Compare 2013 Buick Verano vs 2013 Audi A3

2013 Buick Verano
2013 Audi A3
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4-Door Sedan
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
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,156
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,080
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
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
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.500
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 39.000
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.500
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 16.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.100
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 9.100
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.990
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.090
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.940/3.090
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.100
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.930
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Verano Audi A3
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Four Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.8 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 (2012)
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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