Carried over for 2014, the Acura ILX is an entry-level FWD luxury sedan available with three different engines: a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine (150 hp/140 lb-ft of torque), an optional 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine (201 hp/ 170 lb-ft of torque), and an optional 1.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine (111 hp/127 lb-ft of torque). Transmissions consist of a 5-speed automatic (2.0-liter engine), close-ratio 6-speed automatic (2.4-liter engine), and CVT transmission (hybrid engine). Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 22 mpg city to 39 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include heated exterior mirrors, hands-free phone capabilities, sunroof, leather interior, rearview camera, HID headlights, navigation, and automatic climate control. Safety is comprised of vehicle stability assist (VSA), tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), anti-lock braking (ABS), advanced airbags, electronic brake distribution (EBD), and brake assist (BA). The ILX is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
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.
Acura luxury in an entry-level premium package; available technology; spirited performance; hybrid availability
Acura's ILX represents a return to the compact luxury car business for the automaker. The ILX offers a wide variety of powertrain options, from the efficient 2.0L 4-cylinder to the sporty 2.4L to an available gas/electric hybrid setup. A lengthy equipment list combines with premium technology features to offer a very affordable entryway to the luxury brand.
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