2020 Acura ILX Performance Specs

The Acura lineup is renowned for its combination of first-class luxury and phenomenal driving dynamics – take one look at Acura ILX performance specs to understand why. Everything from horsepower to mileage comes out near the top of the class, and a suite of performance features will work tirelessly to optimize your drive.

Read on to explore:

  • Acura ILX Horsepower and Torque
  • Acura ILX Fuel Economy
  • Acura ILX Performance Features
  • Acura ILX Active Safety Features
  • Acura ILX A-SPEC Package

Acura ILX Horsepower and Torque

The Acura ILX delivers the same exceptionally commanding driving dynamics across all trim levels. Fitted as standard is an aluminum block, direct-injected 2.4L Aluminum-Alloy 4-Cylinder capable of delivering up to:

  • 201 hp
  • 181 lb-ft of torque

It stands out among turbocharged engines by offering immediately impactful throttle response, and its light weight makes for nimble handling and excellent fuel economy. As noted by critics from Car and Driver: “Handling is poised and confident.”

Further engine features include:

  • Drive-By-Wire System: Ensures phenomenal throttle response and feel even through challenging conditions.
  • Rigid Aluminum Block: Helps reduce weight for improved handling.
  • Intelligent Variable Timing and lift Control (i-VTEC®): Opens intake valves longer and deeper at 4500 rpm and above for increased horsepower.
  • Direct Gas Injection: Sends fuel through a multi-hole injector for a more precise and effective air/fuel mixture.

    Acura ILX Fuel Economy

    The Acura ILX’s potent engine specs might lead you to believe the vehicle takes a dive when it comes to fuel efficiency, but intelligent engineering ensures you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. Each model is fitted with 8-Speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission) to achieve:

    • Up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway*

    DCTs use separate clutches for even and odd gears, so the next one up or down is always pre-loaded for seamless power delivery. Some have been known to shift roughly, so Acura took the unprecedented step of incorporating a torque converter to keep things perfectly smooth and controlled. You’ll even find Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters fitted as standard – while a manual might shift in half a second, Paddle Shifters let you do it in milliseconds.

    Acura ILX Performance Features

    The Acura ILX’s leading powertrain is backed by a wide selection of performance features designed to optimize your drive through every twist and turn.


    Performance feature highlights include:

    • 4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Strut Front/Multi-Link Rear: Combining MacPherson struts at the front and a multi-link arrangement at the rear provides unbelievable handling and ride quality.
    • Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars: Fitted across the body at front and rear, stabilizer bars help control body roll as you go through curves and corners.
    • Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS): Provides a smooth, linear transition between high and low speeds. Using electronic rather than hydraulic power assist maintains efficiency since mechanical power doesn’t need to be drawn from the engine.
    • Ventilated Power Front Disc Brakes: Ventilation helps avoid brake fade while power means you don’t have to put your foot down so hard.

    The ILX also benefits from a strong range of Active Safety Features responsible for keeping the vehicle fully under your control. Features include:

    • Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
    • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
    • Brake Assist
    • Hill Start Assist
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS) with Location and Pressure Indicators


    Acura ILX A-SPEC Package

    The Acura ILX’s sharp lines and driver-focused cabin can be further refined with the A-SPEC Package for those who like sportier styling.


    Exterior A-SPEC Package features include:

    • 18-Inch Shark Gray 15-Spoke Noise-Reducing Wheels
    • Dark Chrome and Lighting Details
    • LED Fog Lights
    • Dark Chrome Accents
    • Piano Black Decklid Spoiler
    • Piano Black Rear Diffuser
    • Side Underbody Spoilers

    Interior A-SPEC Package features include:

    • Sport A-Spec Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
    • Graphite and Chrome Dash Trim
    • A-Spec Exclusive Red Instrument Panel Illumination
    • Ebony Headliner
    • Stainless Steel Sport Pedals


    Get Behind the Steering Wheel of an Acura ILX and Experience it Firsthand

    Reading about Acura ILX performance can only go so far – sooner or later, you’ll want to take a test drive from your local Kansas City Acura dealer. To find out more or hear about the latest special offers, feel free to contact us today.

    *Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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