Hey sup guys new guy here. I'm from SoCal and are thinking of trading in my 08 tsx for an ilx. What should look for and what package is the best. I'm going to daily drive it(drive about 70 miles daily) and mod it shortly after.
The 6 speed is only offered with the 2.4L k24 engine, so it lags in MPG compared to the other models. You're definitely more of a road warrior than most people, so you may benefit from other automatic models that get better MPG and the 2.0L motor or hybrid.
In my opinion, the MPG for my 2.4L ILX isn't half bad, I'm usually somewhere around 32-33 MPG highway cruising around 65-70. Around town I'm somewhere in the range of 29-30. You'll need to make a decision on what is most important for you.
The ilx is a nice car and I've been pretty happy with my purchase so far.