2017 Acura ILX power and performance
Puttering around. It’s a phrase nobody really likes to think they’re doing in a vehicle that can’t be driven on a golf course. Yet somehow, there are plenty of vehicles out there that provide an entry into an automaker’s lineup, but are best left skipped by anyone who has to do some highway driving. Acura is far from one of these automakers, as the power and performance specs of the 2017 Acura ILX prove.
What engine in is the 2017 Acura ILX?
When looking for a compact car, the first thing any shopper should seek out are the performance specs for the engine. We’re seeing more and more vehicles that provide a sporty exterior, but have the same appliance-like purpose when you get behind the wheel.
It all starts with an impressive powertrain. The 2017 Acura ILX has a 2.4-liter direct-injection DOHC 4-cylinder engine that delivers up to 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. To make the most out of this potent engine, the ILX makes use of an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This ensures the model is always performing at peak RPMs and shifts are smoother.
As a bonus, you’ll also find that its fuel economy is competitive with other, less powerful compact cars on the market. You may be surprised to find it has an EPA-estimated 25 city and 35 highway* mpg rating.
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With a powerful engine, silky-smooth transmission and front-wheel drive configuration, the 2017 Acura ILX is the perfect choice for those who want a smaller option that is easy to park, but find that many brands offer cars that are quite simply boring.
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*Based on 2017 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 only) and other factors.