Compare 2016 Audi Q3 vs 2016 Buick Encore vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2016 Audi Q3
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2016 Buick Encore
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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FrontTrak 4-Door Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 FrontTrak 4-Door Premium Plus 20 29 $31,342 $33,700
Q3 FrontTrak 4-Door Prestige 20 29 $31,342 $33,700
Q3 quattro 4-Door Premium Plus 20 28 $33,294 $35,800
Q3 quattro 4-Door Prestige 20 28 $33,294 $35,800
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,542 $25,565
Encore AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,740 $27,855
Encore AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $28,608 $29,800
Encore AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $30,033 $31,285
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 26 32 $27,696 $28,850
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,102 $24,065
Encore FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $25,300 $26,355
Encore FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $27,168 $28,300
Encore FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $28,593 $29,785
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 28 34 $26,256 $27,350
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4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLA 45
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLA 45 22 29 $46,109 $49,580
GLA 4MATIC 4-Door GLA 250 24 32 $32,085 $34,500
GLA FWD 4-Door GLA 250 25 35 $30,225 $32,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,342
$24,542
$46,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,700
$25,565
$49,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$562 / month
$426 / month
$826 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi Q3 gives compact luxury SUVs a good name with cozy ride quality and accommodations—but it's not the most space- or fuel-efficient vehicle of its kind. The 2016 Buick Encore masks its economy-car roots well, but tepid performance keeps its from earning a premium label. The 2016 Mercedes GLA isn't the roomiest of crossovers, but its luxury badge and a double shot of urban attitude give it a distinct appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.55 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.82 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
58 51.65 -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 35.75 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
37 39.58 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 50.08 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 54.18 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.78 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 60.62 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 6.22 -
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 100.60 106.3
Height, Overall (in)
62.6 65.26 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 60.62 61.4
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD - 23.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 69.85 71
Length, Overall (in)
- 168.41 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
16.7 18.80 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.2 48.40 43.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.7 - TBD - 17.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD - 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD - 31.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD - 27.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD - 54.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 10.6 x 0.5 13
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.8 x 1.0 13.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.0 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.7 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.0 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.72 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P215/55R18 P235/45ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P215/55R18 P235/45ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAK NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4707 - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3358 3457
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16" x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18" x - TBD - 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18" x - TBD - 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 148 @ 1850 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA LUV NA
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty - -
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4/83 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 138 @ 4900 375 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.45 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.75 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 4.58 3.86
Trans PTO Access
No - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.91 2.90
Trans Type
6 6 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.94 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.30 2.96 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA MNK NA
Transfer Case Model
None - -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.53 4.13
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.94
Summary
Body Code
S - -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 Buick Encore Mercedes-Benz GLA
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent - -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 (Est) 6.7 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 6.9 -
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
-
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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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