2014 Acura ILX  -  $35,520

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,520
Base Invoice: $33,424
Destination Charge: $920
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 1.5L Hybrid Tech Pkg
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 38 | City: 39 | Hwy: 38
Body Style: 1.5L CVT Hybrid with Technology Package
Transmission: Transmission: Continually Variable (CVT)
Engine: Engine: 1.5L SOHC I-4 i-VTEC


Acura luxury in an entry-level premium package; available technology; spirited performance; hybrid availability

Model News

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.

Model Highlights

Acura's newest offering, the entry-level premium ILX sedan, offers enough luxury, performance and eco-friendly options to make the car appealing to anyone shopping the segment.

Although based on the Honda Civic compact sedan platform, the ILX is 100 percent Acura and comes clad in sleek, aggressive sheetmetal, while the sharp front fascia bears the familiar Acura face. Acura calls this styling theme "Keen Edge Dynamics."

Four-wheel disc brakes are standard and handling is thanks to MacPherson struts in the front and a multi-link setup in the rear, with stabilizer bars over both ends as well. Paired with the car's unit body construction, the effect is an athletic, exciting ride.

Three trim levels are available--base, Premium and Technology Package--and all come powered by a variety of i-VTEC 4-cylinder engines. Base ILXs come standard with a 150-horsepower 2.0L. That engine powers a Premium model and the ILX Technology Package model as well. Premium models can also be specified with the sporty 201-horsepower 2.4L.

All ILX 2.0L engines are paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift and paddle shifters. The 2.4L ILX Premium utilizes a quick, exciting short-throw 6-speed transmission, while Hybrids are outfitted with a continuously variable transmission.

In addition to goodies such as power windows, locks and mirrors, base ILX models offer a fold-down rear seatback, a 6-speaker stereo, steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise and Bluetooth hands-free controls and automatic climate control.

Premium models add Xenon HID headlights, with heated leather-trimmed seating and 10-way power driver controls, a 360-watt, and a 7-speaker sound system. Premium-trim ILXs with the 2.4L engine also feature contrast seat stitching, stainless steel pedals and red gauge lighting.

The ILX Technology Package steps things up inside the car with Acura navigation, real-time traffic and weather, a 10-speaker, 415-watt sound system with hard-drive storage, XM satellite radio, and more.

All ILXs come loaded with standard safety features including anti-lock brakes, stability control and six airbags.

Value Writeup

Acura's ILX represents a return to the compact luxury car business for the automaker. The ILX offers a wide variety of powertrain options, from the efficient 2.0L 4-cylinder to the sporty 2.4L to an available gas/electric hybrid setup. A lengthy equipment list combines with premium technology features to offer a very affordable entryway to the luxury brand.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 (Est)

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
38 MPG

Cruising Range - City
514.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
39 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
38 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
501.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4

1.5 L/91

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
111 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 1000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.42

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
89.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.6 in

Front Hip Room
50.2 in

Second Head Room
35.9 in

Second Leg Room
34 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.5 in

Second Hip Room
51.7 in

105.1 in

Length, Overall
179.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.6 in

Height, Overall
55.6 in

Track Width, Front
59.4 in

Track Width, Rear
60.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.4 in

Trunk Volume
10 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2987 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Hybrid/Electric Components Years

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
JUN 12, 2014


Potential Number of Units Affected

American Honda Motor Co., Inc (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles manufactured January 16, 2012 to March 1, 2013, ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured January 12, 2012 to February 7, 2013, and certain model year 2014 ILX vehicles manufactured May 2, 2013, to May 31, 2014, and ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 18, 2013 to February 19, 2014. Excessive heat temperatures around the headlight bulb and reflector unit may diminish the output of the headlight and cause smoke, melting, and fire. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

The diminished light output may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Additonally, the excessive heat coming from around the bulb and reflector could cause the headlights to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlights, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-862-2872. Honda's number for this recall is JE9.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 01, 2013 to MAY 30, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.


Mfg's Report Date
FEB 02, 2016


Potential Number of Units Affected

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 14, 2013 to AUG 18, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
JY0, JY1, JY2

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 1.5L SOHC I-4 i-VTEC

Transmission: Continually Variable (CVT) -inc: Sequential SportShift paddle shifters

Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature

Front-Wheel Drive

5.27 Axle Ratio

95 Amp Alternator

40-Amp/Hr 340CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

3968# Gvwr

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Lithium Ion Traction Battery

Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Aluminum Alloy

Tires: P205/55R16 89H AS

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround

Lip Spoiler

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Front Fog Lamps

Radio: Acura/ELS Surround w/AM/FM Tuner/CD -inc: Premium Audio System w/10 speakers, hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, Song By Voice, Phone-book exchange for Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, XM radio and Automated Appointments

Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and External Memory Control

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

Bluetooth Handsfreelink Wireless Phone Connectivity

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Acuralink Real-Time Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display

Sport-Style Front Seats -inc: manual adjustment

8-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Cushion Tilt

4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement

Bench Front Facing Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Selective Service Internet Access

5 Person Seating Capacity

Sport Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof

Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion and Driver Heated-Seatback

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

1 Seatback Storage Pocket

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

1 12V DC Power Outlet

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera















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