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First Drive: 2016 Acura ILX

The entry-level luxury market is a hot spot right now in the industry. Strong competition amongst the offerings typically breeds great options for the consumer. You have plenty of ways to get in with an upscale automaker, so deciding on the best course of action is a good problem.

Acura has an updated answer to the problem with its 2016 ILX. This is the second go-around for the car, which launched a few years ago and was viewed as not more more than a slightly more fancy Honda Civic.

Acura knew it needed to bring more to the table, so let’s dive in and see if that’s the case here…

[Disclaimer: Acura flew me to Napa and let me toss the ILX around on the backroads around wine country. I’m still waiting on the day that we switch to beer and cicerones over wine and sommeliers.]

  • Thanks, you managed to make me not have utter contempt for an Acura sedan. That’s a first, so, well done! The whole idea of a $35K luxury compact still seems a bit absurd to me, but I suppose this is a much more reasonable execution of the concept than Buick’s $30K Sonic.

  • CapitalistRoader

    Nice review but in the video the “music” is retardedly louder than the verbiage…needs some serious audio editing.

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