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Compare 2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Mazda MAZDA3

2016 Acura ILX
2016 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX 4-Door Sedan 25 36 $26,274 $27,900
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 25 36 $27,494 $29,200
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/Premium Pkg 25 36 $28,152 $29,900
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg 25 36 $30,020 $31,890
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/Technology Plus Pkg 25 36 $30,968 $32,900
ILX 4-Door Sedan w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg 25 36 $32,836 $34,890
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,576 $23,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,083 $18,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $20,185 $21,095
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,678 $25,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,723 $24,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,571 $22,545
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,081 $17,845
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $19,183 $20,045
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 25 37 $23,673 $24,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $18,753 $19,595
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,856 $21,795
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,389 $25,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $17,748 $18,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,851 $20,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 26 35 $24,343 $25,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,274
$22,576
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura ILX has a sportier focus than other entry-luxury sedans, without sacrificing comfort and refinement. The 2016 Mazda 3 is one of the best-driving and best-looking small cars, with a more premium feel than its (now even lower) price might suggest.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 96.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 57.2
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.2
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 180.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 12.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10.4
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)
12.3 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3093 2930
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 100
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3600 150 @ 4000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 30
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.59
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.45
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.2
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
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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