2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Performance U S News Best Cars

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Acura ILX Hybrid Performance

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Reviewers say while the 2014 Acura ILX has sufficient power on city it can feel underpowered on the highway. frustrated with the ILX Hybrid’s stop-start feature, which off the engine to conserve fuel stopped in traffic, but is slow to the car. While the hybrid offers much better economy than the gas-only ILX. other hybrids use fuel.

The ILX Hybrid does a comfortable ride, though a few think its steering is numb and say the ILX Hybrid isn’t much fun to

“The hybrid’s powertrain has been tuned for a little zip around town, at the expense of economy. Still, the ILX is quiet and with good road — Popular Mechanics Accelerating the ILX Hybrid means a grind from the engine as the mill runs up its revolutions. At 127 pound-feet of torque, this should not be able to move the plush ILX very well, but the twist from the electric makes for enough pickup to from being run over. CNET (2013) “So the ILX hybrid’s handsome looks and and tech-filled interior is everything you expect from an Acura, its powertrain, while adequate in the is a bit of a letdown. — Motor (2013)

Acceleration and Power

The 2014 ILX Hybrid has a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder and an electric motor. Combined, produce 111 horsepower. A continuously transmission (CVT) is standard. The ILX gets an EPA-estimated 39/38 mpg which is a bit low for a hybrid car.

By comparison, the Toyota Prius 51/48 mpg.

Test are generally unimpressed with the ILX powertrain and say that while it adequately on city streets, the ILX slowly and struggles to pass on the However, they point out as a hybrid, the ILX Hybrid prioritizes economy over speed. reviewers are frustrated with the ILX standard start-stop feature, shuts the engine off when the car is saying that there can be a lag the ILX Hybrid restarts.

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The ILX Hybrid powertrain, while than the 2.0, easily us a constant 38 mpg in mixed driving — Kelley Blue Even though Acura the throttle map to provide quicker tip-in than its Civic the driveline quickly runs out of as speeds increase. — Magazine (2013) The engine shuts off at stops as a fuel-saving and there’s sometimes a bit of a delay in it if you shift your right quickly from the brake to the — Consumer Guide Its meager power figures are noticeable on the freeway, where on-ramp or passing attempts are by nothing more than a engine note and a slow-moving needle. That said, the ILX feels adequate during driving. — Motor (2013)


Handling and Braking

Reviewers that the ILX Hybrid provides a quiet ride and responsive However, several note while it has decent handling, the ILX falls well short of sporty. Steering is respectable, say, but some reviewers are that the steering system offer more road

Ride quality is a strength for all of the 2014 Acura ILX. car offers a nearly ideal between control and comfort, and quiet on the highway. — With the ILX Hybrid’s electric steering and CVT, driving is an task. The wheel turns accompanied by the electric whirr of the boost.

Throw the shifter in Drive and the car unconcernedly forward. But as a hybrid, the car a few quirks. — CNET ILX falls a bit short of truly but the car is responsive with accurate and sure, effective braking. lean is modest while — Consumer Guide as with many such the electronic power steering only a vague sense of the front wheels are doing and it time to get used to the artificial provided by the tiller’s e-brain. Autoblog (2013) On all models, we the responsive brake feel and the independent double-wishbone front which made for a smooth — AutoWeek (2013)

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