Compare 2016 Audi A3 vs 2016 Buick Cascada vs 2016 Volkswagen Eos

2016 Audi A3
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2016 Buick Cascada
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2016 Volkswagen Eos
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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 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
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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
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2-Door Conv Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eos 2-Door Conv Komfort 22 30 $30,715 $31,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,038
$32,899
$30,715
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,600
$33,065
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$551 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
7.8
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. It's your last chance to get a Volkswagen Eos in 2016; it's refined and comfortable, but there's more fun in its road manners than in its sheet metal.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Car Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2 -
EPA Air Pollution Score
- - TBD - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 32.8 32.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2 41.7
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.1 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 45.8 41.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8 38.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.6 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82 77.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD - -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 62.5 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 106.1 101.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.8 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 62.5 60.9
Length, Overall (in)
175 184.9 174.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 72.4 70.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD - 5.6
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 9.8 6.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA - TBD - NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.5 x - TBD - 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6 x - TBD - 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.3 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7 35.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/40R20 P235/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAL NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/40R20 P235/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact RUA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RUA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3396 3979 3508
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD - 480
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 206 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA LWC NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.6L 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 200 200 @ 5100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27 30
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.96 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA MH7 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.45 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.75 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.58 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.53 4.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.91 1.30
Trans Type
6 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.94 3.99
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Buick Cascada Volkswagen Eos
Body Style
Cabriolet Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut HiPer Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 7.7 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD - -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Dead Weight 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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