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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Acura ILX

2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Acura ILX

Many consumer car brands don't position themselves as competitors against luxury models. Often, this is understandable. Luxury brands are far more expensive, putting a lot of investment into models that technically outclass more affordable models. However, Mazda is constantly working above and beyond expectations. That's why we're pitting the 2018 Mazda3 against the 2018 Acura ILX today.

An off-shoot of Honda, Acura has handled luxury vehicles while Honda has aimed for an audience that shops for more affordable models. Can Mazda models hold any weight against Acura, or should they instead be compared against the likes of Honda models? Well, we'll find out today. It's the 2018 Mazda3 vs the 2018 Acura ILX!

2018 Mazda3


2018 Acura ILX

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.4L Inline 4
31 MPG Combined Fuel Economy 29 MPG
13.2 gal. Fuel Tank Capacity 13.2 gal.
$18,095 Starting MSRP $28,100

2018 Mazda3 Scranton, PA

The 2018 Acura ILX admittedly has a fairly affordable price, at least for a luxury model. However, it still can't compare to the savings present with the 2018 Mazda3 sedan. At just over $10,000 less than the 2018 Acura ILX, the 2018 Mazda3 still matches up to the ILX's specs in most cases and triumphs over them in others, such as with a superior fuel economy. Additionally, Mazda's integrated technology is always improving in terms of accessibility, fluidity, and modernity, keeping up with the latest and greatest advancements in the field. The 2018 Mazda3 includes such features as:

  • Bose® 9 Speaker Surround Sound
  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment
  • Sport Seats
  • Rear Decklid Spoiler
  • Bluetooth® Audio Streaming
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • 7" Full-Color Touchscreen
  • LED Headlights
  • Dual-Stitched Leather Upholstery
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Active Driving Display
  • And more!

You don't need to trust us. Test out the 2018 Mazda3 sedan or hatchback variant by scheduling a test drive! Here at Kelly Mazda, we have dozens of new Mazda models in stock! Take your pick from our inventory and contact us to get started! The Kelly Mazda dealership is located in Scranton, Pennsylvania within Lackawanna County!