2014 Acura ILX

small car / 4-door sedan

2014 Acura ILX 4-door sedan
2013 Acura ILX shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Acura ILX 4-door

The Acura ILX was introduced in the 2013 model year and is derived from the Honda Civic. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1121
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 6
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) -1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1121
Head
HIC-15 275
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.28
Maximum tibia index - right 0.73
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 5.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 64
Right 75

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Acura ILX 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Acura ILX was introduced in the 2013 model year and is derived from the Honda Civic. Side impact ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1121
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -13.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1121
Head HIC-15 298
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 38
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.67
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 4.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 40
A-P moment (Nm) 147

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1121
Head HIC-15 161
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.48
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.37
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.1
Combined force (kN) 2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.6
L-M moment (Nm) 27
A-P moment (Nm) 170

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Acura ILX 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,879 lbs
Peak force 16,226 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.64

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 40
Distance below top of head (mm) 32
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.1
Head contact time (ms) 59
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 1
Max neck tension (N) 483

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted