As a premium luxury car buyer in search of a sporty compact sports sedan, the 2014 Acura ILX and 2014 Lexus IS 250 are probably on your radar. While both vehicles offer their own unique take on compact luxury performance, the ILX offers a number of advantages that places it ahead of the competition.
Step inside of the ILX and you’ll immediately feel a difference in comfort and spaciousness. The ILX beats out the IS 250 when it comes to rear legroom and shoulder room, giving rear passengers increased comfort. The 2014 Acura ILX also offers a number of standard comfort and convenience features that are only available as options on the IS 250. Front heated and leather trimmed seats are available as standard, as well as a rearview camera system. The ILX also features Hill Start Assist and Active Head Restraints – two safety and performance items that aren’t available on its closest competitor.
Behind the wheel, the ILX’s 2.0-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine not only provides spirited performance, but it also offers superior fuel-economy. In city driving, you can expect an EPA-estimated 24 mpg* and up to 35 mpg* on the highway. This beats out the IS 250’s 21 mpg* city and 30 mpg* highway figures. The ILX is the way to go for those who value fuel economy along with luxury. Spirited drivers in search of enhanced performance will also enjoy the 506-pound reduction in curb weight versus the IS 250.
*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.