2020 Acura ILX vs 2020 Audi A3

White 2020 Acura ILX, VS icon, and black 2020 Audi A3

Are you thinking about buying a compact luxury sports sedan, but are unsure which model you should get? Here at Acura of Maui, we encourage you to check out the 2020 Acura ILX, with its athletic design, sophisticated engine, quick acceleration, numerous comfort and convenience features, a roomy and upscale cabin, advanced technologies, and high-level safety. In this 2020 Acura ILX Standard vs 2020 Audi A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium FWD comparison, we show how the ILX outshines the compact luxury sports sedan competition.

On the performance front, the ILX Standard comes equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which generates an output of 201 horsepower. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in the A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium FWD manages just 184 horsepower. While both sports sedans have an automatic transmission, only the ILX Standard has steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual shifting capabilities. With a longer wheelbase (105.1” vs 103.8"), the ILX Standard provides a more stable ride. Also, the ILX Standard has a curb weight of only 3,095 pounds, compared to 3,197 pounds for the A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium FWD.

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2020 Acura ILX Standard VS 2020 Audi A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium FWD
201 Horsepower 184
Standard Paddle Shifters No
38.0”/42.3” Front Headroom/Legroom 36.5”/41.2”
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control No

Advantages of the 2020 Acura ILX

The ILX Standard is a better choice for large drivers, with 38.0” of front headroom and 42.3” of front legroom. The A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium FWD has only 36.5” of front headroom and 41.2” of front legroom. The ILX Standard also offers more storage space in the trunk, with a cargo capacity of 12.4 cu-ft, compared to 10.0 cu-ft for the A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium FWD.

The ILX Standard has many premium features. Maintain a safe following distance behind other cars with the standard Adaptive Cruise Control. With the standard noise-canceling feature, the ILX Standard provides a very quiet ride. The A3 Sedan 2.0T Premium FWD doesn’t offer either of these features.

Are you interested in learning more about the 2020 Acura ILX? Feel free to contact us at Acura of Maui!


Passenger's side front angle view of white 2020 Acura ILX
White 2020 Acura ILX parked near a building with large glass windows
Steering wheel, gauges, and touchscreen in 2020 Acura ILX
Trunk in 2020 Acura ILX