2016 Acura ILX Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Acura ILX Release Date, Review, MSRP, Specs – The new 2016 Acura ILX comes refreshed on both its front and aft end, including but not limited to new LED headlights, for a shriller demeanor. Don’t expect the previously used 2.0L engine since it has been discontinued, so the previously optional 2.4L engine now comes standard under the hood of every ILX, and for 2016 year it has been tweaked to provide more torque.

2016 Acura ILX 
2016 Acura ILX

Lastly, upon the Acura ILX release, would-be buyers will be provided tons of safety features which include forward collision mitigation, a multiview back-up camera and adaptive cruise control, among other things.

We can all reminisce how the ILX had some difficulties in its segment in trying to keep up with its rivals because of its lackluster base engine and also a lack of available safety features to auger those of its competitors. However, for 2016, the new Acura ILX will boats of several of those that will certainly bring it at par with the rest of its reasonably priced premium-brand rivals.

2016 Acura ILX front view, grille and headlights

For beginners, the new vehicle comes with a standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine previously provided optionally. The engine will will be mated to an 8-speed auto transmission instead of a 6-speed manual system. Also, the vehicle as already mentioned will come with tons of safety features, and as icing on the already sumptuous ILX is its price which will be lower than some of its top competitors.

2016 Acura ILX exterior, gray color

Not everything changes, though. The quality of the cabin may be disappointing to some, as many of the surfaces you will usually come into contact with don’t feel like they are up to snuff for a luxury sedan. Essentially, there is nothing special inside the cabin of the ILX that certainly makes it stand out from a well-equipped Honda Accord, not to mention the rivals such as Buick Verano and 2016 Audi A3.

2016 Acura ILX rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Exterior Changes & Interior Photos of the New 2016 Acura ILX

To start with, the new vehicle is an entry-level luxury sedan that comes with dissimilar equipments from the previous model. These levels are base, A-Spec package, Premium package, AcuraWatch Plus package, A-Spec Package, and Technology Plus package.

2016 Acura ILX  front
2016 Acura ILX  front

Standard equipment for the base model includes automatic LED headlights a sunroof, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a fold-down rear seatback, 17-inch wheels, a 5-inch information display screen, automatic climate control, a multiview rearview camera, and a 6-speaker sound system with a USB/iPod audio, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2016 Acura ILX  back
2016 Acura ILX  back

With the AcuraWatch Plus package, you’ll get all the base ILX equipment plus a forward adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system, automatic braking, road departure mitigation, collision warning system, and lane-keeping assist.

2016 Acura ILX exterior, alloy wheels

The Premium package bags all the base car’s standard equipment as well and adds rear cross-traffic alerts,  blind-spot monitoring, leather front seats, driver memory settings, an 8-inch upper information display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an additional 7” touchscreen and a 7-speaker audio system.

2016 Acura ILX gear shift knob

Further up the ladder, the Technology Plus package adds a 10-speaker ELS audio system, voice commands, a navigation system and guidelines for the rearview camera.

2016 Acura ILX  interior
2016 Acura ILX  interior

You can also decide to add the A-Spec package, which should get you foglights, 18-inch wheels, side sills, a rear spoiler and simulated-suede seat inserts.

2016 Acura ILX trunk

Engine Specs – 2016 Acura ILX

Providing power to the new Acura ILX for 2016 will be a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine capable of yielding about 201 hp and 180 pounds of torque. provided solely is the 8-speed transmission system. According to EPA figures, the new vehicle will have a fuel return of around 25/36/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Acura ILX engine

The offered safety features include stability control, antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, traction control, active front head restraints and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera also comes standard. Other selective equipment includes automatic braking, a frontal collision warning system, lane keeping assist and road-departure mitigation, and a lane departure warning system.


Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 181.9 in
Width: 70.6 in
Passenger volume: 89 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12,3 cu ft
Curb weight: 3134 lb
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6.6 sec
MPG: 25/36 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Basque Red Pearl II, Bellanova White Pearl, Catalina Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Release Date – 2016 Acura ILX

The new 2016 Acura ILX will set you back by around $30,000 that is if you don’t opt for the optional packages. You should also expect the vehicle very soon, probably in Spring this year. Moreover, you can chose to sample the ILX by leasing it for just $175 per month.

The ILX will assuredly be a vehicle worth a try.

2016 Acura ILX  release date
2016 Acura ILX  release date



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