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Acura ILX Gets a Price Tag of $25,900

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Starting May 22, the 2013 Acura ILX will be available for purchase, with price starting at $25,900. To be manufactured at the car maker’s Greensburg, Indiana plant, the new model is said to offer a remarkable value for money with robust feature content and premium appeal.

The all-new Acura ILX features a 5-passenger cabin, three powertrain options and a smart, spacious and sporty interior. It will also offer a couple of new and premium features, which includes the standard Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton start, Pandora Internet radio interface, and SMS text message function.

Inside the 2013 Acura ILX Models

For $25,900, the entry-level model of the sedan is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 150 horsepower. It is paired with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission.

For those who are looking for a more dynamic driving experience, the up-rated version is available for $29,200. This premium Acura ILX model comes with a 2.4-liter engine, six-speed manual transmission and 201 horsepower output.

There is also the Acura ILX Hybrid which costs $28,000. It makes use of the standard 1.5-liter engine, but with an Integrated Motor Assist electric motor. Paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission, the ILX 1.5L Hybrid has a city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 39/38/38 mpg, as estimated by US Environmental Protection Agency.

All Acura ILX models will have the standard features such as the power moonroof, aluminum wheels and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink; multiple trim levels, and the customary standard safety features like the manufacturer’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, front, side and side-curtain airbags, 4-channel anti-lock brakes and Vehicle Stability Assist.

Multiple Trim Levels: Premium and Technology Package

For an additional price of $3,300, the premium Acura ILX model can get the Premium Package. This features leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, upgraded 360 watt stereo system with XM radio, HID headlights, fog lights, 17-inch aluminum wheels, multi-view rear camera, and Active Sound Cancellation system for a more quiet cabin.

Meanwhile, the Technology Package is available on the ILX with the 2.0-liter engine for $2,200. It adds the car maker’s ELS Surround audio system, AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, AcuraLink Real-time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, AcuraLink Real-time Weather with radar image maps and HomeLink. It also has the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, which makes use of a 60-GB hard disk drive for storage.

This package is also available for the hybrid model for $5,500. It includes all Premium Package features excluding the 17-inch aluminum wheels. Although it is yet to be tested, Acura expects that the ILX will pass the crash safety ratings from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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