Audi A3 can't compete with ILX performance and innovation

2020 Grey Audi A3

2020 Audi A3 40 TFSI® with Premium Package

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $34,7001
ENGINE 2.0L
4-CYL Turbo
HORSEPOWER 1843
SPEED 7
2022 Red Acura ILX

2022 Acura ILX with Premium Package

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $28,5002
ENGINE 2.4L
4-CYL
HORSEPOWER 2013
SPEED 8
The Differences are Clear
2020 Grey Audi A3 Grille
Audi A3 Front Styling

The A3's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved in recent years.

Audi A3 Front Styling

The A3's grille and front styling haven't significantly evolved in recent years.

2022 Grey Acura ILX Grille
Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

A freshly-styled front and signature Diamond Pentagon grille on ILX make a bold statement on the road.

Acura ILX Bold Front Styling

A freshly-styled front and signature Diamond Pentagon grille on ILX make a bold statement on the road.

2020 Grey Audi A3 Headlight
Audi A3 Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the A3, providing a standard illumination experience.

Audi A3 Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the A3, providing a standard illumination experience.

 2022 Grey Acura ILX Headlight LEDs
Acura ILX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on ILX boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

Acura ILX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on ILX boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

2020 Audi A3 Seating
Audi A3 Standard Front Seating

Heated front seats are a standard feature on A3 while sport front seats require a costly package upgrade.

Audi A3 Standard Front Seating

Heated front seats are a standard feature on A3 while sport front seats require a costly package upgrade.

2022 Acura ILX Black Interior Seats
Acura ILX Spacious Sport Seating

Heated front sport seats come standard on ILX and feature contrast stitching. Driver and front passenger also enjoy more legroom, headroom and shoulder room in the Acura.

Acura ILX Spacious Sport Seating

Heated front sport seats come standard on ILX and feature contrast stitching. Driver and front passenger also enjoy more legroom, headroom and shoulder room in the Acura.

2020 Audi A3 Black Interior Center Console Display
Audi A3 Single-View Display

A3’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

Audi A3 Single-View Display

A3’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

2022 Acura ILX Black Interior Center Console Display
Acura ILX Dual Display

The On Demand Multi-Use Display™ in ILX lets you easily switch between climate, audio and programmed shortcuts.

Acura ILX Dual Display

The On Demand Multi-Use Display™ in ILX lets you easily switch between climate, audio and programmed shortcuts.

2021 ILX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch Featured Special Lease
$239

per month for 36 months $3,099 total due at signing

2022 White Acura ILX Front View

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2022 White Acura ILX Front View

2021 ILX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch Featured Special Lease

$239.00 PER MO./36 MO. $3,099.00 due at lease signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2021 ILX 8 Speed Dual-Clutch vehicles (DE2F3MJW) available from July 7, 2021 through August 31, 2021, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $27,145.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $22,853.65. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $8,604.00. Option to purchase at lease end $14,929.75.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by August 31, 2021. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2022 White Acura ILX Front View in White Building

Acura ILX: Superior by Design

201 Horsepower3
8 Speed DCT with Torque Converter

The Audi A3 and Acura ILX both offer bold style and performance. But the 2022 ILX is clearly superior. Its 2.4-liter DOHC engine boasts 201 horsepower3, giving you more muscle than the A3. The ILX also comes standard with an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with torque converter. The A3 sits content with its 7-speed DCT, requiring a turbocharger to generate power. 

ILX with Premium Package also includes a long list of standard features you’ll pay extra for on A3 including LED headlights, multi-view rear camera and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Driver and front passenger also enjoy more headroom, legroom and shoulder room in the Acura ILX.

2022 Blue Acura ILX Collision Mitigation Braking Technology Diagram

Tech-Driven Protection 

ILX earns a 5-star NHTSA Overall Vehicle Score.AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies also come standard, making it one of the most safety-minded sport sedans.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 
CMBS helps alert drivers when a potential frontal impact is detected and can even apply the brakes to help avoid or reduce the collision impact.7

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
2020 Audi A3 40 TFSI® with Premium Package
2022 Acura ILX with Premium Package 
Comparably Equipped
$34,7001
$28,5002
PERFORMANCE
Engine
2.0L DOHC 4-Cylinder Turbo
2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder 
Engine Horsepower (@rpm) (SAE Net)3
184 @ 4400 
201 @ 6800
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)4
221 @ 1600
180 @ 3600
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)
27 / 36 / 30
24 / 34 / 28
Automatic Transmission
7-Speed Dual-Clutch
8-Speed Dual Clutch w/ Torque Converter
Paddle Shifters
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Active Sound Control
Not Available
Standard
Smart Entry with Keyless Access 
Standard
Standard
Dual-Zone, Automatic Climate Control with Air-Quality Sensor & Air Filtration
Standard
Standard
HomeLink
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Hill Start Assist
Not Available
Standard
AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY
Dual-Screen Display
Not Available
Standard
Premium Audio System
Standard
Standard
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration9,10
Standard
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®11
Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio12
Standard
Standard
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
NHTSA6 Front Driver Crash Test Rating
4 Stars
5 Stars
NHTSA6 Front Passenger Crash Test Rating
5 Stars
4 Stars
Rear Camera5
Single-View
Multi-View
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor5
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System13
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System7
Standard
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)7
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System7
Available with Trim Upgrade
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)7
Available with Trim Upgrade
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System7
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow7
Available with Trim Upgrade
Standard
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
Available with Trim Upgrade
Standard (Jewel Eye®)
LED Taillights
Standard
Standard
Power Moonroof
Standard
Standard
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof
Not Available
Standard
Heated Outside Mirrors
Standard
Standard
INTERIOR
Leather-Appointed Seating
Standard
Standard
Power Driver's Seat  
Standard (8-Way with Power Lumbar)
Standard (8-Way with Power Lumbar)
Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Available with Trim Upgrade
Standard

