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Compact Sedan Comparison: 2021 Acura ILX Vs. 2020 Audi A3

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2021 Acura ILX

2020 Audi A3


Comparably Equipped MSRP

2021 Acura ILX with Premium Package
$27,950*
STARTING MSRP

2020 Audi A3 40 TFSI® with Premium Package
$34,400
STARTING MSRP


Fuel Economy EPA Rating

24 / 34
CITY / HWY MPG

27 / 36
CITY / HWY MPG


Performance

2.4L 4-cylinder
201 hp

2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder
184 hp


Transmission

8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)

7-Speed Dual-Clutch


Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)

Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)


LED Headlights

Standard
Jewel Eye®

Available with Upgrade


Driver-Assistance Suite

AcuraWatch™
Standard

Available with Upgrade


Rear Camera

Multi-View

Single-View

Dual-Screen Display

Standard

Not Available



  • Available Features On The ILX
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • Milano Leather Seats
  • Apple CarPlay® Integration
  • Android Auto™ Integration
  • 18-inch Wheels
  • Acura Navigation System
  • Acura/ELS STUDIO® Premium Audio System
  • GPS-Linked Climate Control
  • Available Features On The A3
  • Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof
  • LED Headlights
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning

How the Acura ILX Stacks Up Against the Audi A3

Premium car shoppers around Livingston, New Jersey, have plenty of options today, but few can compare to the unique value proposition of the 2021 Acura ILX. This premium compact sport sedan goes head to head with the likes of the 2020 Audi A3 and fares well in key areas that matter to drivers.

In this comparison article, we'll take a look at how these small sedans from Audi and Acura stack up to one another. After this review, we're confident that you'll have a favorite. Although you may already have found your ideal premium compact sedan after reviewing the above comparison table!

In the head-to-head comparison table above, you can see that the 2021 Acura ILX holds advantages over the 2020 Audi A3. But we're only scratching the surface here. Let's dig deeper into why the Acura sport sedan is so impressive and compares favorably to its nearest competition.

Looking at comparably equipped editions of the new Audi A3 and Acura ILX, you'll find that the Acura is much more affordable. Its lower starting price ends up coming with more premium features and technologies than what you'll get with the pricer Audi, though.

When it comes to performance, there's no fair comparison between the two similarly equipped versions of these sedans. The Acura's larger, naturally aspirated 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine overpowers the Audi's smaller turbo-four by a significant margin. Even with its power advantage, the ILX returns impressive EPA-estimated city and highway mpg.

Both of these models make use of quick-shifting dual-clutch transmissions, but the Acura unit feels more refined, thanks to its use of a torque converter. When accelerating from a standstill and at low speed, its smoother operation is likely preferred to the Audi DCT's jerkier feeling in similar situations. Acura developed its 8-speed DCT to maximize both performance and fuel economy, and it utilizes one additional forward gear compared to Audi's 7-speed transmission.

Where things tip even more in favor of the new Acura ILX is on the safety and technology fronts. This premium sport compact sedan comes loaded with a comprehensive suite of advanced driver-assistive and safety technology systems that aren't found on the Audi A3's base model.

From Adaptive Cruise Control and a Lane Keeping Assist System to a Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, the Acura ILX boasts standard safety tech that the Audi A3 can't touch! You'd think that both of these premium sedans would come standard with LED headlights, but only the Acura does. When it comes to navigating parking situations, you'll be glad that every 2021 Acura ILX includes a multi-angle rearview camera, something not available on the Audi A3.

Upgrade to a New ILX with Finance Incentives & Lease Specials

With its more powerful engine, more extensive standard amenities and its far more competitive pricing, it's hard to argue against the 2021 Acura ILX in this premium compact sedan comparison. If you've come to the same conclusion as us and you'd like to get a closer look at the new ILX lineup, then head over to our Verona, NJ, auto dealership or contact our sales associates.

You can browse the full lineup of new Acura automobiles for sale as well as used and certified pre-owned (CPO) examples from the comfort of your New Jersey residence by shopping on our website. Here, we provide access to our complete collection of Acura luxury vehicles, as well as competitive lease specials and finance incentives for your consideration.

If you'd like to get pre-qualified for Acura financing before your visit, go ahead and complete our simple and secure online application form. Our loan specialists will review your credentials quickly and contact you to discuss your financing options as well as your upcoming test drive of your preferred Acura vehicle.

For all things Acura near Livingston, NJ, remember that you can turn to our full-service auto dealership. Professional auto maintenance and car repair are completed by our team of Acura-trained and certified technicians at our on-site service center. We're also your local source for genuine Acura parts and accessories for sale. Contact our team today to discover the new Acura ILX in full!

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*MSRP. Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $1025. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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