Compare 2016 Audi A3 vs 2016 Buick Cascada

2016 Audi A3
2016 Buick Cascada
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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 $34,038 $36,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Prem Plus 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
A3 e-tron 4-Door HB Premium N/A N/A $35,248 $37,900
A3 e-tron 4-Door HB Premium Plus N/A N/A $35,248 $37,900
A3 e-tron 4-Door HB Prestige N/A N/A $35,248 $37,900
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro Premium Plus 23 31 $39,526 $42,500
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro Prestige 23 31 $39,526 $42,500
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cascada 2-Door Conv 20 27 $32,899 $33,065
Cascada 2-Door Conv Premium 20 27 $34,622 $36,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,038
$32,899
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,600
$33,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$551 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi A3 models offer a variety of body styles, powertrains, and options to battle whatever the small luxury segment has to offer. The 2016 Buick Cascada is built for days when the best driving is done with the top down.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Car
EPA Air Pollution Score
- - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 45.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 32.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 62.5
Length, Overall (in)
175 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 106.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 9.8
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA - TBD -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/40R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact RUA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAL
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RUA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/40R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAL
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3396 3979
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 206
Engine Order Code
NA LWC
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.6L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH7
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.58
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Cabriolet Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Buick Cascada
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut HiPer Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 7.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- NA
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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