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Used Car: 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Review

Review Last Updated: 7/22/15

The 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid has worse gas mileage than most rival hybrids, and critics said its engine feels underpowered on the highway, but it has a lot of standard features for the class.

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The 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid comes with a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor mated to an automatic transmission. Test drivers said the ILX Hybrid has decent acceleration for city driving, but feels underpowered on the highway. The Acura ILX Hybrid has a start-stop feature that automatically turns off and restarts the engine at stop lights to help conserve fuel, and critics complained the system doesn't restart as quickly as they would like. The 2014 ILX Hybrid earns an EPA-estimated 39/38 mpg city/highway, which is low compared to the estimates of rivals like the 2014 Lexus CT Hybrid. Auto writers reported that the ILX Hybrid provides a smooth and comfortable ride, but its steering lacks feedback and it isn't as engaging to drive as some rivals.

According to reviewers, the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid has high-quality interior materials, but its interior isn't quite as upscale as some rivals’. Test drivers said the front seats are supportive, but have limited headroom. However, they added that the rear seats have good space. The ILX Hybrid has lots of standard features, including Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a moonroof, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, and a voice messaging feature that pairs with compatible smartphones to read texts aloud. Available features include an upgraded surround-sound stereo system, real-time traffic and weather updates, a hard drive with 15 GB of media storage and navigation with an 8-inch touch screen. Some reviewers didn’t like the ILX Hybrid's abundance of dashboard buttons, but others found them to be easy to reach and operate. With just 10 cubic feet of space, the ILX Hybrid's trunk is one of the smallest in the class.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2014 Lexus CT Hybrid earns better fuel economy estimates and has more cargo space than the ILX Hybrid. Automotive journalists reported that the CT Hybrid's interior features high-quality materials and handsome styling.

The 2014 Nissan Leaf is an all-electric car that earns excellent mpg-equivalent estimates. Reviewers said the Leaf has comfortable and roomy seats in the front and back. They added that it has good power for highway driving and feels composed through turns.

Compare the ILX Hybrid, CT Hybrid and Leaf »