Acura Announces $25,900 Starting Price for 2013 ILX
04/20/2012 - TORRANCE, Calif.
The all-new 2013 Acura ILX will go on sale at Acura dealerships May
22, 2012, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP*)
starting at $25,900 Acura announced today. The ILX offers remarkable
value for the money with robust feature content and premium appeal.
"The 2013 Acura ILX will serve as the gateway to the Acura
brand," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "At
the leading edge of a new, sporty compact segment, the ILX delivers
style, value, performance and connectivity to younger buyers looking
to move into the luxury market.
"The all-new Acura ILX features a windswept exterior design with
5-passenger cabin, a choice of three powertrain options, including
Acura's first-ever gasoline-electric hybrid, and a well appointed
interior that is smart, spacious and sporty. It will offer a number of
new, premium features including a standard Keyless Access System with
smart entry and pushbutton start, along with Pandora® internet radio
interface and SMS text message function for smart connectivity with
the world. Like all Acura models, the ILX is equipped with a rich list
of standard features including a power moonroof, aluminium wheels and
The entry-level ILX (starting at $25,900) is powered by a 2.0-liter
inline 4-cylinder engine producing 150 horsepower paired with a
Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission. For those
seeking a more dynamic driving experience, the ILX can be equipped
with a 2.4-liter engine ($29,200, includes the Premium Package) with
an output of 201 horsepower featuring a close-ratio, six-speed manual
transmission. The ILX Hybrid (starting at $28,900) makes use of a
1.5-liter inline engine and an Integrated Motor Assist® electric
motor. 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.
As with all Acura models, the ILX will have a long list of standard
features, multiple trim levels (a Premium Package and Technology
Package), and excellent standard safety features- including Acura's
acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure,
front, side and side-curtain airbags, 4-channel anti-lock brakes and
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®). Although yet to be tested, Acura
anticipates that the ILX will achieve top crash safety ratings from
both NHTSA and the IIHS.
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.
Building on the Premium Package, the Technology Package (available on
the ILX with 2.0-liter engine for $2,200) adds Acura's award winning
ELS Surround® audio system and a full complement of relevant
technologies, including 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
The Acura ILX will be manufactured (using U.S. and globally sourced
parts), exclusively at the company's state-of-the-art Greensburg,
Indiana plant, one of only three plants worldwide to receive J.D.
Power and Associates' 2011 Platinum Award for outstanding product
quality, and the top award for any factory in North America.
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