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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,128 $29,300
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,128 $29,300
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $27,072 $28,200
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $27,072 $28,200
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Automaticbahn 22 33 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn 22 33 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 24 32 $24,043 $25,045
4-Door Sedan DSG 24 32 $24,043 $25,045
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 22 33 $22,987 $23,945
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 33 $22,987 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L 24 35 $24,452 $25,900
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium Pkg 24 35 $27,506 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Premium Pkg 22 31 $27,506 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Tech Pkg 24 35 $29,542 $31,400
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid 39 38 $27,228 $28,900
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid Tech Pkg 39 38 $32,319 $34,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,987
$24,452
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,945
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$432 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Acura ILX is a balanced, if compromised, entry-level/near-luxury sedan that combines fun and style for an affordable price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 35.900
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.500
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.300
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 89.300
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.200
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 34.100
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.000
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.600
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 179.100
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 55.600
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 60.300
Wheelbase (in) 104.4 105.100
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 70.600
Track Width, Front (in) 60.1 59.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 6.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 12.300
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.4 10.200 x - TBD -
Brake Type - TBD - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.0 11.100 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System - TBD - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.200
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 36.100
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.01 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/45R17H P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size 225/45R17H P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3124 2910
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.10 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100 150 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700 140 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 (2012) 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 (2012) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 (2012) 35
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.590
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.55 2.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 1.680
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68-2.92 4.440
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 2.790
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.130
Trans Type 6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GLI Acura ILX
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.787
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.551
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 (2012) 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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