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2015 Audi A3 2015 Buick Verano
2015 Audi A3 2015 Buick Verano
FWD 1.8T Premium
  • FWD 1.8T Premium
  • FWD 1.8T Premium Plus
  • FWD 1.8T Prestige
  • FWD 2.0 TDI Premium
  • FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus
  • FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige
  • quattro 2.0T Premium
  • quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • FWD 1.8T Premium
  • FWD 1.8T Premium Plus
  • FWD 1.8T Prestige
  • quattro 2.0T Premium
  • quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Prestige
4dr Sdn w/1SD
  • 4dr Sdn w/1SD
  • 4dr Sdn Convenience Group
  • 4dr Sdn Leather Group
  • 4dr Sdn Premium Turbo Group


MSRP $29,900 $23,380  
Invoice $27,808 $22,445
Avg. Paid $29,543 $23,931

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.4  
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.5
Performance 8.1 7.4
Interior 8.0 8.0
Safety 9.3 9.7
Reliability 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Lively turbocharged engine options
  • Excellent fuel economy in TDI trim
  • Agile handling
  • Top-notch interior materials
  • Easy-to-use MMI infotainment system
  • Comfortable, quiet ride
  • Premium interior materials
  • Small trunk
  • Cramped back seat
  • Unimpressive fuel economy for the class
  • Confusing interior controls
  • Underpowered base engine

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110 Gas/4-cyl 2.4L/145
MPG 23 City / 33 Hwy 21 City / 32 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 103.8 105.7  
Length, Overall (in) 175 183.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 71.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 58.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Standard  
Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3175 3300  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53 52.9
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.3 14.3


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard  
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/4-cyl
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.4L/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 4500 180 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 1600 171 @ 4900
Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 36 36.0


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.6


Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.