2017 Acura ILX vs. 2017 Audi A4


If you're looking for a sport-focused luxury sedan, then chances are you've considered the 2017 Acura ILX and the 2017 Audi A4. While it's true that both of these vehicles offer Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo drivers an exceptional level of comfort, they're hardly the same when it comes to the features that drivers care about most.

 
In this vehicle comparison, our team at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo takes a closer look at the similarities and the differences of these two models. Specifically, we'll be comparing interior features, performance capabilities, and technology. Let's get started by checking out the inside of the cabin.

Acura ILX and Audi A4 Interior Features

The 2017 Acura ILX comes standard with a leatherette-trimmed sport driver's seat with eight-way power adjustment. This level of craftsmanship offers exceptional comfort and customization. The optional two-driver position memory feature allows the ILX to store two different seating positions as well as positions for the outside mirrors. This feature is ideal if another driver in your household will be sharing your ILX or if you just like to quickly find your favorite position after getting the car back from service or the valet.

Similar to the Acura ILX, the 2017 Audi A4 comes with an eight-way power driver's seat and a driver memory function. However, the A4 also features less legroom for front seat passengers, limiting drivers to just 41.3 inches. Meanwhile, the ILX offers 42.3 inches of front row legroom, even though both vehicles have seating for up to five passengers.

Engine and Performance

Both the 2017 Acura ILX and the 2017 Audi A4 feature a four-cylinder engine. However, the 2.4-liter engine of the Acura is much larger than the 2.0-liter engine of the Audi.

You'll also notice that the direct fuel injection engine in the ILX is paired with the brand's signature eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter. This gives drivers of the Acura ILX smooth and responsive gear shifting in addition to optimized efficiency.

The transmission system of the Audi A4, on the other hand, is a standard seven-speed transmission paired with front-wheel drive. Premium grade fuel is recommended for both engines.

Other performance features you'll find on the 2017 Acura ILX include Hill Start Assist, which helps to prevent rollback when starting from a stop on a steep incline.

You'll also enjoy the convenience of 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque for merging onto the highway or passing slower moving traffic in the Acura ILX.

Technology Features

When it comes to technology, many drivers look to the audio system to determine if the vehicle offers the sound quality they're after. The 2017 Acura ILX features an available ELS Studio® Premium Audio System, which includes 10 speakers, Pandora® compatibility, HD Radio, SiriusXM®, SONG BY VOICE®, and more.

Although the premium sound system of the Audi A4 offers many of the same features, including HD Radio technology, the usability and intuitiveness may cause some frustration.


Test Drive the 2017 Acura ILX at Norm Reeves Acura

If you'd like to learn more about the 2017 Acura ILX vs. 2017 Audi A4, contact us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo. Serving the communities of Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest, and beyond, we'll help you learn more about these two models and schedule a test drive with the 2017 Acura ILX.

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