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2014 Acura ILX vs. Its Competition

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In its upper trims, the Toyota Prius could be considered a rival to the ILX--especially the ILX Hybrid.

Yet with the Prius a hatchback and the ILX Hybrid a sedan, there's truthfully not much overlap.

The same is probably true for the Lexus CT 200h, which is a hatchback, but one like the ILX a model that earns a true luxury badge.

The Buick Verano may be the ILX's closest natural competitor, aimed just as much at the entry-luxury market as the ILX, but with just one powertrain configuration and a somewhat more mature aesthetic.

The Camry Hybrid is actually a size up on the ILX, and can cost considerably more, but for young families looking at a hybrid sedan, might be a more useful all-around choice--with noticeably better gas mileage around town.

Lexus' HS 250h scores slightly worse on the gas mileage front than the ILX Hybrid, and offers a similar level of entry-luxury trim and features, but might appeal to those that don't enjoy Acura's styling.

The Audi A3 is yet another model that's only offered as a hatchback at this point, but an all-new A3 is on the way for 2015 and will also be available as a sedan.

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The 2014 Acura ILX is a nice, balanced compact luxury sedan for those who put the emphasis on comfort and feature, not true sport-sedan reflexes.
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The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets.
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The 2015 Buick Verano may not be much of a sports sedan, but it certainly delivers in the category of comfort.
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The 2015 Lexus CT 200h is the industry's only small luxury hatchback that's also a hybrid, and it's considerably more fun than you might expect.
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The 2015 Toyota Camry ups its game with a thorough refresh that, while not daring, makes it more enjoyable for driver and passenger alike.
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The 2015 Toyota Prius is still the most fuel-efficient gasoline car on the market, at 50 mpg; its iconic hatchback shape offers a spacious interior that can seat five, though the handling is nothing to write home about.
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