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2015 Audi Q3

2014 Buick Encore

  2015 Audi Q3 2014 Buick Encore
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Invoice $30,227 $23,193
20/29 23/33
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Bottom Line The 2015 Audi Q3 stakes out its claim in compact-crossover territory, with Google Earth to map the way. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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  • City-sized dimensions
  • Turbo four's been excellent
  • Audi Connect for the in-car wifi win


  • Cabin's going to be tight for five
  • Is a hatchback a better choice?


  • Interior quiet and calm
  • Well equipped, including IntelliLink
  • Roomy back seat, ample headroom
  • Flexible interior for good cargo space
  • Handsome two-tone interior trim


  • Overstyled to some eyes
  • Narrow cabin
  • Marginal performance, AWD especially
  • Gas mileage not all that good
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