Compare 2015 Audi S3 vs 2014 Buick Verano

2015 Audi S3
2014 Buick Verano
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4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige
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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4-Door Sedan
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,224
$22,752
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,100
$23,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$685 / month
$395 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.1
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 95.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175.9 183.9
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
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)
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 -
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 Size
P225/40YR18 P235/45R18
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 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/4-cyl
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct 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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 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)
0.81 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.04 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S3 Buick Verano
Body Style
quattro 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
6.8 (Est) NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
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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