Audio & Navigation

Audio Systems
Standard and Premium Audio Systems*
Acura/ELS Surround Premium Audio System*
Acura/ELS Surround Premium Audio System
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USB & iPod Integration*
Song By Voice*
Song By Voice
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Navigation System
Navigation Functionality & Controls*
Navigation Functionality & Controls
Included in Technology Package
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic*
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic
Included in Technology Package
AcuraLink Real-Time Weather*
AcuraLink Real-Time Weather
Included in Technology Package
Included in Technology Package
Destination Database*
Destination Database
Included in Technology Package
Zagat Reviews*
Zagat Reviews
Included in Technology Package
Standard and Premium Audio Systems
Standard and Premium models
Standard and Premium Audio Systems

The easy-to-operate standard ILX audio system offers clear, dynamic sound with six speakers around the cabin and an 8-inch subwoofer. SiriusXM® Satellite Radio4 capability is available for Premium models as well. A large display at the top of the instrument panel provides detailed audio information.

  • A speed-sensitive volume control increases the audio gain automatically as road speed increases.
  • When driving into a new area, the automatic preset select button allows you to preset the most powerful stations. Push it again and your original presets return.

Both systems can accommodate a wide variety of audio sources, which include:

  • USB Audio Interface7 for iPod®8
  • MP3- and WMA6 -compatible CD player
  • AM/FM with RDS readout
  • Auxiliary input jack
  • The ability to interface with a Pandora®45 application loaded onto a paired iPhone®8
Acura/ELS Surround Premium Audio System
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Acura/ELS Surround Premium Audio System
Acura/ELS Surround Premium Audio SystemInteractive Demo

Learn More About ELS Surround Sound System

Grammy® award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design the Acura/ELS Surround®32 Premium Audio System to reproduce music the way it is heard in the recording studio. As a result, surround sound fills the car from any stereo digital source. In addition to all the source inputs of the standard ILX audio system, features of the Acura/ELS system include:

  • DVD-A, MP3- and WMA6 -compatible disc player
  • The ability to interface with the Pandora®45 application loaded onto a paired, compatible iPhone®8.
  • 10 speakers, including one per door, two tweeters, one center mid-range, two rear surround, one powered 8-inch subwoofer
  • Detailed audio system displays through the navigation screen10
  • Dolby®5 Pro Logic® II extracts surround sound from any digital stereo source
  • Almost all functions can be performed through the voice recognition system
  • The Note function music-reminder allows you to store song information and a 10-second sample as it is aired on a SiriusXM® Satellite Radio4 station so you can recall it later

Learn more about Acura ELS/Surround Sound

USB & iPod Integration
Standard Feature
Pandora® Internet Radio interface, USB Audio Interface and MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
USB & iPod IntegrationInteractive Demo

Learn More About Audio Connections

In the ILX, you can take your digital music library along for the ride on your iPod®8, USB flash drive or compatible phone. You can even have your own personal DJ with Pandora®45 loaded on an iPhone®8.

  • You can operate Pandora with the stereo controls when directly connected using the USB jack; Bluetooth®11 streaming audio does not allow application integration.
  • A USB connection interfaces with Apple® iPod®8 players and other USB mass storage devices, such as flash drives that contain MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files.
  • Track information appears on the center display. Selection can be controlled using the audio system, including the steering wheel-mounted controls.
  • The USB will charge a compatible iPod®8 while it’s playing.
  • An auxiliary input jack can be connected to any iPod®8, MP3 player or other audio device.
  • Both the USB and auxiliary inputs are in covered storage areas where devices can be conveniently carried and discreetly stored.
Song By Voice
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Song By Voice

The Song By Voice® feature uses the voice recognition system to help the ILX driver find music from the hard disk drive or a USB7-connected iPod®8 simply by voicing a preference.

  • The system is initialized with either of the commands, “iPod search” or “HDD search,” after which you can find your preference by first stating your chosen category, such as: song, artist, album, or genre.
  • Follow your category choice by stating your desired music selection. For example, if “Equilibrium” is the title song of an album, the command, “Play song, ‘Equilibrium’” will play the song, while saying, “Play album, ‘Equilibrium’” will play the whole album.
  • You can also have the system display lists of artists, albums, and other categories on the navigation screen.
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To keep you up-to-date with the latest information related to your ILX, this easy-to-use proprietary data network uses the SiriusXM® Satellite Radio4 communications interface. Some of the features available through AcuraLink®10 include:

  • A pre-programmed ILX feature guide
  • Dealer appointment reminders
  • Direct communication with your dealer
  • If you have linked your cell phone to the Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® interface, the system can also contact Acura headquarters and your dealer for the latest diagnostic information.
Destination Database
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Destination Database

The Acura Navigation System10 has an extensive database of addresses and points of interest for a variety of handy information.

  • The system will not only show you the nearby ATMs, if, for example, you don’t want to pay a service charge, just tell it to show your bank’s machines.
  • You can also find the exact type of restaurant you’re in the mood for, as well as locate schools, parks, hospitals, drugstores, museums, and more.
  • Since destinations change over time, CDs with data uploads can be purchased through this website and downloaded to the hard drive.
Zagat Reviews
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Zagat Reviews

The Acura Navigation System10 will not only tell you where restaurants are and how to get to them, it can also tell you their price range and provide customer reviews.

  • The system’s Zagat Survey® ratings and reviews provide detailed information from a database that you can read onscreen, or if you’re driving, they can be spoken over the audio system.
  • If you need reservations, the system can even dial the restaurant for you through your compatible Bluetooth®11-enabled cell phone.