Compare 2011 Volvo C30 vs 2011 Audi A3

2011 Volvo C30
2011 Audi A3
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,134 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,134 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,690 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,690 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,218
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside. 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
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 89
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
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)
38.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
167.4 168.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 59.3
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 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.9 19.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
20.2 39.0
Brakes
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 - TBD - 11.0 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 -
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 35.1
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
P205/50VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
125/85/16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA HN8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA HN8
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HN8
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)
3200 3219
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
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
Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI TFSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
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
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 NA
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
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.8

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