2017 Acura ILX A-SPEC 2.4L from North America
An entry-level luxury vehicle with unparalleled performance in its class
This car is absolutely FANTASTIC.
I usually drive German cars (5 Series twice, CLK500, Jetta 1.8T, and more).
The level of performance from this 2.4L (Civic SI engine) is incredible! Drop this thing into Sport Mode and the engine screams! I can only imagine what adding a cold air intake could do.
The interior is sport and the lux-suede seats are super comfy.
The technology in this car is almost of German quality, and the car can even steer itself at +72 km/h, in addition to other features like adaptive cruise control.
Would I recommend this car? HELL YA! Trust me, for a 2.4L engine it's incredible. That is coming from a guy who has driven MANY V8s, and several 4/6 cylinders.
I get about 11.5 L/100KM, which is about 15-20% higher than the posted rates, but I have a heavy foot. ALSO, I used to put premium in this car, but after switching to regular I noticed there was no performance/mileage decrease, so I've been putting in regular ever since.
Again, would I recommend this car? HELL YA!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th February, 2017
8th Feb 2017, 17:55
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29th May 2019, 19:29
I agree 100% that it is a surprising car. I didn't even look at Honda cars when searching for a sport sedan, because I knew they were front wheel drive. But then I drove one, and I was shocked at the great handling. Ended up buying an A-spec model. But the Civic Si engine is a high revving 2.0 liter with a different personality. The 2.4 liter in the ILX has more low rev grunt and thrust, and it's better suited to a semi-luxury car. The reason the ILX feels as quick and more responsive than more expensive cars with bigger motors, is it's hundreds of pounds lighter. I love it!