Acura ILX Tops its Segment in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

The 2018 Acura ILX received an Initial Quality Power Circle Rating of 5 out of 5 from J.D. Power, topping its class and receiving a quality award in the Small Premium Car segment in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), released yesterday.

Serving as an automotive industry benchmark study for over 30 years, the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study measures design and defect problems in new vehicles. People who have purchased or leased a new vehicle and have owned it for at least 90 days respond to a survey, telling J.D. Power what has gone right and what has gone wrong with their cars, trucks, SUVs and vans.

2018 Acura ILX

Starting at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) of $28,100, the Acura ILX sport sedan is powered by a 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine mated to a crisp and responsive Sequential SportShift 8-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT) with paddle shifters, combining responsive performance with exceptional efficiency and at-your-fingertips shift control. The ILX produces 201 peak horsepower (SAE net) and 180 lb.-ft. peak torque (SAE net) and has an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 mpg city/35 highway/29 combined2.

New for 2018, the Acura ILX adds a Special Edition trim, which includes 18-inch wheels, side sills and a rear spoiler from the A-Spec package, making it an excellent value in its class. The Special Edition adds to a long list of standard equipment on all ILX models including Acura JewelEye® LED headlights, an 8-way power driver’s seat, multi-view rearview camera, auto on/off headlights, one-touch power moonroof, Bluetooth® HandsFree Link®, 5-inch Multi-View Display, keyless smart entry with push-button start, security system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.  In addition, the AcuraWatch™ suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies is available on all ILX models.

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