Compare Acura ILX

 Acura ILX
 Audi A3

The 2019 Audi A3 and the 2019 Acura ILX Are Excellent First-Time Luxury Cars in Charlotte

Luxury cars don't have to be unaffordable--while there is a certain level of exclusivity in the luxury segment, smaller sports sedans are surprisingly affordable, and perfectly practical for local Charlotte drivers who are looking to break into the world of premium performance. Models like the 2019 Acura ILX and the 2019 Audi A3 start under $35,000 (with Acura's smallest sedan starting under $29,000), they come equipped with tons of great luxury features and connectivity options, and they offer plenty of power to put some get-up-and-go into your commute.

Explore the differences between the all-new Audi A3 and the Acura ILX to get a feel for these two premium compact sports sedans, and see which might be the best fit for you as a first luxury car, second car for the family, or just your new favorite efficient commuter.

2019 Acura ILX vs All-New 2019 Audi A3

  • The 2019 Audi A3 starts at $31,950--fully loaded models are expected to start at almost $41,000
  • The 2019 Acura ILX starts at around $25,900--fully loaded models start around $33,500
  • It's not hard to see that the Acura ILX is the better value here; but when you look at features lists and options, it's even more surprising to see how much you get for the money
  • The 2019 Acura ILX offers a roomy 12.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk--the Audi A3 sedans can't match that versatility
  • Acura's sports sedan comes standard with a 201-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Audi's small luxury car is expected to offer a 184-horsepower four-cylinder engine--that's about $6,000 more for 17 less horsepower
  • Audi's 2019 A3 is expected to be equipped with a seven-speed transmission; Acura's with an eight-speed transmission
  • Noise and sound cancellation technology comes standard in the 2019 Acura ILX--not yet in the Audi A3
  • The 2019 Audi A3 offers 48 months and/or 50,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage
  • The 2019 Acura ILX offers 72 months and/or 70,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage

  • *Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.


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    * Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $965.00, NSX is $1800.00 and MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

    ** Based on current year 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.