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- Fuel Economy:
24 MPG city / 35 MPG hwy
Premium Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L/122
150 hp @ 6500 rpm
2014 Acura ILX 2.0L Automatic User Reviews
Loving itBy April (I am an Owner), Mar. 03, 2014I have had this car since July 2013. I love it. It's great on gas and gives a comfortable ride
Don't believe the negativityBy Mark Chen (I am an Owner), Nov. 17, 2013Everyone has something bad to say about the ILX, but it's a great car for the price. It's above average in every category in its class, and for what you pay, you get a whole lot. There's the reliabi... more
2014 Acura ILX OverviewAcura's newest offering, the entry-level premium ILX sedan, offers enough luxury, performance and eco-friendly options to make the car appealing to anyone shopping the segment.
Although based on the Honda Civic compact sedan platform, the ILX is 100 percent Acura and comes clad in sleek, aggressive sheetmetal, while the sharp front fascia bears the familiar Acura face. Acura calls this styling theme "Keen Edge Dynamics."
Four-wheel disc brakes are standard and handling is thanks to MacPherson struts in the front and a multi-link setup in the rear, with stabilizer bars over both ends as well. Paired with the car's unit body construction, the effect is an athletic, exciting ride.
Three trim levels are available--base, Premium and Technology Package--and all come powered by a variety of i-VTEC 4-cylinder engines. Base ILXs come standard with a 150-horsepower 2.0L. That engine powers a Premium model and the ILX Technology Package model as well. Premium models can also be specified with the sporty 201-horsepower 2.4L.
All ILX 2.0L engines are paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift and paddle shifters. The 2.4L ILX Premium utilizes a quick, exciting short-throw 6-speed transmission, while Hybrids are outfitted with a continuously variable transmission.
In addition to goodies such as power windows, locks and mirrors, base ILX models offer a fold-down rear seatback, a 6-speaker stereo, steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise and Bluetooth hands-free controls and automatic climate control.
Premium models add Xenon HID headlights, with heated leather-trimmed seating and 10-way power driver controls, a 360-watt, and a 7-speaker sound system. Premium-trim ILXs with the 2.4L engine also feature contrast seat stitching, stainless steel pedals and red gauge lighting.
The ILX Technology Package steps things up inside the car with Acura navigation, real-time traffic and weather, a 10-speaker, 415-watt sound system with hard-drive storage, XM satellite radio, and more.
All ILXs come loaded with standard safety features including anti-lock brakes, stability control and six airbags.
2014 Acura ILX Model Changes
Unwilling to leave "well enough" alone, Acura has given the ILX some fairly substantial updates after just one year on the market. The majority of the changes are to the interior of the car and include an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, higher quality door cards, leather seating surfaces, a backup camera and an improved audio system featuring a subwoofer and noise cancellation technology. The exterior of the car receives an update as well, 17-inch wheels are now standard. All of this standard equipment bumps the base price if the ILX up by about $1000, a fantastic deal for the amount of equipment included in the update.
2014 Acura ILX Value
Acura's ILX represents a return to the compact luxury car business for the automaker. The ILX has little in the way of competition, however, save for the Chevrolet Cruze-based Buick Verano, but that car lacks the variety of available powertrains as well as other features that set the ILX apart.
2014 Acura ILX Strengths
Acura luxury in an entry-level premium package; available technology; spirited performance; hybrid availability
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