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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 33 $22,987 $23,945
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 22 33 $22,987 $23,945
4-Door Sedan DSG 24 32 $24,043 $25,045
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 24 32 $24,043 $25,045
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn 22 33 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Automaticbahn 22 33 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,203 $27,295
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $27,072 $28,200
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $27,072 $28,200
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,128 $29,300
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,128 $29,300
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L 24 35 $24,452 $25,900
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid 39 38 $27,228 $28,900
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 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
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
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Compact - TBD -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 179.100
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 12.300
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.200
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.100
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
225/45R17H P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
225/45R17H P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3124 2910
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 150 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (2012) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 (2012) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (2012) 24
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GLI Acura ILX
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.787
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 (2012) 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
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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