2014 Acura ILX Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$26,900-$34,600
$25,378-$32,504
28 /CITY / 35 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • Several new standard features
  • Price rises $1,000 due to extra equipment

Introduction
The 2014 Acura ILX is a compact entry-level luxury sedan sharing a platform with the Honda Civic. The ILX offers much more standard equipment than the Civic, and can be equipped with exclusive features unavailable for the Honda. Because of the 2014 ILX's relatively low price point, it has few direct competitors, but this segment is heating up with the addition of the redesigned Audi A3, entry-level BMW 320i with lowered price, and the new Mercedes-Benz CLA250.

Models and Features
Acura offers the ILX in standard and Hybrid model series. Details regarding the 2014 ILX Hybrid will be available in the fall of 2013.

For 2014, the non-hybrid versions gain several new features as standard equipment, including 17-inch aluminum wheels, leather upholstery with leatherette door panel trim, heated front seats, 8-way power driver's seat, multi-angle reversing camera, subwoofer for the sound system, and Active Noise Cancellation technology. These features join standard equipment highlights including dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration and humidity control, keyless access and push-button ignition, power sunroof, and more. The ILX also comes standard with a 360-watt audio system with 7 speakers, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming and SMS text messaging capabilities, USB and iPod connections, and a Pandora Internet radio interface.

Options and Packages
When buying a 2014 ILX, customers choose between a Premium package and a Technology package. The Premium package adds fog lights, HID headlights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Technology package equips the ILX with a voice-recognition navigation system that includes AcuraLink real-time traffic and weather reports, premium Acura/ELS surround-sound audio system, GPS-linked solar-sensing climate control system, and a 15-gigabyte media storage hard-drive with Song by Voice technology.

The ILX is also available with a larger, more powerful 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission, components identical to those installed in the Honda Civic Si model. Acura offers this power upgrade only with the Premium package, and choosing this version of the ILX also adds gray contrast stitching for the seats, red instrument lighting, and stainless steel pedals.

In addition to these option packages, the ILX can be equipped with numerous dealer-installed upgrades.

Under the Hood
The Acura ILX is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 150 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 140 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,300 rpm. A 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard with this engine, which drives the car's front wheels. The optional 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 201 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. It is offered only with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Acura also sells the ILX Hybrid, but says it will release details about the 2014 version of this model at a later date. Last year, the ILX Hybrid paired a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric assist motor and a lithium-ion battery to develop a combined 111 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 127 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,000 rpm and 3,500 rpm. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters came standard for the 2013 ILX Hybrid.

Fuel Economy
Both of the ILX's gasoline engines require premium unleaded fuel, per Acura. The EPA says that mileage estimates range from a low of 22 mpg in the city for the 2.4-liter engine and the manual gearbox to a high of 35 mpg on the highway for the 2.0-liter engine and the automatic transmission. The 2014 ILX Hybrid will return 39 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the 2014 Acura ILX for crash protection.

For 2014, the ILX is equipped with a multi-angle reversing camera as standard equipment. Last year, this was an optional upgrade over a simpler standard camera. Technology-related options for this model include Song by Voice recall from a 15GB music hard drive and a GPS-linked solar sensing climate control system that can increase or decrease heating and cooling depending on sun angle and the vehicle's direction of travel.

What's New for 2014:

  • Several new standard features
  • Price rises $1,000 due to extra equipment

Introduction
The 2014 Acura ILX is a compact entry-level luxury sedan sharing a platform with the Honda Civic. The ILX offers much more standard equipment than the Civic, and can be equipped with exclusive features unavailable for the Honda. Because of the 2014 ILX's relatively low price point, it has few direct competitors, but this segment is heating up with the addition of the redesigned Audi A3, entry-level BMW 320i with lowered price, and the new Mercedes-Benz CLA250.

Models and Features
Acura offers the ILX in standard and Hybrid model series. Details regarding the 2014 ILX Hybrid will be available in the fall of 2013.

For 2014, the non-hybrid versions gain several new features as standard equipment, including 17-inch aluminum wheels, leather upholstery with leatherette door panel trim, heated front seats, 8-way power driver's seat, multi-angle reversing camera, subwoofer for the sound system, and Active Noise Cancellation technology. These features join standard equipment highlights including dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration and humidity control, keyless access and push-button ignition, power sunroof, and more. The ILX also comes standard with a 360-watt audio system with 7 speakers, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity with music streaming and SMS text messaging capabilities, USB and iPod connections, and a Pandora Internet radio interface.

Options and Packages
When buying a 2014 ILX, customers choose between a Premium package and a Technology package. The Premium package adds fog lights, HID headlights, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Technology package equips the ILX with a voice-recognition navigation system that includes AcuraLink real-time traffic and weather reports, premium Acura/ELS surround-sound audio system, GPS-linked solar-sensing climate control system, and a 15-gigabyte media storage hard-drive with Song by Voice technology.

