The 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid entry-level luxury sedan comes in two trim levels: Hybrid and the Hybrid with Technology Package. Standard equipment for the base 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid includes 16-inch wheels, Fog lights, a rear spoiler, a sunroof, full power accessories, key-less ignition and entry, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel, Cloth upholstery, Dual-zone climate control, a five-inches information display screen, Bluetooth phone and audio link, SMS functionality and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, USB / iPod Audio Interface and Pandora Radio smartphone app integration.
The 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Technology package include xenon headlights, leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, satellite radio, active noise cancellation, a navigation system voice commands and a 10-speaker ELS surround-sound audio system with digital music storage.
2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Interior Design
The interior the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid is well developed, but the materials used are not really a step up from the top non-luxury sedans. The design features Acura typical high-tech atmosphere, but it is by far not as luxurious as the elegant Acura TSX. Nevertheless, if you are looking for the high-tech features, the ILX delivers in any case. It is a 5-inch display on top of the center console for the myriad infotainment functions and intelligently placed buttons and knobs to control them. A 6-inch screen is to do with the navigation system, as a voice command functionality and a nice sounding ELS audio system.
The 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid is also quite roomy for a compact car, with a decent amount of rear seat space. Never the less headroom for 6-footers by standard sunroof of the vehicle can be tight. Trunk for the hybrid rates 10 cubic feet, a pair of dice shy of the standard ILX, and the opening is a little tight. The rear seats can be to facilitate the implementation of more items, but the seat back not split to allow a mixture of long cargo and a passenger or two in the back seat.
2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Engine
Power to the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine in conjunction with an electric motor and a small lithium-ion battery. Unlike most rival hybrid systems, this cannot drive car with the purely electric. The electric motor acts as an occasional booster and converts braking energy into electricity to charge the battery. Combined output upto 111 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard on the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid and takes the place of a conventional automatic transmission. The sedan EPA fuel economy ratings are 38 mpg combined (39 city / 38 highway). In tests, the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 10.4 seconds. This is about the same as a Lexus CT 200h, but significantly slower than the Fusion, Camry and Accord hybrids every 2 seconds faster.
2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Safety
2014 Acura ILX Hybrid comes standard with antilock brakes, the stability and traction control, the front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. A rearview camera is standard with the technology package. In government crash tests, the 2014 Acura ILX Hybridd achieved a top five-star rating for overall protection in crash tests with four stars overall for the entire front impact safety and five stars for side impact safety overall. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the otherwise similar non-hybrid ILX the highest rating of “good” for the performance of the car in its medium overlap frontal offset, the side impact and roof strength tests. The ILX seat / head restraint design was alsogood for whiplash protection in a rear impact. In brake testing, 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid came to a stop from 60 mph in 129 feet, a few meters longer than the average.