Compare 2018 Buick Cascada vs 2018 Audi A3

2018 Buick Cascada
2018 Audi A3
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 29 $32,899 $33,065
2-Door Convertible Premium 21 29 $34,627 $36,070
2-Door Convertible Sport Touring 21 29 $35,587 $37,070
2018 Audi A3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,899
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,065
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a sedate, stylish droptop, the Buick Cascada is an excellent choice; it’s also the only choice. The 2018 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level luxury sedan with style, performance, and content that make it a logical stepping stone for Volkswagen Golf and GTI buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg -
Highway
29 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Air Pollution Score
- TBD - -
EPA Classification
Compact Car -
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.1 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.8 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- TBD - -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 -
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
RAL -
Spare Tire Order Code
RUA -
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R20 -
Rear Tire Order Code
RAL -
Front Tire Size
P245/40R20 -
Spare Tire Size
RUA -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3979 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 -
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-4500 -
Engine Order Code
LWC -
Displacement
1.6L -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5500 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MH7 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Summary
Body Style
Convertible -
Vehicle Name
Buick Cascada -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
HiPer Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
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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