2014 Acura ILX Hybrid

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2014 Acura ILX Hybrid
2014 Acura ILX Hybrid

Key specs

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The good:

  • Decent ride quality
  • Contemporary styling
  • Clean interior layout
  • Roomy backseat
  • Folding backseat (except hybrid)

The bad:

  • Steering feel
  • Body roll in 2.4-liter version
  • Some cabin materials
  • Hybrid's braking feel
  • No folding backseat on hybrid

1 trim

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Notable features

  • More standard features for 2014
  • Compact luxury sedan
  • Hybrid available
  • Manual or automatic (depends on engine)
  • Relatively high mileage

2014 Acura ILX Hybrid review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat ILX sedan is the brand’s entry-level model. Based on the Honda Civic, the ILX offers three drivetrains, including a hybrid system. The ILX competes with the likes of the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Buick Verano and Lexus CT 200h.
New for 2014
Now in its second model year, the ILX gets new standard features including leather seating, simulated-leather door trim, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a multiangle backup camera, a new subwoofer for the stereo and an active noise cancellation system.

Exterior Highlights

  • Similar in size to the Honda Civic but with more intricate and elegant styling
  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Acura’s trademark silver-shield grille
  • Power moonroof
  • Optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps
  • Optional fog lights

Interior Highlights

  • Automatic air conditioning
  • CD stereo with USB, iPod and Pandora connectivity
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional ELS premium audio

Under the Hood

  • Standard 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder pairs with a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Optional 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder pairs with a six-speed manual¬†
  • Optional hybrid model combines a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, a high-voltage lithium-ion battery and a continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Premium gas required

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.6
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value for the money 3.6
  • Exterior styling 3.4
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


I really happy

I am really happy to be the owner of this car, I am happy to use it. This car has many advantages which I am very happy to use.



Potential Buyers, stay away from this dealer. I recently test drove a SUV on their lot. Upon a month a going back and forth to get the pricing right, I drove 5 hours around trip to test drive the SUV. During that time there were countless email messages and calls. Trying not to waste my time, I asked a couple of times why was this car on their lot so long? Trying to pull out more information, I specifically asked are there any dents, dings of scratches. The original email was not returned with an answer. I asked again over email and phone and told "no, the SVU is in great condition." So I decided to move forward. I had to re-arrange my work schedule and find someone to drive to Delaware, OH. Upon meeting with Christine, she tried to get me to sign paperwork without test driving. We said we want to look at the SUV first, she seemed nervous when we asked that. LIKE SHE WAS HIDING SOMETHING. The first thing I saw was scratches all over the side and chips on the hood. I told Christine, this is a deal breaker. She said it would buff out, but was down to the metal. After trying to say I was not interested, she called her detail guy to try to buff out. While waiting, I decided to leave and went to inform her, I was not interested. Christine, left the customer she was assisting, said it was done and ran out the door, pulled the SVU into the shade to hide the scratches from direct sunlight. All the dealer did was use touch up paint, that washed off, WHICH IS A POOR ATTEMPT TO COVER UP. After specifically saying, you said the SVU was in great condition and it's not, you lied to me, ALL I RECEIVED WAS A "I APOLOGIZE". She then tried to get me to buy another car. She seemed so desperate to make this sale. I POSTED THIS ORIGINAL STORY AND SPOKE WITH THE GENERAL MANAGER UPON THE BAD REVIEW. I LAID OUT THE FACTS OF MY EXPERIENCE AND WAS TOLD "THAT'S MY OPINION", SEVERAL TIMES. HE SEEMED SO ARROGANT. I TOLD HIM IT'S FACT AS I SITED WHO I SPOKE WITH AND HAD IT IN EMAIL. THE MANAGER JUST OFFERED A POOR APOLOGY. IT SEEMED HE DIDN'T EVEN CARE AND TOLD ME HOW SUCCESSFUL THEY ARE. HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE TIME OFF WORK THAT TWO PEOPLE HAD TO TAKE, THE GAS AND MILEAGE SPENT...THE TIME WASTED. IF THEY WOULD HAVE SAID, THERE ARE SOME ISSUES PEOPLE HAVE SEEN, THEY MAY NOT BE AN ISSUE FOR YOU AND SENT PICTURES....INSTEAD SAYING IT'S IN GREAT SHAPE. LASTLY, MY ORIGINAL POST WAS TAKEN DOWN IN AN ATTEMPT TO COVER THIS UP. NEVER, I WILL EVER BUY A VEHICLE FROM THIS DEALER. THEY ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH THE SALE THEN BEING TRUTHFUL.


This is a stud car

Great on the eyes, great full of power, engine is super quiet, all that I would want in a car. I think I have got my dream car.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura Precision Used
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
10 years old or newer from their original in-service date at the time of sale.
Basic warranty terms
6 months/7,500 miles
6 months/7,500 miles
Dealer certification required
112 point inspection
Roadside assistance
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