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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Automatic Version 1.0
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Snrf R-Design 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Snrf R-Design 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Manual Version 1.0 19 28 $21,573 $22,950
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Snrf Version 1.0 19 28 $21,573 $22,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic Version 1.0 19 27 $21,573 $22,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Snrf Version 1.0 19 27 $21,573 $22,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Version 2.0 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Snrf Version 2.0 19 28 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic Version 2.0 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Snrf Version 2.0 19 27 $24,158 $25,700
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,573
$25,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,950
$26,920
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$449 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo C30 is a satisfying, high-quality hatchback that connects "small" and "premium" in all the right ways. The 2009 Audi A3 is more than a spruced-up VW hatchback, thanks to the fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 34.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89 88.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 167.4 169.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 101.5
Liftover Height (in) 31.8 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 77.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20 54.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 19.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.4 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 35.11
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/50VR17 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/50VR17 P225/45YR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2970 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type I5 Turbo Gas I4
Fuel System PFI TFSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.47
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 Audi A3
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
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.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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