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2018 Acura ILX Review

The sporty 2018 Acura ILX is a peppy compact luxury sedan with quick acceleration and ability to handle whatever life may throw at you. With its powerful engine, comfortable interior and convenient safety features, the Acura ILX is a vehicle and worth considering for drivers in Pittsburgh, Wexford and Butler.

The team at Baierl Automotive has put together this wide-ranging car review, so you can visit your local Acura dealer already knowing plenty about the ILX and what it has to offer for 2018. Our experienced sales professionals will answer any questions you may have about the 2018 ILX and explain all its standout features at our showroom.

2018 Acura ILX Specs

The ILX comes standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, mated with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Originally developed for racing purposes, the dual-clutch design shifts quickly and smoothly, providing 201-horsepower. This powerful engine is noticeable on daily drives and strong enough for highway driving when passing and merging.

The standard paddle shifters are a nice touch, too. These control engine speed on winding or mountain-like roads and provide lightning-fast acceleration when coming out of a turn. You can enjoy those roads without having to make frequent stops at the pump, either. The 2018 ILX offers 25 MPG city and 35 MPG highway1, making it a fuel-conscious choice.

Acura ILX Interior

Feel at home inside the ILX, with seating for five and a power-adjustable driver’s seat standard for that lived-in, cozy feeling as you sit behind the wheel. Heated front seats are standard, too, perfect for a chilly evening or cold morning. If you’re interested in upgrading to one of the advanced packages on the ILX, you’ll get premium leather seating and a power-adjustable passenger seat.

Convenient standard interior features include a 5-inch audio display screen, a rearview camera which provides a full look at everything happening around you, and Bluetooth® technology which lets you listen to music or make calls with ease.

With 12.3 cu. ft. of trunk space, the 2018 ILX has the space you need for shopping bags, a few pieces of luggage or gear for a weekend adventure. The seats in the second row can be folded down for a bit of extra space for longer items.

Safety First

The 2018 Acura ILX features a host of safety features, and it shows with its 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Available active safety features include the Lane Keeping Assist System, which uses a forward-facing camera to keep the vehicle centered in a lane. Adaptive Cruise Control, meanwhile, allows drivers to keep a set distance from the car in front of them, perfect for light traffic.

Passive safety features include the ACE body structure, which can reduce and diffuse forces in case of a front-end crash, keeping everyone in the vehicle safer.

Review the 2018 Acura ILX in Person Today

With its standout performance, convenient interior features and available safety package, the 2018 Acura ILX is a great choice for drivers in Pittsburgh, Wexford and Butler.

The team at Baierl Automotive hopes this review has been a help in understanding what this compact luxury sedan has to offer. To see it for yourself, visit our dealership or contact us online to schedule your test drive with our sales staff today!


1. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.