Compare 2016 Buick Encore vs 2016 Audi Q3

2016 Buick Encore
2016 Audi Q3
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,102 $24,065
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,542 $25,565
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $25,300 $26,355
FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 28 34 $26,256 $27,350
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,740 $27,855
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $27,168 $28,300
AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 26 32 $27,696 $28,850
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $28,593 $29,785
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $28,608 $29,800
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $30,033 $31,285
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FrontTrak 4-Door Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FrontTrak 4-Door Premium Plus 20 29 $31,342 $33,700
FrontTrak 4-Door Prestige 20 29 $31,342 $33,700
quattro 4-Door Premium Plus 20 28 $33,294 $35,800
quattro 4-Door Prestige 20 28 $33,294 $35,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,102
$31,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,065
$33,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$401 / month
$562 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Buick Encore masks its economy-car roots well, but tepid performance keeps its from earning a premium label. The 2016 Audi Q3 gives compact luxury SUVs a good name with cozy ride quality and accommodations—but it's not the most space- or fuel-efficient vehicle of its kind.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.55 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 40
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 58
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 37
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 -
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.85 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.62 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
168.41 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.26 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 16.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.40 48.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 16.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.5 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/50HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/50HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3237 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4707
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 200 @ 5100
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.30
Trans Order Code
MNK NA
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Audi Q3
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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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