Compare 2017 Acura ILX vs 2017 Audi A3 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2017 Acura ILX
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2017 Audi A3
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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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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 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 Prestige 21 28 $39,898 $42,900
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AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLA AMG CLA 45 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $46,454 $49,950
CLA CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe 23 32 $31,992 $34,400
CLA CLA 250 Coupe 24 36 $30,132 $32,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,596
$34,968
$46,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,990
$37,600
$49,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$467 / month
$627 / month
$833 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
6.6
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. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a sharp-looking sedan that washes its hands of back-seat space, and stuns us in CLA45 AMG trim.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 36.3 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 45.7 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2 40.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 - -
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 31.9 27.1
Front Head Room (in)
38 37.4 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.8 56
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 174.1 183.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.5 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.1 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 102.2 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 - 70
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.2 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 9.9 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10.7 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.3 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.1 36.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA H7K STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17 P235/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H7K STDTR
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17 P235/40WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3093 3428 3450
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 140 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 320 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3600 221 @ 1600 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 186 @ 4400 375
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.76 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.40 3.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.77 2.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.77 2.90
Trans Type
8 7 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.70 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.64 0.94
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.90 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.75 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA NA 429
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.93 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Audi A3 Cabriolet Mercedes-Benz CLA
Body Style
Sedan Cabriolet 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.3 6.8
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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