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2017 Acura ILX vs 2016 Audi A3 in Chantilly, VA

And the Winner is...

For a compact car that goes above and beyond your expectations, look no further than the 2017 ILX. Here at Pohanka Acura, not only can you admire this one-of-a-kind car in our new vehicle showroom, you can also take it out for a test drive today! To see how it measures up against the competition, we put it to the test with our comparison of the 2017 Acura ILX vs 2016 Audi A3 in Chantilly, VA.

In terms of performance, only one of these compact cars knows how to deliver a truly compelling ride. Under the hood of the Acura ILX awaits the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, which cranks out a worthwhile 201 horsepower. If you’re behind the wheel of the Audi A3, you’ll only have 170 horsepower streaming from its 4-cylinder powertrain. Not to worry, all that power doesn’t sacrifice on efficiency, as the ILX still attains a notable 25/35/29 MPG city/hwy/combined1. The A3, once again, falls short with its 23/33/27 MPG city/hwy/combined2 fuel rating.

When it comes to comfort, the ILX continues to impress. For those chilly winters that just never seem to end, you won’t dread hitting the road to work in the early morning, thanks to the standard 2-level heated function for the front seats in the ILX. While the A3 does offer a heated capability, it’s only found in top trims. Year-round comfort, however, is easily achieved in the Acura ILX with the available GPS-linked Climate Control3 equipped. With the use solar sensors3, the GPS is able to monitor the sun’s intensity and location relative to the vehicle, so the system maintains the cabin at a designated temperature. You won’t find such innovation in the A3.

This battle between the 2017 Acura ILX vs 2016 Audi A3 in Chantilly, VA, continues with technology. The 2017 ILX comes standard with a push-button start, which lets you start and cut the engine in just one motion, and get on the road in a quick and convenient way. This feature is only found in higher trims of the 2016 A3. Smartphone integration is nearly a must for modern-day vehicles, and only one of these vehicles offers it to its riders. In the ILX, you’ll have access to Siri® Eyes Free, which lets you utilize the voice recognition to dictate texts, check the weather and sports scores, make calendar appointments, play a song, and so much more. Unfortunately, you won’t find this at all in the A3.

This comparison of the 2017 Acura ILX vs 2016 Audi A3 in Chantilly, VA, is more than just a side-to-side of what makes these vehicles different, it also provides you with a peek into the many qualities that the ILX has to offer. Here at Pohanka Acura, you can get behind the wheel of this innovative compact car today! We are conveniently located at 13911 Lee Jackson Highway in Chantilly, VA.


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1. 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.

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.

2017 Acura ILX vs 2016 Audi A3 in Chantilly, VAInterior of the 2017 Acura ILX

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