By March 11, 2016

2016 Acura ILX Leads The Way In Superior Handling

Acura has an extensive history of creating quality vehicles that look sharp and drive with precision. As their parent company, Honda, is known for its intuitive and effortless handling, Acura vehicles also receive the same treatment. Acura has made great strides with the 2016 ILX, improving its powertrain options and giving it a sleek new look.

Older ILX models came with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engine which provided a silky smooth ride. This time around, Acura capitalized on all areas for improvement. The 2016 ILX is equipped with new 2.4-litre engine which offers more power and operates seamlessly with its transmission for responsive power when you need it.

This impressive engine and transmission combination produces 201 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. Also seen for the first time in an ILX are a direct fuel injection system and a redesigned motor. Despite no manual transmission option available, its 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission will make for a dynamic ride.

For a vehicle with front-wheel-drive, it handles as if it had all-wheel-drive. Whereas modern electric steering has reduced the handling ‘feeling’ for many vehicles, Acura has made a point to ensure that every movement you make on the wheel is accurately translated to the road. This makes for a fun drive with a vehicle that corners aggressively and responsively.

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