2019 Acura ILX Vs 2019 Audi A3 Comparison In this comparison, we take a closer look at the luxury compact sedan segment, comparing the Audi A3 with the Acura ILX. The new ILX features a sporty look and feel with many advanced features for a value price, but how does it stack up against an Audi A3?
2019 Acura ILX Comparison

Acura ILX Quick Look

Acura ILX Pros
  • Sporty look and ride quality
  • Sharp handling
  • Generous array of features
  • Value priced vs competition
  • Great lease offerings from Palm Beach Acura
Acura ILX Cons
  • Options bundled into packages; no individual add-ons
  • Upgrade to Premium package encouraged for a more upscale, luxury interior than other luxury brands

Audi A3 Quick Look

Lexus Audi A3 Pros
  • Comfortable front seating
  • Stylish, upscale Cabin
  • Sporty, fun ride quality
Lexus Audi A3 Cons
  • Poor trunk space
  • Small backseat
  • Priced much higher than other luxury options
2019 Audi A3 Pros and Cons Compared

ILX Vs A3 Specifications Chart

Acura ILX


Audi A3

34 MPG Highway RatingEstimated
35 MPG Highway Rating
2.4 L 4 Cylinder
Engine2.0 L 4 Cylinder Turbo
6 yr/70,000 miPower-train Warranty4 yr/50,000 mi
5-Star Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Rating**
5-Star Overall Safety Rating
182″ L x 71″ W x 56″ HVehicle Dimensions175" L x 71″ W x 56″ H
8-Speed AutomaticTransmission7-Speed Automatic

Acura ILX Vs Audi A3 Review

The Audi A3 is a great luxury compact sedan with upscale interior and a fun, sporty ride, but we're definitely looking for more performance from a luxury vehicle at its starting price. To top that off, a shorter warranty than industry standards has us asking, "why pay more for German engineering, when they won't even back up their own product?" The Audi A3 power train warranty ends after just 4 years or 50,000 miles. Not only is the starting price high, but the cost-to-own is also going to be higher than other options. Shop around! There are many great luxury vehicle brands that offer better value with more quality assurance.

The Acura ILX offers more powerful performance, longer warranty, more room, more trunk space, and lots of standard technology features for significantly less money than the Audi A3. The ILX is not as stylish and upscale with base trims, but you can get Super Handling All-Wheel Drive and an Acura luxury package upgrade for the ILX, and still come in thousands less than the Audi A3. The choice between these two models is clear. See our Audi A3 Vs Audi ILX spec chart below.

Are you ready to test-drive an awesome luxury sedan for less?

The ILX kicks the Audi A3's bumper in nearly every category, plus you can get a fantastic lease deal on a new Acura ILX at Napleton's Palm Beach Acura. We have many customers that get the newest Acura vehicles, while saving money every month. Acura Loyalty Advantage also offers lease benefits like mileage forgiveness and mileage rollover. To learn more or test-drive a new ILX call us at (877) 363-2817 or send us a message in the form below. Thank you for your consideration!

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* Based on 2019 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 models only) and other factors.

**The 2019 Acura ILX and 2019 Audi A3 have both earned a 5-star Overall Safety Ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Learn more: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2019/ACURA/ILX/4%252520DR/FWD and