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Compare 2012 Audi A3 vs 2012 Buick Verano

2012 Audi A3
2012 Buick Verano
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Verano 4-Door Sedan 21 32 $21,681 $22,585
Verano 4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $22,833 $23,785
Verano 4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $24,926 $25,965
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$21,681
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$22,585
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$376 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway. The 2012 Buick Verano is a comfortable compact sedan that feels like a luxury car but isn't priced like one.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 95.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.0 183.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 71.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.0
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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.5 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)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RJ0
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA RJ0
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3300
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 512
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 171 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 180 @ 6700
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Buick Verano
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Z-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.3

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