The ILX is also available with a larger, more powerful 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission, components identical to those installed in the Honda Civic Si model. Acura offers this power upgrade only with the Premium package, and choosing this version of the ILX also adds gray contrast stitching for the seats, red instrument lighting, and stainless steel pedals.

In addition to these option packages, the ILX can be equipped with numerous dealer-installed upgrades.

Under the Hood
The Acura ILX is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 150 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 140 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,300 rpm. A 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard with this engine, which drives the car's front wheels. The optional 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 201 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. It is offered only with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Acura also sells the ILX Hybrid, but says it will release details about the 2014 version of this model at a later date. Last year, the ILX Hybrid paired a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric assist motor and a lithium-ion battery to develop a combined 111 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 127 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,000 rpm and 3,500 rpm. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters came standard for the 2013 ILX Hybrid.

Fuel Economy
Both of the ILX's gasoline engines require premium unleaded fuel, per Acura. The EPA says that mileage estimates range from a low of 22 mpg in the city for the 2.4-liter engine and the manual gearbox to a high of 35 mpg on the highway for the 2.0-liter engine and the automatic transmission. The 2014 ILX Hybrid will return 39 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the 2014 Acura ILX for crash protection.

For 2014, the ILX is equipped with a multi-angle reversing camera as standard equipment. Last year, this was an optional upgrade over a simpler standard camera. Technology-related options for this model include Song by Voice recall from a 15GB music hard drive and a GPS-linked solar sensing climate control system that can increase or decrease heating and cooling depending on sun angle and the vehicle's direction of travel.

Available Trims for the 2014 Acura ILX
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Hybrid Tech Pkg (4dr Sdn 1.5L) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 34600.00 Engine 1.5 L/91 City/Hwy MPG 39/38
Name 4dr Sdn 2.0L Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26900.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name Premium Pkg (4dr Sdn 2.0L) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29200.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name Hybrid (4dr Sdn 1.5L) Transmission CVT w/OD MSRP 28900.00 Engine 1.5 L/91 City/Hwy MPG 39/38
Name Tech Pkg (4dr Sdn 2.0L) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31600.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 24/35
Name 2.4L Premium Pkg (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 29200.00 Engine 2.4 L/144 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
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INTERIOR
  • Sport-Style Front Seats -inc: manual adjustment
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Cushion Tilt
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • Bench Front Facing Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows
  • Selective Service Internet Access
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
  • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion and Driver Heated-Seatback
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Air Filtration
  • Sport-Style Front Seats
  • Full Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Aluminum Alloy
  • Tires: P205/55R16 89H AS
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 17" x 7.0" Aluminum Alloy
  • Tires: P215/45R17 87V AS Performance
  • Wheels w/Machined Accents
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 1.5L SOHC I-4 i-VTEC
  • Transmission: Continually Variable (CVT) -inc: Sequential SportShift paddle shifters
  • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 5.27 Axle Ratio
  • 95 Amp Alternator
  • 40-Amp/Hr 340CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 3968# Gvwr
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Lithium Ion Traction Battery
  • Engine: 2.0L SOHC I-4 i-VTEC
  • Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic -inc: Sequential SportShift paddle shifters
  • 4.44 Axle Ratio
  • 45-Amp/Hr 410CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Engine: 2.4L DOHC I-4 i-VTEC
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Close-Ratio
  • 4.76 Axle Ratio
  • 40-Amp/Hr 410CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 105 Amp Alternator
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: Acura/ELS Surround w/AM/FM Tuner/CD -inc: Premium Audio System w/10 speakers, hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, Song By Voice, Phone-book exchange for Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, XM radio and Automated Appointments
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Bluetooth Handsfreelink Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Acuralink Real-Time Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
    • Radio: Premium Sound System w/AM/FM Tuner/CD -inc: in-dash CD player, Radio Data System (RDS), XM radio w/Note function music reminder, USB port and AUX jack connectivity, Bluetooth Audio, Pandora internet radio interface, SMS text messaging feature, speed-sensitive volume control, 7-speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Performance Speakers
    • 200w Regular Amplifier
    • Radio: Audio System w/AM/FM Tuner/In-Dash CD -inc: Radio Data System (RDS), USB port and AUX jack connectivity, Bluetooth Audio, Pandora internet radio interface, SMS text messaging feature, speed-sensitive volume control, 6-speakers, 160-watt amplifier and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink cellular telephone interface
    • Radio: Acura/ELS Surround w/AM/FM Tuner/CD -inc: Premium Audio System w/10 speakers, hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, Song By Voice, Phone-book exchange for Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and Automated Appointments

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