Compare 2018 Buick Encore vs 2018 Audi Q3

2018 Buick Encore
2018 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 $23,424 $24,400
FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 33 $24,576 $25,600
AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 30 $24,864 $25,900
FWD 4-Door Preferred II 25 33 $25,824 $26,900
AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 30 $26,016 $27,100
AWD 4-Door Preferred II 24 30 $27,264 $28,400
FWD 4-Door Essence 25 33 $27,936 $29,100
AWD 4-Door Essence 24 30 $29,376 $30,600
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $29,376 $30,600
AWD 4-Door Premium 24 30 $30,816 $32,100
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2.0 TFSI FWD Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium Plus 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
2.0 TFSI FWD Sport Premium 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
2.0 TFSI FWD Sport Premium Plus 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium Plus 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Sport Premium 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Sport Premium Plus 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,875
$30,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$32,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick Encore does the pint-size crossover thing well, although it lacks some safety tech and gets pricey with options. The 2018 Audi Q3 offers a fun-to-drive alternative to the entry compact luxury car, but with more utility. Versus its rivals, it delivers more ride comfort and interior refinement, but less fuel efficiency.
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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
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 -
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 62.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
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
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
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
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
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3237 3483
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
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 Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Audi Q3
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
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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