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2015 Audi S3 vs. Its Competition

 
2015 Audi S3
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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Compact luxury cars are now a thing, and some of them are bringing high-powered companions like the Audi S3 to market along with more sedate models.

There's a turbocharger available with the Buick Verano, but it's avoiding the whole sport-sedan fray, with its very well-composed ride and quiet cabin.

The Acura ILX is more of the same, only less--less satisfying, less quiet, less appealing.

The S3's a shot straight at the Mercedes-Benz CLA, which comes in CLA45 AMG trim and is so good, it was named Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2014.

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8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2015 Audi S3 sticks its U.S. landing with terrific turbo pull and in-car LTE.
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2014 Acura ILX is a nice, balanced compact luxury sedan for those who put the emphasis on comfort and feature, not true sport-sedan reflexes.
8.0
/ 10
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Mild or slightly spicy--in either flavor, the 2014 Buick Verano delivers long on comfort, without bowing to sport-sedan cliches.
MSRP From  
N/A$26,900$23,700
Gas Mileage  
22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine  
N/APremium Unleaded I-4Gas/4-cyl
EPA Class  
N/ACompact CarsCompact
Style Name  
N/A4-Door Sedan 2.0L4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain  
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
N/A55
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/A4
Body Style  
N/ASedanSedan
Transmission  
N/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual Shift

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