Acura revealed the prices and specs of its own version of the Accord Hybrid in form of the ILX Hybrid for the American market. The 39 MPG hybrid sedan starts at $28,900 for the well-equipped base model, and goes up to $34,600 for the same car fitted with Technology Package.
The powertrain in the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid consists of 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an Integrated Motor Assist electric motor, paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Amazingly, this system is more fuel efficient in the city than it is on the highway.
The official EPA rating for the 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid is 39/38/38 city/highway/combined. Those are good numbers for a large family sedan, but there are a number of cars in the market today that offer 40+ mpg for the same sort of money.
With the Acura you do get a lot of kit for your money, with standard features including a Keyless Access System with smart entry and push-button start, Pandora interface and SMS text message function for easy connectivity, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a power moonroof and aluminium wheels. The Technology Package adds the ELS Surround audio system, AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather with radar image maps and HomeLink.