Compare 2017 Audi A3 vs 2017 BMW 2-Series vs 2017 Buick Cascada

2017 Audi A3
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2017 BMW 2-Series
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2017 Buick Cascada
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 26 35 $29,016 $31,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 26 35 $29,016 $31,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 31 $31,806 $34,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 24 31 $31,806 $34,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 26 35 $29,016 $31,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 24 31 $31,806 $34,200
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium Plus N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Prestige N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
RS 3 2.5 TFSI S Tronic 19 28 $50,686 $54,500
S3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 21 28 $39,898 $42,900
S3 2.0 TFSI Prestige 21 28 $39,898 $42,900
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230i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 230i Convertible 23 34 $36,725 $38,950
2 Series 230i Coupe 24 35 $31,330 $33,150
2 Series 230i xDrive Convertible 23 33 $38,585 $40,950
2 Series 230i xDrive Coupe 24 33 $33,190 $35,150
2 Series M240i Convertible 21 32 $46,115 $49,050
2 Series M240i Coupe 21 32 $41,840 $44,450
2 Series M240i xDrive Convertible 21 31 $47,975 $51,050
2 Series M240i xDrive Coupe 21 31 $43,700 $46,450
M2 Coupe 18 26 $49,325 $52,500
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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
Cascada 2-Door Conv Sport Touring 20 27 $35,582 $37,065

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,968
$36,725
$32,899

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$37,600
$38,950
$33,065

Monthly Payment Estimate

$627 / month
$649 / month
$551 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.3
8.2
5.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

If you can live with its tiny rear seat, the 2017 Audi S3 is an absolute hoot to drive. The 2017 BMW M2 works hard to keep things simple, and to keep its price under control—and to bring back some of the driver’s seat sensations that have gone missing in other recent M cars. The 2017 Buick Cascada's sunny demeanor is best when the road is smooth.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 23 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 34 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Car

Number of Passenger Doors

- - 2

EPA Air Pollution Score

- - - TBD -

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.8 54.4 54.6

Second Leg Room (in)

31.9 31.8 32.8

Passenger Capacity

4 4 4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.2 41.5 42.2

Second Head Room (in)

36.3 37 36.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

45.7 42.2 45.8

Front Head Room (in)

37.4 40.5 37.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- - 82 (2016)

Second Hip Room (in)

- - - TBD -

Front Hip Room (in)

- - - TBD -

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

174.1 174.7 184.9

Height, Overall (in)

55.5 55.6 56.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.1 61.3 62.5

Wheelbase (in)

102.2 105.9 106.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.7 69.8 72.4

Track Width, Front (in)

61.2 59.9 62.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - - TBD -

Liftover Height (in)

- - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

9.9 11.8 9.8

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 12.3 12.6 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA - TBD -

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 11.4 11.5 x - TBD -

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.2 13.7 14.3

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.1 35.8 38.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- - NA

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- - 15.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- - - TBD -

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/45HR17 P225/45HR17 P245/40R20

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA RUA

Front Tire Order Code

H7K NA RAL

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA RUA

Rear Tire Size

P225/45HR17 P225/45HR17 P245/40R20

Rear Tire Order Code

H7K NA RAL

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3428 3680 3979 (2016)

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

320 - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

140 170 140

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

221 @ 1600 258 @ 1450 207 @ 1800-4500

Engine Order Code

NA NA LWC

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 1.6L

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

186 @ 4400 248 @ 5200 200 @ 5500

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 23 20

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 27 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 34 27

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.20 2.96

Trans Order Code

NA 2TB MH7

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.93 1.72 1.45

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 1.00 0.75

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.40 5.00 4.58

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.77 2.81 3.53

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.77 2.14 1.91

Trans Type

7 8 6

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.82 NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 1.31 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.90 3.46 2.94

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.64 NA

Clutch Size (in)

- - NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A3 Cabriolet BMW 2 Series Buick Cascada

Body Style

Cabriolet Convertible Convertible

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut NA

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Compound Crank

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link NA

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut HiPer Strut

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 6.6 7.6

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- - 5

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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