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 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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.55 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 40
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 58
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 102.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 16.7
Brakes
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
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.9
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3237 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4707
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
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 Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
Transmission
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
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 -
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Audi Q3
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Body Code
- S
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
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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