Unwilling to leave "well enough" alone, Acura has given the ILX some fairly substantial updates after just one year on the market. The majority of the changes are to the interior of the car and include an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, higher quality door cards, leather seating surfaces, a backup camera and an improved audio system featuring a subwoofer and noise cancellation technology. The exterior of the car receives an update as well, 17-inch wheels are now standard. All of this standard equipment bumps the base price if the ILX up by about $1000, a fantastic deal for the amount of equipment included in the update
2014 Acura ILX is an adequate daily driver with a comfortable ride and decent overall performance. However, they have mixed opinions about the ILX’s steering, the base engine’s power and the limited transmission options.
2014 Acura ILX Prices
|2014 Acura ILX 4-Door Sedan 2.0L||$26,900|
|2014 Acura ILX 2.4L Manual Premium Package 4-Door Sedan||$29,200|
|2014 Acura ILX Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 1.5L CVT Hybrid||$28,900|
|2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Tech Package 4-Door Sedan 1.5L||$34,600|
|2014 Acura ILX Premium Package 4-Door Sedan 2.0L||$29,200|
|2014 Acura ILX Tech Package 4-Door Sedan 2.0L||$31,600|
The 2014 Acura ILX comes with a 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. A 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is available, which is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The EPA reports that the 2014 ILX gets up to 24/35 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class.
Some critics say the base ILX has a difficult time driving up steep hills and accelerating from a stop, but others say it has adequate power for driving around town. Additionally, one reviewer thinks a transmission with more gears would help the ILX deliver better performance. A six-speed automatic transmission is available on many of the ILX’s competitors, such as the BMW 1-Series and Buick Verano. Test drivers say that ILX models with the 2.4-liter engine offer strong acceleration, and that the six-speed manual transmission shifts precisely and is fun to use. Still, one critic questions why Acura doesn’t offer the more powerful engine with an automatic transmission.
2014 Acura ILX Parts and Accessories
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Test drivers write that the 2014 Acura ILX exhibits some body lean in corners, and that if you want a sporty small car, the ILX may fall short of your expectations. One critic says that the ILX’s steering feels numb, while another notes that better suspension tuning could make the ILX more fun to drive. Still, test drivers say that the ILX has a comfortable ride and strong brakes.