Compare 2017 Acura ILX vs 2017 Audi A3

2017 Acura ILX
2017 Audi A3
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 25 35 $26,596 $27,990
ILX Sedan w/AcuraWatch Plus 25 35 $27,828 $29,290
ILX Sedan w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $28,491 $29,990
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $30,376 $31,980
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus Pkg 25 35 $31,333 $32,990
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $33,218 $34,980
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 26 35 $29,016 $31,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 26 35 $29,016 $31,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 31 $31,806 $34,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 24 31 $31,806 $34,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 26 35 $29,016 $31,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 24 31 $31,806 $34,200
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium Plus N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Prestige N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
RS 3 2.5 TFSI S Tronic 19 28 $50,686 $54,500
S3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 21 28 $39,898 $42,900
S3 2.0 TFSI Prestige 21 28 $39,898 $42,900

2017 Acura ILX vs. 2017 Audi A3: Compare Cars

As the luxury market grows, driving a car with a luxury badge has become as much a way of affirming you're on a path toward affluence and success as it is one that you’ve arrived. So it’s no surprise that most of the established luxury brands have extended their reach downward, to cars that aren’t just a little smaller but a bit more affordable, too.

And if you're shopping for a vehicle that will buy you into the luxury fold, yet still be affordable and sensible-sized for urban lifestyles, the Audi A3 and Acura ILX should certainly on your list.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,596
$34,968
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,990
$37,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$467 / month
$627 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Acura ILX isn't long on glamor, but it's a focused and comfortable compact sedan on the first rung of the luxury ladder. If you can live with its tiny rear seat, the 2017 Audi S3 is an absolute hoot to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.2
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 174.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 102.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 9.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 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)
11.1 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H7K
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA H7K
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3093 3428
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 320
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 186 @ 4400
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3600 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.64
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.75
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.40
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.77
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Audi A3 Cabriolet
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
6.1 6.3
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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