Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Acura ILX

For Honda Civic drivers that are looking to get a bit fancy, the only natural step up is the Acura ILX. With sharp lines, a luxurious interior, and a fresh, sporty package that paves the way for the premium compact sedan market, the Acura ILX continues to be one of the best little hidden gems on the market. 

Giving Birth To Style – The Acura ILX

The Acura ILX first found the eyes of the public back in 2012 when it was introduced as a concept car at the North American International Auto Show. Later that year, the production version would appear at the Chicago Auto Show, and it would eventually hit the market in 2013. This would be the first compact car since the company discontinued the RSX back in 2007. 

Meticulously-Crafted – The Design and Features of the Acura ILX

The 2019 Acura ILX uses a 2.4L four-cylinder engine with front-wheel-drive, which outputs 201 horsepower. This engine is paired with an incredibly smooth eight-speed automatic transmission with a dual-clutch. 

On the inside of the car, there is a surprising amount of room. Some of the standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, heated sport seats, sunroof, and an 8.0” infotainment system on the premium models. There are a wide variety of safety features as well, including lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking. 

The Acura ILX Over the Years (2013-Present)

The ILX came about for its first production year in 2013 with three different powertrains to choose from. At its base, the car engine was a 2.0L four-cylinder that output 150 horsepower. By 2014, the car received a few upgrades. These upgrades included 17” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, keyless access system, a multi-angle rearview camera, and active noise cancellation.

By 2015, Modern Steel Metallic appeared on the color list, and by 2016, a few more color options appeared. In 2018, the car received its second major facelift with a Diamond Pentagon grille, and Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights. 

The Acura ILX In the News

In recent Acura news, the company is reportedly reacting to the change in demand for their vehicles. They are doing so by cutting production of the ILX model, as well as the TLX and Honda CR-V models. 

Celebrity Endorsements of the Acura ILX 

While we have been unable to find any celebrity owners of ILX models, there are quite a few surprising celebrity Acura owners, including Chris Hemsworth with his Acura MDX, and Suze Orman with her Acura TL. 

Best Acura ILX Groups

If you’re looking to discuss the Acura ILX in all its luxurious beauty, the best place to do so is at ILX Club, a forum-based community of ILX owners and enthusiasts. 

The Acura ILX – Bold and Sporty

Acura has always been one of those luxury brands that seems to do no wrong. They are sporty yet laid-back, and bold yet subtle. With only a few years into the production of the ILX model, we’re still waiting to find out whether or not this little sedan becomes a luxury icon.

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