2018 Acura ILX Special Edition features
The new model year is already starting, and we’re soon expecting our most affordable sedan to head in for 2018. The Acura ILX may be a compact option, but it’s feature-packed in just the way you’d expect from the Acura brand. Here at Karen Radley Acura, we’re especially excited to learn about a new package: 2018 Acura ILX Special Edition. Here are the new features to watch for.
What’s included with the Special Edition ILX?
If you’ve been paying attention to the Acura lineup, you likely already know that the brand does things a bit differently, offering a base model and optional packages, rather than trim levels. For just a small price bump, the Special Edition adds on aero side sills and a rear spoiler, 18-inch wheels and unique badging, while retaining standard features like JewelEye LED healights, a multi-view rearview camera, automatic headlights, a one-touch power moonroof and more.
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Other Acura ILX packages continue for 2018, including the AcuraWatch Plus, Technology Plus, Premium and A-SPEC. One piece of good news for those most concerned with safety is that the AcuraWatch Plus package is now offered starting with the standard model. This package offers features such as the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Road Departure Mitigation.
Under the hood of the 2018 Acura ILX remains the potent 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that offers up 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Paired with it? The silky smooth SportShift 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Sporty, attractive and well-equipped, the 2018 Acura ILX continues to prove itself as a worthy entry into the Acura lineup. What do you think of the package structure for this model? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Karen Radley Acura Blog.