Compare 2015 Audi A3 vs 2013 Acura ILX

2015 Audi A3
2013 Acura ILX
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4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige
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 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
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
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
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 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
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
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L 24 35 $24,452 $25,900
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid 39 38 $27,228 $28,900
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 Tech Pkg 39 38 $32,319 $34,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,808
$24,452
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,900
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$498 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 35.900
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 53.500
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.000
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.600
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 34.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.300
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 89.300
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.200
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 12.300
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 10.200 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.200
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 36.100
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3175 2910
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
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
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 140 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA N/A
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.790
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Acura ILX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.551
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.787
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 (Est) 6.5
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer 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

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