Safety & Security

 Optional
 Standard
Safety
Seat Belts and Airbags*
Child Safety*
Body Structure Design*
Braking & Stability
Braking Systems*
Vehicle Stability Assist*
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)*
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Included in AcuraWatch Plus
Road Departure Mitigation System*
Road Departure Mitigation System
Included in AcuraWatch Plus
Driver Assistance
Lane Keeping Assist System*
Lane Keeping Assist System
Included in AcuraWatch Plus
Adaptive Cruise Control*
Adaptive Cruise Control
Included in AcuraWatch Plus
Blind Spot Information System*
Blind Spot Information System
Included in Premium Package
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor*
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
Included in Premium Package
Tire Pressure Monitoring System*
Security
Security System*
Seat Belts and Airbags
Standard Feature
Seat Belts and Airbags

Seat belts are the first line of defense in a collision. That’s why all ILX seating positions have 3-point belts and head restraints. The front seats also have a load-limiting tensioner system and each airbag features a highly sophisticated deployment system.

  • In the first milliseconds of a sufficient impact, tensioners automatically tighten the front belts to help hold the occupant in position against the seatback.
  • To help prevent the tensioners from causing undue pressure on the chest, load limiters slightly relieve belt tension as needed to help soften the force.
  • Sensors in the front passenger seat determine if it is empty or if the passenger is too small for the passenger’s front airbag to deploy safely and will disengage the front passenger’s front airbag, if necessary.
  • In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the SmartVent™ front side airbag inflates to help protect the driver’s or front passenger’s upper torso.
Child Safety
Standard Feature
Child Safety

The ILX has several features addressing child safety, from sophisticated airbag sensors to anchors that secure child seats.

  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) anchors, plus upper-tether anchors in the rear seat, allow LATCH-compatible child seats to be installed in the outboard positions without the use of seat belts.
  • All windows and the moonroof have an auto-reverse feature that is designed to prevent them from closing if a finger or other obstacle is encountered.
Body Structure Design
Standard Feature
Body Structure Design

To enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions, the ILX features next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.

  • The ACE™ design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.
  • This new generation ACETM incorporates extra braces at the front corners to absorb and distribute impact energy from narrow off-set collisions in which a small portion at one side of the front end must absorb the collision forces.
  • The outer braces are designed to transfer impact load toward the center of the frame where the energy can be distributed around the cabin area more evenly.
  • This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash.
Braking Systems
Standard Feature
Braking Systems

ILX disc brakes are complemented by several sophisticated electronic systems that enhance stopping performance in almost any circumstance.

  • The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps you retain steering control when braking heavily, by preventing the wheels from locking up while still allowing them to achieve maximum level of stopping.
  • The Electronic Brake Distribution system uses the ABS system to orchestrate braking power among the four wheels—depending on their load—to help optimize braking effectiveness.
  • The Brake Assist system detects emergency braking from the driver by monitoring the speed at which the brake pedal is depressed and stepping in to ensure the ABS system is activated. The system terminates immediately upon release of the brake pedal.
Vehicle Stability Assist
Standard Feature
Vehicle Stability Assist

A standard feature that makes every driver a better driver. The Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)12 system uses an array of sensors, along with ABS to reduce the dangers of oversteer or understeer.

  • VSA® continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, lateral G-force and yaw rate.
  • When the potential for oversteer or understeer is detected, the VSA® modulator reduces the engine’s torque and applies brakes to each wheel (as needed) to help stabilize the vehicle.
  • VSA® response is so quick that instability may be corrected before the driver even knows it’s occurring.
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
AcuraWatch Plus
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

To help reduce the likelihood or severity of a frontal impact, the AcuraWatch Plus features the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)61.

