Compare 2020 Acura ILX vs 2019 Audi A3 vs 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Acura ILX
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2020 Honda Civic
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 24 34 N/A $25,900
ILX Sedan w/Premium Pkg 24 34 N/A $27,750
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-Spec Pkg 24 34 N/A $29,750
ILX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 24 34 N/A $29,650
ILX Sedan w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 24 34 N/A $31,650
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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 $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
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,433 $24,150
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,544 $25,350
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,118 $21,650
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,877 $23,550
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,136 $22,750
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,784 $28,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,043 $28,050
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,359 $19,750
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,627 $27,600
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$36,568
$22,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
$38,900
$24,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$648 / month
$403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
6.7
6.5
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. The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 31.9 36
Front Head Room (in)
38 37.4 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 - 48.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.8 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 36.1 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 - 94.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 45.7 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.6 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.2 60.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 174.1 177.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.1 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 102.2 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 9.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 46.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.3 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10.7 10.2
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.1 35.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17 P215/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/45HR17 P215/50HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 3439 2961
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 320 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 140 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 184 @ 4300 174 @ 6000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3600 221 @ 1600 162 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121 1.5 L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29 34
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.64 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.90 1.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.75 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.93 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.76 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.40 2.65 - 0.41
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.77 4.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.77 -
Trans Type
8 7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.96 0.70 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Cabriolet Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Audi A3 Cabriolet Honda Civic Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.1 5.2
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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