ILX vs TSX handling - AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community

Notices

ILX vs TSX handling

 
Old 01-20-2019, 12:11 AM
  #1  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Matt Lumpkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Dallas, TX
Age: 31
Posts: 203
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
ILX vs TSX handling

I love the design of the ILX. It is my favorite design of the new vehicles other than the NSX of course. I definitely like it more than the TLX. It is disappointing though because the TLX gets much more horsepower. But at what cost? That thing with AWD weighs a ton!!

So I have a TSX and it handles wonderfully. That is the whole reason I ended up buying it ( and the design of course ) but I read that the ILX does not compared to the TSX in handling. I read on several different reviews that the handling is very disappointing.

Would there be a way to fix that by adding different suspension or something? I am just brainstorming here because damn that ILX looks awesome!

Who all owns and ILX in here and how do you feel about your car?
Matt Lumpkins is offline  
Old 01-20-2019, 12:47 AM
  #2  
WTF?
 
Midnight Mystery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mississippi Coast
Age: 22
Posts: 4,376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 227 Times in 202 Posts
So we arrive at this....



Awesome topic! Never driven either, but would love to learn, myself!
Midnight Mystery is offline  
Old 01-20-2019, 11:21 AM
  #3  
Registered Member
 
WheelMcCoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northeast
Posts: 737
Thanked 143 Times in 111 Posts
2012 TSX Wagon here. One time when I brought it in for service, I got an ILX loaner. It was a first gen base model, and with only a couple of hundred miles on it, it was virtually new. I appreciated the chance to test drive it, and noticed right away the TSX had better handling. The TSX was better in almost every way except for modern tech. Of course the ILX has improved since then, the most notable change was the bump in horse power.

I would imagine owners of the new ILX are happy. The TLX does come in FWD with a 4 cylinder which reportedly comes alive if you replace the OEM Goodyear tires with something from Continental or Michelin.

In the meantime, I am keeping my TSX Wagon.
WheelMcCoy is offline  
Old 01-20-2019, 01:28 PM
  #4  
Registered Member
 
dopeboy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Age: 28
Posts: 671
Thanked 116 Times in 91 Posts
SH-AWD + heavy car + decent tires = infinite traction
dopeboy1 is offline  
Old 01-21-2019, 08:29 AM
  #5  
Registered Member
 
WheelMcCoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northeast
Posts: 737
Thanked 143 Times in 111 Posts
Originally Posted by dopeboy1 View Post
SH-AWD + heavy car + decent tires = infinite traction
Yes, I was surprised an MDX was able to follow me -- light Mazda3, manual -- down a curvy road. Granted, he drove like he knew the road well, but it was like watching an elephant dance.
WheelMcCoy is offline  
Old 01-21-2019, 11:59 AM
  #6  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 1,025
Thanked 75 Times in 62 Posts
Originally Posted by WheelMcCoy View Post
Yes, I was surprised an MDX was able to follow me -- light Mazda3, manual -- down a curvy road. Granted, he drove like he knew the road well, but it was like watching an elephant dance.
Originally Posted by dopeboy1 View Post
SH-AWD + heavy car + decent tires = infinite traction
Same thing applies to the RL.
schen72 is offline  
Old 01-23-2019, 10:48 PM
  #7  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Matt Lumpkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Dallas, TX
Age: 31
Posts: 203
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
I rarely see those RL's but did see one the other day. The design was just kinda plain tho.

The ILX has such a great design. Why can't they equip some with V6 and/or SHAWD, though?
Matt Lumpkins is offline  
Old 01-23-2019, 11:05 PM
  #8  
WTF?
 
Midnight Mystery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mississippi Coast
Age: 22
Posts: 4,376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 227 Times in 202 Posts
Originally Posted by Matt Lumpkins View Post
I rarely see those RL's but did see one the other day. The design was just kinda plain tho.

The ILX has such a great design. Why can't they equip some with V6 and/or SHAWD, though?

It's *kind of* a tuner car. A V6 would be unnecessary and not to mention probably it wouldn't fit anyways... An ILX will be a bit quicker than your TSX. It's lighter, has a tiny power bump and has a 8 speed DCT to help things out a lot.
Midnight Mystery is offline  
Old 01-23-2019, 11:06 PM
  #9  
WTF?
 
Midnight Mystery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mississippi Coast
Age: 22
Posts: 4,376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 227 Times in 202 Posts
Also, SH-AWD may impact TLX AWD sales, thus cannibalizing TLX sales to the ILX for a lower profit...
Midnight Mystery is offline  
Old 01-23-2019, 11:07 PM
  #10  
WTF?
 
Midnight Mystery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Mississippi Coast
Age: 22
Posts: 4,376
Thanks: 0
Thanked 227 Times in 202 Posts
Originally Posted by schen72 View Post
Same thing applies to the RL.
Originally Posted by WheelMcCoy View Post
Yes, I was surprised an MDX was able to follow me -- light Mazda3, manual -- down a curvy road. Granted, he drove like he knew the road well, but it was like watching an elephant dance.
Originally Posted by dopeboy1 View Post
SH-AWD + heavy car + decent tires = infinite traction

My RDX is right there with y'all!
Midnight Mystery is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 09:19 AM
  #11  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Matt Lumpkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Dallas, TX
Age: 31
Posts: 203
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by Midnight Mystery View Post
It's *kind of* a tuner car. A V6 would be unnecessary and not to mention probably it wouldn't fit anyways... An ILX will be a bit quicker than your TSX. It's lighter, has a tiny power bump and has a 8 speed DCT to help things out a lot.
word good point!
Matt Lumpkins is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 09:20 AM
  #12  
Registered Member
Thread Starter
 
Matt Lumpkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Dallas, TX
Age: 31
Posts: 203
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by Midnight Mystery View Post
Also, SH-AWD may impact TLX AWD sales, thus cannibalizing TLX sales to the ILX for a lower profit...
didnít think of that! No wonder they do things like that.
Matt Lumpkins is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 05:13 PM
  #13  
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 1,025
Thanked 75 Times in 62 Posts
Originally Posted by Midnight Mystery View Post
My RDX is right there with y'all!
I have RL as well as RDX (both with SH-AWD) and they both so sure-footed around corners, compared to my ILX.
schen72 is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Chan_Mike
ILX Photograph Gallery
9
10-29-2018 06:35 PM
Preston421
Acura ILX Discussion
3
04-08-2016 04:22 PM
psyfer
Acura ILX Discussion
7
01-11-2016 03:40 PM
ragde556
Acura ILX Discussion
76
11-16-2015 08:21 AM
rxj27
Acura ILX Discussion
58
12-16-2012 07:46 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: ILX vs TSX handling


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.