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Old 04-20-2012, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2013 Acura ILX First Drive

ILX delivers style, luxury and choice

Acura has long been a pioneer in the compact premium category. There was the Integra and RSX, seemingly axed just before the segment started to go mainstream. Meanwhile, for the more European-minded Canadians, the Honda luxury division continued to sell the Civic-based EL and then CSX Ė a vehicle that has helped inform just what a successful and modern small luxury car needs, and what it needs to avoid.

For starters, Acura promised the ILX would not just be a rebaged Civic and by all accounts the ILX is entirely unique. It does share the same platform, though itís roughly two inches wider and has a lower overall roof height by about two inches as well. Giving the car a more stylish shape, the down side is reduced interior headroom Ė a problem exacerbated by the standard sunroof.

Style-wise the ILX fits the bill for the segment. Acuraís toned-down front beak blends in with the angled headlights and there are just enough additional sharp edges to give this maturely styled sedan some personality. The aluminum trim around the windows also says itís a premium model in a way thatís stylish, but not flashy.

Thereís a noticeable line that runs across the car and bulges at the back to give this front-driver a rear-drive look. Out back, a strong similarity to the Lexus IS is undeniable, although for a car thatís targeted at the Gen Y youth crowd, the lack of any visible exhaust pipes is a letdown.
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Should have just brought over the Euro Civic

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Another thread on the ILX? Anyways, the only way this car makes any sense is if they plan on taking the TSX way upscale... Even then, why not introduce the ILX as the 'upscale' TSX, instead of a near replica of the TSX?
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man..i wish they bring out a 2 door version
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