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2014 Acura ILX Hybrid 2014 Volkswagen Golf 2014 Nissan Leaf
   
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
4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SL

Prices

MSRP $28,900 $19,995 $28,980
Invoice $27,229 $19,195 $27,154
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $29,187

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.1 7.7
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.4 8.1
Performance 6.2 8.0 7.7
Interior 7.0 8.6 7.6
Safety 9.3 9.7 8.3
Reliability 4.0 2.5 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Lots of standard features
  • Upscale cabin
  • TDI model’s superb fuel economy
  • Upscale interior with comfy seats
  • Nimble handling
  • Quiet at speed
  • Composed, agile ride
  • Large cargo area
  • Easy-to-use tech features
Cons
  • Unimpressive fuel economy for a hybrid
  • Sluggish powertrain
  • Annoying start-stop system
  • Base Golf’s low fuel economy
  • Long charge time with basic charger

General Specs

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

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.1 101.5 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 179.1 165.4 175
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.6 70.3 69.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 58.2 61

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2959 3102 3256

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89.3 92.9 92.4
Front Head Room (in) 38 39.3 41.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.2 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.7 54.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 51.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 38.5 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34 35.5 33.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.8 52.5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 50
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46 30
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-5 Electric
Displacement 1.5 L/91 2.5 L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 111 @ 5500 170 @ 5700 107
Torque (Net @ RPM) 127 @ 1000 177 @ 4250 187
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 36.1 35.8 34.2

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard
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

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

Transmission

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