Compare 2012 Volkswagen GLI vs 2012 Volvo S60

2012 Volkswagen GLI
2012 Volvo S60
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan DSG 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
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FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 w/Moonroof 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,795
$29,422
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,745
$31,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Volvo S60 family shows that sport sedans can feel edgy without giving up their leading edge in safety, design, and interior interior comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 92
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
- TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type
- TBD - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 17.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/45R17H P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
225/45R17H P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3307
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 331
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 496
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3307
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3124 3548
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 266 @ 1800-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 250 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68-2.92 3.93/2.68
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.97
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.41
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.19
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.55 5.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GLI Volvo S60
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
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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