Compare 2021 Audi Q3 vs 2022 Buick Encore GX

2021 Audi Q3
2022 Buick Encore GX
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $33,840 $36,000
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Essence 26 29 $29,498 $30,600
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Preferred 26 29 $25,449 $26,400
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Select 26 29 $26,799 $27,800
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Essence 29 32 $27,956 $29,000
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Preferred 29 31 $23,521 $24,400
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Select 29 31 $24,871 $25,800

Pricing

Invoice Price

$31,960
$29,498

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$34,000
$30,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$567 / month
$510 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.5
6.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear. The 2022 Buick Encore GX slips into a small premium crossover niche with turbo-3 power and good infotainment.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

36.1 36

Front Leg Room (in)

40 40.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

37.6 38.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 53.6

Front Head Room (in)

39.6 39.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.7 55.4

Front Hip Room (in)

- 51.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 94.3

Second Hip Room (in)

- 47.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

62.9 64.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.9 61.9

Wheelbase (in)

105.5 102.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.8 71.4

Track Width, Front (in)

62.2 61.1

Length, Overall (in)

176.6 171.4

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- - TBD -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 7.5

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- - TBD -

Liftover Height (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

23.7 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

23.7 23.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

48 50.2

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 -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- - TBD -

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)

11.8 - 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)

13.4 - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.9 13.2

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 36.8

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 QAI

Spare Tire Order Code

NA ZDC

Rear Tire Size

P235/55HR18 225/55R18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA QAI

Front Tire Size

P235/55HR18 225/55R18

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3902 3273

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 18 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 16 x - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

221 @ 3500 174 @ 1600

Engine Order Code

NA L3T

Displacement

2.0 L/121 1.3/- TBD -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

184 @ 4800 155 @ 5600

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 26

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 29

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.31

Trans Order Code

UA M3F

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.43 2.45

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.75

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.45

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.59 4.69

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.33 3.17

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.95 3.01

Trans Type

8 9

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.21 1.92

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.99 2.96

Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.62

Clutch Size (in)

- N/A

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q3 Buick Encore GX

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Compound Crank

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Watts Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- N/A

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- N/A

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- - TBD -

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 6.6

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)

- - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- - TBD -

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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2021 Audi Q3
  • 2022 Audi Q3 is here but can be hard to find; 2021s are gone
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  • Financing: From 1.49% APR for 60 months
2022 Buick Encore GX
  • 2022 Encore GX in stock; 2023s coming soon
  • Lease: From $219/mo
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