Compare 2015 Audi S3 vs 2014 Acura ILX

2015 Audi S3
2014 Acura ILX
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4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige
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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4-Door Sedan 2.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L 24 35 $25,377 $26,900
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 $29,727 $31,600
4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid Tech Pkg 39 38 $32,504 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,224
$25,377
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,100
$26,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$685 / month
$448 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
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
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 34
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 89.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 55.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 12.3
Brakes
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
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 2955
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
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct 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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
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
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)
4.77 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
Summary
Body Style
quattro 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
6.8 (Est) 6.6 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7.0 (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
Rollover Rating

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