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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Five stars overall; four stars frontal, five stars side
'Good,' frontal, side, and rear impact; 'good,' roof strength
Top Safety Pick
The 2014 Acura ILX has earned some truly great crash-test ratings, and while it lacks some of the advanced active-safety feature, all the essentially passive-safety items are there.
Vehicle Stability Assist (stability and traction control); anti-lock brakes; electronic brake distribution; brake assist; and tire-pressure monitoring systems; plus dual-stage front, front-side, and side-curtain airbags are all included; as well as design elements intended to mitigate pedestrian injury.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the ILX a five-star score overall, including four stars for frontal impact and five stars for side impact, and in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, it's been awarded Top Safety Pick status, with top 'good' scores in all categories of testing.
The one test the ILX hasn't yet been put through is the new IIHS small overlap frontal test; check back to see if this model earns the same high mark that its Honda Civic cousin already has.
Impressive safety ratings and a solid set of features make the 2014 Acura ILX a secure pick.