The 2017 Acura ILX vs. the 2017 Audi A4

2017 Acura ILX

2017 Acura ILX

2017 Audi A4

2017 Audi A4

The 2017 Acura ILX promises drivers in the Orland Park, Tinley Park, and Naperville area a thrilling experience — it’s perfect for anyone looking for a luxurious and agile sedan. With its responsive and intuitive handling, its attention to economy, and its selection of comforts and conveniences, the package offered by the ILX is unparalleled. Of course, it does face some competition, so let’s take a look at the ILX as compared to the 2017 Audi A4 and see which one comes out ahead!

How Each Car Handles

Sporting a 2.4L direct-injection four-cylinder engine, the new 2017 Acura ILX offers a robust 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. This ensures an intuitive response and comfortable ride, and you get more than enough power to handle city, highway, and suburban roads with equal vigor. Plus, the compact body of the ILX delivers nimble and responsive handling, and its 105.1-inch wheelbase promises sharp and effective turning. The ILX also earns impressive fuel-efficiency ratings with an EPA estimated 25 mpg* city and 35 mpg* highway.

Meanwhile, the 2017 Audi A4 isn’t quite as economical, and its 2.0L TFSI engine only earns an EPA estimated 31 mpg highway* – impressive, but not enough to beat the ILX. What’s more, the A4 has a wheelbase of 110.6 inches, which means its performance won’t be as nuanced or precise as that of the ILX. The A4 offers a standard 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which in higher trim levels increases to an impressive 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. However, the difference in weight between the A4 and the ILX is approximately 300 to 500 pounds, depending on the trim and the features. That means that the additional power won’t translate into a more powerful ride, and in fact only serves to compensate for the heavier body.

What Features Does Each Car Offer?

Performance isn’t everything, though. Let’s see what available features both vehicles offer. With the 2017 Acura ILX, you receive the following features and more:

  • Perforated Milano premium leather seats
  • Heated seats with two-level heating
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • GPS-linked solar-sensing climate control
  • AcuraLink the next generation
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Maintenance reminders

With the 2017 Audi A4 you find the following features:

  • Leather front seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Three zone climate control
  • Standard cruise control
  • Post-collision safety system

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2017 Audi A4 is a comfortable and athletic vehicle, but its size makes it cumbersome and inefficient. The more agile and dynamic 2017 Acura ILX affords drivers the more precise handling, and the ILX makes better and more efficient use of its available horsepower. In addition to its superior handling and performance, the ILX also offers a more luxurious and comfortable interior. That makes the 2017 ILX the one to beat.

Learn More About the 2017 Acura ILX at Joe Rizza Acura Today

If you’re a driver in the Orland Park, Tinley Park, or Naperville area and you’d like to learn more about the 2017 Acura ILX or how it compares to the 2017 Audi A4, contact us online at Joe Rizza Acura or by phone at 800-934-4025. We also welcome you to stop in and see us at 8150 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL for a test drive today!


*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.