2013 Acura ILX
The 2013 Acura ILX first made its debut in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show last month. At this week's Chicago Auto Show, Acura revealed the production version, and it looks nearly identical to the concept.
Snatching its powertrains from the new Civic, the ILX gets a choice of a not-too-powerful and not-too-efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 24/32 mpg and 150 horsepower or a 2.4-liter four rated at 201 horsepower and 20/29 mpg. The bigger four only comes with a manual transmission, while the smaller uses a five-speed slushbox.
A hybrid is also available, pairing a 1.5-liter four-cylinder with a CVT and Honda's IMA system. Acura estimates the hybrid ILX will rate 35 mpg in town and 38 mpg on the highway.