The 2017 Acura ILX vs The 2017 Audi A3
The 2017 Acura ILX arrived at McGrath Acura of Westmont with an unbeatable marriage of performance and comfort. With an impeccable selection of interior features, the elegant ride of the new Acura ILX keeps you comfortable, safe, and entertained on your commute from Naperville to Chicago. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison with the luxurious 2017 Audi A3, and see how impressive the Acura ILX is for yourself once the dust settle and a winner is declared.
How Each Vehicle Performs
Announcing itself with a striking and stylish exterior, the new Acura ILX provides a subtle blend of athletic sophistication. Its 2.4L 16-valve direct-injection engine offers up 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, ensuring a smooth and robust ride. And with a front-wheel drivetrain, its ride will be confident and assured, with the ability to intuitively respond to the road with a multi-link rear suspension. The ILX also features high-performance all-season tires, so it can tackle any terrain no matter what the season is. What’s more, the ILX realizes an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city* and 35 mpg highway*, making it confident, comfortable, and economical as well.
The 2017 Audi A3 features a four-cylinder 16-valve DOHC TFSI engine that only reaches 186 horsepower. That puts it a significant disadvantage with the more powerful ILX. Similarly, the A3 does feature a slightly shorter wheelbase, but its gains in turning radius come at the expense of stability. This makes the ILX more graceful than its competition.
Acura and Audi are both known for providing a suite of luxury features to match the available performance specifications. However, in the same way the Acura ILX leaves the Audi A3 in its dust when it comes to performance engineering, the Acura ILX comes ready with a more impressive package of features. Check out each vehicle’s offerings below:
2017 Acura ILX:
- Perforated Lux Suede sports seats
- 2-level heating seats
- Ten-speaker ELS premium audio system
- Bluetooth streaming audio
- Multi-view rear camera
- Vehicle Stability Assist
2017 Audi A3:
- Leather seating surfaces
- Ten-speaker audio system
- Bluetooth streaming compatible
- Rearview camera
- Electronic stability control
Choosing the Best Sedan
The 2017 Audi A3 lacks the high-quality and comprehensive selection of features that come with the 2017 Acura ILX. What’s more, the ILX promises more responsive handling, and it manages to balance that nuance with an incredibly smooth experience. The Acura ILX checks off every box for Chicagoland drivers looking for luxury and performance, putting it well above its competition.
Give the 2017 Acura ILX a Try Today
See firsthand why the 2017 Acura ILX beats out the 2017 Audi A3 and other competitors with a visit to McGrath Acura of Westmont, located at 400 East Ogden Avenue in Westmont, IL. Give us a call at 888-299-8727 or contact us online to get started!
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.