2016, 2017 Acura ILX Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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One of the key features would be the 8-Speed Automatic Transmission. Not only does the dual clutch transmission add a touch of excitement to the drive, the Acura model has a torque converter, giving the car smooth operation and a nice boost. Downshifts are also rev-matched, meaning the driver controls the gears with shift paddles.
Other features include the rearview camera with multiple views, dual-zone GPS and climate control, heated front seats, and passive entry with push-button start.
Under the hood is a 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder engine with 201 horsepower at 6,800 rpm. One must not overlook the 180 pound-feet of torque either. The engine was designed to use fuel injection, enhancing both power and fuel economy. Because of this, the car will only run on premium-quality fuel. However, frequent stops at the gas station are minimized thanks to the 25/35 city/highway mpg.
There are six equipment levels to choose from:
• Base ($27,990),
• AcuraWatch Plus ($29,290),
• Premium without ($29,990) or with the A-Spec Package ($31,980),
• Tech Plus without ($32,990) or with the A-Spec Package ($34,980).
Base interior consists of a sunroof, heated mirrors, keyless energy, push-button ignition, tilt-and-telescoping stirring wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, six-speaker stereo, CD-player, USB/iPod interface, and a Pandora and Siri app integration, on top of what was already mentioned.
The AcuraWatch Plus package does increase the price tag, but the driver receives enhanced cruise control, a collision warning system, Road Departure Mitigation and lane departure warning system.
The Premium package has its own version of AcuraWatch, but also upgrades the base features to bigger screens, blind spot monitoring, driver memory settings, navigation app integration, and various technological upgrades.
As for the A-Spec package, this adds to the exterior of the 2017 Acura ILX. The 17-inch basic wheels are swapped for 18-inch wheels, and fog lights, side sills, suede seat inserts, and a rear spoiler are added.
Performance wise, the ILX is slightly lacking. The 2016 and 2017 versions both accelerate from 0 to 60 in 6.9 seconds. Compared to competitors, the Acura is slower. Yet, the car is quick enough for merging and maneuvering during rush hour. The interior is often compared to the mid-range sedan, and the technology has been called “clunky,” and needs a lesson in ergonomics.
In 2016, Acura decided to revamp the ILX, the brand’s smallest luxury sedan by improving on the overall body styling and engine. Although the 2017 maintains these changes, it is more solid than ever before. Some features are not meet expectations, however that should be expected from a first tier luxury car with a low price tag.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Acura ILX invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Acura ILX Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.