Compare 2017 Audi A3 vs 2017 Buick Verano

2017 Audi A3
2017 Buick Verano
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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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4-Door Sedan Leather Group
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Verano 4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 31 $25,492 $26,555
Verano 4-Door Sedan Sport Touring 21 31 $23,150 $24,115
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SV 21 31 $20,959 $21,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,968
$25,492
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$26,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$443 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
5.8
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 Verano delivers quiet and comfort but the most appealing engine, the 2.0-liter turbo, doesn't return for the final run. Buyers should look for deals on this lame-duck car.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 34.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.0
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 Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 91.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
174.1 183.9
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
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
H7K RJ0
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAD
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
H7K RJ0
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45R18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 x 8.0
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 512
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 171 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 4400 180 @ 6700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/4-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 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)
3.40 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.91
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Cabriolet Buick Verano
Body Style
Cabriolet Sedan
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
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 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing 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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