2017 ILX vs. 2016 Audi A3 1.8/2.0


2017 ILX vs. 2016 Audi A3 1.8/2.0

The A3 launched globally in 1996, but didn’t become available in the U.S. until its second generation in 2003. The A3 wasall-new in 2012, available in sedan or cabriolet versions. There is also an S3 version aimed at performance drivers.The A3 sedan is offered in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. All trims come with the choice of threeturbocharged 4-cylinder engines: 1.8-liter or 2.0-liter gasoline or 2.0-liter diesel. Depending on the engine, the A3 comes with a
choice of front-wheel drive or quattro® all-wheel drive. The only transmission is a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission without a torque converter.

While Audi is known for sporty European vehicles, the ILX is a true luxury vehicle and offers more standard and available features, as well as features that you won’t find on the A3 Sedan.

  • Acura ILX advantages over Audi A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI Sedan
  • The ILX uses a larger-displacement 4-cylinder engine that doesn’t require an expensive turbocharger to generate power.
  • The ILX uses a light-weight aluminum-alloy cylinder block (vs. cast-iron).
  • The ILX has an 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with torque converter (vs. 6-speed DCT without torque converter).
  • The ILX is available with standard front-wheel drive, while the A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI only comes with quattro® AWD. If you don’t
  • need all-wheel drive, you have to get the smaller 1.8-liter engine with 31 less horsepower and 58 lb-ft less torque.
  • The ILX comes with a host of standard and available features that you won’t _ nd on the A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI Sedan:
  • Standard noise-reducing aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Available LED fog lights
  • Standard Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Available GPS-linked1 climate control when equipped with navigation
  • Available On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™)
  • Available Rear Cross Traf_ c Monitor2
  • Available Road Departure Mitigation system3
  • Available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)4

In addition, you’ll have to pay extra on the A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI Sedan to get these standard ILX features:

  • Paddle shifters
  • LED headlights
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate controls
  • Keyless Access System with smart entry
  • ILX has a multi-view rear camera (vs. single-view)2
  • The ILX has more front headroom, shoulder room, and legroom than A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI Sedan.
  • The ILX has better fuel economy ratings than the A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI Sedan.5
  • The ILX has a longer powertrain warranty than the A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI Sedan (6 years/70,000 miles vs. 4 years/50,000 miles).

Audi A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI Sedan advantages over Acura ILX:

  • The A3 is available in a 2-door cabriolet model.
  • The A3 Sedan has an available TDI diesel engine.
  • The A3 2.0 TFSI Sedan has available quattro® all-wheel drive.
  • The A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI Sedan has an available panoramic moonroof.
  • The A3 1.8/2.0 TFSI Sedan has available rear side-impact supplemental airbags.

1 Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information
regarding navigation system area coverage.
2 Always visually con_ rm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traf_ c Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information
about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
3 Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System operation
affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
4 The CMBS™ is designed to reduce the severity of an unavoidable collision. It does not prevent all collisions nor stop the vehicle automatically. CMBS cannot detect all
objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by high interior heat. Driver
remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions. The system has three alert stages for a possible collision. Depending on the circumstances or
CMBS settings, CMBS may not go through all of the stages before initiating the last stage.
5 Based on 2016/2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle,
driving conditions, and other factors.
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