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Compare 2015 Audi S3 vs 2014 Acura ILX

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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
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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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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 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53 53.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 35.9
Front Leg Room (in) - 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) - 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) - 34
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 89.3
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.1 60.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.8 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 59.4
Length, Overall (in) 175 179.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 55.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 36.1
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P225/40YR18 P215/45VR17
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 410
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 292 150 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 140 @ 4300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
Transmission
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.59
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.26 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.68
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.64 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.79
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.13
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.44
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi S3 Acura ILX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 6.6 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7.0 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.3
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2955
Crash Test Ratings
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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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