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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 $22,156 $23,080
4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $23,400 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,684 $26,755
4-Door Sedan Premium Group 21 30 $27,940 $29,105
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,156
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,080
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$455 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Comfortable, well-appointed and inexpensive on the luxury-car scale, the 2013 Buick Verano is a mild performer--that is, until the turbo T arrives later this year. The 2013 Audi A3 wears its age well, and remains a sporty, versatile choice for compact hatchback buyers who can afford a little luxury.
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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 Hip Room (in) 51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 54.400
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.900
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.800
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.200
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.0 89.000
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 34.800
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.300
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.300
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 169.000
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.000
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 59.300
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 101.500
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 78.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 39.000
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 19.500
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) 11.5 x - TBD - 11.000 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.300 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 14.500
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 16.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 35.100
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P235/45R18 P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3300 3219
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 9.100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 140
Engine
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
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.360
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.470
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.110
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.990
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.090
Trans Order Code MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.940/3.090
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.100
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.930
Summary
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name Buick Verano Audi A3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.4 7.8 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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