Compare 2017 Audi Q3 vs 2017 Buick Encore

2017 Audi Q3
2017 Buick Encore
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
Q3 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Essence 24 30 $29,342 $30,565
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 30 $24,830 $25,865
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred II 24 30 $27,230 $28,365
Encore AWD 4-Door Premium 24 30 $30,686 $31,965
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 30 $25,982 $27,065
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 33 $22,875 $22,990
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 25 33 $27,902 $29,065
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 33 $23,390 $24,365
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred II 25 33 $25,790 $26,865
Encore FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $29,246 $30,465
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 33 $24,542 $25,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,574
$29,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,800
$30,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$530 / month
$509 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi Q3 isn't the most space-efficient or fuel-efficient in its class, but it gives compact luxury shoppers the ride comfort, easy maneuverability, and flexible cabin they seek. The 2017 Buick Encore reaches for the compact-luxury stars, but it falls shy on styling and front-seat space.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
58 51.65
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 35.75
Front Head Room (in)
37 39.58
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 50.08
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 54.18
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.78
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.55
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.82
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 60.62
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 100.60
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 69.85
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 60.62
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 6.22
Length, Overall (in)
172.8 168.41
Height, Overall (in)
62.6 65.26
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
16.7 18.80
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.2 48.40
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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 1.0
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)
11.1 10.6 x 0.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.72
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P215/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAK
Front Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RVZ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3494 3358
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18" x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16" x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18" x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA LUV
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 138 @ 4900
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 148 @ 1850
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.30 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MNK
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.53
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 Buick Encore
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
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)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 6.9
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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