Compare 2020 Acura ILX vs 2019 Audi A3

2020 Acura ILX
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2020 Acura ILX
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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 Titanium Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 N/A $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
N/A
$36,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Acura ILX is still the most affordable car with a luxury badge, but it requires a few concessions. The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 26 mpg
Highway
- 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
- 4
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 45.7
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
- 102.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.6
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.2
Length, Overall (in)
- 174.1
Height, Overall (in)
- 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 9.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.7
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3439
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 320
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 184 @ 4300
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.77
Trans Type
- 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.75
Trans Order Code
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
- Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.40
Summary
Body Style
- Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
- Audi A3 Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.1
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