Compare 2020 Buick Encore vs 2019 Audi Q3

2020 Buick Encore
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Essence 24 29 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 29 N/A N/A
FWD 4-Door 25 30 N/A N/A
FWD 4-Door Essence 25 30 N/A N/A
FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 N/A N/A
FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 30 N/A N/A
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2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium 19 27 N/A $34,700
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium Plus 19 27 N/A $34,700
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD S line Premium 19 27 N/A $36,000
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD S line Premium Plus 19 27 N/A $36,000
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD S line Prestige 19 27 N/A $36,000
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Invoice Price
N/A
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$34,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$578 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Buick Encore was a good choice for city slickers, but it’s showing its age in all the wrong ways The 2019 Audi Q3 stands out for its striking design outside and its big tech inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 40
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.65 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.35 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.25 64.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.6 105.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.4 48
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 23.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.8 23.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
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 12.2
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 13.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/55HR18
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)
3358 3905
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 228 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 258 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 (2019) 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (2019) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 (2019) 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.95
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.14
Trans Order Code
MNK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 5.59
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Audi Q3
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle quattro Sport Utility
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (2019) 8.0
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