Honda luxury brand Acura is now in the second year of production of its more entry level ILX sedan, which is based upon the Honda Civic platform. It is also the second year of a hybrid offering for this model, and it has just been released to Acura showrooms for a starting price of $28,900.
The 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, according to the Japanese automaker, gets an EPA fuel economy rating of 39 miles per gallon in the city, as well as 38 MPG on the highway and 38 MPG combined. It combines under the hood a 1.5-liter, four cylinder engine with an integrated “Motor Assist” electric motor and continuously variable transmission.
This luxury hybrid is loaded up with a range of features for those looking for creature comforts in their car. These include a keyless access system with smart entry and push start; Pandora interface and SMS test message functionality; Bluetooth hands free cellular operation; a power moonroof and aluminum wheels.
For those wanting to add a “Technology Package,” the price of the ILX Hybrid jumps up to $34,600 starting. For that higher sticker offering one gets thrown in a surround sound audio system, GPS with voice recognition, real time traffic updates and real time weather updates with radar image maps.