Does the 2016 Audi A3 Price Deliver Luxury?

July 18th, 2016 by

2017 Acura ILXThe 2016 Audi A3 price might seem pretty appealing to Wisconsin drivers shopping for an entry-level luxury sedan, but you should be sure to check out some competitors, too. We put the A3 up against the 2017 Acura ILX to give our drivers an idea of what at least one of their other options is in the luxury car market. Before we get into the details of what separates these vehicles—and there’s a lot—let’s start with the price.

  • 2016 Audi A3 prices start at $30,900 (MSRP) and rise to $40,675 when equipped comparably to the 2017 Acura ILX.
  • The base-model 2017 ILX, however, is priced at just $27,990 (MSRP).*

Drivers might expect a vehicle like the A3 to have more in the way of features thanks to its higher price, but that’s not the case.

Acura Delivers Luxury and Value

One of the easiest ways to measure value on a luxury sedan is to look at its features and compare them to the prices and features of other vehicles. You’ve already seen that the ILX bests the 2016 Audi A3 price, but it also has an edge on features.

You’ll find each of the following amenities on the 2017 Acura ILX, but they are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the Audi:

  • Voice-activated audio and Bluetooth controls
  • AcuraLink telematics
  • Heated front seating
  • Noise and sound cancellation
  • USB audio input
  • Jewel Eye LED headlights
  • Push-button start
  • Steering wheel–mounted paddle shifters

To get a closer look at the differences between these two sedans, be sure to read our 2016 Audi A3 review, where we discuss the differences in cabin size, engine specs, warranty, and more.

Test Drive an Acura

The ILX was making waves when it was a part of the 2016 Acura sedan lineup, and the 2017 model is still shaking up the luxury car world. Let us show you all that the current model has to offer with a test drive. You can get behind the wheel of a 2017 ILX by visiting your nearby Wisconsin Acura Dealer; we can’t wait to see you.


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

Wisconsin Acura Dealers includes Bergstrom Acura, Acura of Brookfield, and Zimbrick Acura.

Posted in 2017 Vehicles, ILX