By Jackie Doming
In the year of auto reviews for the Filipino Journal, there have been several times where I have to review more than one vehicle at a time. In an odd occurrence of multiple vehicles to review from several media agencies, and a heavy travel schedule, I had to figure out how to review three vehicles in a span of 3 days. As opposed to letting the Acura ILX sit in my driveway while I was travelling, I gave the
opportunity to Jackie Doming to take the 2013 Acura ILX for a several days. Jackie Doming is a 2nd year Creative Communications student at Red River College (Princess Campus). Here’s what she had to say about the ILX.
I want to start off this review by clarifying I am not an automotive connoisseur by any means. That being said, I do appreciate practical features and a nice paint job on the cars I drive.
I was delightfully surprised when I took the Acura ILX for a week-long road test a couple months ago. It’s been a few years since I’ve driven a stick shift, and switching gears on this sporty 6-speed sedan was a breeze – and that’s saying something. The smooth transition made for an easy ride after overcoming my initial fear of driving over the curbs on slick Winnipeg wintered streets. For all the automatic drivers out there, the ILX is also available with a 5-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shifting mode.
The interior of this car is quite lovely, with a classy dash and slick shifter. As far as comfort is concerned, it’s near ergonomic perfection. After a few small adjustments made to the seat, steering and mirrors, I felt the most comfortable I’ve ever been in the driver’s seat (the soft and subtle heated leather seats may have had something to do with it).
As far as sporty sedans go, the ILX has plenty of room for passengers and in the trunk. The vehicle can easily fit four adults, comfortably with three little ones in the back.
When it comes to the exterior, the ILX is definitely a looker. I’ve always been a fan of Acura exteriors, and this car is no exception to this rule. As with most Acura and Honda vehicles, the lines of this ILX are smooth and modern with selective silver trimmings. Although she’s no Porsche, for a car so reasonably base priced at $27,500-$30,000, you get a great bang for your buck and feel like a million bucks driving it.
I received a lot of compliments when was driving the ILX around town – a nice boost of confidence on the driver’s side. It was a great car with smooth handling, and a proud member in a family of reliable, trustworthy vehicles. Needless to say, I would recommend the ILX to anyone who’s looking for an affordable and attractive car to call their own.