Compare 2015 Audi A3 vs 2015 Buick Verano

2015 Audi A3
2015 Buick Verano
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2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
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4-Door Sedan Convenience Group
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Verano 4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $24,019 $25,020
Verano 4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,968 $27,050
Verano 4-Door Sedan Premium Turbo Group 21 30 $28,046 $29,215
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SD 21 32 $22,444 $23,380
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SV 21 32 $20,959 $21,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,108
$24,019
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,600
$25,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets. The 2015 Buick Verano may not be much of a sports sedan, but it certainly delivers in the category of comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 52.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 34.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 95.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
175 183.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 105.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 14.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
10.7 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA RJ0
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RJ0
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45R18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3384 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 512
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 180 @ 6700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/4-cyl
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 171 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.4L/145
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Cabriolet Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Buick Verano
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.00
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.5
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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