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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 32 $22,156 $23,080
4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $23,400 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,684 $26,755
4-Door Sedan Premium Group 21 30 $27,940 $29,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,808
$22,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,900
$23,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$498 / month
$385 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets. Comfortable, well-appointed and inexpensive on the luxury-car scale, the 2013 Buick Verano is a mild performer--that is, until the turbo T arrives later this year.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53 52.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 95.0
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 175 183.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.1 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 103.8 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 71.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 60.3
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.3 14.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 11.5 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 36.0
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/40HR18 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA RJ0
Front Tire Size P225/40HR18 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA RJ0
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZAD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3175 3300
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 512
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 1600 171 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 4500 180 @ 6700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MH8
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.90 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A3 Buick Verano
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 1.00
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 (Est) 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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