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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Automatic T5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Platinum 21 29 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Platinum 21 30 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier Plus 21 29 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier Plus 21 30 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Platinum 21 29 $30,879 $32,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Platinum 21 30 $30,879 $32,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 21 29 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 21 30 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design 21 29 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design 21 30 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,970
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,500
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$425 / month
$455 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volvo C30 still has a stunning design, inside and out, but its performance and practicality can easily be beat. The 2013 Audi A3 wears its age well, and remains a sporty, versatile choice for compact hatchback buyers who can afford a little luxury.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Car Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.300
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.400
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.2 89.000
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.900
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 52.800
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.200
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.800
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 4.300
Length, Overall (in) 167.4 169.000
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 56.000
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 59.300
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 101.500
Liftover Height (in) 31.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 78.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20.2 39.000
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 19.500
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0 12.300 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 11.000 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 14.500
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.100
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size 125/85/16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR17 P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3200 3219
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 2300 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.930
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 3.360
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.470
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.110
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.11 3.990
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 2.090
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.940/3.090
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.100
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 Audi A3
Body Style Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
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) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 7.8 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7 (2012)
 
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