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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $22,654 $24,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $22,654 $24,100
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $22,654 $24,100
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $22,654 $24,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $24,722 $26,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $24,722 $26,300
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $24,722 $26,300
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof R-Design 21 29 $24,722 $26,300
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,654
$25,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,100
$26,920
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$449 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Volvo C30 offers a look and feel that's unlike any other hatchback, but it sacrifices plenty of practicality to do so. 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 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89 88.9
Exterior Dimensions
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) 31.7 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 77.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 19.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20.2 54.6
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 - 11.3 x - TBD -
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) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 P225/45YR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3201 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
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
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Turbochanged Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System PFI TFSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 Audi A3
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door HB
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 -
 
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