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Audi Q3 vs. Buick Encore Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi Q3 vs. Buick Encore Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $35,575

Buick Encore   
Difference: $4,425

Lowest Total Invoice: $34,053

Buick Encore   
Difference: $3,216

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182017
ModelQ3Encore
Trim2.0 TFSIBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $32,900 $24,365
Base Invoice $30,596 $23,390
Navigation Plus Package 2,100  
Convenience Package 1,350  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 395
AWD 2,100 1,500
Premium Group   6,100
Navigation system   495
1.4L I4   895
Sunroof   900
Navigation Plus Package 1,954  
Convenience Package 1,256  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 359
AWD 1,952 1,440
Premium Group   5,856
Navigation system   450
1.4L I4   814
Sunroof   819
Options (change) 6,125 10,285
Options (change) 5,698 9,738
Destination 975 925
Total Price $40,000 $35,575
Total Invoice $37,269 $34,053

The configured Audi Q3 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Buick Encore 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 153hp 1.4L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Audi Q3 and Buick Encore are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI trim is $32,900. The features would cost an additional $6,125. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $40,000.

The base sticker price of the Buick Encore Base trim is $24,365. The features would cost an additional $10,285. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $35,575.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi Q3 trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Buick Encore trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Buick Encore Base appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Audi Q3 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Buick Encore 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 153hp 1.4L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Audi Q3 and Buick Encore are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI trim is $30,596. The features would cost an additional $5,698. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $37,269.

The invoice of the Buick Encore Base trim is $23,390. The features would cost an additional $9,738. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $34,053.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi Q3 trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Buick Encore trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Buick Encore Base appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi Q3 vs. Buick Encore

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Buick Encore
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $4,000
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,820
Model Year20182017
ModelQ3Encore
Trim2.0 TFSIBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine200hp I4153hp I4
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/28 MPG26/31 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)180, 10?, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/50-18215/55-18
Total Price$40,000$35,575
Adjustments for Features-4250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$39,575$35,575
Total Invoice$37,269$34,053
Adjustments for Features-3960
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$36,873$34,053

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Features Comparison: Audi Q3 vs. Buick Encore

Model Year20182017
ModelQ3Encore
Trim2.0 TFSIBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet $100
Active noise reduction $0
Heated steering wheel $100
Power liftgate$350 
Proximity key$250 
Remote app $25
Remote start $150
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Blind spot warning system $200
Forward collision warning $200
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, driver $100
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Lane departure warning system $200
Rear cross-traffic detection $100
Rear side airbags $300
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Aluminum roof rails$250 
Cargo mat $40
Cargo net $40
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Roof rails $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50
Android Auto support $0
App support $100
Apple CarPlay support $0
Automatic air recirculation$100 
DVD-compatible player$0 
HD radio$50 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
In-vehicle Internet$150 
iPod integration$100 
Media drive$15 
Rear air vents$100 
SD Card slot$25 
SMS text-to-speech reader $50
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325
Traffic + travel information$25 
USB port $100
Voice control for external devices $0
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Fog light, rear$100 
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25 
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100 
Folding passenger seat $150
Memory system, driver seat $200
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power recliner, driver seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Total Value of Features$7,205$6,780
Value of Feature Adjustments$425$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3960

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Specifications Comparison: Audi Q3 vs. Buick Encore

Model Year20182017
ModelQ3Encore
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase102.5 in100.6 in
Length172.8 in168.4 in
Width72.1 in69.9 in
Height62.6 in65.3 in
Curb Weight3,682 lb.3,358 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.9 gal.14.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom37.0 in39.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.8 in54.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in51.7 in
Row 1 Legroom40.0 in40.8 in
Row 2 Headroom37.4 in38.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.6 in52.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in50.1 in
Row 2 Legroom31.1 in35.8 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
16.7 ft318.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
48.2 ft348.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI

Navigation Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50No
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Total Requested75076%
Total Not Requested24024%
Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Power liftgate350No
Compass0Yes
Aluminum trim100No
Proximity key250No
Total Requested15018%
Total Not Requested70082%

Option Package Details
Buick Encore

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Speed limit information0No
Total Requested675100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Cargo net40No
Cargo mat40No
Lane departure warning system200No
Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Forward collision warning200No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200No
Remote start150No
Blind spot warning system200No
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Automatic climate control, front200Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Fog lights125Yes
Dual-zone climate control125Yes
AC power outlet100No
Total Requested270062%
Total Not Requested168038%

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