In comparing the Acura ILX's and the Audi A5'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 fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Audi A5 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Acura ILX's and the Audi A5's specifications and ratings, the Audi A5 is a better car than the Acura ILX.
Acura ILX vs. Audi A5 Pricing
A used 2022 Acura ILX ranges from $24,895 to $32,977 while a used 2022 Audi A5 is priced between $36,666 to $48,837.
Acura ILX vs. Audi A5 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 A5 loses 46.3 percent of its value. This means the Audi A5 retains 1.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Acura ILX.
Acura ILX vs. Audi A5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura ILX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Audi A5's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Acura ILX being ranked 8 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Audi A5 being ranked 3 out of 36. Out of 30 Best Luxury Compact Cars, the Acura ILX is ranked 8 and the Audi A5 is ranked 3.
Acura ILX vs. Audi A5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura ILX is 7.7 out of 10. For the Audi A5 the reliability rating is 8.3 out of 10. This gives the Audi A5 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Acura ILX.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Acura ILX’s base engine makes 201 horsepower, and the Audi A5 base engine makes 261 horsepower. The ILX is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. The A5 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 474 miles.This gives the Acura ILX the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Audi A5 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the Acura ILX has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Audi A5 has the advantage in the area of rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Acura ILX has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.