Comparison - Buick Envision Essence 2019 - vs - Audi Q3 Sportback 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
37,550
Updated: 
07 May 2019
$
53,886
Australian Dollar
Updated: 
04 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.30gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Galaxy Silver Metallic
#C1C0C5
Satin Steel Gray Metallic
#9BA0AB
Bronze Alloy Metallic
#6E5A51
Chili Red Metallic
#8E000C
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Ibis white
#D2D2C8
Pulse orange
#AB5436
Turbo blue
#6FACE3
Chronos grey, metallic
#585755
Dew silver, metallic
#9FA19D
Glacier white, metallic
#E3EBEE
Mythos black, metallic
#0C0F0A
Tango red, meta
#910915
Daytona grey, pearl effect
#6F787B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Buick Envision’s more powerful engine, improved transmission, and lower price tag pique our interest.

Pros
Attractive styling
Should still be very quiet
Lower price helps
9-speed automatic could aid fuel economy, engine response

Cons
Turbo is AWD-only
Price climbs fast
Narrow interior
Doesn’t do much to stand out

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Buick Envision ranked #12 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Buick Envision has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious, supportive seats
Good gas mileage
User-friendly tech features

Cons
Uninspiring base engine
Rivals have more-upscale interiors
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

More powerful 2.0-liter engine.New nine-speed automatic is available.Restyled front and rear fascias.The 2019 Buick Envision comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 9-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
The cabin is quiet at highway speeds
Comfortable seats and ride
Four USB ports and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are standard

Cons
Turbo engine's disappointing real-world fuel economy
Too pricey to be a "normal" SUV, not nice enough to be a luxury car
Forward and rear views are compromised by thick pillars
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

In the Q3 Sportback, Audi introduces a racier version of its newest upcoming Q3 small SUV, and it's bound to attract plenty of admirers since it gives up very little in the way of space.

Pros
Like a perfectly scaled-down Audi Q8
Great looks inside and out
Premium cabin with new levels of detail and trim work
Fun to drive (both engines)
45 TFSI feels like a proper hot hatch in the corners
Good ride comfort with adaptive dampers
Good safety and tech

Cons
There's a big gap in performance between the 35–45 TFSI
Expect a similar-size gap in prices, too

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The Audi Q3 Sportback is a more stylish alternative to your average boxy SUV, although others are more fun to drive and have more room for passengers.

Pros
Big boot
Stylish looks
Plenty of standard equipment

Cons
Cramped back seats
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Automatic gearbox is a bit sluggish

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2020 Audi Q3 blends practicality, quality, and fun in a chunky but city-friendly package.

Pros
Lots of standard tech…
Punchy turbo engine
Hot hatchback handling
Standard all-wheel drive

Cons
…But best features cost a lot more
Lackluster fuel economy
Gets expensive fast

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
192ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
197hp
at 6 300rpm
147hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
38.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Steering wheel, multifunction (audio, bluetooth, cruise controls)
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service*
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Hands-Free Calling*
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Heated Steering Wheel
Stainless steel pedals
Perforated leather gearknob
Audi side assist
Rear parking sensors
Audi smartphone interface
Progressive steering
Cruise control with speed limiter
360 degree cameras
leather steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.70in
177.00in
Width: 
72.40in
79.60in
Height: 
66.80in
61.60in
Front Track: 
62.30in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
105.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
40.50
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
36.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
40.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.50in
36.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
56.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.30cu.ft
49.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.90cu.ft
18.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3929.00lbs
3916.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Glove compartment lighting
Luggage compartment light

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-Free Entry
Front and rear electric window
Power operated tailgate

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Manual front seats with height adjustment
Front and rear headrests
Front centre armrest
Front and rear roof module including reading lights
Heated front seats; adjustable in three stages
4-way electric lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
40:20:40 folding with manual adjustment for 60:40 forwards/backwards position and backrest angle

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
2-zone climate control - separately adjustable temperature and air distribution settings for front left and right-hand sides; includes air vents in the rear
Aluminium look in the interior - mirror adjustment switch, window control switches, control buttons for the parking brake and upper door strips feature aluminium look elements

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
1 x USB type C and 1 USB type A charging points
6 passive loudspeakers
DAB digital radio module
MMI Navigation Plus with high resolution 10.1 inch touchscreen colour display
Audi Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
S line badges on front wings
Illuminated door sill trims with S logo
Rain and light sensors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
19"
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Null spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear Ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
lane departure warning
lane change warning
360 degree cameras
Anti theft wheel bolts
Audi pre-sense front with pedestrain and cyclist recognition
Anti theft alarm
Hill descent control
Hill hold assist
Pre sense basic
Seatbelt monitoring

Options

Packages: 
Buick Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package
Interior Luxury Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Exterior Options: 
Molded, Body-Color Assist Steps
Wheel Lock Kit
Panoramic Moonroof
Roof Rack Cross Rails
19" Bright Aluminum Wheels W/Midnight Silver Painted Pockets
Interior Options: 
Protective Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders
All-Weather Floor Liners
Buick Infotainment System W/Navigation
Cargo Area Organizer
Integrated Cargo Liner

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Light Neutral Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#BCA786
Ebony Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#000000
Dark Galvanized Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#2A2A2A