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2014 Acura ILX Hybrid vs. 2014 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review


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

Convenience
The Kia Optima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Acura ILX Hybrid, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Acura ILX Hybrid is much higher than that for the Kia Optima.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX Hybrid is much slimmer than the Kia Optima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Optima.

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

Handling
The Acura ILX Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Kia Optima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Kia Optima. 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 Hybrid and the Kia Optima. The Acura ILX Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Kia Optima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Acura ILX Hybrid is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.

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2014 Acura
ILX Hybrid

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MSRP*: $28,900
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2014 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,500 - $35,300
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 39 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 38 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,229 $20,579 - $32,963

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