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The Acura ILX is a compact sedan that was new for the 2013 lineup. Based on the Honda Civic, the ILX is Acura's smallest car, and has completely different sheetmetal from its Honda sibling. Designed to be attractive to a younger, 'entry luxury' crowd, the ILX has a great deal more equipment, and a much-upgraded interior, both in design and materials. MORE: Read our 2015 Acura ILX review The three... Read More Below »
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The Acura ILX is a compact sedan that was new for the 2013 lineup. Based on the Honda Civic, the ILX is Acura's smallest car, and has completely different sheetmetal from its Honda sibling.

Designed to be attractive to a younger, 'entry luxury' crowd, the ILX has a great deal more equipment, and a much-upgraded interior, both in design and materials.

MORE: Read our 2015 Acura ILX review

The three models of the Acura ILX offer surprisingly different personalities, though. All are front-wheel drive, and the most popular is likely to be the base model, powered by a 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. The sportiest offering carries a 201-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder, available only with a six-speed manual. Then there's the ILX Hybrid, which is slower but greener, using the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder and an integrated hybrid drive system as the equivalent Civic model. Its total output is just 111 horsepower, but it's rated at an EPA estimated 38 mpg highway.

The standard ILX 2.0L rates an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined. The sportier ILX 2.4L, not suprisingly, doesn't do that well. It's rated at 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, while the fuel-sipping ILX Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 39 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.With comfortable ride quality, a still-somewhat-sporty demeanor in the turns, and the performance-oriented ILX 2.4L, the newest Acura offers a taste of sport-sedan in the entry-luxury arena. If you choose the 2.0L model, you'll get a relatively efficient commuter, while the Hybrid ekes out better-than-average fuel economy, though it's short on both power (against other small luxury cars) and gas mileage (against the most efficient among hybrids).

Rather than focusing on any one of these aspects, the ILX seeks to deliver a balance of luxury, performance, style, and efficiency that appeals to the younger professional. There are three main trim specs for the ILX: the base model, the Premium Package, and the Technology Package. The standard ILX specification includes cloth seats with leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth hands-free calling, a power moonroof, keyless entry with pushbutton start, rear-view camera, and more.

Acura offers two big options packages for the ILX. The Technology Package adds navigation with voice recognition plus real-time weather and traffic, premium audio, and and the satellite-enabled AcuraLink system. The Tech Package isn't available on the 2.4-liter ILX. There's also a Premium Package, which is included on all 2.4-liters and available on the base car, including leather seats with heat up front, an eight-way power driver's seat, a rearview camera, and premium audio.

The ILX received only minor changes into 2014. For the 2015 model year, the slow-selling ILX Hybrid was dropped from the lineup.

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2014 Acura ILX: Higher Price, More Features, And More Luxury Value?

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Style MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
4-Door Sedan (1)
2.4L Premium Pkg Specs $29,350 $27,645 22 31
4-Door Sedan 2.0L (3)
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Specs $27,050 $25,516 24 35
Premium Pkg Specs $29,350 $27,645 24 35
Tech Pkg Specs $31,750 $29,866 24 35
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