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Compare 2014 Acura ILX vs 2015 Audi A3

2014 Acura ILX
2015 Audi A3
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4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX 4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid 39 38 $27,228 $28,900
ILX 4-Door Sedan 1.5L Hybrid Tech Pkg 39 38 $32,504 $34,600
ILX 4-Door Sedan 2.0L 24 35 $25,377 $26,900
ILX 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium Pkg 24 35 $27,506 $29,200
ILX 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Tech Pkg 24 35 $29,727 $31,600
ILX 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Premium Pkg 22 31 $27,506 $29,200
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2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,228
$33,108
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$35,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$593 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
39 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
34 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
38 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 45.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 102.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 -
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
179.1 175
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10 9.9
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 12.3
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)
10.2 10.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2959 3384
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
340 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 140
Engine
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
111 @ 5500 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 1000 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
38 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
39 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.51 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.42 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.27 4.12
Trans Type
1 6
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.76
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.30
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.91
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.90
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Audi A3
Suspension
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 (Est) 6.3 (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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