Compare 2009 Volvo V50 vs 2009 Audi A3

2009 Volvo V50
2009 Audi A3
Add Vehicle
Select style
4-Door Wagon FWD 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD 2.4L 20 31 $28,012 $29,800
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.5T R-Design 18 26 $33,370 $35,500
Select style
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro Prem 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro S Line 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
4-Door HB AT S tronic 3.2L quattro S-Line 18 25 $34,387 $36,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,012
$25,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,800
$26,920
Monthly Payment Estimate
$497 / month
$449 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volvo V50 combines the available safety features and poise of a larger sport wagon with the efficiency and compactness of a small car. The 2009 Audi A3 is more than a spruced-up VW hatchback, thanks to the fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 88.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 169.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 56.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 101.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 77.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
33.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
64.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 54.6
Brakes
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 - TBD - 11.3 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 35.11
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/45YR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3321 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI TFSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/149 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.47
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Volvo V50 Audi A3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue