Compare 2009 Audi A3 vs 2010 Volvo C30

2009 Audi A3
2010 Volvo C30
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4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 22 28 $26,413 $28,400
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro Prem 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 2.0T quattro S Line 21 28 $28,366 $30,500
A3 4-Door HB AT S tronic 3.2L S-Line quattro 18 25 $34,387 $36,975
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak PZEV S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak Prem 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
A3 4-Door HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line 21 30 $25,035 $26,920
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $22,654 $24,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $24,722 $26,300
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design w/Moonroof 21 30 $24,722 $26,300
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $22,654 $24,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $22,654 $24,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $24,722 $26,300
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design w/Moonroof 21 29 $24,722 $26,300
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $22,654 $24,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,413
$22,654
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,400
$24,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$402 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi A3 is more than a spruced-up VW hatchback, thanks to the fabulous interior, S-tronic transmission, and V-6 bark. The 2010 Volvo C30 offers a look and feel that's unlike any other hatchback, but it sacrifices plenty of practicality to do so.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.9 89
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
169.0 167.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.4 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 12.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.6 20.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.0 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)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.11 38.1
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3307 3201
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbochanged Gas I5
Fuel System
TFSI PFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 227 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
S tronic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Volvo C30
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.8

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