2014 Acura ILX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,314 - $17,482
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
39 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
111-201
Seats
5
Color:  Crystal Black Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,314 - $17,482
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
39 City / 38 HWY
Horsepower
111-201
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.5 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

The 2014 Acura ILX sedan is aimed at an entry-luxury spot that’s just below the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 in size, price, performance and, admittedly, prestige. It’s available with two 4-cylinder engine choices, an automatic or manual transmission, and as a hybrid. Bottom line: The ILX offers a modestly-priced path into a more luxurious end of the market.

Acura ILX Models & Trims

Hybrid Tech Pkg $13,789 - $16,490
Horsepower: 111 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Base $14,707 - $17,482
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Pkg $14,707 - $17,482
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid $13,789 - $16,490
Horsepower: 111 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Pkg $14,707 - $17,482
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.4L Premium Pkg $12,314 - $15,073
Horsepower: 201 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.48

46 Reviews

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Acura ILX: Compact Excellence

The Acura ILX is a very nice compact car. I have had no performance issues, but would prefer a car with more power. It gets great gas mileage, but has a smaller gas tank so you do fill up more often. I don't like that it doesn't have places to store things, like sunglasses above the rearview mirror as other models have had. The back seat is very small. The trunk is very spacious.

- Molly S

Great car. Reliable and stylish.

The Acura ilx is a very reliable car. It is the perfect size for us (just me and my husband). It is an appealing vehicle that gets a lot of compliments. It has the luxurious factor with a reasonable price tag. It drives very smoothly and has a great mpg. It has great features inside with seat warmer, Bluetooth, volume control on steering wheel and remote starter. Great car.

- Mari J

Small, packed and mighty Acura.

I would definitely say this is a smooth and comfortable and not to forget spacious car. It is also a very reliable car and would be great for a college student as well. Ability to drive from point a to infinity without the hassle or worries of breaking down. I am overall satisfied with my car. Great choice to choose Acura!!

- Melody D

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,789 - $16,490
$14,707 - $17,482

Horsepower

Horsepower
111 (hp)
150 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L SOHC I
2.0L SOHC I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 (in.)
42.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 (in.)
38 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34 (in.)
34 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.9 (in.)
35.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10 (cu. ft.)
12.3 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Not Available

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P215/45VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 (in.)
105.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 (ft.)
36.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
179.1 (in.)
179.1 (in.)

Width

Width
70.6 (in.)
70.6 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2987 (.lbs)
2955 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
111 (hp)
150 (hp)

Torque

Torque
127 (ft. lbs.)
140 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Standard
Not Available

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
39 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

City

City
39 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
38 (mpg)
35 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Not Available
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Exterior Lighting > Headlights Jun 12, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 12, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V323000
Summary:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles manufactured January 16, 2012 to March 1, 2013, ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured January 12, 2012 to February 7, 2013, and certain model year 2014 ILX vehicles manufactured May 2, 2013, to May 31, 2014, and ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 18, 2013 to February 19, 2014. Excessive heat temperatures around the headlight bulb and reflector unit may diminish the output of the headlight and cause smoke, melting, and fire. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
The diminished light output may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Additonally, the excessive heat coming from around the bulb and reflector could cause the headlights to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlights, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-862-2872. Honda's number for this recall is JE9.
Air Bags > Frontal > Driver Side Inflator Module Feb 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V061000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

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