Acura Military Appreciation Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (includes Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura Military Appreciation Program

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (includes Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

[1] For well-qualified clients who meet the Military Appreciation Offer criteria, subject to approval by AFS. Offer is for 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models(includes AcuraTLX Type S,excludes Acura NSX and PMC Editions). Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. $750 towards Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold Acura vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer applies to Active Duty U.S. Military and Ready Reserve and their spouses; eligible U.S. Military Veterans within two years of their separation from active service and their spouses; eligible U.S. Military Retirees; spouses of U.S. Military Retirees within two years of separation from active service; and Gold Star family members. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2022 and may be terminated at any time. NOTE: During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease with Acura Financial Services, buyer may not take their vehicle outside of the United States without prior written consent of Acura Financial Services. During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease, buyer must notify Acura Financial Services immediately of any change in buyer's address.



Acura College Graduate Program

$500
in savings

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (include Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura College Graduate Program

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer MDX, 2021 or newer ILX, TLX, and RDX models (include Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models) when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Eligible client has graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a masters, bachelor or associate degree from a U.S. –accredited college or registered nursing school.
  • Meet Acura Financial Services (AFS) credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract.
  • Eligible client must be listed on AFS contract as the primary buyer.
  • Provide a copy of a diploma or college transcripts as proof of graduation eligibility and all other documents required by AFS.
  • Lease: $500 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $500 reduction. Purchase: $500 is applied toward the down payment.
The following Acura Financial Services® requirements may apply:

  • No adverse credit history
  • Proof of employment or a firm commitment from an employer (verifiable) with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the AFS contract.
  • Monthly income sufficient to cover current obligations, living expenses and the vehicle payment.

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer includes Acura TLX Type S, excludes Acura NSX and PMC models. Only one $500 Acura College Graduate offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2022 and may be terminated at any time.

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Disclaimer
 

 

ILX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.

1  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicle to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Front sport seats ($800); Side & Rear cross traffic assist package ($600).

2  Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,045.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Acura model shown (Performance Red Pearl) includes Premium Paint. $500 MSRP up-charge applies to Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, Platinum White Pearl.

3 Audi A3 horsepower: 184 @ 4400 (SAE net); Acura ILX horsepower: 201 @ 6800 (SAE net).

4  Audi A3 torque: 221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm (SAE net); Acura ILX torque: 180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm (SAE net).

5  Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.

6  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

7  AcuraWatch system accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions and other factors. System may not detect all objects ahead of, beside or behind the vehicle and may not detect a given object. System may not detect all lane markings or lane/road departures. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Adaptive Cruise Control should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads.

Collision Mitigation Braking System with Pedestrian Detection 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 extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

Lane Keeping Assist System only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist.

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts driver when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. RDM can apply mild steering torque to assist in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane."

8  Based on 2022 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.

9  Apple CarPlay® and any other Apple mark referenced is a trademark of Apple Inc. Depending on use, Apple CarPlay® can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone®. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay®. Use of CarPlay® is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay® terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay® vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay® operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay® software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.

10  Android™ and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google LLC. Depending on use, Android Auto™ can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto™. Use of Android Auto™ is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto™ terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto™ application is downloaded to the user’s Android™ phone. Android Auto™ vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto™ operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto™ software/Android™ operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.

11  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.

12  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2021 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.

13  The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.

14  Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements. 

15  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.

 

2020 Grey Audi A3 2020 Audi A3 40 TFSI® with Premium Package 
2022 Red Acura ILX 2022 Acura ILX with Premium Package
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
36.5 / 36.1
38.0 / 35.9
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
54.8 / 53.0
55.6 / 53.6
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
41.2 / 35.1
42.3 / 34.0
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.)
103.8
105.1
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
61.2 / 60.1
59.4 / 60.2
Length (in.)
175.5
182.2
Height (in.)
55.7
55.6
Width (in.)
77.2
70.6
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
EPA Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)14
12.3
12.4
Curb Weight (lb.) 
3,197
3,122
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
13.2
13.2
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)15
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)13
4 / 50,000
7 / 70,000