Acura tried to see which model sells the best. For example, the redesigned 2013 RDX managed to sell almost as many units in 2012 as it did in 2010 and 2011 combined. The new 2013 Acura ILX managed to sell more units each month, since going on sale in May, than Acura sold in ZDXs and RLs in all last year.
The new ILX is available with three power trains. The base one is a 2.0-liter, followed by the ILX 2.4-liter and ending with a Hybrid. Every element of the design of the car has been modified; starting with the width to the shape of its roofline. The model now has a slightly shorter overall length, it is also lower and around two inches wider. All these new measures make the new model a bit sportier. One of the highlights of the 2013 model is the trademark shield grille that complements the styling of its cars. When it comes to the styling of the engine compartment, know that the carmaker used plastic trim. The steering wheel is the perfect size and the real aluminum shifter knob blends elements of high-quality materials. The seats are very supportive, yet are not too stiff. The long trims might get uncomfortable.
The 2.4-liter in-line 4-cylinder engine is capable of generating 201 horsepower and 170 lb. ft. of torque. This amount of power is being sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. The car also uses all-season Michelin Pilot HX tires and to handle the extra power, slightly larger front brakes. The official EPA fuel consumption indicates 22 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg on a combined cycle. The recommended fuel is the premium one. The price for the new model was not officially revealed, but it might be somewhere $30.000. These are all the information available for the moment, but until other new arrive, please check out the available photo gallery.
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