2016 Acura ILX Review in TFL4K: Breaking Good [Video]

The 2016 Acura ILX is more than just a restyled Honda Civic.
The 2016 Acura ILX is more than just a restyled Honda Civic.

The 2016 Acura ILX is on a mission to prove that it’s more than just a restyled Honda civic and, for the most part, it’s succeeded.  Replete with a new direct-injected 2.4-L four-cylinder engine and eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission, the ILX has become more of a driver-focused machine, and an exemplification of a true Acura vehicle.

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Under the hood, the 2016 Acura ILX is powered by a direct-injected, 2.4-L four-cylinder engine, good for 201 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque.  Mated to the standard 8-speed dual-clutch box, it gives the ILX an EPA rating of 25 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined. That’s 1-mpg better than the last model.

The 2016 Acura ILX also gets numerous styling upgrades including restyled front and rear fasciae, front grille and rear LED combination lights, plus restyled 17-inch, 10-spoke aluminum alloy wheels. All ILX models come equipped with Acura’s signature Jewel Eye® LED headlights and feature upgraded interior materials, optional upsized wheels and tires, enhanced connectivity, and a host of new premium features, along with significant improvements to cabin quietness, sporty handling and collision safety engineering

The 2016 ILX also expands consumer choice with three grades – the standard ILX, the ILX with Premium Package, and the line-topping ILX Tech Plus Package, in addition to an all-new A-SPEC Package, available with the Premium and Tech Plus grades. The ILX A-SPEC Package adds sporty side sill garnishes, a trunk spoiler, front fog lights, new 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels, and several unique interior appearance touches.