Compare 2016 Audi A3 vs 2016 Buick Verano

2016 Audi A3
2016 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 $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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4-Door Sedan Leather Group
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Verano 4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,444 $26,505
Verano 4-Door Sedan Premium Turbo Group 21 30 $27,523 $28,670
Verano 4-Door Sedan Sport Touring 21 32 $23,102 $24,065
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SD 21 32 $22,540 $23,480
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SV 21 32 $20,959 $21,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,038
$25,444
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,600
$26,505
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$442 / 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
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 52.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 91.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
175 183.9
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 14.0
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)
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RJ0
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA RJ0
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3396 3300
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 x 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 512
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 180 @ 6700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Buick Verano
Body Style
Cabriolet Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.00
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue 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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