Monday, April 23, 2012

2013 Acura ILX Goes On Sale May 22 For $26,795

The all-new 2013 Acura ILX will go on sale on May 22 with a manufacturer's suggested retail price starting at $26,795 (including destination charge of $895) for the entry-level ILX powered by a 150 horsepower 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine paired with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission. The 2013 Acura ILX with a 201 horsepower 2.4-liter engine featuring a close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission starts at $30,095 (including destination charge of $895) with the Premium Package.

The ILX Hybrid with a 1.5-liter inline engine and an Integrated Motor Assist® electric motor starts at $29795 (including destination charge of $895). Paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the ILX 1.5L Hybrid has an EPA estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 39/38/38 mpg.

The Premium Package (available as a $3,300 option; not available on the ILX Hybrid model) features leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, a power driver's seat, an upgraded 360 watt stereo system with XM® radio, HID headlights, foglights, 17-inch aluminium wheels, a multi-view rearview camera and an Active Sound Cancellation system to make for a quieter cabin. The Technology Package (available on the ILX with 2.0-liter engine for $2,200) adds Acura's ELS Surround® audio system and AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ with radar image maps and HomeLink®. The navigation system makes use of a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity— including 15 gigabytes that can be specifically allocated for music storage. The Technology package is also available on the ILX Hybrid for $5,500 and includes all Premium Package features except 17-inch aluminium wheels.