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2014 Acura ILX vs. 2014 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Altima than the Acura ILX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX.

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura ILX is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
The Acura ILX is a little narrower than the Nissan Altima, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
The Acura ILX has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura ILX has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Altima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Nissan Altima. The Acura ILX has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Altima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX than that of the Nissan Altima.

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2014 Acura
ILX

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MSRP*: $26,900 - $29,200
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2014 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,170 - $30,820
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 22 - 24 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 31 - 35 31 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $25,378 - $27,507 $20,971 - $28,488

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