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The 2019 Acura ILX Competes with Top Compact Luxury Sedans in Durham Like the 2018 Audi A3 and the 2019 BMW 2 Series

Buying a compact luxury sedan is a value-smart option for Durham and Raleigh drivers who've been dreaming of a sports car, but who can't or aren't ready to pay the premium of owning a top-of-the-line car. Both the 2019 Acura ILX, the 2019 BMW 2 Series and the 2018 Audi A3 are popular choices within this class.

Compare these two new sedans to see similarities and differences in the redesigned 2019 Acura ILX and top competitors like the 2018 Audi A3 2.0T Premium FWD, the Premium Plus quattro and the 2019 BMW 2 Series. They have a lot in common--like a commitment to the luxury experience and a passion for performance--but where they're set apart makes a big difference.


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2019 Acura ILX vs 2018 Audi A3

  • The new 2019 Acura ILX offers a lot of cargo room in the trunk: up to 12.3 cubic feet
  • Only the Audi A3 front-wheel-drive sedan could come close to matching that, with twelve cubes even
  • The 2019 Acura ILX offers 206 horsepower standard from its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • The less-powerful 2018 Audi A3 only offers 186 horsepower from its standard four-cylinder engine
  • The Audi A3 can boast a maximum 220 horsepower, but it still feels comparable to Acura's base system
  • The 2019 Acura ILX is roomy, offering more front legroom, and more front and rear shoulder room, than the 2018 Audi A3

  • Audi's limited powertrain warranty covers you for 48 months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first
  • Acura covers more, with a limited powertrain warranty that extends for 72 months or 70,000 miles, whichever comes first. ILX Interior

2019 Acura ILX vs 2019 BMW 2 Series

  • The BMW 2 Series starts at around $35,300
  • The 2019 Acura ILX starts at around $25,900--that's nearly a $10,000 difference
  • Acura and BMW new-vehicle warranties are identical, offering up to 4 years or up to 50,000 miles of coverage
  • Standard seating in the BMW 2 Series is un-heated pleather--even for that $10K price premium
  • Standard seating in the 2019 Acura ILX is trimmed in luxurious leatherette upholstery, and both front seats are heated

  • The updated iDrive infotainment system in the 2019 BMW 2 Series features a single, long display screen
  • The 2019 Acura ILX features a set of dual On Demand Multi-Use Display screens to better organize your information and media
  • If you have an eye for style, the one-of-a-kind Diamond Pentagon on the grille of the 2019 Acura ILX will call to you more than the small kidney grilles on the BMW 2 Series
  • Both cars come standard with a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard horsepower is one of the few areas where the 2019 BMW 2 Series does come out on top, offering 248 HP from its base engine to Acura's standard 201 HP in the 2019 Acura ILX

  • Any prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.