Compare 2016 Buick Cascada vs 2016 Audi A3

2016 Buick Cascada
2016 Audi A3
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 20 27 $32,899 $33,065
2-Door Convertible Premium 20 27 $34,622 $36,065
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4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,899
$28,738
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,065
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Buick Cascada is built for days when the best driving is done with the top down. The 2016 Audi A3 models offer a variety of body styles, powertrains, and options to battle whatever the small luxury segment has to offer.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Air Pollution Score
- TBD - -
EPA Classification
Compact Car Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 36.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.8 53
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 175
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.1 103.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.8 12.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- TBD - NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 10.7
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RAL NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R20 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
RUA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RUA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R20 P225/45HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3979 3175
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
LWC NA
Displacement
1.6L 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 33 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 27 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.99
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.05
Trans Order Code
MH7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.46
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Cascada Audi A3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
HiPer Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.5 (Est)
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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