2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Audi A3 1.8T Komfort

2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

Audi A3 1.8T Komfort

Audi A3 1.8T Komfort

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The 2016 Acura ILX and 2016 Audi A3 1.8T Komfort are two of the most luxurious sedans on the market. Both feature gorgeous looks and fine craftsmanship, but which one is the better buy for the money? Between the 2016 Acura ILX base model and 2016 Audi A3 1.8T Komfort, we’ll compare key differences to see which offers more refinement on the road. Read on to find out which sedan came out on top.


The ILX offers greater muscle and extra smoothness on the road. The ILX has a 2.4L I4 engine that generates 201 hp for an energetic ride. On the other hand, the A3 has a smaller 1.8L I4 engine with only 170 hp. That means you’ll get 31 fewer hp on your daily commute with the Audi. The two also differ in their transmission options. The ILX offers an 8-speed auto-shift manual transmission, while the A3 only has a 6-speed auto-shift manual option. Driving in the ILX is just more luxurious.


Acura filled the ILX with convenient amenities that make your daily drive more enjoyable. On a chilly day, you can use the remote engine start on the ILX to start the car from inside the home. On the A3, you’ll have to sit in a cold cabin to get your vehicle ready. The ILX also has automatic distance pacing for extra safety during cruise control, while the A3 does not.


The ILX offers a more spacious ride. The ILX has 1074 mm of front legroom and 1412 mm of front shoulder room for drivers to spread out. The A3 only has 1046.5 mm of legroom and 1391.9 mm of shoulder room, which may wear on drivers over long commutes. The ILX also edges out the A3 on interior cargo volume. The ILX has 350 liters, while the A3 only has 348.3 liters. The Acura ILX offers a more spacious and relaxing ride.

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After we examined the two models closely, the 2016 Acura ILX is our pick over the 2016 Audi A3 1.8T Komfort. Why not experience the luxury firsthand? Drop by Harmony Acura in Kelowna for a test drive. Call us at 250-861-3003 or easily leave us a message online.