|2015 Buick Encore||2015 Audi Q3|
|9.4 l/100km||City Fuel Economy||11.8 l/100km|
|7.1 l/100km||Highway Fuel Economy||8.1 l/100km|
|18.8 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||16.7 cu. ft.|
|138 HP||Horsepower||200 HP|
2015 Buick Encore vs 2015 Audi Q3
It might not count for much to be the youngest vehicle in a stable of automobiles that is young as a whole, but even still the Buick Encore is quickly becoming one of the most popular vehicles on the lineup. One of the first vehicles to fit into the subcompact crossover segment, the Buick Encore is revolutionizing an entire class of vehicle and we couldn’t be more ecstatic about it. While there still aren’t that many out there on the market yet, we decided to see if Audi’s brand new crossover can hold a candle to our favorite subcompact by analyzing the 2015 Buick Encore vs 2015 Audi Q3.
Advantages of the 2015 Buick Encore
Just because a vehicle is classified as a subcompact and looks tiny from the outside, doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to have quite a bit of space on the inside. The 2015 Buick Encore has just over 2 cubic feet extra space in its cargo hold to fit whatever luggage or items you might need to be taking a long with you. But much like many vehicle comparisons we have made on this site, the main dispute comes down to fuel efficiency vs power.
Through city streets like right here in Edmonton or the cities surrounding it, the 2015 Buick Encore gets 9.4 litres per 100 kilometres fuel economy, which means it uses just north of 2 l/100km less than the Audi Q3. Then on the highway, the Encore uses 7.1 l/100km, which is still an entire l/100km less than the Q3. But of course, with this increased fuel efficiency comes a bit of a sacrifice in power, as at 138 horsepower it has 62 few horses than its rival Audi.
But if you prefer efficiency to power, then the 2015 Buick Encore is for you. If you’d like to give one a spin yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or give us a call with any additional questions.