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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 32 $21,681 $22,585
4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $22,833 $23,785
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $24,926 $25,965
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,681
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,585
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$455 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Buick Verano is a comfortable compact sedan that feels like a luxury car but isn't priced like one. The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wagons
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 34.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.0 89.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 78.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 169.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 101.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 19.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 39.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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) 11.5 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 35.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/45R18 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code RJ0 NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code RJ0 NA
Spare Tire Order Code ZAD NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3300 3219
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 140
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4900 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code LEA NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 6700 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.09
Trans Order Code MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.94/3.09
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.10
Summary
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name Buick Verano Audi A3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Z-Link Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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