Compare 2011 Volvo S40 vs 2011 Audi A4

2011 Volvo S40
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 30 $26,085 $27,750
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 21 30 $26,085 $27,750
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $29,281 $31,150
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,085
$30,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,750
$32,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / month
$538 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
All-wheel drive no longer offered With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 91
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
25.2 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 12.0
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3363 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 280
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 5000 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 211 @ 5300-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 5.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 2.49-0.37
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S40 Audi A4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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