Acura has just introduced the 2014 ILX luxury sports sedan, a car that promises to offer eight new standard features comparing it with the 2013MY. According to the official press release, the 2014 Acura ILX gets upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera but also new leather seating surfaces and leatherette door liners. Moreover, the 2014 ILX receives a new audio-system subwoofer and an Active Noise Cancellation as standard.
Still, the 2014 Acura ILX comes with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $26,900, an increase of $1,000. For the 2014 model year, the ILX gets a standard 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that generates 150 hp, paired with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission.
According to the manufacturer, this model will get an EPA city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 24/35/28 mpg. If you want a more dynamic driving experience, the ILX can be equipped with a close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission matched to a 2.4-liter engine generating 201 horsepower. This model will have an EPA city/highway/combined fuel economy rating of 22/31/25 mpg. Information on the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid will be announced at a later date.
The 2014 ILX also features a standard Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton start, along with Pandora interface and SMS text message function for easy connectivity. For those who want more, the a Premium Package and Technology Package are both available. The 2014 Acura ILX 5-Speed Automatic with the Premium Package is priced at $29,200, while the 2014 ILX 5-Speed Automatic with Technology Package is priced at $31,600. The 2014 Acura ILX 6-Speed Manual with Premium Package costs $29,200.
Acura ILX comes fully loaded with all the highest standards of engineering that make it both functional and powerful. Its strength starts with its advanced MacPherson-powered and highly refined chassis that goes with the new Amplitude Reactive Dampers and strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems. To help ensure handling precision and riding comfort that is superior to competition, the Amplitude Reactive Dampers operate in two performance parameters.
ILX also has a shopping list of basic features such as the 4-channel anti-lock brakes, the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), multiple trim levels, airbags on the side-curtain, and the signature Advanced Compatibility Engineering(ACE). With all these, the Acura is confident the ILX will score top marks in the NHTSA and IIHS crash safety ratings.
The interior of the Acura ILX is not too shabby at all. Sporty and spacious, the interior is well-appointed and comes with a Keyless Access System, push button start, and a Pandora internet radio interface that allows for SMS text messaging.
Add to all these is the Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering which aids in the fuel efficiency and maneuverability, and what you get is an Acura ILX that is a symbol of function, power, and practicality.