Compare 2015 Audi Q3 vs 2014 Buick Encore

2015 Audi Q3
2014 Buick Encore
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FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,227
$23,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$24,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
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
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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 Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
58 51.70
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 35.70
Front Head Room (in)
37 39.60
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
16.7 18.80
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
64.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.0
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.72
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RVZ
Rear Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P215/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAK
Front Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P215/55R18
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4706 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3190
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16"
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 138 @ 4900
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic fuel injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
NA LUV
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4/83
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.53
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 Buick Encore
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
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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