2021 Acura ILX vs 2021 Mazda 3


If you are in the market for a new sedan, you may be drawn to the 2021 Acura ILX and the 2021 Mazda3. While they are in the same class of vehicles, they have many differences that set them apart.

If you are wondering which vehicle is right for you, our team at Maus Acura of North Tampa will help you decide with this side-by-side comparison of the two sedans. 



The 2021 Acura ILX is available in a base configuration as well as a Premium A-Spec, and Technology trims.

The 2021 Mazda3 is limited to three trims, the 2.0, 2.5, S, and 2.5 Turbo trims.



Equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, the Acura ILX offers 24 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway.

The 2021 Mazda3 is powered by a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that offers 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The Mazda3 offers up to 28 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway.



The 2021 Acura ILX comes standard with a host of comfort and interior features that are often restricted to higher trim levels in the Mazda3. Notably, the Acura ILX is equipped with a standard sunroof, but it is only available in the higher trims of the Mazda3.

Further, the 2021 Acura ILX has 101.7 cubic feet of interior space and 12.4 cubic feet of cargo space, offering plenty of interior space.


Safety + Tech

The 2021 Acura ILX has many driver assistance and safety features available including:

       Rear door child safety locks

       Emergency braking assist

       Rear height adjustable headrests

       Front and rear head airbags

       A remote anti-theft alarm system

       Lane departure warning

       Lane departure mitigation

       Adaptive cruise control

       Collision mitigation braking

       Forward collision warning

       And more!

The ILX has a 5-inch infotainment display, and smartphone mirroring with a 9-inch screen when upgrading to the Premium trim.

All trims of the Mazda3 offer active safety features including:

       Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection

       Automatic emergency braking

       Lane departure warning

       Lane-keeping assist

       Available blind-spot monitoring

       Available Rear cross-traffic alert

An 8-inch infotainment screen comes standard.


Bottom Line

There are a few key differences between the 2021 Acura ILX and the 2021 Mazda3 sedan. Notably, the Acura ILX offers standard heated side mirrors, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and ambient lighting in every trim. The 2021 Mazda3 does not offer these features at all except for the dual-zone automatic climate control that is available only on upgraded trims.

Further, not only does the 2021 Acura ILX come equipped with premium features, but it also has an impressive warranty to protect drivers in case of premature breakdowns of equipment. The Acura ILX's warranty is for 4 years or 50,000 miles as well as 6 years or 70,000 miles with its powertrain warranty.

Of course, we have only scratched the surface when it comes to the advantages of the 2021 Acura ILX. For more information, reach out to our friendly team at Maus Acura of North Tampa!


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If you are ready to test drive the 2021 Acura ILX, come visit us at our showroom at Maus Acura North Tampa or give us a call-813-669-4684!

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