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2021 Acura ILX vs. 2020 Audi A3 Review

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$26,100 to $32,000
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$33,300 to $36,500
Invoice* $25,461 to $30,736 $31,304 to $34,312
MPG - City 24 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 34 30 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Acura ILX than in the Audi A3, due to the Acura ILX's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Acura ILX will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A3.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura ILX as you will with the Audi A3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Acura ILX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Audi A3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX and the Audi A3 have similar Destination Charges.

The Acura ILX is about the same width as the Audi A3. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura ILX, which is slightly longer than the Audi A3.

With its lower torque, the Acura ILX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Audi A3.

The Acura ILX has about the same turning radius as the Audi A3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is somewhat more powerful than the Audi A3.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Audi A3. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Acura ILX as you will in the Audi A3.

The Acura ILX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A3.