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Compare 2015 Audi Q3 vs 2014 Buick Encore

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Selected Style FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
FWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Audi Q3 stakes out its claim in compact-crossover territory, with Google Earth to map the way. The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 58 51.70
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 35.70
Front Head Room (in) 37 39.60
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 50.10
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 54.10
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.50
Front Leg Room (in) 40 40.80
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 92.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 30.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 60.60
Wheelbase (in) 102.5 100.60
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 69.90
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 60.60
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.7 6.20
Length, Overall (in) 172.6 168.40
Height, Overall (in) 62.6 65.20
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 16.7 18.80
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 64.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 39.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 48.2 48.40
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 34.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 10.6 x 0.5
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 14.0
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 36.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.72
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA RAK
Front Tire Size P235/50HR18 P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA RAK
Spare Tire Order Code NA RVZ
Rear Tire Size P235/50HR18 P215/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4409 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4409 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 4409 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 441 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 661 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5368 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3190
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16"
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code NA LUV
Displacement 2.0 L/121 1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100 138 @ 4900
Engine Oil Cooler Regular -
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Electronic fuel injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
Transmission
Trans PTO Access No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.30 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MH8
Transfer Case Power Take Off No -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.95 4.58
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.53
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi Q3 Buick Encore
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Axle Type - Rear Independent -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 6.9
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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