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2016 Acura ILX

Small car
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

Check for NHTSA recalls
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2016
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Acura ILX was introduced in the 2013 model year and is derived from the Honda Civic. Beginning with 2016 models, the ILX was re-engineered with structural and occupant restraint changes to improve occupant protection in both small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes.

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Acura ILX Technology 4-door
Weight 3,115 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length182 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1419
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)5
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)6
Right (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-1
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1419
Head
HIC-15230
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)21
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.1
Femur force - right (kN)0.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.30
Maximum tibia index - right0.59
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left55
Right75

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Acura ILX was introduced in the 2013 model year and is derived from the Honda Civic. Beginning with 2016 models, the ILX was re-engineered with structural and occupant restraint changes to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Acura ILX Technology 4-door
Weight 3,111 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length182 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings25 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1421
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-15.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1421
Head HIC-15414
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)50
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.22
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.43
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.1
Combined force (kN)3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)58
A-P moment (Nm) 159

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1421
Head HIC-15205
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)41
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)32
Average deflection (mm)27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.24
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.42
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)1.7
Combined force (kN)1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.0
L-M moment (Nm)49
A-P moment (Nm) 185

Applies to 2013-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,879 lbs
Peak force16,226 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.64
Tested vehicle
2013 Acura ILX 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)39
Distance below top of head (mm)35
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.0
Head contact time (ms)63
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)478

Applies to 2016 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System

Package name

  • Optional AcuraWatch Plus

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
5 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 11 mph.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 15 mph.
2 points

How this rating is determined

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