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 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 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
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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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 42.2 45.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 40.5 37.8
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
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.9 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 105.9 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.6 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 61.3 62.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.8 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (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
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 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 - 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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.46 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.20 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB MH7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.82 NA
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.31 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
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
Strut Strut HiPer Strut
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
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
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
-

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