Compare 2018 Audi A3 vs 2018 Acura ILX

2018 Audi A3
2018 Acura ILX
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 25 33 $35,666 $38,350
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 25 33 $35,666 $38,350
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 30 $38,178 $41,050
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 22 30 $38,178 $41,050
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 25 33 $35,666 $38,350
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 22 30 $38,178 $41,050
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium FWD 25 33 $37,248 $40,050
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus FWD 25 33 $37,248 $40,050
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 30 $39,758 $42,750
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium quattro AWD 22 30 $39,758 $42,750
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium N/A N/A $36,736 $39,500
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium Plus N/A N/A $36,736 $39,500
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Prestige N/A N/A $36,736 $39,500
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Tech Premium N/A N/A $37,806 $40,650
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Tech Premium Plus N/A N/A $37,806 $40,650
RS 3 2.5 TFSI S Tronic 19 28 $51,058 $54,900
S3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 22 28 $40,596 $43,650
S3 2.0 TFSI Prestige 22 28 $40,596 $43,650
S3 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 22 28 $42,362 $45,550
S3 2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 22 28 $42,362 $45,550
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ILX Sedan 25 35 $26,701 $28,100
ILX Sedan w/AcuraWatch Plus 25 35 $27,932 $29,400
ILX Sedan w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $28,595 $30,100
ILX Sedan w/Premium/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $30,490 $32,100
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus Pkg 25 35 $31,437 $33,100
ILX Sedan w/Technology Plus/A-SPEC Pkg 25 35 $33,332 $35,100
ILX Special Edition Sedan 25 35 $27,458 $28,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,666
$26,701
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,350
$28,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$639 / month
$468 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi S3 is a blast to drive, but it suffers from a tiny rear seat and the Volkswagen Golf R offers the same performance with more room for less. The 2018 Acura ILX is an acceptable entry-level luxury car, but a loaded-up mainstream model like the Honda Civic delivers more features and refinements for less money.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 53.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 34
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 89.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.4
Length, Overall (in)
174.1 181.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 12.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.1
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3093
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 95
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 4400 201 @ 6800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.94
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.61
Trans Type
7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.62
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.96
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.08
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.48
Summary
Body Style
Cabriolet Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Cabriolet Acura ILX
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 6.1
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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