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2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

2013 Acura ILX Review

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Acura’s newest entry-level hope.

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New For 2013

The ILX is a new addition to the Acura model line, one priced and sized to attract young buyers to the brand for the first time.

Overview

There isn’t a single automotive luxury brand today that isn’t looking to capture the hearts and minds of a younger generation of buyers. Acura hopes its 2013 ILX resonates with that demographic. On sale since spring 2012, the ILX shares its underpinnings with the Honda Civic, but it’s hard to call it a badge-engineered product. Every inch of sheetmetal is unique to the Acura, as is the cabin, which is awash in premium materials. In spite of the shared Civic underpinnings, the ILX drives rather differently than its Honda brethren. Dual-rate dampers and unique rear suspension geometry help improve ride quality over rough surfaces. Body roll is kept in check, and the car is surprisingly neutral when pushed hard into corners. The base model bundles a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a five-speed automatic transmission. Those seeking more pep can opt for a 2.4-liter four, which is only available with a six-speed manual. Fuel-conscious buyers can also opt for the 111-hp Hybrid model, although its sedate acceleration will hardly set any pulses racing. Standard equipment on all ILX models includes keyless entry and ignition, a power moonroof, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and a Pandora Internet radio interface. The optional Technology Package adds ELS surround sound and navigation, but it’s not available on the 2.4-liter model.

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2013 ILX Hybrid Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.5L in-line 4 OHC with i-VTEC variable valve timing
Electric / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 39 MPG city, 38 MPG highway, 38 MPG combined and 501 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 111 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 127 ft lb of torque @ 1,000 rpm

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'13 Acura Hybrid Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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