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2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

This Is Not The Acura You're Looking For Mid-level luxury brands have always had to do a bit of leg work to distance themselves from their more common cousins. Thanks to generation after generation of pervasive badge engineering (much of it from the Big Three), buyers can't be blamed for looking at brands like Buick, Lincoln, Infiniti, Lexus and yes, Acura as tarted up versions of Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan, Toyota and Honda products. For much of its lifetime in the automotive landscape, however, Acura has excelled at putting distance between its offerings and that of its parent company... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.5L I4 + electric motor
Power:
111 HP / 127 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
Base Price:
$28,900
As-Tested Price:
$35,295
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