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2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Audi A3 near Gaithersburg, MD

Make the Right Luxury Compact Sedan Choice at Pohanka Acura

Think all luxury compact sedans are the same? Think again. In fact, we at Pohanka Acura have set out to show you the differences between the 2016 Acura ILX and one of its top competitors. Check out our look at the 2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Audi A3 near Gaithersburg, MD, so you can see all the ways the ILX gives you more power, efficiency, and features.

We begin our comparison with a look under the hood of both the 2016 Acura ILX and the 2016 Audi A3. Both are powered by a 4-cylinder engine, but the one in the ILX is simply more powerful. Tap the gas pedal to be revved-up by 201 horsepower, compared to only 170 horsepower in the A3. Even though the ILX has more power, it still gives drivers an efficient performance with a fuel rating of 25/36/29 MPG city/hwy/combined1. In the Audi A3, you’ll only have a fuel rating of 23/33/27 MPG city/hwy/combined2.

Beyond being more efficient, our comparison of the 2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Audi A3 near Gaithersburg, MD, also shows which luxury compact sedan brings more style to the table. When you’re driving the Acura ILX down Diamond Avenue at sunset, the standard bright Jewel Eye® LED headlights will illuminate your path. Not only are these lights elegant, but they last longer and use less energy than traditional headlights. The Audi A3 comes standard with automatic xenon headlights, which won’t light up the night quite like the ILX. Similarly, the ILX features fog lights, which are sure to come in handy during inclement weather. You won’t find fog lights in any trim level of the A3.

In addition to bold and exciting exterior features, the 2016 ILX also offers more interior amenities for you to enjoy. You can keep warm during harsh winter months in the ILX thanks to standard heated front seats, which are only available in top trim levels of the 2016 A3. In terms of convenience, leave your keys in your purse or pocket, because the ILX also boasts push-button start, another feature only in top trims of the A3. Using the enhanced voice recognition software in the ILX, you can control the air conditioning, audio system, navigation system3, and even make phone calls using Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink4While the A3 also has voice recognition, you’ll only be able to use Bluetooth® with just your voice. In terms of playing your own music, the ILX comes standard with a USB port5, which is another feature only in top trims of the A3. And if you’re looking for seamless use of your iPhone®, the Acura ILX boasts Siri® Eyes Free, which you won’t find at all in the Audi A3.

When you’re bringing home groceries from Food Lion, or shopping bags from Lakeforest Mall, the ILX gives you 12.3 cubic ft. of cargo space within the trunk, but you’ll only find 10 cubic ft. of trunk space in the A3. And when you and your friends are making your way to Dogfish Head Alehouse to catch the game, you can enjoy more front legroom in the ILX with 42.3 inches, while you’ll only have 41.2 inches in the A3.

While we know the choice is ultimately up to you, we hope our comparison of the 2016 Acura ILX vs 2916 Audi A3 near Gaithersburg, MD, shows just how much more you’ll have in the ILX. To see this luxury compact sedan in action, visit Pohanka Acura, your local Acura dealer, today!


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1 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.

2 All fuel economy figures are EPA estimates unless otherwise noted. Your mileage will vary. See www.fueleconomy.gov for more information.

3 Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.

4 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.

5 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.

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