The facelifted version of the ILX brought a sportier vibe with its new grille, taillights and a lower diffuser with an exposed exhaust. The wheels design was also upgraded, sporting 17-inch alloys or the 18-inch wheels available with the A-spec trim level.
The exterior color palette got refreshed and 5 new colors were added: Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic1 and A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl. New colors for the interior were also added and for the A-Spec, the standard colors were Ebony and Red.
The ILX was powered by a 2.4-liter engine with 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. The engine was mated to the only available transmission, an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The ILX was available with 7 different packages and lots of new features.
The standard ILX sported 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, keyless entry, automatic LED lights, automatic climate control, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, Bluetooth connection with media streaming, a rear-view camera, active sound cancellation, etc.
The Acura Watch package included more safety features such as lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning and collision mitigation braking.
The Premium package added a more performant sound system, leather upholstery, a blind spot monitoring system and a 7-inch touchscreen.
The Technology Plus featured a bigger touchscreen and a 10-speaker ELS audio system.
The top range was the A-Spec trim level that could only be added to the Premium or the Technology Plus packages and sported 18-inch alloys along with sport seats, fog lights, a rear spoiler and aluminum sport pedals.
Safety-wise, the car received a 5-star rating from the NHTSA at the crash testing.
ENGINE SPECS - 2.4L 16V i-VTEC 8AT (201 HP)
|Power:||147.8 KW @ 6800 RPM|
201 HP @ 6800 RPM
198 BHP @ 6800 RPM
|Torque:||180 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM|
244 Nm @ 3800 RPM
|Fuel System:||Direct Injection|
|Top Speed:||138 mph (222 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||6.4 s|
|Drive Type:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Gearbox:||8-Speed automatic DCT|
|Tire Size:||P215/45 R17|
|Length:||181.9 in (4620 mm)|
|Width:||70.6 in (1793 mm)|
|Height:||55.6 in (1412 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||59.4/60.2 in (1,509/1,529 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||105.1 in (2670 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||5.3 in (135 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||12.3 cuFT (348 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3093 lbs (1403 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||24 mpg US (9.8 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)|