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Compare 2017 Audi A3 vs 2017 Buick Cascada

2017 Audi A3
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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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
$32,899
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$33,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$551 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
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 Buick Cascada's sunny demeanor is best when the road is smooth.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Car
EPA Air Pollution Score
- - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 45.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 32.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82 (2016)
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 62.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.1 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 106.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 9.8
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA - TBD -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.7
Steering Type
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/40R20
Rear Tire Order Code
H7K RAL
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/40R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact RUA
Front Tire Order Code
H7K RAL
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RUA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3979 (2016)
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.6L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 4400 200 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 207 @ 1800-4500
Engine Order Code
NA LWC
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH7
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.91
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Cabriolet Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Cabriolet Buick Cascada
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut HiPer Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue 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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