Compare 2013 Volvo C30 vs 2013 Audi A3

2013 Volvo C30
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2-Door Coupe Automatic T5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 21 30 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 21 29 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design 21 30 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design 21 29 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier Plus 21 30 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier Plus 21 29 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Platinum 21 30 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Platinum 21 29 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Platinum 21 30 $30,879 $32,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Platinum 21 29 $30,879 $32,850
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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 S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,970
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,500
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$425 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
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
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Car Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 34.800
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
31.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 78.500
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.500
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P225/45R17
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3200 3219
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.940/3.090
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.100
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
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
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Volvo C30 Audi A3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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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