Currently priced from $27,300 excluding destination charge, the ILX won’t be missed given that it’s based upon the ninth-generation Civic. The only powertrain available is a 2.4-liter NA engine driving the front wheels through a dual-clutch transmission with eight forward ratios. No fewer than four trims are offered right now: ILX, Premium, A-Spec Premium, and the A-Spec Technology that starts from a princely $33,200 sans destination.
Even the base specification features LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights, along with a power moonroof with tilt and slide functions, heated front seats, and AcuraWatch driver-assist technologies.
At the other end of the spectrum, customers are presented with standard navigation, AcuraLink connected services, an ELS Studio premium audio system, GPS-linked climate control, and Shark Gray-painted wheels.
Rated at 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet (244 Nm) of torque, the free-breathing four in the ILX will be replaced by a 1.5-liter turbo-four in the Integra. This engine is closely related to that in the Civic Si, which cranks out 200 horsepower on the nose and 192 pound-feet (260 Nm) of torque.
Recently listed by a Wisconsin-based retailer with optional all-wheel drive, the Integra is believed to feature only front-wheel drive. Acura will open the order books next month, and the starting price is estimated at $30,000.