Compare 2018 Acura ILX vs 2018 Mazda MAZDA3

2018 Acura ILX
2018 Mazda MAZDA3
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 25 35 $26,701 $28,100
ILX Sedan w/AcuraWatch Plus 25 35 $27,932 $29,400
ILX Sedan w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $28,595 $30,100
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $30,490 $32,100
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus Pkg 25 35 $31,437 $33,100
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $33,332 $35,100
ILX Special Edition Sedan 25 35 $27,458 $28,900
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Automatic 27 36 $23,149 $24,195
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Manual 25 34 $22,144 $23,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Automatic 28 37 $18,321 $19,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Manual 28 38 $17,319 $18,095
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Automatic 27 36 $20,230 $21,140
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Manual 25 34 $19,226 $20,090
Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring Automatic 27 36 $23,864 $24,945
Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring Manual 25 34 $22,862 $23,895
Mazda3 5-Door Sport Automatic 28 37 $19,518 $20,395
Mazda3 5-Door Sport Manual 28 38 $18,514 $19,345
Mazda3 5-Door Touring Automatic 27 36 $20,945 $21,890
Mazda3 5-Door Touring Manual 25 34 $19,941 $20,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,701
$23,149
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,100
$24,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura ILX is an acceptable entry-level luxury car, but a loaded-up mainstream model like the Honda Civic delivers more features and refinements for less money. The 2018 Mazda 3 adds standard active safety features to an already compelling value. Among compact cars, this is one to consider.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 180.3
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P215/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P215/45WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3093 3100
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800 185 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 184 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.55
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.39
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Mazda Mazda3 4-Door
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 5.8
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
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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