  • Powered by a combination of radar transmitter and forward-facing camera, the CMBS™ determines the distance and closing speed of detected objects that lie directly ahead.
  • To alert the driver to apply the brakes, the system will, if time allows issue a beeping sound and flash an amber “Brake” message in the Multi-Information Display.
  • If you do not take action to reduce speed, the CMBS™ begins light braking.
  • When the system senses that a frontal collision is unavoidable even if no prior alerts have been given, strong braking is automatically applied to help reduce the impact velocity and collision force.
  • The goal of the CMBS™ is to alert the driver to apply the brakes. While the system assists, it is not expected to avoid a collision on its own.
  • To avoid unnecessary warnings, CMBS will not operate at speeds below 3 mph.
Road Departure Mitigation System
AcuraWatch Plus
Road Departure Mitigation System

The highly capable, road-hugging ILX prefers pavement.

  • The Road Departure Mitigation system uses a camera to identify the side of the road, including painted lane lines, Botts Dots and cat eye markers.
  • When the system detects the ILX is about to leave the road, it warns the driver with an MID warning message, an amber head-up warning and a tightening of the seat belt.
  • The system then uses the active steering function of the Lane Keeping Assist system—as well as the vehicle’s autonomous braking capability to guide the ILX back into its detected lane.
Lane Keeping Assist System
AcuraWatch Plus
Lane Keeping Assist System

It’s the best kind of backseat driver. Using a forward-facing camera mounted above the inside rear view mirror, the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)59 works proactively to keep the ILX inside a detected lane.

  • If you steer the ILX out of a detected lane without signaling your intention the Lane Departure Warning will give you an audio alert and a message on the MID. If the LKAS system has been engaged, it will then gently tug the steering wheel and help guide the car back to the center of the lane.
  • Though the system initiates a slight tug, the driver can easily hold course as the system will not take control of the wheel.
  • On straight or mildly curving roads, LKAS works to keep the car in the center of the detected lane.
  • The system will not steer the car indefinitely. If it senses no steering input from the driver for a certain period of time, the system presents a message instructing the driver to begin steering again.
Adaptive Cruise Control
AcuraWatch Plus
Adaptive Cruise Control

Conventional cruise control has always been welcome on long highway trips but is of little use on an urban driver’s daily commute. Available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows you to set a desired speed but also maintain a desired interval to the car ahead so you enjoy the benefits of cruise control in light traffic.

  • While cruising, engage the ACC and the system prompts you to select a short, medium, long or extra-long interval to the vehicle ahead.
  • Once speed is set (between 25 and 90 mph), you can raise or lower it with the steering-wheel controls. Your speed setting is revealed on the MID.
  • At speeds below the set speed, ACC maintains the set interval from the car ahead by modulating the throttle and applying moderate braking where appropriate.
Blind Spot Information System
Premium Package
Blind Spot Information System

The Blind Spot Information (BSI) system20 is your second pair of eyes during lane changes.

  • If the system detects a vehicle in the adjacent lane’s “alert zone”, an indicator appears on that side’s outside mirror surface.
  • If the driver activates the turn signal in the direction of a vehicle that has been detected, the mirror indicator on the corresponding side flashes and a warning beep will sound.
  • So the indicators don’t come on at stoplights, when parking or when traveling in stop-and-go traffic, the system is only active when the ILX is traveling over 20 mph.
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
Premium Package
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

Whether backing out of parking space or onto a busy street, the ILX has your back.

  • Sensors located near the rear corners of the car can detect approaching vehicles from either side in parking lots, driveways or streets.
  • The monitor is particularly useful when other parked vehicles hinder your side-to-side vision.
  • With the multi-view rear camera50 in Normal or Wide mode, the driver is alerted to approaching vehicles by an audible chime and amber arrows in the rear camera monitor.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Standard Feature
Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Since an under-inflated tire impedes handling and can be a safety hazard, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses a sensor to determine if a tire’s pressure is outside an acceptable range.

  • Pressure sensors in each wheel send readings to a central electronic control unit that evaluates whether the pressure is within an acceptable range. If a reading is significantly below the recommended level, the ILX alerts you on the Multi-Information Display (MID). The problem tire (along with the individual pressure for all four tires) is indicated.
  • As useful as TPMS is, it is still recommended that you manually check your tires on a regular basis.
Security System
Standard Feature
Security

Like every Acura model, the ILX comes equipped with a security system. In the event of a break-in, the following events will occur:

  • The ignition will be disabled.
  • The horn will sound.
  • The lights will flash.