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Acura claims that the ILX redefines what it is like to drive a sedan. This sporty compact sedan is fun to drive and not too expensive. The claims are pretty big, but if you ever get the chance to test drive a 2017 Acura ILX, you are sure to agree with the sentiments put forth by Acura. In 2012, Acura released this car to much fanfare, though some thought it was just a Civic with a different label. While the Honda Civic is a great car, this is more refined, and better.

The car, is, in fact, based on the older Civic platform, which should sooth anyone’s fears as the Civic is popular, and it’s a solid car. The 2017 uses a new suspension system, so it feels capable as ever, and with a starting price of under 28k, a buyer can get behind the wheel of this high-end car without breaking the bank. While a lot has been left untouched, which makes sense when you consider how great of a car it is, there are still some changes that should get any Acura fan excited, though the changes are minor.

The most significant and noticeable changes comes in the form of new color options for the exterior. The new options are Lunar Silver Metallic, San Marino Red and Modern Steel Metallic. While this sedan has barely changed, if you want to know why, you must know that the ILX is good enough that no large changes were needed. Simply put, there was no reason to rock the boat, and you can see for yourself by checking out an ILX at Chapman Acura.

One thing that makes the ILX better than a boring sedan is its eight-speed transmission and 2.4 liter horsepower, 201 horsepower engine. Drivers who want power and decent fuel economy should not worry as this fun and sporty car gets nearly 30 MPG combined. With a bold, sporty appearance, we can see why sports car lovers have no problems getting behind the wheel of an Acura ILX.

There are a few options for the ILX, which make the driving experience that much better. Drivers who value safety, though the car has a host of safety features, will love the AcuraWatch Plus Package as it offers a suite of features to help avoid accidents. Fans of tech will love the Technology Plus Package, where owners are treated to sophisticated audio and navigation options. Finally, with the Premium Package and A-Spec Package, owners will enjoy a more refined style, both inside and outside of the vehicle. Simply put, the great thing about the Acura ILX is that there is something for everyone, and whether you want a more luxurious and refined experience or a more sporty car, Acura does not leave potential buyers hanging.

While Acura is not going out of its way to make the ILX much different, the company has reason. There were a few subtle changes that are hardly noticeable, but anyone who wants a well-priced sports car with all the extras must consider the 2017 Acura ILX.

2017 Acura TLX


The Acura TLX is a beloved, mid-sized luxury sedan that has been around for only a few years, though it is getting a lot of attention as people love the luxury, style and relatively low price for such a nice car. While people love the luxury and tech, along with reliability, there is another reason people love the TLX. It is a safe vehicle that is only getting safer.

The highest crash rating a vehicle can earn is a five-star one, and the 2017 Acura TLX earned that. Yes, the vehicle received a five-star rating for rollover, front and side crashes. This rating applies to both all-wheel and front-wheel drive options of the 2017 TLX. The reason it did so well is not a surprise to Acura as the company, for a long time, has made safety a top priority for its vehicles.

With standard safety equipment such as vehicle stability control, seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, anti lock brakes and traction control, it is very easy to see why the TLX did so well. To make it even safer, you should invest in forward collision warning and road departure mitigation. That way, with this one-two punch of safety, you are less likely to end up in an accident. Either way, drivers can get behind the wheel of a TLX and feel safe, which should be most people’s number one priority. While safety is not sexy or exciting, it’s important. If you want to see the luxury and style that the TLX offers, test drive one out at Chapman Acura

Now, anyone who wants to buy any vehicle should know how much safety matters. While you can look at a number or number of stars and get an idea, you should know the reality. When a car has a high rating, it doesn’t only mean you are likely to avoid death in a major accident, but with standard equipment like seven airbags and well-designed crumple zones, you can walk away from an accident with zero injuries. Of course, that is not guaranteed, but vehicles of today like the 2017 Acura TLX allow people to walk away unharmed, which is a big change from not too long ago, where people would end up with debilitating injuries.

Furthermore, it is hard to have statistics on accidents avoided. Because, the reality is, an accident is a dangerous thing, and even if you walk away from it without a single scratch, it is no fun. With vehicle stability control standard, you can avoid hairy situations in the first place. Then, with a small investment in your safety, you can get forward collision warning and road departure mitigation. These two safety features will help you avoid accidents related to overreacting or falling asleep at the wheel. Simply put, prevention is the best medicine, and if you want to avoid accidents, you will do so with the right equipment, which is provided by Acura in the 2017 TLX.

Safety must be everyone’s top priority. Acura sure knows this, and that is why it continues to produce cars that exceed industry standards. Plus, if you buy an Acura TLX, you will get a host of other great features, so you certainly don’t have to buy it only for its five-star rating.