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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|2014 Acura ILXBrowse Used Listings||2015 Audi A3Browse Used Listings||2015 Buick VeranoBrowse Used Listings||2015 Toyota CamryBrowse Used Listings||2015 Toyota PriusBrowse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||51 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas/4-cyl||Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas/Electric I-4|
|Compact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Compact||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 2.0L||4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium||4-Door Sedan w/1SV||4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE (GS)||5-Door HB Two (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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