Compare 2012 Buick Verano vs 2012 Audi A3

2012 Buick Verano
2012 Audi A3
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 32 $21,681 $22,585
4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $22,833 $23,785
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $24,926 $25,965
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,681
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,585
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Buick Verano is a comfortable compact sedan that feels like a luxury car but isn't priced like one. The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 89.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 169.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 39.0
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 - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ0 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RJ0 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6700 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.94/3.09
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.09
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Buick Verano Audi A3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Z-Link Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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