2016 Acura ILX vs. 2016 Audi A3

2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

2016 Audi A3

2016 Audi A3

If you’re interested in a top-of-the-line luxury sedan, chances are you’ve considered the 2016 Acura ILX model. Available now at Joe Rizza Acura, the 2016 Acura ILX offers Orland Park, Tinley Park, and Naperville drivers the perfect way to spice up their commute. For those who may still be on the fence, the experts at Joe Rizza Acura have stacked it up against one of its rivals, the 2016 Audi A3, to show that while the competition is close, the 2016 Acura ILX comes out on top.


2016 Acura ILX blogUnder the hood of the 2016 Acura ILX, a base 2.4L 4-cylinder engine produces a sporty 201 hp and 180 lb.-ft. of peak torque. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and, when properly equipped, earns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg/city* and 36 mpg/highway* fuel economy. According to Edmunds performance testing, the 2016 Acura ILX can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, giving drivers a ride that’s as responsive as it is fuel-efficient.

The base powertrain of the 2016 Audi A3 is comparatively weaker, delivering only 170 hp to go with 200 lb.-ft. of torque. Though it provides slightly more torque, the Audi’s  engine — which is only available with a six-speed automatic transmission — also pales in the EPA testing numbers, yielding 23 mpg/city and 33 mpg/highway. Audi estimates that it takes 7.3 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph, and if A3 drivers want a leg up on drivers of the 2016 Acura ILX, they’ll have to shell out a few thousand dollars extra to upgrade to an optional engine.


The 2016 Acura ILX has the performance specs to match its confident attitude, but it also has comfort and convenience features that the Audi A3 simply can’t match:

  • Trunk Space: Acura has designed the 2016 Acura ILX with 12.3 cubic feet of maximum trunk capacity, while the Audi A3 only offers 10 cubic feet.
  • Equipment Levels: The 2016 Acura ILX can be had in six distinct equipment levels that allow drivers to add amenities such as an auto-dimming rearview mirror, multi-speaker audio systems, and guidelines for the standard rearview camera. While the Audi A3 offers similar features, they are only available in three equipment levels, meaning you could end up paying more for features you don’t necessarily want.
  • Safety: While both vehicles are equipped with advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and a rearview camera, the 2016 Acura ILX also comes with cutting-edge technology like a blind-spot monitor and rear-cross traffic alerts

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

Both the 2016 Acura ILX and the 2016 Audi A3 have a lot to offer Illinois drivers looking for a sporty sedan with luxury amenities. But when it comes to powertrain efficiency, cabin design, and customization options, it’s clear that the 2016 Acura ILX comes out on top every time. The all-new Acura ILX is built to be the best in its class, coming in a number of variants that ensure that there’s an Acura ILX suited for each driver.

Learn More About the 2016 Acura ILX vs. the 2016 Audi A3 at Joe Rizza Acura

To see firsthand how the 2016 Acura ILX manages to outperform competitors like the 2016 Audi A3, drivers in the Orland Park, Tinley Park, and Naperville areas can stop by Joe Rizza Acura at 8150 W 159th St. in Orland Park today. Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 800-934-4025 for more information.


*Based on 2016 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.