Comparison: 2018 Acura ILX vs. 2018 Audi A3

October 14th, 2018 by

The 2018 Acura ILX is a well-equipped sedan that offers drivers all they need and more. The ILX has been trimmed out with serval different features and technologies giving drivers options when choosing their perfect ILX.

Below we will put the 2018 Acura ILX head to head with the 2018 Audi A3. Both of these sedans are fierce competitors in their market so if you are looking to purchase a new sedan, keep reading. We think the 2018 ILX is the head of the pack and we think you will too. Come to visit us at Friendly Acura in Middletown, New York and we will set you up with a test drive of the 2018 Acura ILX.

2018 Acura ILX
The 2018 Acura ILX is packed full of performance to deliver drivers a comfortable ride. The engine within the ILX is an inline-4 paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This combo is then paired with a chassis, making the ILX ride even more comfortable. Every ILX model is equipped with a 2.0 liter inline 4 that powers the sedan with 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Audi A3
Every 2018 Audi A3s model uses a 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline-4, pair with either a 6- or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The engine build is also available with a Quattro all-wheel-drive system. A front-wheel-drive A3s is powered with 186 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque and the Quattro all-wheel-drive model pushes 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Features & Technology
2018 Acura ILX
Acura knows their customers want options, so for the 2018 ILX, they offer seven different designs for the sedan. The standard trim for the 2018 Acura ILX includes a moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, synthetic leather upholstery, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. There are other available options that drivers can add to customize their ride, including Acura’s safety suite AcuraWatch, 18-inch alloy wheels, a body kit, and a rear spoiler.

The Premium Package will add leather upholstery, four-way power passenger seat, a pair of infotainment screens measuring at 8.0 inches up top and 7.0 inches on the center of the dash, and a garage door opener. More features that are available for the 2018 Acura ILX Premium Package include AcuraWatch, navigation, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a body kit.

2018 Audi A3
The A3 only offers customers three different trim levels to choose from. The 2018 A3 has standard equipment including dual-zone climate control, 12-way power front seats, a sunroof, xenon headlights, leather upholstery, Sirius XM satellite radio, Bluetooth, automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera.
The A3 Prestige trim adds in some accelerated standard equipment including Audi’s Virtual Cockpit and MMI infotainment system, LED headlights with auto high beams, LED taillights, ambient LED interior lighting, a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, and adaptive cruise control with stop/go ability- but it will cost you to upgrade.

In terms of performance, style, and technology, it’s hard to be the 2018 Acura ILX. If this sounds like what you’re looking for in your next call, give us a call at Friendly Acura and set up your test drive today!

2018 Acura ILX
Starts at $28,100 MSRP

2018 Audi A3
Starts at $31,950 MSRP


**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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