Compare 2012 Volvo S60 vs 2012 Audi S4

2012 Volvo S60
2012 Audi S4
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FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
FWD 4-Door Sedan T5 w/Moonroof 20 30 $29,422 $31,300
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 w/Moonroof 18 26 $36,143 $38,450
AWD 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
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4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,422
$43,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,300
$47,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$788 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Volvo S60 family shows that sport sedans can feel edgy without giving up their leading edge in safety, design, and interior interior comfort. For those who like what they see in the pert Audi A4 sport sedan but want an emphasis on the 'sport'—without giving up any practicality—the 2012 Audi S4 is the way to go.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 90.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 185.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
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)
- TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
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)
17.8 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
496 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3307 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3307 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
331 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3548 3847
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5000 333 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas Supercharged V6
Fuel System
EFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 1800-4800 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.28 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93/2.68 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 0.92
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 Audi S4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multilink Trapezoidal Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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