The 2.0-liter, aluminum-alloy i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine is remarkably smooth, making it a joy to rev up to 6500 rpm where it produces 150 hp. The engine has an EPA Estimated Fuel Economy of 24 miles per gallon in the city, 35 on the highway and 28 combined.
This is the same 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter, aluminum-alloy i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine that has been so well praised in the TSX for its high output and sporting character. Connected exclusively to the 6-speed manual transmission, the engine has an EPA Estimated Fuel Economy of 22 miles per gallon in the city 31 on the highway and 25 combined.
Intelligent Variable Timing and lift Control (i-VTEC®) increases horsepower by advancing valve timing relative to engine rpm. High-rpm airflow is enhanced by opening intake valves longer and deeper at approximately 4500 rpm.
The Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle system enables a smooth, powerful response with just the right throttle sensitivity in every driving situation.
Premium and Technology Package models are equipped with a multi-view rear camera that automatically gives you a choice of three different images of what's behind the vehicle when "reverse" is engaged. Premium models use a 5-inch, full-color display above the center controls, while Technology Package models use the 8" navigation screen.
Premium and Technology Package-equipped ILX models have Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights for the low beams. Xenon lights cast a whiter and brighter light for improved clarity. The HID lenses allow a broad beam pattern that increases road visibility, yet the upper edge of the beam cuts off sharply so as not to blind oncoming drivers. On all models, the headlights automatically turn on when the windshield wipers are activated. Unless activated manually, the lights will automatically turn off when the wipers are turned off.
Keyless Access System
and Pushbutton Ignition
The Keyless Access System with Smart Entry and pushbutton ignition allows you to walk up to the ILX, unlock the doors, and start the engine without ever having to take the key out of your pocket.
The Song By Voice™ feature uses the Voice Recognition system to help the ILX driver find music from the hard disk drive or a USB-connected iPod® simply by voicing a preference. You can also have the system display lists of artists, albums, and other categories on the navigation screen.
On models equipped with the Technology Package, the automatic temperature control system is enhanced by a GPS-linked solar sensor, which enables the system to compensate for the sun's position when maintaining cabin temperature. The GPS link monitors the sun's intensity and location relative to the vehicle, enabling the system to know if the sun is significantly warming one side of the cabin. The system will then increase cooling or reduce heating on that side in order to maintain its designated temperature. The system is completely automatic and requires no manual adjustments, regardless of outside conditions.
Since an under-inflated tire impedes handling and can be a safety hazard, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses a sensor to determine if a tire's pressure is outside an acceptable range. If a reading is approximately 25% below the recommended level, the ILX will alert the driver through an instrument panel light.
The Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system works with many Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to let you receive and initiate phone calls through the ILX audio system without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
Short Message Service (SMS) Text Message
Acura has redirected the temptation to engage in hand-held texting with an integrated SMS text message function that enables you to respond to incoming text messages in a manner that helps mitigate any potential driver distraction. When driving with a paired, activated, SMS-compatible phone, the system will notify you of an incoming text message. Rather than avert your eyes from the road by reading the text on a display, the system will ask if you want it to "read" the message to you. After the message is read aloud, you can use the center display to select six pre-prepared responses. In addition, the system gives you the option to call the person who sent the text.
Grammy® Award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design the Acura/ELS Surround® Premium 10-speaker Sound System to reproduce music the way it's heard in the recording studio. The system can play 5.1 surround sound DVD-A discs, the highest-fidelity sound medium available. Surround sound can also be extracted from any stereo digital source, thanks to Dolby® Pro Logic® II circuitry. In addition to all the source inputs of the standard ILX audio system, features of the Acura/ELS system include: 15GB hard disk drive media storage, Bluetooth® Audio system to play songs wirelessly from a compatible cell phone while song data can appear on the navigation screen, 440-watt amplifier with digital 96 kHz sampling for crystal-clear sound, and almost all functions can be performed by Voice Recognition.
The privilege of Acura ownership extends well beyond our acclaimed, 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty. It also includes Total Luxury Care® (TLC), a complimentary service provided with every new and Certified Pre-Owned Acura?because our commitment to you begins with the delivery of a world-class vehicle. Owners benefit from the following: 24-hour nationwide emergency and travel services, Roadside Assistance, Acura Concierge Service, A host of special privileges available exclusively for Acura owners, and Roadside Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.