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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
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.7
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 95.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 54.8 58.1
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.3 14.3
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.6
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
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
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 512
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
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) 3.26 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
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
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi S3 Buick Verano
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link 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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 (Est) NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 7.5
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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