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Key specs of the base trim
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- Engine power
- Contemporary styling
- Clean interior layout
- Folding backseat
- Available safety systems
- Tight headroom front and rear
- Lots of road and engine noise
- Transmission quick to upshift at low speeds
- No more manual transmission option
- No all-wheel-drive option
Compact luxury sedan
One engine and transmission
Sporty A-SPEC model
Optional upgraded audio system
Optional rear cross-traffic alert system
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What Is the 2017 Acura ILX?
The 2017 Acura ILX is a five-seat compact luxury sedan that competes with the Buick Verano, Audi A3, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Trim levels include the base model, base with the AcuraWatch Plus Package, Premium, Premium A-Spec, Technology Plus and Technology Plus A-Spec.
What's New on the 2017 Acura ILX?
Extensively updated for 2016, the Acura ILX has no significant changes for 2017.
How Does the 2017 Acura ILX Compare to Other Sedans?
The Acura ILX is an adequate luxury compact sedan. Overall, it's good-looking with impressive interior quality and ergonomics. The ILX is more affordable than the Audi A3, though the Buick Verano is less expensive than both. It's fun to drive, although more unsettled on rough terrain than the Verano or A3. The ILX isn't as quiet as some competitors, and little headroom leaves much to be desired. It's sporty but a tad unpolished.
What Features in the 2017 Acura ILX Are Most Important?
Each Acura ILX gets front-wheel drive, a 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Significant standard features include a backup camera, keyless ignition and keyless entry. As required in all new vehicles of this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard.
One of the most notable available features for the ILX is AcuraWatch. This safety system includes lane keep assist, a multiview backup camera with guidelines, road departure mitigation and an enhanced collision mitigation braking system with pedestrian sensing capability. Another is the A-Spec Package, which adds foglights, a side-sill garnish and a trunk spoiler. Further options include an upgraded audio system, blind spot and rear cross-traffic alert systems, adaptive cruise control and optional voice recognition.
Should I Buy the 2017 Acura ILX?
The 2017 Acura ILX Sedan is worth considering if you want dynamic handling, distinctive styling and a folding backseat for extra cargo room. The engine is noisy, however, and taller drivers will likely pine for more headroom. The ILX also doesn't offer a manual transmission or all-wheel drive as options.
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Excellent engine 2.4L (long history)
Still not expensive compare with other luxurious cars. Buy this one asap, will be more expensive later. Last forever if you maintain properly. Only complain is you need to buy your own spare tire. Read full review
I love my Acura !! I used to own a Toyota and a Nissan before and I was very uncertain about Acuras. I decided to get out my comfort zone and I’m so happy I did! It’s got everything I always wanted ... Read full review
The 2017 Acura ILX currently has 2 recalls
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