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

2020 Acura ILX
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2020 Audi A3
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2020 Honda Civic
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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
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX CVT N/A N/A $21,923 $23,600
Civic Coupe LX CVT N/A N/A $19,563 $21,050
Civic Coupe Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,044 $22,650
Civic Coupe Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,303 $21,850
Civic Coupe Touring CVT N/A N/A $25,303 $27,250
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,636 $25,450
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,970 $23,650
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,229 $22,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,876 $28,950
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,136 $28,150
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $22,247 $23,950
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT N/A N/A $23,358 $25,150
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $19,331 $20,800
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,591 $20,000
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $20,998 $22,600
Civic Sedan Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,257 $21,800
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,858 $27,850
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Si Sedan Manual N/A N/A $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires N/A N/A $23,590 $25,400
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $34,324 $36,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,617
$31,304
$21,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
$33,300
$23,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$555 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
6.7
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. The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg -
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 36.1 34.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 - 88.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 - 54.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34 35.1 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
38 36.5 36.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 - 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.8 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 175.5 177.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.7 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.1 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 103.8 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 70.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 61.2 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12.3 11.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.1 35.4
Tires
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 P225/40HR18 P215/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P225/40HR18 P215/50HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 3197 2897
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 320 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 320 -
Engine
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
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36 40
Transmission
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 3.12 3.24
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
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 UG 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ILX Audi A3 Sedan Honda Civic Coupe
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.9 5.1
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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2020 Acura ILX
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  • Rebates: Up to $2,200 off (2020)
  • Lease: From $219 for 36 mo. (2020)
  • Finance: 0.9% APR or cash (2020)
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2020 Audi A3
  • 2020 Audi A3 is very hard to find
  • Rebates: Up to $2,750 + room to negotiate
  • Lease: From $319 per month for 36 months + $3,500 lease cash
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 72 months
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2020 Honda Civic
  • 2021 Civic Hatchback arriving
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Lease: From $250/mo. (2020, Sign & Drive)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR (2020)
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