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2014 Acura ILX Hybrid vs. 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

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

Convenience
With the Kia Optima Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX Hybrid, 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 Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Optima Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Acura ILX Hybrid is a little narrower than the Kia Optima Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Drivetrain
The Acura ILX Hybrid has much less torque than the Kia Optima Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid. The Acura ILX Hybrid has less cargo capacity than the Kia Optima Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2014 Acura
ILX Hybrid

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MSRP*: $28,900

2014 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $31,995
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 39
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
35 - 36
Highway MPG: 38 39 - 40
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,229 $24,350 - $29,670

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