4 Reasons to Test Drive a 2019 Acura ILX: Performance and Safety



The newly released 2019 Acura ILX is an entry-level luxury sedan that has some pretty good things going for it. This model received several great updates and yet Acura opted to drop the price a bit to encourage more car buyers to take a second look at this fantastic sedan. Of particular note are the updates and continued beloved performance and safety capabilities of this model. Learn more about this car and about the many reasons why you should give the 2019 Acura ILX a test drive with the following run-down:

4 Reasons to Test Drive a 2019 Acura ILX: Performance and Safety

  • - Quick and powerful engine performance. The 2019 Acura ILX comes equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that boasts some pretty exciting numbers for a luxury-oriented sedan. This engine kicks out a very lively 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and together this setup delivers smooth and quick acceleration. And it does so at some really efficient rates. This model is rated at an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
  • - Comfortable and secure handling. A quick, powerful, and efficient engine isn't the only great performance-oriented attribute this vehicle has going for it. The engine offers the power, but it's the design of the suspension and chassis that truly gives this vehicle the confident and comfortable riding profile we love. When steering the 2019 Acura ILX, you'll find it responsive to your touch and you'll feel confident driving this sedan over whatever the Chicago roads have to offer up.
  • - Standard AcuraWatch safety package. Every trim of this model comes standard with Acura's premiere AcuraWatch safety package. This is a pretty comprehensive package and is designed to go a long way in assisting drivers more safely navigate their city roads and highway stretches. For example, as part of this safety package, drivers will enjoy a forward collision alert with emergency automatic braking that utilizes a system of radars to keep track of how close it gets to objects in front of them. Should it detect something like a stopped vehicle or pedestrian, then the vehicle will alert the driver and, if the driver doesn't brake first, will start applying braking power to reduce the vehicle's speed and force it to a stop if needed. Other key driver-assist features in this vehicle include lane-keeping assist and road departure mitigation, among other things.
  • - Great design and outstanding brakes. The AcuraWatch safety package is only one part of why this vehicle is considered such a great safety pick. And this 2019 Acura ILX certainly is a great safety pick. This model has earned the top overall ratings by both the NHTSA and IIHS, and both groups remarked on the vehicle's strong design and its ability to protect occupants in the event of something like a front-end collision. Another key piece of safety equipment his sedan has are the responsive brakes this model have that stop without feeling grabby. Even during panic stops, you'll find that these brakes track straight and securely.

Learn More About the 2019 Acura ILX By Visiting Our Team at McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago

If you are looking for a comfortable, performance-oriented, and full-deal kind of luxury sedan that's available at a fair rate, then you'd be hard-pressed to find a better model then the 2019 Acura ILX. This is a gorgeous model and one of our team at McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago is always eager to show off. Come by and give it your own test drive today!

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