Compare 2017 Buick Encore vs 2017 Audi Q3

2017 Buick Encore
2017 Audi Q3
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $22,875 $22,990
FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 33 $23,390 $24,365
FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 33 $24,542 $25,565
AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 30 $24,830 $25,865
FWD 4-Door Preferred II 25 33 $25,790 $26,865
AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 30 $25,982 $27,065
AWD 4-Door Preferred II 24 30 $27,230 $28,365
FWD 4-Door Essence 25 33 $27,902 $29,065
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $29,246 $30,465
AWD 4-Door Essence 24 30 $29,342 $30,565
AWD 4-Door Premium 24 30 $30,686 $31,965
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2.0 TFSI FWD Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium Plus 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
2.0 TFSI FWD Prestige 20 28 $29,574 $31,800
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium Plus 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Prestige 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,875
$29,574
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$31,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$530 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Buick Encore reaches for the compact-luxury stars, but it falls shy on styling and front-seat space. The 2017 Audi Q3 isn't the most space-efficient or fuel-efficient in its class, but it gives compact luxury shoppers the ride comfort, easy maneuverability, and flexible cabin they seek.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 - -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.7
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 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3237 3494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
Transmission
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 -
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Audi Q3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
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 Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.7
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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