airbags and seat belts.
2018 Acura ILX Engine and Performance
The 2018 ILX uses a 2.4-liter gasoline engine that is capable of generating an output power of 201 hp and at the same generate a torque of 180 lb-ft, and the engine is mated to an 8-speed transmission. The car is, therefore, capable of attaining speeds of up to 60mph within 7-seconds. The fuel economy of the car is 25/36 mpg in city/highway respectively.
2018 Acura ILX Price and Release Date
The 2018 ILX is expected to be availed in the markets during the end of the year 2017 or early year 2018. The initial price of the car is relatively above $30,840.