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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L 24 35 $25,377 $26,900
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium Pkg 24 35 $27,506 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Tech Pkg 24 35 $29,727 $31,600
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Premium Pkg 22 31 $27,506 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid Tech Pkg 39 38 $32,504 $34,600
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid 39 38 $27,228 $28,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,377
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Acura ILX is a nice, balanced compact luxury sedan for those who put the emphasis on comfort and feature, not true sport-sedan reflexes. The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.9 36.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 53
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 50.2 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 38 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.3 -
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 -
Length, Overall (in) 179.1 175
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 60.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.3 12.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 36
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2955 3175
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 140
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 4300 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6500 170 @ 4500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 33
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.68 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.90
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.99
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.79 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.99
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.76
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Acura ILX Audi A3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.6 (Est) 6.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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