Compare 2016 Audi A3 vs 2016 Buick Verano

2016 Audi A3
2016 Buick Verano
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4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
4-Door HB Premium N/A N/A $35,248 $37,900
4-Door HB Premium Plus N/A N/A $35,248 $37,900
4-Door HB Prestige N/A N/A $35,248 $37,900
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 32 $22,540 $23,480
4-Door Sedan Sport Touring 21 32 $23,102 $24,065
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,444 $26,505
4-Door Sedan Premium Turbo Group 21 30 $27,523 $28,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,738
$20,959
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,900
$21,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$351 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
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 Verano delivers heavily on comfort and quiet, even if it's not much of a sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 34.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 52.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 91.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175 183.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.3
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 36.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYF
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYF
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3175 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 x 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 512
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 171 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.4L/145
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 (Est) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 (Est) 21
Transmission
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
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
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Buick Verano
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.00
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 (Est) 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight 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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