Compare 2019 Audi A3 vs 2019 Buick Cascada

2019 Audi A3
2019 Buick Cascada
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Convertible Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 $36,568 $38,900
A3 Convertible Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $39,200 $41,700
A3 Convertible Premium Plus 40 TFSI 26 35 $36,568 $38,900
A3 Convertible Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $39,200 $41,700
A3 Convertible Prestige 40 TFSI 26 35 $36,568 $38,900
A3 Convertible Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $39,200 $41,700
A3 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
A3 Sedan Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
A3 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
A3 Sedan Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
A3 Sedan Titanium Premium 40 TFSI 26 35 $31,304 $33,300
RS 3 2.5 TFSI 19 28 $52,828 $56,200
S3 Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $41,832 $44,500
S3 Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $41,832 $44,500
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cascada 2-Door Conv 21 29 $33,036 $33,070
Cascada 2-Door Conv Premium 21 29 $34,771 $36,070
Cascada 2-Door Conv Sport Touring 21 29 $35,735 $37,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,568
$33,036
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$33,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$551 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks. The 2019 Buick Cascada convertible means retirement like a gold watch. It’s stylish, small, and reasonably priced, but not very spacious.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Car
EPA Air Pollution Score
- - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 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
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 82
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 106.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 62.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.1 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 9.8
Brakes
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 - 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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RUA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/40R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAL
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/40R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact RUA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAL
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3439 3979
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
184 @ 4300 200 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular 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)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.53
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 2.94
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
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Cabriolet Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Cabriolet Buick Cascada
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut HiPer Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
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
6.1 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
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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