The Acura ILX appears to at last be making its mark late in its life cycle—at any rate looks-wise. A refresh for 2019 brings new styling that is appealing and lively, in spite of the fact that the auto’s mechanicals aren’t changed at all to coordinate the athletic outline. Some new tech highlights join the menu also, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Acura’s precious stone pentagon grille features the visual updates; the ILX is the last model in the lineup to receive this outline to supplant the old shield grille. Driven headlights are new, as well, and the backside gets another trunklid, restyled taillights, and another guard that consolidates a false diffuser and an uncovered fumes. The A-Spec bundle goes ahead and gets another 18-inch wheel outline, while there are more outside and inside hues accessible over every trim level.
Inside, there are new seats front and back, with standard movable lumbar help for the driver and extra silver trim for the dashboard. While the infotainment framework still uses the same burdensome two-screen setup, it currently incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and as far as anyone knows includes snappier reaction times and better-sorted out menus. A few dynamic security highlights, beforehand discretionary as a component of the AcuraWatch Plus bundle, are currently standard, including forward-impact cautioning, dynamic voyage control, path takeoff cautioning, and a couple of different frameworks.
Acura isn’t transforming anything about the ILX’s body or powertrain, be that as it may. The sole motor remains a 2.4-liter inline-four with 201 torque that mates with an eight-speed double grip programmed transmission, while the main case redesigns accessible remain the A-Spec bundle’s distinctive haggles.
So while Acura’s littlest car may even now could not hope to compare to the Honda Civic with its extensive variety of superior variations, it at any rate currently looks more upscale and agrees better with whatever is left of Acura’s lineup. When it goes marked down in October, anticipate that the 2019 ILX will begin some place near $30,000, a slight uptick from the present auto’s base cost of $29,095.