Honda’s luxury brand Acura is ready to redesign its whole line of sedans and SUVs according to the latest news. The new 2021 Acura ILX is one of them. As you may know, this sedan is one of the reliable vehicles in the class and it provides excellent value for invested money.
Based on the Honda Civic platform, the newly redesigned ILX is a surprisingly good luxury vehicle that offers a comfortable cabin, numerous luxury, safety features, and a powerful engine under the hood. It comes with a potent 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that produces 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Like before, the new model will use the same 8-speed twin-clutch transmission.
2021 Acura ILX Exterior
The upcoming 2021 Acura ILX is a great compact sedan that provides excellent headling. Front of this model sports the familiar Diamond Pentagon grille and great shaped LED headlights. At the back, it continues to offer the same stylish design with the newly LED taillight and revised bumper.
A-Spec model is also available and it will bring the sportier look. This model hosts exclusive 18-inch wheels, dark chrome grille, gloss-black decklid spoiler, and darkened exterior bits.
The interior of 2021 Acura ILX is modern and stylish. This premium model offers comfortable and well-bolstered front seats, excellent visibility, and plenty of techs inside. Unfortunately, like before some elements are outdated and ILX hosts the same cheap plastics around the center console. Base models still have a small 5-inch central screen.
However, one can change that going for the Premium trim. This package brings a twin-screen setup of an 8-inch screen that is capable of the Apple/Android phone, automatic two zome climate control, audio system, and more. The ILX’s rear seats provided great comfort on a long ride and folding it opens trunk’s smallish 12.4 cubic feet of cargo room. Colors that are available to choose inside are Ebony, Espresso, and Ebony-and-Red on sporty ILX A-Spec variants.
2021 Acura ILX Engine Specs and Transmission
The new Acura’s ILX compact luxury sedan will use the same powertrain as before. This model is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that produces 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Like before, the new model will use the same 8-speed twin-clutch transmission. This is a great and better setup than competitors such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class, which use smaller turbo engines and 7-speed transmissions.
However, unlike its Audi and Mercedes-Benz rivals, the Acura ILX is offered only with the front-wheel-drive system, while the mentioned model provides in many cases optional or even standard all-wheel-drive system.
Release Date and Cost
The forthcoming 2021 Acura ILX will look better than before. This model will introduce numerous upgrades outside and inside. According to the latest reports, the base model will cost a little less than $27,000.
As we mentioned, there will be numerous trim options, that can increase its price. For example, going for the recommended Premium model price will jump to $28,745, while a highly equipped Tech package can easily cross $30K mark. In the same class are competitors like Audi A3, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz A 220, and CLA-Class coupe.
Pros and Cons
The latest 2021 Acura ILX is an excellently designed sedan that offers a great value for invested money. This model provides one of the best package of standard safety features in its segment.
Few cons are also present like no all-wheel-drive, Tech features haven’t kept up with rivals, cheap plastic, and lack for the manual-transmission option.