Compare Acura ILX Hybrid vs. Nissan Leaf

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2014 Acura ILX Hybrid 2014 Nissan Leaf
2014 Acura ILX Hybrid 2014 Nissan Leaf
1.5L CVT Hybrid
  • 1.5L CVT Hybrid
  • 1.5L CVT Hybrid with Technology Package
4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SL


MSRP $28,900 $28,980  
Invoice $27,229 $27,154
Avg. Paid $21,652 $20,144

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.3  
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.1
Performance 6.2 7.7
Interior 7.0 7.6
Cost to Own 8.9 9.4
Safety 9.3 8.3
Reliability 4.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

  • Lots of standard features
  • Quiet ride
  • Agile handling
  • Roomy cargo hold
  • Straightforward interior controls
  • Poor fuel economy for a hybrid
  • Slow engine start-stop system
  • Underpowered engine
  • Long charge time with basic charger

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I-4 1.5 L/91 Electric
MPG 39 City / 38 Hwy N/A



Body Style Sedan Hatchback  


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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2959 3256  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
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 92.4
Front Head Room (in) 38 41.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 51.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34 33.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 50
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 30
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10


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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard  


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Heated Rear 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

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


Electric Fuel System Standard  
Hybrid Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2


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


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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.