2013 Acura ILX First Test Drive

The 2013 Acura ILX is positioned as the new entry to the Acura brand, and is priced under the TSX. I was able to spend a day driving all three ILX variants – the Hybrid, the 2.4-liter manual, and the 2.0-liter base – at the ILX launch event in New York state.

I started off with a run up the Saw Mill Parkway in an ILX Hybrid, which is EPA rated at 39 city / 38 highway miles per gallon (MPG) and had no problem easing through the mid forty MPG range within the first half an hour of driving.

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Acura Gas Mileage

Over the years, Acura has achieved a well-earned reputation for fuel-efficiency among the premium imports. Highway gas mileage for the current RL, TL, and TSX lines run from the mid to high twenty mile per gallon (MPG) range. Although the 2009 Acura TSX (shown below) produces solid MPG ratings for a performance-oriented vehicle (20/28 with the five-speed automatic and 21/30 with the six-speed manual transmission), a much more fuel-efficient diesel option is waiting in the wings.

2009 Acura TSX

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