Before the end of May, the new compact sedan Acura ILX will hit the showrooms in the United States with a tag price kicking off at $25,900 thru $34,400, not inclusive of the $895 destination charge.
This vehicle is based on the latest Honda Civic and it is hard to ignore the fact that the base model of the Civic can be yours for just $15,995 or roughly $9,995 cheaper. In fairness though the Acura ILX comes better equipped with a 2.0L engine that gives out 150 horsepower instead of a 1.8L engine that produces 140 horsepower.
The top of the line of the Acura ILX offers a 2.4L powerplant which delivers 201 horsepower. There is also a hybrid offeringfor $34,400 which has a 111 horsepower engine which is comparable to the BMW 328i that has 240HP and offered at $34,900 or the Mercedes C250 with 201HP and offered at $34800. The hybrid Acura though is more expensive that the A4 of Audi which is being sold for $32,500.
The Buick Verano MY 2012 is actually the direct competition of the ILX that starts at $22,585 thru $25,965. The Veranos are equiped with a 2.4L, 4-cylinder engine that gives out 180 horses.
According to the marketing people of Acura, the ILX will be positioned as the gateway to the brand. The ILX promises to deliver a ride a of style, performance, and value..
The new Acura compact sedan starts off at $25,900 with a 2.0L engine giving out 150 horsepower that is linked to an automatic gearbox with 5 speeds. The fuel combined mileage is 28 mpg. This same model also comes with a Premium Package which will get the buyer leather seats, upgraded stereo system, HID headlamps, foglights, rearview camera, 17-inch alloy rims, and Active Sound Cancellation technology. The upgrades makes the tag price $29,200.
Consumers also have an option to get the Technology Package to get the AcuraLink communication system, real time traffic info system, navigation system, real time weather info, and HomeLink.
Next in line is the more potent 201HP unit with a 2.4L engine connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a sticker price of $29,200. The other choice will be the ILX Hybrid that will set you back $28,900 for the standard model that comes with a 1.5L powerplant giving out 111 horses while a high end version with the Technology Package goes for $34,400.