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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
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
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$685 / month
$448 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Audi S3 sticks its U.S. landing with terrific turbo pull and in-car LTE. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 35 mpg
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53 53.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 89.3
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.7
Front Hip Room (in) - 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.1 60.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.6 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 59.4
Length, Overall (in) 175.9 179.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.3 12.3
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.4 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 36.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Size P225/40YR18 P215/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/40YR18 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3450 2955
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 410
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 1900 140 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 292 @ 5400 150 @ 6500
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.79
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.26 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.13
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.04 0.59
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.26 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.83 1.68
Trans Order Code NA NA
Vehicle Name Audi S3 Acura ILX
Body Style Sedan Sedan
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.8 (Est) 6.6 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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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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