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Compare 2020 Acura ILX vs 2020 Audi A3

2020 Acura ILX
2020 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 $26,492 $27,880
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-Spec Pkg 24 34 $28,387 $29,880
ILX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 24 34 $28,292 $29,780
ILX Sedan w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 24 34 $30,187 $31,780
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI 27 36 $31,304 $33,300
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI 27 36 $31,304 $33,300
A3 Sedan S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $34,312 $36,500
A3 Sedan S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $34,312 $36,500
RS 3 Sedan 2.5 TFSI 19 28 $52,828 $56,200
S3 Sedan S line Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $40,420 $43,000
S3 Sedan S line Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $40,420 $43,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,617
$31,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
$33,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$555 / 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 2020 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level compact sedan that delivers more substance than flash.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38 36.5
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 175.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12.3
Brakes
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
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
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
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 3197
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 320
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 320
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6800 184 @ 4300
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.12
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.75
Trans Order Code
NA UG
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Audi A3 Sedan
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
6.3 5.9
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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2020 Acura ILX
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  • Lease: From $219 for 36 mo.
  • Finance: 0.9% APR or cash
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2020 Audi A3
  • 2020 Audi A3 is very hard to find
  • Rebates: $2,000 + $1,000 loyalty
  • Lease: From $332 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 66 months
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