Does the 2018 Acura ILX come in AWD? /*

All-wheel drive is as much about performance as safety

By Product Expert | Posted in Acura ILX, FAQs on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 4:45 pm
Overhead photo of the Acura ILX with text asking if it has AWD

Does the 2018 Acura ILX come in AWD?

You choose a premium car because you love driving. It’s the difference between starting your car just to go from place to place versus picking a vehicle that will make you want to get out just for the pure joy of starting up the engine. During harsher weather conditions, many shoppers appreciate all-wheel drive, but it’s a drivetrain that can be appreciated even when the weather is perfect. It’s only natural to wonder whether models like the 2018 Acura ILX, the brand’s most affordable option, come in AWD. The quick answer is that this model does not, but here are the ones that do.

Which Acura models have AWD?

If the Acura ILX does not offer all-wheel drive, which models do? You’ll be happy to know all of the following vehicles offer an AWD system as an option:

  • 2018 Acura NSX
  • 2018 Acura RDX
  • 2018 Acura TLX
  • 2018 Acura MDX
  • 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Though the ILX doesn’t offer AWD, every other model has it available, with the 2018 Acura NSX supercar featuring it as the standard drivetrain.

Read More: Which Acura models offer a hybrid powertrain?

Benefits of all-wheel drive

Acura proudly offers its unique Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system in many of its models, especially hybrid packages. Obviously, one major benefit is traction, but it’s clear from performance-only models like the 2018 Acura NSX that it’s not all about maintaining control on snow-covered streets. It’s not just slick streets that make all-wheel drive a favorite for drivers, but the fact that the system is constantly monitoring driving conditions to put power to wheels with the most traction.

What does this mean for your driving experience? You’ll experience a stable, exciting ride even around sharp corners. When you’re driving on a straight highway, you’ll find that the extra power and traction is frequently unnecessary, which is why the system sends 90 percent of its power to the front end in these situations. This way, models have a perfect blend of traction, performance and efficiency.

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