2014 Acura ILX Gets $1,000 Price Increase
- The base 2014 Acura ILX starts at $27,795, reflecting a $1,000 price increase over the 2013 Acura ILX.
- The top-of-the-line 2014 Acura ILX starts at $30,095.
- The 2014 Acura ILX undercuts the upcoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 by $3,030.
TORRANCE, California — The base 2014 Acura ILX starts at $27,795, including an $895 destination charge, reflecting a $1,000 price increase over the 2013 Acura ILX. The 2014 Acura ILX goes on sale today.
The top-of-the-line 2014 Acura ILX with a six-speed manual transmission and a premium package starts at $30,095, including shipping. The 2013 Acura ILX starts at $26,795, including an $895 destination charge.
Honda said the 2014 ILX includes eight new standard features, including an Active Noise Cancellation system and a new audio-system subwoofer. The compact luxury sedan also gets upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels, new leather seating surfaces and leatherette door liners, along with an eight-way power driver's seat, heated front seats and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera.
The ILX, which was introduced last year, gets two carryover powertrain choices. They are a standard 150-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine linked to a five-speed automatic transmission or a 201-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine linked to a six-speed manual transmission.
The compact sedan segment is heating up, with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 set to go on sale in the U.S. in September. The 2014 Acura ILX undercuts the upcoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 by $3,030. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 starts at $30,825, including a $925 destination charge.
The 2014 Acura ILX, which is based on the Honda Civic sedan, is more expensive than the top-of-the-line 2013 Honda Civic Si sedan with a navigation system. The top-of-the-line 2013 Civic Si sedan starts at $25,004, including a $790 destination charge.
The 2015 Audi A3 sedan, another potential ILX competitor, is expected to be priced around $30,000 when it hits the market.
Edmunds says: The 2014 Acura ILX gets a price increase, but Honda manages to keep it well under the critical $30,000 mark.