Competes with: Audi A3, Buick Verano
Looks like: The ILX gets the TLX treatment and now wears a version of the larger sedan's grille and headlights
Drivetrain: 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
Hits dealerships: Early 2015
Amid slow sales, Acura is hoping to reinvigorate its compact sedan with some updates for 2016. The ILX gets a lightly revised exterior, a new engine, minor interior cabin updates and more available technology and safety features this year.
Related: 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
The 2016 ILX will be available in six trims instead of last year's three. The ILX is again available in standard ILX, ILX with Premium Package and ILX Technology Plus Package trim and is joined by the sporty new A-SPEC Package for 2016, which is also available with the Premium and Technology packages.