A blue 2018 Acura ILX Special Edition against a black and white background

2018 Acura ILX in Johnson City, TN 

The 2018 Acura ILX in Johnson City, TN, now available at the Bill Gatton Acura showroom, offers a few subtle, yet important, upgrades for the new model year. There is a lot of competition for customers in this particular segment of the luxury sedan class of the automotive industry, meaning automakers like Acura need to be constantly progressing to stay ahead of its rivals. Fundamentally, the 2018 Acura ILX retains all the same combination of performance, efficiency and advanced features that have earned it positive reviews from independent experts online. Like its predecessors, the 2018 Acura ILX has been praised for having a dynamic handling profile that is better than the class average. Anyone going through the car-buying process is welcome to come to Bill Gatton Acura and go on a test drive with the 2018 ILX today.

Acura has added a brand new trim grade for the 2018 Acura ILX in Johnson City, TN. The all-new Special Edition trim is slotted above the base trim model but is behind the others, AcuraWatch Plus, Premium, Premium A-Spec, Tech Plus and Tech Plus A-Spec. Buyers interested in the Special Edition version of the 2018 Acura ILX will be getting much of the same equipment that comes with the base version but with a few additional exterior elements like extended side sills and a rear spoiler that was previously only available with the A-Spec package of features. Some of the things that customers can expect to see on all trims include automatic LED headlights, keyless entry/ignition and heated front seats. The AcuraWatch active safety suite is available on several of the upper trims offered by the 2018 ILX.

A front left quarter view of a gray 2018 Acura ILX driving over a country road

Performance Specifications

All versions of the 2018 Acura ILX come with the same powertrain setup. Under the hood sits a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 ILX has a zero-to-60 mph time of 6.9 seconds.


An interior photo of the 2018 Acura ILX showing the dashboard and infotainment screens

Active Driver Assistance

Many of the versions of the 2018 ILX above the entry-level base model feature the AcuraWatch suite of sensors. This comprehensive system provides warnings to the driver when the computer senses a dangerous situation is possible to help prevent accidents before they occur.


A rear quarter view of a gray 2018 Acura ILX parked alone in a parking lot

Fuel Economy

Efficiency is an important element to make the 2018 ILX such a strong performer in its class. Drivers can expect to be able to record as much as 25 miles per gallon* in the city and up to 35 miles per gallon* on the highway. These figures apply to all versions of the ILX since they all use the same powertrain.


Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings; Use for comparison purposes only; Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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