Compare 2013 Audi A3 vs 2013 Buick Verano

2013 Audi A3
2013 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 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 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 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 $22,156 $23,080
Verano 4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $23,400 $24,375
Verano 4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,684 $26,755
Verano 4-Door Sedan Premium Group 21 30 $27,940 $29,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$22,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$23,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Audi A3 wears its age well, and remains a sporty, versatile choice for compact hatchback buyers who can afford a little luxury. 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.
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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)
54.400 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.000 95.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.900 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.800 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.200 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.800 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.300 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.300 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.300 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.000 183.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.000 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.300 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.500 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.500 71.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.500 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.000 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.3
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)
11.000 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)
12.300 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.500 15.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.200 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.100 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 - N/A
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 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)
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)
9.100 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)
1.470 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.110 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.990 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.090 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.940/3.090 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.100 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.930 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.360 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Buick Verano
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
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
7 (2012) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 (2012) 7.4
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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