Compare 2008 Volvo C70 vs 2009 Audi A4

2008 Volvo C70
2009 Audi A4
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2-Door Convertible Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $36,886 $39,240
2-Door Convertible Manual 18 27 $36,886 $39,240
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4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,886
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,240
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$654 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volvo C70 feels light and gets lighter with the top down -- just don’t plan on taking many friends or much cargo along for the ride. The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.0 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.3 71.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 16.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.47
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 - 12.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/45R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
235/45R17 P245/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 3527
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 5000 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.39 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo C70 Audi A4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar

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