After just one year on the market, Acura has made some changes to the 2014 ILX sedan, making its standard features list even longer.
Previously optional creature comforts that are now standard include leather seats, leatherette door liners, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a multi-angle rear-view camera. Acura also added a new subwoofer and an Active Noise Cancellation system that makes the cabin quieter, a good addition considering cabin noise has been one of our big complaints with our Four Seasons car.
The 2014 ILX’s exterior has also been dressed up a bit with standard 17-inch alloy wheels. A 150-hp 2.0-liter I-4 paired to a five-speed automatic transmission is standard on the base model, which can be upgraded with the Premium Package at $30,095 or the Technology Package, which includes navigation, for $32,495. A peppier 201-hp 2.4-liter I-4 combined with a six-speed manual transmission is also available, and including the Premium Package, also starts at $30,395. The Technology Package, however, isn’t available with the sportier model. Since there weren’t any changes to the hardware, the ILX achieves the same 24/35 mpg city/highway for the automatic, and 22/31 mpg for the six-speed manual.
Additional standard features include passive keyless entry, push-start button, Pandora, and an SMS text message function. Changes to the ILX Hybrid have not yet been announced, but we can expect similar upgrades, as well as a slight price bump. The 2013 model starts at $29,795.
Prices include $895 destination charge