2016 Acura ILX Photo Gallery (26 Photos)

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Acura's compact sedan gets some minor updates for 2016. The ILX debuted at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show with a lightly revised exterior, a new engine, minor interior cabin updates, and more available technology and safety features.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

Outside, the ILX wears more linear "Jewel Eye" LED headlights as well as a slightly pumped up grille. Inside, there's some new silver-accented trim and contrast stitching. 

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evans Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Acura ILX: First Look

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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.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2001-2006 Honda, Acura Vehicles

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Vehicles Affected: An unspecified number of model-year 2001-05 Honda Civic cars; 2003-04 Civic compressed natural gas cars and Element crossovers; 2002-05 CR-V crossovers; 2002-04 Odyssey minivans; 2003-05 Accord cars, Pilot crossovers, Civic Hybrid cars and Acura MDX luxury crossovers; 2005 Acura RL luxury sedans; and 2006 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks, all originally sold or registered at any time in areas with high absolute humidity, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam and American Samoa

The Problem: Upon deployment of the passenger-side frontal airbag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. In a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger-side frontal airbag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and seriously injuring occupants. The action is part of the massive ongoing Takata airbag recall that has affected nearly 7.8 million vehicles and 10 automakers.

The Fix: Honda will begin notifying owners Nov. 24, and dealers will replace the passenger-side airbag inflator for free. Honda said most of the vehicles covered by this formal recall were included in a June 2014 "safety improvement campaign." The automaker said the same repair required in that previous campaign — replacement of the passenger-side frontal airbag inflator — applies to all of the vehicles now included in the formal recall; vehicles in which the passenger-side airbag inflator already was replaced under the previous safety campaign are not included in the recall. Honda said the number of vehicles affected has yet to be determined; a call to the automaker for clarification was not immediately returned.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Honda at 800-999-1009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 7, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 L.A. Auto Show: What to Expect

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If you like luxury vehicles, SUVs or sports cars — and even luxury SUVs that perform like sports cars — you're gonna love the lineup of debuts at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. Organizers say there will be 60 premieres, 30 of them global and nearly two-thirds will be luxury and performance offerings.

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Set to bow at the 107-year-old event — the last major auto show of the calendar year and the first of the new auto-show season — are a host of SUVs, from compact crossovers to midsize models. Performance coupes, convertibles and sedans also abound from automakers ranging from Scion to Cadillac.

And perhaps fitting for the Southern California city famed for its air of affluence, nearly half of the anticipated entrees on our list of what to watch for are from luxury automakers. Among those are SUVs and sports cars from the likes of Audi and BMW. Moreover, during the Connected Car Expo on Nov. 18, Volvo's "Drive Me" autonomous vehicle will make its North American debut, at which time executives will discuss the automaker's driverless technology.

Here's what we'll be looking for as Cars.com covers the L.A. auto show from the event floor:

By Matt Schmitz | November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Acura TLX Earns Top Crash-Test Score from IIHS

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Acura's latest luxury sedan, the TLX, has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award, Top Safety Pick Plus. The TLX earned top scores of good in IIHS' roof-strength, side, moderate-overlap front and head restraint/seat evaluations. It earned an acceptable rating in IIHS' small-overlap frontal crash test, which simulates hitting an object from the front-left corner of the car. (IIHS scores are good, acceptable, marginal and poor.)

Related: Ford Adds Auto-Braking, Pedestrian Detection to Collision-Warning System

Small and midsize luxury cars have mixed results in IIHS' small-overlap test — the safety group's latest and most challenging test. The TLX replaces the TSX and TL; it improves on the TSX's marginal score in the small-overlap but falls short of the TL's good small-overlap rating. Still, the TLX's collision-mitigation technology dwarfs that of the TL. Optional features include blind spot warning, lane departure warning with steering assist and two collision-warning systems. The TL had just the blind spot warning system.

By Kelsey Mays | November 4, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Acura TLX Review

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"The 2015 Acura TLX surpasses the TSX and TL it replaces in every way, but it doesn't take Acura anywhere it hasn't been before," said Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. Check out Bruzek's review for more.

2015 Acura TLX Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Joe Bruzek

By Matt Schmitz | October 29, 2014 | Comments (2)

New Honda HR-V, 2016 Acura ILX to Debut at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

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Honda and its Acura luxury division plan to debut at least two vehicles at next month's 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. One is Honda's latest — and smallest — SUV, the HR-V; the first exterior images of the tiny crossover appeared last April. As we expected, Honda says the Fit-based HR-V will slot below the popular CR-V, which means it should compete against a burgeoning segment of entry-level crossovers like the Nissan Juke and Chevrolet Trax. Honda also confirmed the HR-V would have a lower price than the CR-V, which starts at $24,150 including destination.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show News

Acura, meanwhile, announced today it would unveil a "substantially new" 2015 ILX with a "potent new powertrain," updated styling and "substantially upgraded" cabin design. The brand released a teaser image of the compact sedan, above. It makes sense, as Acura moves to expand the ILX's role as the entry-luxury car in its lineup; both the TSX and TL have been succeeded by the TLX. But through September, ILX sales have amounted to just 12,854 cars — a figure beat by the Buick Verano, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3/S3.

Stay tuned for full details and up-close impressions on both cars in our coverage of next month's auto show; press days are Nov. 18-20.

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By Kelsey Mays | October 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2015 Acura TLX

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 200 model-year 2015 Acura TLX sedans manufactured between Aug. 26 and Sept. 20, and equipped with all-wheel drive

The Problem: Incorrect values for the gross vehicle weight rating and gross axle weight rating, front and rear, may be printed on the safety certification label. If the vehicle is loaded to the specifications listed on the label, tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Honda will begin notifying owners on Tuesday, and dealers will install the correct certification label for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Acura manufacturer Honda at 800-382-2238, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | October 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Acura RLX, 2014-2015 MDX

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Vehicles Affected: About 43,000 Acura luxury vehicles, including 7,000 model-year 2014 Acura RLX sedans and 36,000 model-year 2014-15 MDX SUVs

The Problem: In temperatures below zero degrees, the seat belts may not release, according to The Detroit News. Acura, which is manufactured by Honda, said it is aware of no injuries related to this issue, the newspaper reported.

The Fix: Acura will begin notifying owners late this month, and dealers will replace both front seat belts for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Acura at 800-862-2872 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | October 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Acura MDX Simplifies Third-Row Access

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If your family is anything like mine, you actually need to use the third row in your car. Whether it's picking up Grandma for a family dinner, hauling sixth-graders to the botanic gardens or chauffeuring teenagers to their first homecoming dance, the third row in our family car gets its fair share of abuse — make that use.

Related: 2015 Acura MDX: Car Seat Check

Third-row access in most cars is almost always an exercise in engineering aptitude: flip seat bottom, fold seatback, tumble seat forward, engage ejector ignition and so on. I don't care how easy an automaker claims it is for a 5-year-old to tumble the seat forward singlehandedly to climb into the "way back," it's almost never true. My kids give up on these systems almost instantly, favoring the graceless headfirst dive over the second-row seats into the third row.

By Kristin Varela | September 24, 2014 | Comments (4)

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