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2014 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2015 Acura ILX Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Acura ILX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Acura ILX in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda3 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura ILX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda Mazda3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Acura ILX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Acura ILX.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is about the same width as the Acura ILX. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Acura ILX.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Acura ILX.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Acura ILX, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more powerful than the Acura ILX.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Acura ILX. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mazda Mazda3 as you will in the Acura ILX.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura ILX.

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2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995

2015 Acura
ILX

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MSRP*: $27,050 - $29,350
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.10% As low as 0.60%
City MPG: 28 - 29 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 39 - 41 31 - 35
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,474 - $24,869 $25,517 - $27,645

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