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Selected Style 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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4-Door Manual S PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,051 $26,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$333 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Audi A3 is stylish, refined, and versatile—and nearly as good for the city as for the highway.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wgn Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.8 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89 91.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 168.9 179.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 101.5
Liftover Height (in) 27.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.4 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 60.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 39.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 35.8
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code HN8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code HN8 NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45R17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code HN8 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3219 3186
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 140
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System TFSI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.27
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.09 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A3 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Body Style 4 Door HB 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 7.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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