2016 Acura ILX review, price, specs, engine, redesign, changes

2016 Acura ILX review, price, specs

The 2016 Acura ILX comes to dealerships with more power, improved handling, more luxurious features and more youthful, sporty styling. It comes in 3 trim levels: base ILX, ILX with Premium Package and ILX Tech Plus Package. As always the Acura ILX 2016 is interesting for young luxury buyers, under age 35.

2016 Acura ILX redesign


With kind following function, the new 2016 Acura ILX sports a bolder, more unique front end highlighted by piercing Gem Eye LED headlights, a brand-new grille design, and more aggressive lower fascia. Rear end is also restyled and it comes with brand-new LED mix lights and lower fascia enhancements. Base model comes with a new 10-spoke 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The offered ILX A-SPEC Plan boosts the performance appearance much more by including stylish side sill garnishes, a trunk spoiler, front fog lights, new 18-inch 10-spoke machined alloy wheels, and several distinct interior look touches. The Acura ILX 2016 comes in six color options: Basque Red Pearl II, Bellanova White Pearl, Catalina Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic and Slate Silver Metallic.


Interior of the 2016 Acura ILX is quiet, benefiting from extra noise-insulating products, thicker front door glass, noise-attenuating wheels, and the adoption of Active Noise Control technology. Interior refinement continues with styling enhancements such as upgraded materials, contrasting Euro-style stitching on the guiding wheel, parking-brake manage and shift knob, as well as brand-new high-intensity silver trim for the instrument panel and other locations. The A-SPEC bundle enhances the extraordinary cabin appeal and visits with an unique Premium Black interior color scheme including a black headliner, perforated black Lux Suede seat inserts, red instrument lighting, unique gray interior stitching and aluminum brake and throttle pedals.

2016 Acura ILX dimensions
Wheelbase 105.1 in.
Length 181.9 in.
Height 55.6 in.
Width 70.6 in.
Track (front/rear) 59.4 / 60.2 in.
Ground Clearance 5.3 in. (unladen)

Adding luxury consultations to the sporty interior, the 2016 Acura ILX provides an abundance of standard and readily available high-end features and innovations, including heated front seats, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Smart Entry/Push-Button Start keyless access system, one-touch turn signals, GPS-linked automatic environment control and LED accent lighting. A 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) touch screen (Premium and Tech Plus grades), situated on the instrument-panel center stack, manages these and other features, and features contextual menus, displaying relevant items while reducing instrument-panel mess. The evolved touch-screen connection and media system receives more than 50 design changes to enhance instinctive operation and functionality.

Acura ILX 2016 specs

Under the hood of the new 2016 Acura ILX is only one engine, but it offer 51 horsepower and 40 lb-ft more than its predecessor. New ILX is powered by new 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. This powerplant is mated to a new 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift. With this combination the Acura ILX 2016 has EPA fuel efficiency rated at 29 mpg combined (25/36 city/hwy).

2016 Acura ILX specs
Engine Type Direct Injection 4-Cylinder
Displacement (liters) 2.4
Horsepower @ rpm 201 @ 6800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 180 @ 3600
Valvetrain 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC
Compression Ratio 11.6:1

2016 Acura ILX pricing

The new Acura ILX 2016 is available with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $27,900 and it goes up to $34,890 for Tech Plus & A-SPEC Package.

2016 Acura ILX MSRP
TRIM LEVEL MSRP EPA (city/hwy/combined)
ILX $27.900 25/36/29
ILX with AcuraWatch Plus Package $29.200 25/36/29
ILX with Premium Package $29.900 25/36/29
ILX with Premium & A-SPEC Package $31.890 25/36/29
ILX with Tech Plus Package $32.900 25/36/29
ILX with Tech Plus & A-SPEC Package $34.890 25/36/29

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