Oh, what changes in just a few model years. Not long ago, the 2014 Acura ILX range would have elicited wows by compact-car shoppers. Yet today, some might find it a little disappointing that no model in the ILX--not even the ILX Hybrid--hits the 40-mpg mark.
2.4L models come out particularly short on fuel-efficiency, with EPA ratings of 22 mpg city, 31 highway. The base 2.0L model does better, at a respectable 24 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.
The Hybrid tops them both--and outshines Lexus' HS 250h--but its 39 mpg city and 38 mpg highway are less than impressive in light of recent non-hybrid offerings from the likes of Ford, Mazda, and various non-hybrid models. Yet if you go only by City ratings, 39 mpg is still near the leading edge--especially for a car with this level of comfort.