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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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

24 mpg 27 mpg Coming Soon

Highway

34 mpg 36 mpg Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

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

Second Head Room (in)

35.9 36.1 34.5

Exterior Dimensions

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

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.4 - -

Length, Overall (in)

182.2 175.5 177.3

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 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

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

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

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 320 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

95 320 -

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

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 30 35

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 36 40

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 27 31

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.08 3.40 2.65 - 0.41

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.62 0.64 -

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

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.22 2.90 1.86

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.18 2.75 -

Trans Order Code

NA UG NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.48 - -

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 -

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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