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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.5T SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T SE 19 28 $29,093 $30,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T SE 18 26 $30,785 $32,750
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T 19 28 $30,832 $32,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T 18 26 $32,524 $34,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4T 18 26 $34,216 $36,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak 18 27 $39,943 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro 17 25 $42,873 $46,100
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.2L quattro 17 25 $45,570 $49,000
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro 16 23 $52,361 $56,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,093
$39,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,950
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$516 / month
$716 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volvo S60 isn’t a sport sedan, but it is a comfortable, safe, all-weather mid-size car with an eager powertrain. The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92 97.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 57.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 63.7
Wheelbase (in) 107 111.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.0 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 181.2 193.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 15.9
Brakes
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) 12.0 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.47
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/45R17 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 4500 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 3.2L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5000 255 @ 6500
Engine Type Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 2.51
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.10
Trans Type 5 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 0.64
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 1.48
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.27 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic CVT
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.38
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo S60 Audi A6
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .93 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multilink Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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