2013 Acura ILX Hybrid
In the new Acura ILX Hybrid, the luxury arm of Honda finally introduced its first hybrid vehicle. Acura is aiming for a more effective hybrid solution that personifies the brands youthful, yet luxury oriented demographic. The ILX Hybrid hits that target by offering a SportShift manual mode with its CVT transmission. Acura says the transmission “lives up to Acura’s reputation for delivering an engaging driving experience.”
The ILX Hybrid also comes with an ECON driving mode that helps the driver achieve even greater fuel efficiency. ILX Hybrid has EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 39 mpg, but in our test drive, we managed to get a bit higher than that. Making the ILX even more enticing is its $28,900 price tag, which puts it in direct competition with the eAssist equipped Buicks.