Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare




Change a Vehicle to Compare




Compare 2015 Audi A3 vs 2013 Acura ILX

2015 Audi A3 Change
2013 Acura ILX Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium
Switch Style

Body Style

Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Other

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 $30,598 $32,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,598 $32,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,598 $32,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium N/A N/A $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus N/A N/A $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige N/A N/A $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
4-Door Sedan 2.0L
Switch Style

Body Style

Engine

Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L 24 35 $24,452 $25,900
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium Pkg 24 35 $27,506 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Premium Pkg 22 31 $27,506 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Tech Pkg 24 35 $29,542 $31,400
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid 39 38 $27,228 $28,900
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid Tech Pkg 39 38 $32,319 $34,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,452
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
Dealer Price Quotes Get Your Price
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2013 Acura ILX is a balanced, if compromised, entry-level/near-luxury sedan that combines fun and style for an affordable price.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.600
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53 53.500
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.000
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 35.900
Front Leg Room (in) - 42.300
Front Hip Room (in) - 50.200
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.100
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.700
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 89.300
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70.600
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 59.400
Length, Overall (in) 175 179.100
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 55.600
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.1 60.300
Wheelbase (in) 103.8 105.100
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.200
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 10.200 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 11.100 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.200
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 36.100
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P225/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P225/45HR17 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3175 2910
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 16 x 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 199 @ 1600 140 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA N/A
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 4500 150 @ 6500
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.790
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.99 4.440
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.130
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.590
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 2.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.680
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.90 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A3 Acura ILX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - 0.551
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 0.787
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.8 (Est) 6.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.300
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
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 -
Rollover Rating -
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.