Compare 2015 Audi A3 vs 2015 Acura ILX

2015 Audi A3
2015 Acura ILX
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4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L 24 35 $25,516 $27,050
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium Pkg 24 35 $27,645 $29,350
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Premium Pkg 22 31 $27,645 $29,350
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Tech Pkg 24 35 $29,866 $31,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,808
$25,516
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,900
$27,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$498 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets. The 2015 Acura ILX is a well-rounded compact premium sedan for those who want features and comfort, but don't mind sacrificing performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 53.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 34
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 89.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.4
Length, Overall (in)
175 179.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 105.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 12.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 10.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3175 2955
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 410
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 140 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 150 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.79
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.13
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.59
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.68
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Acura ILX
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 (Est) 6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7.0
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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