2013 Acura ILX Luxury Sedan Unveiled

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Hello Acura fans and welcome to the brand new ILX sedan that’s finally been shown in full production form at the Chicago Auto Show. To be frank, we’ll never understand how they can call this a luxury automobile because it’s got a bit of leather and a starter button, and it’s not exactly a looker either. Those wheels look like they were designed 10 years ago.
The ILX is based on the Civic sedan and will be aimed at stuff like the Buick Verano. It’s got a character line that swoops upward at the rear door handle and a few creases here and there, but it doesn’t grab your attention.

The 2013 ILX will be offered with a choice of three powertrains. The base car is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 150 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. This gets an automatic five-speed as standard, which helps it achieve 24 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.

Higher up the power tree is the 2.4-liter four-pot that was recently launched with the Civic Si. This provides 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, and since it’s a bit sportier, it’s only available with a six-speed manual.

Last but not least, the hybrid version of the ILX combines a 1.5-liter engine with a 20 hp motor of the Civic Hybrid for a otal output of 111 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. Economy is key here, so it comes with a CVT and is rated at 35 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. But do you really want less power than a Prius?

Honda says the 2013 Acura ILX will be available later this year, while production is to take place in Greensburg, Indiana.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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