Compare 2019 Audi Q3 vs 2019 Buick Encore

2019 Audi Q3
2019 Buick Encore
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2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro 19 27 $32,620 $34,700
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro 19 27 $32,620 $34,700
Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Premium Plus quattro 19 27 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Premium quattro 19 27 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Prestige quattro 19 27 $33,840 $36,000
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Essence 24 29 $29,691 $30,800
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 $25,160 $26,100
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 29 $26,317 $27,300
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 30 $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 25 30 $28,245 $29,300
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 $23,714 $24,600
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 30 $24,871 $25,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,620
$29,691
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,700
$30,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$578 / month
$513 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Audi Q3 whispers “GTI” in the ears of brand-conscious drivers—but it’s, like, discreet about it. Small luxury crossovers are hot, but the 2019 Buick Encore offers a decidedly calm option. It's cute and affordable, but lacks some options found on others.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.75
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.82
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.78
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 52.50
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 54.18
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.65
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.08
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.1 65.25
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 60.62
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 100.60
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.10
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.65
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 168.35
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.22
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.7 18.80
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48 48.40
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 10.6 x 0.5
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)
13.4 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 36.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RVZ
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P215/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAK
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P215/55R18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3905 3358
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18" x - TBD -
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 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1700 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
NA LUV
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4/83
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 138 @ 4900
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.91
Trans Type
8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MNK
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.59 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
quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 Buick Encore
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 6.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
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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