The forthcoming 2019 Acura ILX is the company’s smallest and most affordable sedan at the moment. While most affordable, this sedan is luxurious and the interior is packed with the latest technologies. The exterior looks sporty and ILX model will offer up to seven trim levels. The prices are below the competitors such as Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3 sedan. The performance is great, along with the superb handling and high safety rating.
The 2019 Acura ILX will arrive next month and it will get some major updates. The latest changes happened in 2016 so the changes are a must. A new grille is available, and even the side profile and the rear end will suffer significant changes. Unfortunately, the Acura ILX will keep the existing engine and there won’t be new drivetrain in the offer.
2019 Acura ILX exterior design, colors
The Acura’s latest sedan will share a lot of styling cues with the TLX and RLX siblings. With that in mind, the 2019 Acura ILX will borrow some of the components from its bigger brothers. Thanks to the latest changes, this sedan looks younger and refreshing. The biggest upgrade happened up front as the ILX model now sports diamond pentagon grille.
The grille is inspired by the Precision Concept model and it looks fantastic. To the sides, A-pillars are moved forward and the rear will get new taillights. On top of that, the lower diffuser is all-new, just like the exhaust outlet. The new model will offer seven exterior colors and five of them are premium. Two colors will return in the offer and the colors are Modern Steel Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic.
2019 Acura ILX interior offers a latest tech and safety
The 2019 Acura ILX offers astonishing interior features and most of them will be standard. The interior is luxurious and the use of upscale materials feels premium. Safety is perhaps the best in the segment as the ILX sedan offers numerous safety aids as standard. Acura’s active safety suite includes driver-assistive systems and AcuraWatch is now optional on all trim levels. Furthermore, the infotainment system will get an upgrade, and the touchscreen unit comes with the new and improved interface.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are in the offer as standard too. Just like the exterior, the interior will get new colors and it is Espresso interior scheme. Graystone color is returning as well and the existing Ebony and Red interior schemes are in the offer too. The seats are sportier now and high-contrast stitching is in the offer, along with the power lumbar adjustment.
2019 Acura ILX powertrain and fuel consumption
Just as in the years before, the 2019 Acura ILX offers the same 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Most of the customers would like to see at least one optional engine, but the existing drivetrain is providing great power and fuel economy. This unit delivers 201 horses and 180 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is rated at 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
An 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available and the shifting is really smooth. The performance and fuel economy are much better than before thanks to the advanced fuel injection system. All seven trims are using a front-wheel-drive setup as the all-wheel-drive configuration is not available.
2019 Acura ILX price and release date
The 2019 Acura ILX will start at $29,500. The AcuraWatch package is highly recommendable and it will cost you another $500. There are seven trim levels, so the price can go up to $40,000. Acura’s newest sedan will hit the markets next month as the 2019 model.