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2013 Buick Verano Turbo vs. 2013 Acura ILX 2.4

Answering The Entry-Level Luxury Question Twenty years ago, a comparison between an entry-level Buick and its Acura equivalent would have matched a Skylark against an Integra. The unfair battle would have resulted in the compact domestic's defeat in nearly every measurable category, as the Japanese competitor was arguably at the height of its powers. Yet the automotive industry has flipped, twisted and merged itself through more than just a recession over the past two decades – it's morphed into a whole different ballgame. Pitting a Buick against an Acura makes perfect sense... Read More

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    Comparo: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo vs. 2013 Acura ILX 2.4
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    Answering The Entry-Level Luxury Question Twenty years ago, a comparison between an entry-level Buick and its Acura equivalent would have matched a Skylark against an Integra. The unfair battle would have resulted in the compact domestic's defeat in nearly every measurable category, as the Japanese competitor was arguably at the height of its ...

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    Official: Honda integrating Siri into select models
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    Honda has partnered up with Apple to bring Siri to the Accord, Acura RDX and ILX. Owners who have an iPhone running iOS 6 will be able to ask the software to perform a number of tasks via voice command using the vehicle's on board microphone and speaker systems. What's more, the tech will put the iPhone into an "eyes free" mode, which turns the screen off ...

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    Review: 2013 Acura ILX 2.4
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    Going Mainstream Has Its Privileges Acura's experiment with niche models has failed. Competing in the luxury car business by filling white space with product just didn't work for the Japanese automaker. In place of slow-selling models like its ZDX and quirky first-gen RDX, the mindset at Acura has recently switched to more conventional products with ...

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    Report: Acura ILX headed for 2013 Honda Civic style upgrades
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    The not-yet-ready-for-primetime Honda Civic saw it quickly returned to sender for refurbishment as the 2013 Honda Civic, now the Acura ILX is headed in the same direction in its very first year. Automotive News reports that the small, Civic-based sedan from Honda's luxury brand isn't meeting sales expectations the company is after. More telling is that ...

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    Featured: Acura preps ILX for endurance racing challenge
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    Acura has used the occasion of this year's SEMA show to unveil a 2013 ILX that is remarkably different from the road-going car that we are familiar with. A far distance from the rather mildly performing street car, this ILX Endurance Racer is actually prepped to race at the grueling 25 Hours of Thunderhill in Willows, California. The ILX racers (Team ...

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    Video: Acura's ILX Hybrid gets all ate up with LED lighting
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    Acura has paired its 2013 ILX with the band Metric on its North American tour. To keep people as intrigued outside the concert as they are inside, Acura turned the ILX into an LED art car with a 3D display where there should have been an interior. Creating the LED light show took 4,600 hours, that was for the installation of 7,500 individually ...

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    Video: New Acura ILX ads promote its mullet-like nature
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    It's business in the front, party in the back for this 2013 Acura ILX ad that premieres June 4. The dual personality commercials try to show you that this new compact luxury sports sedan fits into all of the aspects of a person's life or, at least two: Work and play. The pair of commercials – of course, there are two – walk you through two ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Acura ILX
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    Faint Praise For The World's Nicest Honda Civic Acura has a long and storied history of being an innovator since its creation in 1986. As the first luxury brand from Japan, the marque brought with it the first variable valve timing technology known as VTEC, the first drive-by-wire electronic throttle, the first in-dash navigation system and the first ...

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    Chicago: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2012 Chicago Auto Show Debuts
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    The Chicago Auto Show may be the smallest of the North American auto shows we cover (yet largest by square footage, ironically), but year after year, more and more automakers choose to show off some new metal under the lights of McCormick Place. This year saw a total of 18 major reveals and while that pales in comparison to last month's Detroit show, ...

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    Detroit: Acura ILX Concept ushers in era of entry-level luxury
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    It's no secret that Acura has had a rough couple of years. After an extremely successful launch in the late 1980s, Honda's luxury marque truly hit high gear in the mid 2000s with such successful models as the TL sedan and MDX crossover. And then things went south with a fury that sent the automaker reeling into regroup mode. The brand's stumbling blocks ...