When comparing the Acura ILX's and the Audi A4's specifications and ratings, the Acura ILX has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. The Audi A4 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. The Acura ILX and Audi A4 have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Acura ILX's and the Audi A4's specifications and ratings, the Audi A4 is a better car than the Acura ILX.
Acura ILX vs. Audi A4 Pricing
A used 2022 Acura ILX ranges from $24,895 to $32,977 while a used 2022 Audi A4 is priced between $30,989 to $41,893.
Acura ILX vs. Audi A4 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Acura ILX loses 48 percent of its value and the Audi A4 loses 52.5 percent of its value. This means the Acura ILX retains 4.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi A4.
Acura ILX vs. Audi A4 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura ILX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Audi A4's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Acura ILX being ranked 8 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Audi A4 being ranked 5 out of 36. Out of 30 Best Luxury Compact Cars, the Acura ILX is ranked 8 and the Audi A4 is ranked 5.
Acura ILX vs. Audi A4 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura ILX is 7.7 out of 10. For the Audi A4 the reliability rating is 8.7 out of 10. This gives the Audi A4 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Acura ILX.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Acura ILX and the Audi A4 makes 201 horsepower. The ILX is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The A4 is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 520 miles. This gives the Audi A4 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Acura ILX. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the Audi A4 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Acura ILX has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Acura ILX and the Audi A4 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.