of the 2017 Acura ILX. Base trim shown.
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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
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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Right there with Lexus and Infiniti
I found the technology to be excellent and appropriate for such a stylish vehicle. The engine (2.4 Liter) has more than enough power and hugs the road at higher speeds. Read full review
Looked a long time for a car....LOVE what I choice
Great power and drive.I am so happy with this car. It has a nice quiet drive with fantastic pick up for being a 4 cylinder. There are no blind spots and this was a major concern. Lots of room for four ... Read full review
The 2017 Acura ILX currently has 0 recalls
48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
48 months / 50,000 miles
24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, emergency fuel delivery, emergency lockout service and Acura Concierge Service
7 years / 100,000 miles1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (4 years/50,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
Under 6 years / 80,000 milesVehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.