Acura NSX vs. Audi S3

Berlina Black
VS
Mythos Black Metallic

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$205,554 - $229,989
$39,331 - $42,532

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
573 hp
292 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Twin
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder

Interior Features

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.8 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
Not Available
35.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
Not Available
36.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
4.4 cu. ft.
10 cu. ft.

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
2
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
103.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.7 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
176 in.
175.8 in.

Width

Width
87.3 in.
70.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3803 .lbs
3462 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
573 hp
292 hp

Torque

Torque
476 ft. lbs.
280 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.6 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 11 mpg
11 - 14 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 mpg
28 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Acura NSX
Audi S3

Body Style

Body Style
Coupe
quattro Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Two-Seaters
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
2
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
44 ft³.
Not Available

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3803 lbs.
3462 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 mpg.
25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 mpg.
22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 mpg.
28 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/213
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
9
7

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84
3.56

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43
2.53

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78
1.68

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43
1.02

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21
0.79

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.04
0.76

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.40
2.79

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58
4.17

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4
7.0

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/35YR19
P225/40HR18, P225/40YR18, P235/35R19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P305/30YR20
P225/40HR18, P225/40YR18, P235/35R19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8.5 in.
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 11 in.
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.7 ft.
36.1 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.5 - 15 in.
13.4 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 in.
12.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.6 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
39.6 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.8 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.6 in.
54.8 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.5 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
103.6 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
176 in.
175.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
87.3 in.
70.7 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
47.8 in.
54.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
65.2 in.
61.1 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.7 in.
60.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
4.4 ft³.
10 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88
0.64

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
NSX
S3

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Coupe
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4