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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Acura ILX Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Acura ILX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $33,940

Acura ILX 2.4L   
Difference: $9,310

Lowest Total Invoice: $32,283

Acura ILX 2.4L   
Difference: $7,080

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3ILX
TrimA3 2.0 TFSIS32.4L
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $31,950 $43,650 $27,990
Base Invoice $29,714 $40,596 $26,597
Prestige Package 9,750 5,300  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 575  
S Sport Package   1,100  
Technology Package     5,000
Prestige Package 8,138 4,930  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 536  
S Sport Package   1,024  
Technology Package     4,736
Options (change) 10,325 6,975 5,000
Options (change) 8,674 6,490 4,736
Destination 975 975 950
Total Price $43,250 $51,600 $33,940
Total Invoice $39,363 $48,061 $32,283

The configured Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

The configured Acura ILX 4dr Sedan

Even when the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 and Acura ILX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 2.0 TFSI trim is $31,950. The features would cost an additional $10,325. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $43,250.

The base sticker price of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3 trim is $43,650. The features would cost an additional $6,975. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $51,600.

The base sticker price of the Acura ILX 2.4L trim is $27,990. The features would cost an additional $5,000. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $33,940.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Acura ILX trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Acura ILX 2.4L appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

The configured Acura ILX 4dr Sedan

Even when the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 and Acura ILX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 2.0 TFSI trim is $29,714. The features would cost an additional $8,674. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $39,363.

The invoice of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3 trim is $40,596. The features would cost an additional $6,490. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $48,061.

The invoice of the Acura ILX 2.4L trim is $26,597. The features would cost an additional $4,736. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $32,283.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Acura ILX trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Acura ILX 2.4L appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Acura ILX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Acura ILX 2.4L
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,335
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,372
Model Year201820182017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3ILX
TrimA3 2.0 TFSIS32.4L
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine186hp I4292hp I4201hp I4
TransmissionS7S6S8
DrivetrainFWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)705, 14705, 14365, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18215/45-17
Total Price$43,250$51,600$33,940
Adjustments for Features-2,975-6,4250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$40,275$45,175$33,940
Cost Above Minimum$0$4,900$0
Total Invoice$39,363$48,061$32,283
Adjustments for Features-2,708-5,9840
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$36,655$42,077$32,283
Cost Above Minimum$0$5,422$0

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Features Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Acura ILX

Model Year201820182017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3ILX
TrimA3 2.0 TFSIS32.4L
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200  
6-speed automated manual $1100 
8-speed automated manual  $1300
FWD$0 $0
AWD $1700 
Accessories 
Active noise reduction  $0
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Remote app$25$25 
Remote window/roof operation  $15
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial  $200
Automatic braking, low-speed$200$200 
Knee airbag, driver$100$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200$200 
Lane keeping assist system  $400
Obstacle detection, front$200$200 
Obstacle detection, rear$300$300 
Pedestrian detection  $50
Rollover sensor  $50
Secondary collision brake assist$25$25 
Temporary spare tire$150$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100 
Wide-view rear camera  $0
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through$100$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50 
Android Auto support$0$0 
App support  $100
Apple CarPlay support$0$0 
Automatic air recirculation$100$100 
CD player  $125
DVD-Audio-compatible player  $0
DVD-compatible player$0$0 
Handwriting recognition$200$200 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15$15 
In-vehicle Internet$150$150 
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175 
Rear air vents$100$100 
SD Card slot$25$25 
Siri Eyes Free support  $0
SMS text-to-speech reader  $50
Variable intermittent wipers  $75
Wi-Fi hotspot$50$50 
Exterior 
Body kit$0$0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50 
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0 
Rear spoiler $200 
Sunroof  $900
Sunroof, large$1100$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75 
Auto-dimming headlights$200$200 
Boost gauge $75 
Cornering lights$75$75 
Fog light, rear$100$100 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse  $25
Power-folding mirrors$50$50 
Spotter mirror(s)  $50
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable $500 
Launch control $100 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100$100 
Leather seating surfaces$900$900 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $50 
Memory system, driver seat  $200
Metal pedals $75 
Partial leather seating sufaces  $450
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power headrest fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$50$50 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical  $100
Electronic systems calibration selector $200 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 
Total Value of Features$8,015$11,465$5,040
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,975$6,425$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,708-5,9840

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Acura ILX

Model Year20182017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3ILX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in105.1 in
Length175.4 in181.9 in
Width70.7 in70.6 in
Height55.7 in55.6 in
Curb Weight3,198 lb.3,094 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom36.5 in38.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in55.6 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in50.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.3 in
Row 2 Headroom36.1 in35.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.0 in53.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in51.7 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in34.0 in
Cargo Volume12.3 ft312.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 2.0 TFSI

Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Cornering lights75No
LED headlights500Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Power-folding mirrors50No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
225/40HR18 tires400No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Remote app25No
Speed limit information0No
Apple CarPlay support0No
Android Auto support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Body kit0No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Proximity key250Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested334049%
Total Not Requested347551%

Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3

Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Power-folding mirrors50No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
225/40HR18 tires400No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Remote app25No
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested179041%
Total Not Requested255059%
S Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500No
Painted brake calipers (optional)0No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested500100%

Option Package Details
Acura ILX 2.4L

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
DVD-Audio-compatible player0Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
ELS, 365W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Pedestrian detection50No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Compass0Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Partial leather seating sufaces450Yes
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
App support50No
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Memory system, driver seat200No
Satellite radio200Yes
Total Requested374075%
Total Not Requested125025%

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