2013 Acura ILX User Reviews
6-Spd MT w/ Premium Package shown
- $25,900 - $34,400
- No trim specified for this review
- Love the manual transmission and gearbox. Ride is great, handsfree has worked perfectly.
- None so far
Purchased As New
I have just under 3k miles on my new ILX. I wanted a sporty, fuel efficient, manual transmission car with some flash, and I feel like the ILX fits perfectly.
I don't try to get great gas mileage and average 29-30 mpg in my daily, 36 mile, round-trip commute. I feel like this car really moves when I ask it to. I'm not going to outrace an Audi A6 by any means, but I can beat almost any other car off the line, and it's FUN to do so!
If you enjoy driving a stick because you appreciate having greater control over your car, the ILX is worth looking at. I love how it handles, how it corners and even the sound of the engine.
I test drove Altimas, Maximas, Sonatas and other cars, but they all felt like the same car I was replacing (a 6 cylinder Camry). This was the only car that put a smile on my face when it responded to how I was driving it.
I haven't had a single problem so far; the handsfree technology has worked flawlessly and my wife says she can't tell when I'm calling her from the car or from my office.
I never drove the AT models so I can't speak to how they drive, but for anyone that appreciates a well designed manual transmission, I've never driven one nicer than this. You can get more performance out of a 6 cylinder but you would sacrifice the 30+ mpg.
As for the looks, I think it looks great in person. I've had many compliments on the car as well - I added the spoiler and the darkest tinting I could get.
Because the manual transmission is where it shines, it's not for everyone, and I probably wouldn't enjoy the sissy version of this car myself. But for people like me, I think the manual version of the car is tough to beat.
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