Used Acura for Sale Chattanooga TN

Vehicle Overview

An all-new model for Acura, the ILX sedan is the brand’s new entry-level model. The slightly larger TSX will remain in the lineup, priced at just under $30,000 before the destination charge.

Based on the Honda Civic, the ILX recalls the Acura RSX, sold from 2002 to 2006, though that car was a two-door with more of a sport emphasis. The ILX will offer three drivetrains, including Acura’s first-ever hybrid. The ILX competes with the likes of the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Buick Regal and Lexus CT 200h.


The ILX simultaneously plays down the silver grille that has drawn criticism in other Acura models and spices up other aspects of the car’s design. The front bumper is more intricate, and hood creases and side character lines are more pronounced than you’ll find on the TSX. Small exterior differences accompany the three drivetrain choices.


The base ILX interior has cloth upholstery with imitation leather side bolsters on the front seats. Typical of Acura, higher trim levels come in the form of two option packages. The Premium and Technology packages add leather, heated front seats, a stereo upgrade and a backup camera. The Technology option adds a top-level stereo with digital music storage, a navigation system, an information system and a multiview backup camera.

Standard features include keyless access with push-button start and a modest degree of smartphone integration.

Even without the navigation system, the ILX provides a color display similar to Honda’s simple, streamlined i-MID system. The center control panel is clean and easily navigated, anchored by Acura’s multifunction controller knob, which has improved greatly in recent years.

Under the Hood

The ILX’s base engine is a 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It teams with a five-speed automatic transmission with a selectable manual mode. Honda’s early mileage estimate is 24/32 mpg city/highway.

A second all-gas engine is a 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder that comes only with a six-speed-manual transmission and an estimated 20/29 mpg.

Acura’s first hybrid, which combines a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with an electric motor and high-voltage lithium-ion battery, generates 111 hp and is expected to achieve 35/38 mpg. The only transmission is a continuously variable automatic.


Standard safety features include front, side and side curtain airbags as well as antilock brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control.

Used Honda Chattanooga TN

The 2010 Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover SUV offered in four trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Each is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The LX comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, cruise control, 60/40-split second- and third-row seats and a seven-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with an auxiliary audio jack.

The EX adds foglights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power driver seat, an in-dash six-CD changer, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, tri-zone automatic climate control and satellite radio. The EX-L upgrades to leather upholstery, heated front seats, a sunroof and a rearview mirror-mounted back-up camera. The high-end Touring model includes a power liftgate, rear-window sunshades, Bluetooth, a 10-speaker audio system, a USB audio interface, and a navigation system with voice recognition and an integrated back-up camera.

There are no available options on LX or EX models. Optional on the EX-L is a DVD rear entertainment system that’s packaged with a 10-speaker audio system. The DVD system is the only option on Touring models.

The 2010 Honda Pilot is motivated by a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 250 hp and 253 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all Pilot models are available with an all-wheel-drive system that automatically apportions power to the rear wheels — up to 70 percent — when front slippage occurs. This system also has a driver-selectable “lock” feature that routes the maximum 70 percent of torque to the rear wheels at speeds below 19 mph.

In performance testing, we clocked a Pilot Touring from zero to 60 mph in a pokey 9.7 seconds, a full second or two behind many rivals. Fuel economy is aided by Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system, which shuts down half of the V6’s cylinders when they’re not needed, but it’s still just average for this segment at 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined (16/22/18 for AWD models).