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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 32 $22,752 $23,700
4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $23,875 $24,870
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,824 $26,900
4-Door Sedan Premium Group 21 30 $27,902 $29,065
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Audi S3 sticks its U.S. landing with terrific turbo pull and in-car LTE. Mild or slightly spicy--in either flavor, the 2014 Buick Verano delivers long on comfort, without bowing to sport-sedan cliches.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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 52.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.1
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 95.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.1 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 103.6 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 71.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 60.3
Length, Overall (in) 175.9 183.9
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 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) 13.4 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 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 Order Code NA RJ0
Front Tire Size P225/40YR18 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA RJ0
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZAD
Rear Tire Size P225/40YR18 P235/45R18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3450 3300
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 512
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 1900 171 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 292 @ 5400 180 @ 6700
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/4-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 (Est) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 (Est) 32
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.64 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.26 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.26 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MH8
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi S3 Buick Verano
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Compound Crank
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 7.0 (Est) NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing 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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