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Compare 2019 Acura ILX vs 2019 Audi A3

2019 Acura ILX
2019 Audi A3
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 24 34 $24,617 $25,900
ILX Sedan w/Premium Pkg 24 34 $26,274 $27,650
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-Spec Pkg 24 34 $28,169 $29,650
ILX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 24 34 $28,074 $29,550
ILX Sedan w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 24 34 $29,969 $31,550
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Convertible Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 $36,568 $38,900
A3 Convertible Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $39,200 $41,700
A3 Convertible Premium Plus 40 TFSI 26 35 $36,568 $38,900
A3 Convertible Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $39,200 $41,700
A3 Convertible Prestige 40 TFSI 26 35 $36,568 $38,900
A3 Convertible Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $39,200 $41,700
A3 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
A3 Sedan Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
A3 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
A3 Sedan Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
A3 Sedan Titanium Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 $31,304 $33,300
RS 3 2.5 TFSI 19 28 $52,828 $56,200
S3 Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $41,832 $44,500
S3 Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $41,832 $44,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,617
$36,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Acura ILX delivers some luxury car goods, but we’d spend our money on a loaded-up Honda Civic instead. The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 36.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 45.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
34 31.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 174.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 102.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 9.9
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 3439
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 320
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 140
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 184 @ 4300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.64
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Audi A3 Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.1
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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