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2014 Acura ILX Hybrid 2014 Volkswagen Golf
1.5L CVT Hybrid
  • 1.5L CVT Hybrid
  • 1.5L CVT Hybrid with Technology Package
4dr HB Auto PZEV
  • 4dr HB Auto PZEV
  • 4dr HB Auto w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man TDI
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI
  • 4dr HB Man TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav


MSRP $28,900 $19,995  
Invoice $27,229 $19,195
Avg. Paid N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.1  
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.4
Performance 6.2 8.0
Interior 7.0 8.6
Safety 9.3 9.7
Reliability 4.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

  • Lots of standard features
  • Upscale cabin
  • TDI model’s superb fuel economy
  • Upscale interior with comfy seats
  • Nimble handling
  • Unimpressive fuel economy for a hybrid
  • Sluggish powertrain
  • Annoying start-stop system
  • Base Golf’s low fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I-4 1.5 L/91 Regular Unleaded I-5 2.5 L/151
MPG 39 City / 38 Hwy 23 City / 30 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Hatchback  


Wheelbase(in) 105.1 101.5  
Length, Overall (in) 179.1 165.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.6 70.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 58.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard  
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2959 3102  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89.3 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 38 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard  


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Displacement 1.5 L/91 2.5 L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 111 @ 5500 170 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 127 @ 1000 177 @ 4250
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.1 35.8


Hybrid Fuel Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 39 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard